Fast Track for 5G: Which Country Will Be First?
Flash Poll 1/3/2018 10 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 44 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?
Digital Services Smackdown
Flash Poll 4/1/2016 10 comments
What is the game-changing digital service or technology that communication service providers can offer to their enterprise customers?
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, says Sigma Systems' CTO Catherine Michel, but changing a company's culture is always the hardest part.
Sigve Brekke, the CEO of Telenor Group, has challenged his 30,000 employees to complete 40 hours of digital training and education in 2018.
Telcos are struggling with how to manage the growing number of services and multi-cloud environments in the emerging 5G world, according to TBR Analyst Chris Antlitz.
5G and the cloud will usher in an era of automation, reassignment and retraining of personnel, says TBR Analyst Chris Antlitz.
A software-driven operations with an emphasis on automation is key for CSPs to take advantage of 5G, IoT and SDN/NFV, according to a new report from Analysys Mason.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Since its inception in February of this year, the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) has attracted a community of more than 50 leading suppliers and global carriers, who support more than 55% of the world's mobile subscribers. ONAP, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation, was designed as an end-to-end framework for real-time, policy-driven automation of physical and virtual network functions. It not only unifies the telecom sector, but also provides it with a viable roadmap for network orchestration and automation well into the future.
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 ...
During the Carrier NFV and SDN event in Denver, AT&T's Tom Anschutz talked about how the second generation of VNFs could reduce opex during this ...
DENVER, 10/6/2017 - Jim Sabey, head of connect and compute sales specialists at BT Americas, talks about how virtualization has changed the ...