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Cloud-Agnostic Platforms Fuel AT&T's IoT DevOps
Joe Stanganelli  
8/31/2016   9 comments
AT&T is embracing all types of cloud providers in order to let IoT developers and customers pick their preferred platform.
Seen & Heard: 'Team Journey' Key for Sprint's Network Transformation
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
8/31/2016   11 comments
Gunter Ottendorfer, COO of technology at Sprint, says network transformation is a journey to a different planning and operations process.
Video Will Account for 75% of All 4G Traffic by 2020 – Report
Aditya Kishore  
8/31/2016   17 comments
New research from Huawei and Ovum finds that video usage is set to grow fivefold on 4G networks in the next five years.
IoT: Khan Lays Out AT&T's Investments, Partnerships & Challenges
The Digerati  
8/30/2016   29 comments
AT&T is building out its IoT platform across several fronts, including satellite connectivity and working with developers.
PCCW's Lee Discusses OTT Service, Part II
The Digerati  
8/30/2016   21 comments
Part II of Telco Transformation's exclusive interview with PCCW Media's managing director about its OTT service, Viu.
Survey: Execs Value Digital Business Model, Aren't Confident on Execution
Mike Robuck  
8/29/2016   27 comments
While 72% of the executives in a recent survey believe digital transformation is key, only 15% think they are capable enough.
Bezeq Pilots Smart City Trial
The Digerati  
8/29/2016   39 comments
Bezeq has deployed hundreds of sensors in the city of Modi'in as part of its smart cities pilot program.
TT August Cartoon Caption Contest in Focus
Mike Robuck  
8/29/2016   130 comments
Summer may be waning, but the Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest marches on in August.
Cord-Cutters Can't Get No Satisfaction
Aditya Kishore  
8/26/2016   40 comments
New research from JD Powers found that cord-cutters were the least satisfied with their current video set-up, while pay-TV subscribers that added OTT services were most satisfied.
Level 3: Embrace the DevOps Journey
The Digerati  
8/26/2016   13 comments
Level 3's approach to DevOps is focused on accelerating products and services to the enterprise market, according to Andrew Dugan, acting CTO.
Moore Details GCI's OSS/BSS Upgrade
The Digerati  
8/25/2016   10 comments
Alaskan service provider GCI modernized its BSS/OSS capabilities to improve customer experience and service agility.
C Spire's Baumann Analyzes Its New IP-Video Service
The Digerati  
8/25/2016   13 comments
Southeastern US pay-TV operator decides to revamp its TV service to create a more OTT-like customer experience.
Report: 81% of SPs Will Deploy NFV by 2017
Mike Robuck  
8/24/2016   12 comments
While SDN and NFV are reforming the service provider landscape, there are still barriers to overcome.
Streaming vs. TV: Who Wins Gold From Advertisers?
Aditya Kishore  
8/24/2016   19 comments
Inconsistent trends through the Olympics highlight the lack of clarity in the battle between OTT and traditional TV distribution.
Adopting a DevOps Mindset
The Digerati  
8/24/2016   14 comments
DevOps is not just a way of approaching a software development project, it's a mindset change, too, says Gerardo Dada of SolarWinds.
CenturyLink's Newkirk: DevOps Culture Puts Customers First
The Digerati  
8/23/2016   22 comments
DevOps is helping CenturyLink to focus on creating value for its end users.
Food for Thought With Telenor's Sandberg
Mike Robuck  
8/23/2016   10 comments
The On-The-Air-Thursdays radio show will tackle 5G, AI, IoT and digital transformation with Telenor's Bjørn Taale Sandberg.
PCCW's Lee Discusses OTT Service Viu
The Digerati  
8/23/2016   8 comments
In an exclusive interview, the head of PCCW Media discusses the reasons for launching an OTT service, its current status and features.
DevOps: AT&T's Saxena on Building a 'One-Team Culture'
The Digerati  
8/22/2016   14 comments
AT&T used DevOps to make sweeping changes across its entire organization in order to work towards its virtualization goals.
Consumers Struggle With New Technology, Finds Telenor
Aditya Kishore  
8/22/2016   30 comments
Norwegian operator finds significant concerns about the pace of new technology and great variances in comfort levels based on age and gender.
Some 45% of Waking Hours Now Spent Staring at a Screen
Aditya Kishore  
8/19/2016   46 comments
New research finds that US 'per-capita personal screen activity' has now reached 50 hours per week.
Streaming Wins At Olympics
Aditya Kishore  
8/18/2016   13 comments
TV ratings for the Olympics are down from four years ago, while streaming numbers are unprecedented.
Seen & Heard: DT Takes Deep Dive Into Corporate Culture
Mike Robuck  
8/18/2016   6 comments
Deutsche Telekom is taking steps to ensure it has an ethical company culture by launching a scientific study.
AT&T Building Coalition to Speed Up 5G
Mike Robuck  
8/17/2016   20 comments
In an attempt to build a consensus on 5G standards and speed up deployments, AT&T is working with other tech leaders.
Telenor Throws Support for AI, Big Data Into Norway Lab
Mike Robuck  
8/17/2016   8 comments
Telenor has partnered with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on an artificial intelligence and big data research lab.
