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Level 3's Richter: Security Is Better & Cheaper in the Cloud
The Digerati  
9/30/2016   10 comments
Level 3 eases cloud security concerns for its customers by putting firewalls on its backbone.
LG U+ Touts Open, Flexible IPTV Approach
Aditya Kishore  
9/30/2016   7 comments
Korean operator LG U+ discusses its decision to choose an Android-based platform for its IPTV service.
Telkom's Admiral Leads Big Video Campaign
Aditya Kishore  
9/30/2016   9 comments
The Indonesian incumbent is developing a Big Video strategy coupled with the development of a video-centric network.
The Growing Pains of Open Source
Mike Robuck  
9/29/2016   59 comments
Open source communities are, in some ways, still finding their feet as the industry moves away from using single vendors.
Funny Feeling: Sept. Cartoon Caption Contest
Mike Robuck  
9/29/2016   119 comments
The TT cartoon caption contest rolls into September.
Roku's New Streaming Players Highlight 4K Evolution
Aditya Kishore  
9/29/2016   45 comments
New Roku Premiere and Ultra players bet on Ultra HD TV adoption, with support for 4K UHD with HDR and 60 frames per second.
Telstra's Blackall on Network Virtualization
Mike Robuck  
9/28/2016   8 comments
At the OpenDaylight Summit in Seattle, Telstra's Blackall said network capacity will need to quadruple by 2020 to meet increasing demand.
Freesat CTO Discusses 'Vendorizing' Strategy
The Digerati  
9/28/2016   10 comments
Matthew Huntington, CTO of UK's free-to-air satellite broadcaster, talks about licensing its OTT technology to other hybrid pay-TV providers.
AT&T's Rice: Industry Needs to Normalize VNFs
Mike Robuck  
9/27/2016   10 comments
VNFs need to be more like Legos and not unique snowflakes, according to Rice.
OpenDaylight Launches Trademark Program
Mike Robuck  
9/27/2016   5 comments
OpenDaylight also welcomed China Mobile as a new member.
Nielsen Report Shows Impact of 'Cord Shaving'
Aditya Kishore  
9/27/2016   41 comments
Nielsen's Total Audience Report finds that US homes are both receiving and viewing fewer channels as 'cord shaving' grows.
A River Runs Through It: OPNFV Debuts Colorado Software Release
Mike Robuck  
9/26/2016   3 comments
OPNFV's third software release includes laying the groundwork for the industry's MANO layer.
AT&T's Future Is Cloudy – by Design
The Digerati  
9/26/2016   23 comments
AT&T's Saxena explains his company's cloud-native strategy.
Facebook's Bad Math Raises Video Measurement Questions
Aditya Kishore  
9/26/2016   38 comments
Facebook acknowledges that it has been inflating a video metric, raising questions about its closely held measurement systems.
ONOS, OpenDaylight Update Open Source Platforms
Mike Robuck  
9/23/2016   3 comments
It was a busy week for open source groups as ONOS released the eighth version of its platform while OpenDaylight announced the availability of its fifth platform release.
How Netflix Learned to Read Your Mind
Aditya Kishore  
9/23/2016   45 comments
OTT leader uses complex algorithms to deduce what you want to watch, and how long it will take to get you hooked.
CenturyLink's Nowak: Lessons Learned From SD-WAN
Mike Robuck  
9/22/2016   9 comments
CenturyLink had a few surprises in regards to how its enterprise customers were using its SD-WAN offering.
OTT 'Power User' Habits Analyzed
Aditya Kishore  
9/22/2016   23 comments
Ooyala's Q2 Video Index segments heaviest OTT users to determine important trends in video streaming.
Report: CMOs Lead Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/21/2016   15 comments
A report said that CMOs, not CIOs or CTOs, are at the tip of the spear for digital transformations.
OTT Is a Game Changer – T-Mobile's Van Lammeren
Aditya Kishore  
9/21/2016   16 comments
T-Mobile Netherlands' director of consumer marketing discusses the rollout of Dutch OTT service Knippr.
Trending: 3 Phases of Cloud Computing
Conversations with Huawei  
9/20/2016   128 comments
There are three major trends in cloud computing of which service providers and enterprises need to be aware.
CL's Battenberg Maps Out Virtualization Elements
The Digerati  
9/20/2016   16 comments
In this Telco Transformation Q&A, CenturyLink's Battenberg talks about the importance of APIs, creating a digital ecosystem and analytics.
AT&T's Ward Talks 4K, Part II
The Digerati  
9/20/2016   9 comments
The second part of Telco Transformation's interview with AT&T's SVP of content operations, John Ward.
AT&T's Khan on Platform Approach for IoT
Joe Stanganelli  
9/19/2016   8 comments
AT&T uses APIs and web portals to aid developers' IoT ambitions on its network.
