Having an Edge
Flash Poll 2/5/2018 14 comments
How important will edge storage, processing and streaming be for the future of video delivery?
Fast Track for 5G: Which Country Will Be First?
Flash Poll 1/3/2018 18 comments
This year will be a key pivot point for 5G as more service providers and vendors ramp up testing and pre-standards deployments ahead of the expected full-scale rollouts in 2020. Which country will see large-scale commercial deployments of 5G first?
Netflix Maxing Out Its Credit Cards?
Flash Poll 12/18/2017 47 comments
Netflix just raised its prices and sold $1.6 billion worth of notes to finance its debt. Meanwhile, it is spending $7 billion to $8 billion every year on content. Can Netflix afford its very expensive original content strategy?
Biggest Bang for 5G Apps?
Flash Poll 12/4/2017 15 comments
5G's speed and connectivity will be a game-changer for service providers, vendors and end users. Network slicing technology will virtualize a single network into a platform that can support many applications while also enabling bandwidth-intensive services that require low latency. What application or service will be the first fire starter for 5G applications and services?
Flash Poll 10/16/2017 40 comments
Can Snapchat withstand Facebook/Instagram's challenge, or is it doomed?
Say to See?
Flash Poll 8/14/2017 26 comments
How important will it be to offer integrated, voice-activated digital assistants (Alexa, Google Home, etc.) for TV services in the next three years?
SD-WAN: Welcome to the Boomtown
Flash Poll 6/2/2017 7 comments
With the advent of more cloud-based services, enterprises are tapping into SD-WAN to cut down on costly MPLS services. SD-WAN also features a controller to forward traffic across the most optimum link. There are currently a wide-range of SD-WAN, or hybrid WAN, offerings in the marketplace. Which will garner the lion's share of revenue in 2017?
IoT Growth Predictions
Flash Poll 4/28/2017 18 comments
Over the next five years, which industry/application will experience the most revenue growth in IoT applications?
I-Robot: AI Emerges
Flash Poll 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?
Flash Poll 3/6/2017 2 comments
What is the top concern for service provider customers when deciding to use cloud services?
NFV Gets Its Groove Back
Flash Poll 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?
Open Source: One Ring to Rule Them?
Flash Poll 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?
Flash Poll 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?
Pay-TV Goes on a Diet
Flash Poll 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?
OTT Partner Paradigm
Flash Poll 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?
Transformation Speed Bumps
Flash Poll 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
Flash Poll 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?
Biggest Security Nightmare?
Flash Poll 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?
Flash Poll 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!
Flash Poll 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?
Swedish equipment vendor appears to turn a corner with its best set of quarterly results since the departure of former CEO Hans Vestberg.
The search giant intends to cut humans out of some of its processes and deal with the strain of massive data usage by using more automation in its network.
AT&T says it is ready to go commercial with 5G having consistently achieved 1Gbit/s speeds on mmWave connections in its trials.
NSF is pledging $100 million over seven years in a public-private partnership to test 5G technologies in real-world scenarios in Salt Lake City and New York City.
A new report from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission plays up the potential for 5G speeds, suggesting 5G could persuade consumers to give up fixed-line broadband.
Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
Monday, February 12, 2018
In this webinar, the panel will give an overview of where the industry is right now in regards to bringing early 5G services and technologies to the market, as well as examine what's needed for future services and applications such as IoT, AR/VR and edge computing. Panelists from Huawei, Heavy Reading and Orange will discuss how network slicing virtualizes one network into many platforms in order to serve various verticals. Other areas to be discussed include:
- The move to cloud-native architectures
- How to use the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS layers of the cloud platform to build-out 5G service capabilities
- The importance of implementing full-process automation of telecom networks and 5G services
- Why service operators need to extend their cloud platform capabilities to the edge of their networks.
Huawei Network Transformation Seminar
The adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
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Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about the challenges and opportunities of integrating Level 3 into ...
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, talks about digital transformation from a wholesale service provider ...
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...