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Mobile Media Growth to Slow – Zenith Study
Aditya Kishore  
5/31/2017   15 comments
Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts predicts that the rapid growth in media consumption, and particularly mobile media consumption, will start to slow in the next few years.
AT&T's Khan: Analytics Deep Impact on Industrial IoT
The Digerati  
5/31/2017   5 comments
In this Q&A, AT&T's Mobeen Khan explains how AT&T's and IBM's partnership on new IoT analytics technology helps AT&T's enterprise customers gain insights from their connected devices.
Orange Serves VR, IoT at French Open Tennis Tournament
Aditya Kishore  
5/30/2017   13 comments
Orange is working with the French tennis federation to offer a virtual reality tennis experience to attendees at the French Open tournament, and using IoT technology to help organizers work more efficiently.
IoT-Based Security Threats for Smart Cities
The Digerati  
5/29/2017   31 comments
TM Forum's Carl Piva examines potential security and privacy threats from the use of IoT sensors in smart cities.
US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
Aditya Kishore  
5/26/2017   35 comments
Smartphone penetration has rocketed in the US, but TVs are still the most widely adopted device in the country.
AT&T's $119M Plan to Modernize Centers for Disease Control
Carl Weinschenk  
5/26/2017   27 comments
AT&T was recently awarded a $119 million contract by the US General Services Administration to modernization the CDC's communications infrastructure.
TM Forum's Piva on Creating a Common Smart City Framework
The Digerati  
5/25/2017   21 comments
TM Forum's Carl Piva explains how to build on the foundation of IoT and data platforms to create a common smart city framework.
Sky's Webb on 'Closing the Gap'
The Digerati  
5/25/2017   15 comments
Sky's principal streaming architect discusses the importance of QoE for streaming services.
Climb the Highest Mountain: BT's McRae
The Digerati  
5/24/2017   16 comments
Telco Transformation discusses 4K and VR with BT Group's chief architect.
StoryUp's Hill on Enabling & Optimizing VR
The Digerati  
5/24/2017   25 comments
VR company StoryUp's CEO talks about driving VR adoption.
CenturyLink's Aamir Hussain: Simplicity Drives Digital Transformation
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/23/2017   19 comments
In his keynote at the Big Communications Event, CenturyLink's Aamir Hussain emphasized that simplicity must be central to success in the digital transformation.
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell on Network Optimization for AI & IoT
The Digerati  
5/22/2017   8 comments
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell explains how advancements in AI are impacting developments in IoT.
ATSC 3.0 Offers Compelling Features for Consumers, Finds New Study
Aditya Kishore  
5/22/2017   15 comments
New research from US broadcast research company SmithGeiger found that consumers were more likely to buy smart TVs, and pay more, when some of the features of ATSC 3.0 were explained to them.
AT&T's Donovan on Squashing the Debate Society
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/18/2017   26 comments
During his keynote at BCE, AT&T's John Donovan explained how the company's culture has changed and how AT&T is leveraging open source to speed development time.
How BT Learned to Love 4K
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
BT's chief architect shared the operator's journey into the world of sports broadcasting, and its adoption of 4K at Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
Making Fat Video Fit
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
A panel discussion at Light Reading's Big Communication Event addressed the rollout of UHD and virtual reality.
Facebook's Schmidtke on TIP & the New Connectivity Paradigm
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/17/2017   11 comments
Facebook's Hans-Juergen Schmidtke explained new developments in TIP and driving a global, connected ecosystem.
Canada's Bell Launches Skinny Bundle
Aditya Kishore  
5/17/2017   17 comments
Canadian telco Bell has launched Alt TV, a streaming service offering up to 500 channels and aimed at potential cord-cutters.
Huawei's George Reed on Smarter Business Models for NB-IoT
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/17/2017   23 comments
Huawei's George Reed examined a variety of revenue opportunities for telcos in NB-IoT.
Broadcast Still Pulls in Advertising Dollars
Aditya Kishore  
5/16/2017   22 comments
Advertisers continue to buy broadcast advertising even as OTT and cord-cutting stories dominate industry coverage.
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell on the Intersection of AI & IoT
The Digerati  
5/15/2017   27 comments
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell explains how artificial intelligence is advancing the growth of IoT.
Caption Contest: The Winners
Aditya Kishore  
5/15/2017   12 comments
Announcing the winners of the most recent Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest.
Mobile Data Now 35 Times 2010 Volume: CTIA
Aditya Kishore  
5/12/2017   17 comments
New research released by the CTIA finds that wireless mobile usage, adoption and traffic continues to grow exponentially.
Level 3's Richter: Simplicity Strengthens Security in the Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
5/12/2017   21 comments
Level 3's Chris Richter explains how migration to the enterprise cloud increases security by reducing complexity for many organizations.
AT&T Puts COWs & COLTs to Work at Concerts
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/11/2017   13 comments
AT&T deploys temporary solutions, such as COWs and COLTs, to boost network capacity during high-traffic periods at concerts and sporting events.