Netflix to Double Down on Original Programming, Says UBS
Aditya Kishore  
8/17/2016   16 comments
OTT leader to offer a growing slate of original video while spending on licensed content flatlines.
Linux Foundation Embraces Big Data With Addition of PNDA
Mike Robuck  
8/16/2016   4 comments
The Linux Foundation has added open-source big data analytics as a new project.
Previous Quarter Was Highest Ever for Cord-Cutting, Say Analysts
Aditya Kishore  
8/16/2016   10 comments
Pay-TV providers lost more subscribers in the last quarter than ever before, according to analysts, but the larger players did comparatively well.
Seen & Heard: EU Mulls Telecom Rules for Web Providers
Mike Robuck  
8/15/2016   17 comments
The European Commission is mulling new proposals that would make Internet companies play by the same rules as telecom service providers.
Freesat Launches Real-Time TV Audience Measurement
Aditya Kishore  
8/15/2016   14 comments
UK's free-to-air satellite provider launches a real-time analytics service, providing viewership data while the show is being aired.
TT Poll: Digging Into DevOps
Mike Robuck  
8/12/2016   47 comments
The benefits of implementing a DevOps mindset across an entire organization are clear, but there are some potential pitfalls.
Growing Revenue, Slowing Churn: Cable's Future Looks Bright, Says Analyst
Aditya Kishore  
8/12/2016   13 comments
New forecast shows slower video subscriber losses and growth in residential broadband and business services for US MSOs.
Telstra to Invest $2.3B in Digitization, Networks
Iain Morris  
8/11/2016   17 comments
Australian operator plans major investment program to improve customer service and prepare for arrival of 5G.
Will Providers Buy Into Apple's New TV Guide?
Aditya Kishore  
8/11/2016   12 comments
Apple's plans to launch a new multi-app guide could get a cool reception from major pay-TV and OTT providers.
July Caption Contest: The Winner Is...
Mike Robuck  
8/11/2016   28 comments
The voting results are in for last month's cartoon caption contest.
Broadband Forum Debuts vCPE Spec
Mike Robuck  
8/10/2016   5 comments
The Broadband Forum's new specification covers virtual residential gateways.
AT&T's Pacewicz Details Network Functions On Demand Service
The Digerati  
8/10/2016   38 comments
AT&T has booted up an NFV-based platform to provide services on the fly to enterprises.
VTAB Survey: Finding the Right OTT Business Model Is Essential
Aditya Kishore  
8/10/2016   5 comments
Survey of VTAB members finds operators are prioritizing business model development for OTT services.
Seen & Heard: Facebook Blocks Ad Blockers
Mike Robuck  
8/9/2016   37 comments
Facebook has come up with a workaround for disabling ad-blocking software programs.
Is the Ad-Sponsored Model Still Viable for High-Value Streaming Video?
Aditya Kishore  
8/9/2016   9 comments
Hulu's decision to become a pure SVoD service raises questions about the free/ad-sponsored model for high-value content.
Seen & Heard: Apple Plucks AI Startup Turi
Mike Robuck  
8/8/2016   11 comments
Apple could be planning to use Turi's artificial intelligence and machine learning to better compete against Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
AT&T's Gilbert: AI Is Very Real
The Digerati  
8/8/2016   8 comments
AT&T is banking on artificial intelligence to create a new network that anticipates customers' needs.
Comcast's Gatzke Evaluates Slim TV Models
The Digerati  
8/8/2016   7 comments
The MSO's VP of video subscription services discusses the decision to launch Stream TV, Comcast's slimmed-down streaming TV bundle.
Video Piracy Shifting From Downloads to Streaming, Finds Study
Aditya Kishore  
8/5/2016   33 comments
MUSO study finds most video piracy is now conducted using streaming rather than torrents.
vMOS Aims to Give Telcos a Clear Picture of Video Quality
Conversations with Huawei  
8/5/2016   45 comments
Huawei proposes vMOS as a new industry standard to help mobile operators optimize their networks for video.
OPEN-O: Cracking the OSS Quandary
Mike Robuck  
8/4/2016   4 comments
While there is a move underfoot by service providers towards NFV and SDN in networks and services, there still needs to be a connection to legacy OSS.
Mobile Video: What Operators Are Doing to Make It Better
Jason Thibeault  
8/4/2016   15 comments
Mobile operators are working on a number of network-based solutions to improve the quality of experience on mobile devices.
TT Poll: Pay-TV Operators Should Charge for Integrated OTT Services
Aditya Kishore  
8/3/2016   14 comments
Charging a premium for OTT ranked highest in our poll, but results reflect uncertainty in the market regarding the right business model.
Q&A: Verizon's Lonker Maps Out Virtual Network Services
The Digerati  
8/2/2016   10 comments
Verizon is meeting the evolving demands of its business customers by offering NFV-based services through its Virtual Network Services suite.
Finding the Right Video Service Business Model
Aditya Kishore  
8/2/2016   18 comments
A review of the various types of business models that are being considered for monetizing video services.
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