IBC 2016: The Last Word Part II
Aditya Kishore  
9/19/2016   15 comments
The concluding part of the summary of this year's IBC convention.
August Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
9/19/2016   13 comments
We picked the winners, but everyone's a winner just by posting!
Comcast's Zelesko: The Human Face of DevOps
The Digerati  
9/16/2016   11 comments
DevOps is about taking ownership and being accountable, according to a Comcast executive.
IBC 2016: The Last Word
Aditya Kishore  
9/16/2016   11 comments
A summary of the major trends identified at Europe's premier media industry event.
Heavy Reading: More SPs Leaning Towards NFV First Strategy
Mike Robuck  
9/15/2016   8 comments
Both SDN and NFV will continue their growth spurts over the coming years, according to recent research by Heavy Reading.
Orange Takes AT&T's ECOMP on Test Drive
Mike Robuck  
9/15/2016   5 comments
France's Orange is the first service provider to test AT&T's ECOMP platform.
IBC 2016: Vevo CEO Discusses New Direction
Aditya Kishore  
9/15/2016   15 comments
Vevo is developing a new 'freemium' strategy driven by its CEO, Eric Huggers.
CenturyLink's Walker: Telcos Need to Hit Refresh
Mike Robuck  
9/14/2016   31 comments
Service providers of all stripes need better cooperation in order to better serve customers.
Level 3's Dugan: SDN/NFV Key to Enterprises' Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/14/2016   6 comments
Service providers can help enterprises solve their IT and infrastructure dilemmas through the use of SDN and NFV.
This Year's Model: Programmable Functional Disaggregation
Mike Robuck  
9/13/2016   6 comments
Network disaggregation is becoming a prime time player for service providers, but it's not for everyone.
IBC 2016: Who Will Be the Video Provider of the Future?
Aditya Kishore  
9/13/2016   8 comments
At IBC, industry experts evaluate the requirements for success in the 'new' TV industry.
Verizon Lights Up IoT Platform With Sensity Systems
Mike Robuck  
9/12/2016   8 comments
Verizon continues to build out its IoT stable with another acquisition.
IBC 2016: What Do TV Audiences Really Want?
Aditya Kishore  
9/12/2016   20 comments
A panel of industry experts review recent prognostications on video and challenge conventional wisdom at the ongoing IBC convention in Amsterdam.
Report Highlights SPs' Top SDN Use Cases
Mike Robuck  
9/9/2016   6 comments
A survey by IHS Markit says that 75% of the respondents have either already deployed SDN or will this year.
How AT&T Prioritizes IoT Verticals
Joe Stanganelli  
9/9/2016   13 comments
As the IoT sands shift, AT&T is continually re-evaluating its list of top priorities.
Highlights From the Inaugural CORD Summit
Larry Peterson  
9/8/2016   13 comments
The first CORD summit featured some of the industry's leading companies as well as the initial release of a reference implementation.
AT&T's Ward Talks 4K
The Digerati  
9/8/2016   25 comments
AT&T's senior vice president of content operations discusses the operator's 4K strategy and current initiatives.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Overtakes 2nd Place in Service Provider Core Router Market
Mike Robuck  
9/7/2016   3 comments
Huawei overtook Juniper Networks for second place in a recent core router market report.
Enterprises Need Failsafe SD-WANs
Andy Gottlieb  
9/7/2016   2 comments
Failsafe WANs offer enterprises both high network availability and reliable, predictable application QoE.
Will Slow Headset Adoption Limit Virtual Reality?
Aditya Kishore  
9/7/2016   31 comments
New figures from Steam show anemic growth for leading VR headsets, and raise concerns about the pace of VR adoption.
Cox's Hart on the Importance of DevOps
The Digerati  
9/6/2016   6 comments
Cox CTO Kevin Hart provides details on how the cable operator has instituted a DevOps mindset across the company.
comScore: Apps Account for Half of Time Spent Online
Aditya Kishore  
9/6/2016   17 comments
Recent research from comScore found that 50% of the time spent on the Internet by US consumers is now via smartphone apps.
Is Sky Eyeing a Global OTT Empire?
Aditya Kishore  
9/5/2016   13 comments
Sky's investments in OTT providers in France and Asia could be the first steps towards launching a Netflix-like global streaming service.
Seen & Heard: Orange Seeks to Cure Digital Infobesity
Mike Robuck  
9/2/2016   42 comments
Orange has created the Digital Society Forum to examine the effects of digitalization on users' lives.
BSS/OSS: Level 3's Ewert Urges Cloud Centricity for Better Systems
The Digerati  
9/2/2016   3 comments
Level 3 is tackling the challenges of upgrading OSS/BSS for use in the cloud.
TT Poll: Slim TV Targets Millennial Devices
Aditya Kishore  
9/2/2016   18 comments
The latest Telco Transformation poll finds that the main reason for launching slimmed-down TV packages is the ability to reach millennials on the devices they prefer.
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