Discovery's Zaslav: Today's Skinny Bundles Are 'Stuffed Turkeys'
Aditya Kishore  
5/11/2017   9 comments
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav slammed the cost of sports programming, arguing that skinny bundles needed to drop sports and come down to $10 in order to succeed.
Linux's Cohn: Simplifying Big Data Analytics With Open Source
The Digerati  
5/11/2017   6 comments
The Linux Foundation's Marc Cohn explains how the PNDA open source platform simplifies analysis of big data.
Subscribers Down at ESPN as Cord-Cutting, Skinny Bundles Bite
Aditya Kishore  
5/10/2017   16 comments
Sports programmer ESPN is struggling to keep up ratings and subscribers as cord-cutting and skinny bundles drain away its audience.
AT&T's Porter on Strengthening Web-Based Security
The Digerati  
5/10/2017   7 comments
In part two of a Q&A, Jason Porter shares a case study on how AT&T Cloud Web Security protects AT&T customers from new security threats.
EE's Stagg: Video Traffic Is Good for Operators
The Digerati  
5/9/2017   5 comments
EE's head of video discusses the importance of video for operators, and new approaches being explored to help manage video growth on mobile networks.
Seen & Heard: Comcast Launches Xfinity xFi Smart Home Platform
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/9/2017   9 comments
Comcast has released the Xfinity xFi service to 10 million Xfinity Internet customers.
Hulu Joins Skinny Bundle Party
Aditya Kishore  
5/8/2017   34 comments
Hulu Live, Hulu's skinny bundle offering, launched in beta last week.
AT&T's Jason Porter on Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Bolster Cybersecurity
The Digerati  
5/8/2017   7 comments
AT&T's Jason Porter examines the use of big data analytics and algorithms to mitigate new cybersecurity threats.
GTT's Desai on Strategies for SD-WAN
The Digerati  
5/5/2017   6 comments
In this Telco Transformation Q&A, GTT's Samir Desai addresses GTT's new Managed SD-WAN services and the future of its MPLS business.
TT Poll: Live Streaming Just Needs the Right Technology
Aditya Kishore  
5/5/2017   21 comments
Nearly half of respondents to a recent Telco Transformation poll believe that live streaming can scale – it just needs the right technological approach.
Level 3's CTO on the Difference Between AI & Machine Learning
The Digerati  
5/4/2017   12 comments
In Part 2 of a two-part Q&A, Level 3's Andrew Dugan examines the challenges and opportunities of utilizing artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics in streamlining the network.
StoryUp's Hill on Healing With Holograms
The Digerati  
5/4/2017   45 comments
VR company StoryUp's CEO discusses the importance of emotion in immersive media and how VR could be used in healthcare.
One-Fifth of Brits Watching VR Video
Aditya Kishore  
5/4/2017   15 comments
A new study from AOL finds that 20% of UK consumers view virtual reality (360-degree) video at least every week.
Seen & Heard: Verizon & CenturyLink Offload Data Centers
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/3/2017   7 comments
Verizon and CenturyLink finalized the sale of their data centers this week, but remain committed to providing managed services.
Linux, MEF Take Cohesive Approach to Speed NFV & SDN
The Digerati  
5/3/2017   6 comments
The Linux Foundation and MEF are trying to bring some order to what can be perceived as chaotic efforts to move the industry forward faster in NFV and SDN adoption.
Huawei's Chiosi Shares Views on ONAP, MANO & More
Mike Robuck  
5/3/2017   7 comments
Chiosi, vice president of Open Ecosystems in the US with Huawei, is focused on making sure standards and open source are working well together.
TDC's Kunstmann on Video Innovation
The Digerati  
5/3/2017   10 comments
TDC's head of VoD discusses innovation in TV/video.
EE's Stagg Warns of Brewing 'Content Storms'
The Digerati  
5/2/2017   9 comments
Matt Stagg, head of video at EE, discusses the network impact and implications of sudden spikes in video traffic on networks.
Cyber-Espionage & Ransomware Top Verizon's 2017 DBIR Report
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
5/2/2017   4 comments
Out of 2,000 breaches analyzed for the 2017 report, 300 of those were espionage related and started with phishing.
A Deep Dive Into Intent-Based Network Management With Level 3's CTO
The Digerati  
5/2/2017   3 comments
Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan examines how AI and machine learning can be utilized in the network to improve automation, security, network performance and more.
Caption Contest: Birth of a New Era
Aditya Kishore  
5/2/2017   122 comments
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social networks.
Apple Music, HBO Europe to Offer Original Video Content
Aditya Kishore  
5/1/2017   39 comments
It seems no one is able to stay away from creating original video content, including music services.
Huawei's Chiosi Opens Up About Open Source
Mike Robuck  
5/1/2017   6 comments
In the first of two articles, Margaret Chiosi, who joined Huawei in December, opens up on her views of open source and more.




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