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The Future of Virtualization: Spending
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9/29/2017   10 comments
With renewed confidence in NFV, service providers are willing to spend more on virtualization projects.
The Future of Virtualization: Deployment Phase
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8/21/2017   15 comments
Heavy Reading provides a look at communications service providers' deployment plans for virtualizing their networks.
The Future of Virtualization: NFV Rising
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7/17/2017   16 comments
Communications service providers are getting their virtualization efforts back on track according to a recent Heavy Reading survey.
Climbing the SDN/NFV Mountain
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6/16/2017   6 comments
While telcos recognize the value and importance of NFV and SDN, many are still in the early stages.
Paving the Way for IoT Security
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5/30/2017   4 comments
Device security is a top priority for survey respondents in a recent Heavy Reading webinar.
Dissecting 'Mobile-First' Usage
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4/24/2017   33 comments
This comScore infographic shows that even though time spent on mobile devices is rapidly eclipsing desktop usage in a number of categories, the number of users making that shift are moving more slowly.
Big Data Throwdown: Top 10 Trends
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4/13/2017   31 comments
Big data is more than just collecting data. Carriers and their customers look to analytics for making real-time decisions.
ECN: What's Hot for Cloud Skills
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3/21/2017   5 comments
Editors for Enterprise Cloud News recently took a look at which skills were the hottest across the enterprise cloud sector.
Digital Transformation: Charting a Course
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3/10/2017   5 comments
The TM Forum defines digital transformation for service providers.
No Linear Please, We're Millennial
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2/21/2017   20 comments
A recent survey of millennial men in the US examined their video consumption habits and preferences, unsurprisingly finding that cord-cutting and streaming were typical for the majority.
Digital Disruption: Early Days for Carriers
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2/15/2017   57 comments
Tier 1 operators' progress towards becoming digital service providers is marked by more of an evolution rather than a disruptive transformation, according to a recent report.
Service Providers Need to Embrace Disruption
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1/31/2017   15 comments
With digital services replacing physical services, operators today are in the process of expanding their business models en route to becoming digital service.
Telenor Research's Tech Trends for 2017
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1/25/2017   10 comments
AI, IoT and chatbots are poised for a breakout year in 2017, according to Telenor Research.
US Consumer Tech to Generate $292.5B in 2017
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1/17/2017   15 comments
Selected highlights from the Consumer Technology Association's Extended Forecasts report.
IoT: Unlocking the Potential
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12/26/2016   18 comments
The Internet of Things is in the process of changing the landscape for both businesses and consumers, but partners in the ecosystem need to work together to overcome the challenges.
Digital Transformations: Evolution
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12/21/2016   15 comments
The telecom industry is undergoing a transformation in order to keep up with the demand for new apps, services and better user experiences.
Ecosystem Transformation: Barriers
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11/30/2016   27 comments
While most service providers see the benefits of virtualization, software and the cloud, there's still some trepidation to overcome.
The Race to Virtualization
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11/28/2016   30 comments
While there's a general consensus from service providers on the merits of both SDN and NFV, implementations will vary.
Ecosystem Transformation: Open Source
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10/27/2016   15 comments
According to recent research by Heavy Reading, some CSPs are still undecided on whether they believe open source will have an impact on their digital transformations.
Digital Ecosystems: CSPs Want More
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10/21/2016   6 comments
To avoid vendor lock-in, CSPs are using new strategies to reinvent their digital ecosystems.
Ecosystem Transformation: Readiness & Realities
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9/28/2016   6 comments
While communication service providers face several large challenges in regards to creating their own digital ecosystems, the upside is too big to ignore for most of them.
Cloudy Forecast: Public Cloud Services Market
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9/23/2016   9 comments
IT modernization is top driver of public cloud adoption, according to a recent report.
NFV Juggling Act
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8/30/2016   5 comments
NFV is poised for a breakout year in 2016 as operators move towards deployments.
DevOps Goes Mainstream
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8/22/2016   16 comments
DevOps is taking off as service providers look to speed up their rate of innovation while also creating a single company culture.
Infographic: Digital Transformation Challenges Defined
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8/19/2016   15 comments
A survey of European telecom operators highlights some of the challenges they face with their digital transformations.
Spurring Digital Transformations Forward
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8/3/2016   24 comments
A recent survey found that the majority of the respondents believed their industries would be disrupted by digital trends, but a large number of those organizations are unprepared.
Hurdling Digital Transformation Obstacles
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7/29/2016   18 comments
While networks are critical for organizations to achieve their digital transformation goals, there are some obstacles that still need to be hurdled.
The State of Digital Transformations
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7/20/2016   17 comments
This infographic looks at some of the digital transformation verticals and the initiatives that are driving them.
Transformative Times: Open APIs
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6/29/2016   7 comments
Open APIs are playing an increasingly larger role in regards to accelerating the velocity of service providers' digital transformations.
Under the Hood: Open APIs
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6/24/2016   11 comments
Open APIs are key components for digital transformations by enterprises and service providers.
Big Data: 5 KPIs for Cable
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5/20/2016   3 comments
Cable operators are looking at five key performance indicators to help them tap into big data analytics.
London, Bristol Top Smart Cities in UK
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5/18/2016   7 comments
London and Bristol took the top honors in the first Huawei UK Smart Cities Index.
Mining Big Data: Cable Operations
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5/13/2016   8 comments
Cable operators are learning how to cash in on big data analytics in order to manage their next-generation networks while improving customer service support.
Internet of Things: Strength in Numbers
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4/29/2016   20 comments
The race to usher in new Internet of Things business models and revenue streams will center on six key areas, according to a recent report by Verizon.
Internet of Things: Sizing the IoT Opportunity
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4/20/2016   7 comments
The Internet of Things has gone mainstream as businesses and organizations of all sizes are working with service providers on new IoT-based services and applications, but there are even more opportunities in the future.
Virtual Reality: Poised for Liftoff
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3/31/2016   6 comments
The virtual reality (VR) ecosystem is broad and complex with companies developing a wide-range of technologies, devices, systems, content and applications, but 2016 is the year that all of the elements start to come together.
Building Blocks for IoT Platforms
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3/28/2016   8 comments
Internet of Things (IoT) products and services are a maturing market for telecom operators, according to a recent report by Heavy Reading. According to operators and observers that were surveyed by Heavy Reading, 2016 will likely see significant momentum build behind IoT, including operators' involvement in platforms and applications.
The Move to Digital Operations
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3/15/2016   7 comments
A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
Virtualization: Budgeting for a Bottom Line
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2/29/2016   5 comments
Communications service providers (CSPs) have some key areas to consider when it comes to the virtualization of their networks. The first in this series of infographics looked at the planning stage while the second examined the deployment stage. This third and final installment focuses on spending and budget concerns.
Charting a Course for Virtualization: Deployment
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2/17/2016   18 comments
Communications service providers (CSPs) need to have a game plan in place for the virtualization of their networks. Here's a look at some deployment considerations for service providers.
Charting a Course for Virtualization
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1/29/2016   12 comments
Communications service providers (CSPs) need to have a roadmap for virtualization. Here's a look at some key areas they need to consider.




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On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
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.
MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
12pm EST

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.

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