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Content posted in July 2016
Is Comcast Right to Reject OTT?
Aditya Kishore  
7/29/2016   33 comments
Comcast CEO doesn't see the value in offering an OTT video service despite new launches from other pay-TV providers.
Social Video Could Be the Next Great Challenge for Network Operators
Aditya Kishore  
7/29/2016   15 comments
The rapid growth of social video, including virtual reality and live streaming, poses new threats for network capacity management.
Start Me Up: AT&T's Khan Details New IoT Developers' Kit
The Digerati  
7/28/2016   17 comments
Khan also discusses how to build an end-to-end IoT platform, and why carriers play a key role in IoT deployments.
Verizon: Ag Ripe for the Picking With IoT
Joe Stanganelli  
7/28/2016   35 comments
Verizon's work in improving agricultural technology is a prime example of how IoT is re-setting the bar.
EU, Paramount Agreement to Hit Geo-Blocking Models
Aditya Kishore  
7/27/2016   14 comments
The agreement means that Paramount movies can now be accessed from anywhere in the EEA on Sky services.
Seen & Heard: Survey Says APIs Are Booming
Mike Robuck  
7/27/2016   9 comments
A recent survey by IHS Markit reported that the API sector for telecoms has become a big business.
Morawski: Vodafone to Launch NB-IoT Next Year
The Digerati  
7/27/2016   13 comments
In order to work more efficiently with service providers, businesses need to first nail down their IoT goals.
July Caption Contest: Eye on the Prize
Mike Robuck  
7/27/2016   115 comments
Put your best cartoon caption forward in this month's Telco Transformation caption contest.
Verizon Betting Big on Yahoo's Assets
Mike Robuck  
7/26/2016   32 comments
During Verizon's second quarter earnings call, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam outlined his company's plans for Yahoo's web assets.
CORD Becomes New Open Source Project
Mike Robuck  
7/26/2016   6 comments
ON.Lab and the Linux Foundation team up to break CORD off of ONOS; Google, Radisys and Samsung join CORD.
Will the 'Slim' TV Business Model Really Retain Cord-Cutters?
Aditya Kishore  
7/26/2016   12 comments
US pay-TV providers are exploring new slimmed down TV lineups at lower costs, but can it keep subscribers from leaving?
AT&T's Rice: ECOMP Reaches Critical Mass
The Digerati  
7/26/2016   19 comments
By putting its virtualization playbook into open source via the Linux Foundation, AT&T believes ECOMP is primed to help the industry.
Vodafone's Morawski Checks IoT's Pulse
The Digerati  
7/25/2016   14 comments
According to Vodafone's recent IoT report, most businesses have a clear target in mind for their IoT strategies.
Seen & Heard: Verizon Nabs Yahoo for $4.83B
Mike Robuck  
7/25/2016   20 comments
Verizon is adding Yahoo's digital advertising to its AOL division.
Era of OTT Aggregation Beginning, Says New Study
Aditya Kishore  
7/25/2016   15 comments
Minor subscription video on demand (SVoD) services can reach a broader audience by partnering, according to Parrot Analytics and MIPCOM.
Seen & Heard: Verizon, AT&T Target Enterprises With NFV
Mike Robuck  
7/22/2016   43 comments
Both Verizon and AT&T announced NFV-related services for enterprises this week, but they are taking different approaches.
Does Watchever's Demise Highlight a Looming Challenge for OTT?
Aditya Kishore  
7/22/2016   15 comments
German VoD service will shut down despite having French media giant Vivendi as a parent.
TT Poll: Operators Need Open Source Ecosystem Partners
Mike Robuck  
7/21/2016   14 comments
Developing open source ecosystem partners earned the most votes in a recent Telco Transformation poll.
ONOS, ONF Debut Leaf-Spine Design for Central Offices
Mike Robuck  
7/21/2016   8 comments
The new leaf-spine 'fabric' looks set to play a key role in the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) open source initiative. is a key element of the CORD initiative.
OTT Video Threatens Hollywood's Summer Blockbusters
Aditya Kishore  
7/21/2016   19 comments
New study finds increased viewing of TV content could affect demand for theatrical viewing this summer.
Is Subscription the Best Business Model for OTT Video?
Aditya Kishore  
7/20/2016   21 comments
SVoD is the most popular model for OTT providers, but may not work as well for operators.
Seen & Heard: AT&T, Orange Team Up on Open Source & SDN
Mike Robuck  
7/20/2016   6 comments
Among other items, AT&T and Orange will collaborate on APIs that will simplify and speed up virtualized services.
Barrett: SD-WAN Another Brick in CenturyLink's NFV Wall
The Digerati  
7/19/2016   14 comments
Eric Barrett provides more details on CenturyLink's recently launched SD-WAN service.
ROADS to Agile Digital Operations
Conversations with Huawei  
7/19/2016   47 comments
All ships rise with the implementation of Open ROADS for agile digital operations.
Does Netflix Need a New Business Model?
Aditya Kishore  
7/19/2016   26 comments
The OTT leader is losing its aura of invincibility as subscriber growth slows.
