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Pay-TV Target Audience
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5/22/2017   4 comments
Should pay-TV operators focus on older customers or millennials?
IoT Growth Predictions
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4/28/2017   17 comments
Over the next five years, which industry/application will experience the most revenue growth in IoT applications?
We Got a Live One Here!
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4/13/2017   7 comments
Can live streaming scale for broadcast events?
I-Robot: AI Emerges
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4/3/2017   17 comments
The concept of artificial intelligence has been around for more than 60 years, but now that the likes of Google, Microsoft and Amazon have thrown their collective weight behind AI it has finally arrived. How will the telecoms industry benefit from AI?
Eliminate the Middleman
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3/17/2017   12 comments
Should broadcasters develop their own streaming services? Or should they stick to what they know?
Cloudy Concerns
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3/6/2017   2 comments
What is the top concern for service provider customers when deciding to use cloud services?
Getting the Skinny on Pay-TV
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2/17/2017   6 comments
Are skinny bundles a viable strategy for pay-TV operators?
NFV Gets Its Groove Back
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2/1/2017   5 comments
NFV is proving to be more complex than most service providers anticipated. What area do think is the most crucial for NFV gaining momentum in 2017?
Dreaming of Live Streaming
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1/13/2017   11 comments
Which social network is best positioned to dominate live streaming?
Open Source: One Ring to Rule Them?
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1/4/2017   8 comments
There are various open source communities and standards bodies that are attempting to define how SDN, NFV, virtualization, and containers will evolve going forward. Which body should take the reins?
Will Live Streaming Blow Up Mobile?
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12/16/2016   32 comments
How significant an impact will live streaming from social media apps have on mobile networks?
IoT's Top Priority
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12/1/2016   6 comments
Which of the following is the most important element for the success of IoT?
Is Virtual Reality for Real?
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11/14/2016   43 comments
Is virtual reality about to transform TV entertainment?
OSS Transformation
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11/1/2016   11 comments
Communications service providers are making the move towards virtualized networks but one chokepoint is legacy OSS systems. What is the biggest driver for next-gen OSS?
Productive Video: Not For Your Amusement
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10/21/2016   10 comments
Which type of customer is the best target for operators to sell-in 'productive video' services?
SDN/NFV's Impact on Big Data
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10/5/2016   7 comments
What is the biggest impact of SDN and NFV on big data analytics?
Making 4K More Than OK
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9/14/2016   14 comments
What is the greatest hurdle holding back the success of 4K/UHD TV?
Top Task for SDN
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8/26/2016   2 comments
What is the most important function of SDN?
Pay-TV Goes on a Diet
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8/12/2016   18 comments
What is the single most important driver for the roll out of slim TV packages, such as Comcast Stream TV, Dish's Sling TV, AT&T's DirecTV Now, etc., by operators?
Digging Into DevOps
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8/3/2016   5 comments
How is your company implementing a DevOps strategy?
OTT Partner Paradigm
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7/20/2016   10 comments
What is the best revenue model for pay-TV operators that partner with an OTT provider such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Video?
Match Game: Operators Need Ecosystem Partners
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7/12/2016   5 comments
What type of ecosystem partners are telecom operators in most need of right now?
OTT Conundrum
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6/28/2016   7 comments
Should telcos develop and launch their own OTT video services?
Transformation Speed Bumps
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6/20/2016   6 comments
The road to digital transformations can be chock-full of potholes. What is currently the biggest barrier for service providers' digital transformations?
Defining Digital Transformations
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6/13/2016   7 comments
While communications service providers (CSPs) know they need to revamp their company cultures, back office/IT systems, work processes, services and applications, there are different approaches towards each one's digital transformation. What do you think should be CSPs' top priority this year?
Digital Ecosystem Priorities
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6/3/2016   3 comments
What is the most important element of a successful digital ecosystem for a telco?
Measuring IoT's Impact
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5/31/2016   12 comments
Which IoT market segment will have the biggest immediate impact for service providers?
Ecosystems in Focus
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5/20/2016   4 comments
What kind of ecosystem is needed for telco transformation?
Telco Transformation Report Card
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5/16/2016   13 comments
How would you rate the progress that CSPs have made in their telco transformations so far?
IoT Challenge Test
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5/9/2016   2 comments
What is the biggest challenge of the IoT for your business?
Biggest Security Nightmare?
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5/2/2016   8 comments
While virtualization, software and cloud-based services have been game changers for enterprises, there are still a lot of security concerns. Which of the following do you consider the weakest link for security?
You Down With OTT?
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4/22/2016   4 comments
Over-the-top streaming video services have been a hot topic of late on Telco Transformation. What's your favorite service?
Big Data Dust-up!
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4/18/2016   6 comments
Communications service providers are jumping on the big data bandwagon in order to better serve their customers and manage their networks. What is the big driver for big data in 2016?
Is Billing Behind the Times?
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4/8/2016   3 comments
As the world moves towards digital services and real-time charging, are billing systems keeping pace?
Digital Services Smackdown
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4/1/2016   9 comments
What is the game-changing digital service or technology that communication service providers can offer to their enterprise customers?
Virtual Reality: Ready for Prime Time?
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3/25/2016   7 comments
Is virtual reality (VR) the next big thing, or a replay of 3DTV? Some industry experts say the various elements of virtual reality will start to come together this year. What should service providers' priorities be this year in regards to virtual reality?
IoTís Pressure Point
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3/18/2016   13 comments
What is the biggest challenge or priority for service providers in regards to initiating an Internet of Things strategy?
What's the Best Way to Deploy NFV in 2016?
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3/11/2016   1 comment
What's the best way for communications service providers to roll out NFV in their networks in 2016?
What's Next for Digital Transformation?
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3/4/2016   7 comments
What does the industry need to collectively do to enable transformation?
Change Agents
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2/29/2016   1 comment
Thinkin' Smart Mobile Cloud
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2/19/2016   6 comments
Which application is most in need of smart mobile cloud support?
The Magic 8 Ball for BSS SaysÖ
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2/12/2016   8 comments
Could the future of BSS be as a public cloud application?
Telco Video Test Pass or Fail?
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2/5/2016   4 comments
Are telcos ready for the video explosion that could cause them a world of hurt?
IoT Essentials
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1/29/2016   10 comments
What should be the biggest priority for service providers developing an Internet of Things strategy?
Rockin' Your Revenue Stream
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1/22/2016   18 comments
In five years' time, which service will generate the most revenue for service providers?
Pimp Up Your Back Office
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1/15/2016   4 comments
Which of the following OSS/BSS capabilities need the most urgent revamp in 2016?
Transform & Function
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1/8/2016   1 comment
Which technologies will be most important for service providers' digital transformation over the next five years?
Transformation Steps
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12/18/2015   6 comments
Which of the following should a telco transform first?




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