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?
Virtual Reality: Ready for Prime Time?
Flash Poll 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?
IoT’s Pressure Point
Flash Poll 3/18/2016 13 comments
What is the biggest challenge or priority for service providers in regards to initiating an Internet of Things strategy?
ETSI Research Specialist Joan Triay talks about NFV best practices and the close relationship between NFV and automation in part two of this Q&A.
Huawei's TestCraft platform was designed to simplify NFV and SDN testing for carriers.
Level 3's Travis Ewert espouses the benefits of NFV automation to both the organization and the worker – assuming IT gets the culture piece right.
Bill Walker addresses key issues for deploying NFV, including the need for both IT and telco employees to come to terms on common goals.
ETSI research specialist Joan Triay provides an update on what ETSI was up to in Denver recently, what to expect at the next round of ETSI NFV Plugtests and the challenges it faces with security integration.
In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
SDN Is a Game Changer for AT&T & Level 3 Communications (archive available soon)
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.
In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:
- Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
- The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.
Level 3's VP of Global Development and Management Adam Saenger talks about the importance of multi-operator automation, and how it impacts ...
CenturyLink's Steve Sklar examines business models and opportunities for service providers navigating the OTT market.
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Providing SD-WAN services is the first foray into OTT for many CSPs, said Nico Fischbach, strategy, architecture and innovation director of Colt ...
Operators have the ability to provide customized services. The cloud-as-an-infrastructure combined with the Business of Things will mean new ...