Survey: 40% of Businesses Aren't Ready for Digital Transformation
Mike Robuck  
7/18/2016   14 comments
While 86% of the senior decision makers from various business sectors said that digital transformation would play a key role going forward, 40% are unprepared.
Verizon Reveals IoT PaaS Analytics Strategy
Joe Stanganelli  
7/18/2016   22 comments
While Verizon isn't providing a lot of specifics about its plan to use big data analytics on its IoT platform, the telco is ramping up its hiring efforts.
Nielsen: TV Still Dominates US Media Consumption
Aditya Kishore  
7/18/2016   19 comments
US adults spend an average of 35 hours and 26 minutes watching TV every week.
Verizon Smart Platform Co-Opts the Dumb Pipe Threat
The Digerati  
7/15/2016   12 comments
Verizon serves up APIs and other tools that help TV stations publish content to social media and other outlets.
Operators Must Target VoD Opportunity in Europe, Says Pyramid Research
Aditya Kishore  
7/15/2016   3 comments
Research firm says operators can benefit from a consumer shift towards on-demand viewing by launching their own OTT services
June Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
7/14/2016   136 comments
Customer service shouldn't be monkey business, but it is in this month's cartoon caption contest.
CenturyLink's Barrett on Why Customers Are Clamoring for SD-WAN
The Digerati  
7/14/2016   9 comments
CenturyLink took a multi-tenant approach to its SD-WAN offering.
First Ever VTAB Survey Finds 4 Key Areas of Video Innovation
Aditya Kishore  
7/14/2016   15 comments
Leading industry stakeholders are broadly focused on similar issues, though their priorities are different.
Introducing the Video Transformation Advisory Board
Aditya Kishore  
7/14/2016   13 comments
The elite group of industry thought leaders will share their video transformation ideas and experiences with the Telco Transformation community.
UK Under-25s Are Guzzling VoD, Finds Ofcom
Aditya Kishore  
7/13/2016   19 comments
UK communications regulator finds online video accounts for rapidly growing share of daily TV consumption for 16- to 24-year-olds.
How-To: Creating an IoT Platform Strategy
Carl Weinschenk  
7/12/2016   20 comments
Breaking down silos is key to building an IoT platform.
Fox Fires Live-Streaming Salvo in Broadcast/Pay-TV Battle
Aditya Kishore  
7/12/2016   6 comments
Fox's multiscreen service requires a pay-TV subscription today, but what about the future?
Advertising Drives Telkom Indonesia's Big Video Strategy
Aditya Kishore  
7/11/2016   7 comments
The Indonesian incumbent has integrated its OTT, IPTV and DTH platforms to maximize its advertising opportunity.
China Telecom Pushes Big Video in Sichuan
Aditya Kishore  
7/8/2016   15 comments
The operator is generating new revenue from a number of new, innovative video services in China's Sichuan province
Verizon Takes Multiple Approaches for IoT Security
Ariella Brown  
7/8/2016   33 comments
Verizon is taking a multi-pronged approach to security on its ThingSpace IoT platform.
Singtel Uses 4G to Launch Streaming Video Service
Aditya Kishore  
7/7/2016   21 comments
The Singaporean operator's Cast app will stream Asian OTT TV content over its 4G network.
OCP's Baldonado on Faster, Better Service Deployments by Telcos
The Digerati  
7/7/2016   8 comments
Facebook's Open Compute Project is bringing open source computing technologies to telcos.
APIs to Make Network 'Invisible,' Says Orange
Iain Morris  
7/6/2016   28 comments
Orange Business Services says customers will be able to control a range of network functions through the use of APIs in future.
EE Video Chief Matt Stagg Dissects Big Video, Part II
Aditya Kishore  
7/6/2016   25 comments
Part II of a conversation with Matt Stagg, head of mobile video & content at mobile operator EE, discussing the impact of video service on his business.
Hollywood Losing the Digital Plot, Says Former Studio Executive
Aditya Kishore  
7/6/2016   22 comments
Former high-ranking executive at Columbia and Paramount fears Hollywood is losing ground in the digital world.
ITU Unveils New HDR Standard for TV
Aditya Kishore  
7/5/2016   14 comments
The new tech standard should help to unify technology development and get compatible HDR content to UHD TVs in the future.
The Evolution of Big Data in the Service Provider Domain
Michael E. Serrano  
7/5/2016   18 comments
Despite the advances in technologies and services, many aspects of carriers' big data needs are still the same.
AT&T Mobility CEO Focuses on Video, Cars, IoT
Aditya Kishore  
7/4/2016   21 comments
AT&T Mobility's CEO identified these three areas as key applications for the future
Seen & Heard: Operators Will Embrace IMS in NFV Environments
Mike Robuck  
7/1/2016   6 comments
NFV's ability to scale on demand was the top reason for the use of IMS in NFV environments.
A Growing Demand for Connected Healthcare Apps
Mike Robuck  
7/1/2016   74 comments
While caregivers are interested in medication management tools, only 11% are currently using the apps.




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