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 CenturyLink: Simplifying the Path to Virtualization
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4/20/2017   114 comments
During this radio show, Adam Dunstan, CenturyLink's vice president of SDN and NFV engineering, will talk about CenturyLink's approach to making its network less complex while adding flexibility and automation.
 TM Forum's Open APIs: Driving Digital Transformation
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4/12/2017   65 comments
In this Telco Transformation Radio show, Joann O'Brien, TM Forum's vice president of APIs and ecosystems, will talk about how service providers can use these Open APIs to scale and deliver reusable assets, both internally and with other businesses, and how the Forum is working with service providers and other industry organizations to create new ecosystems using open APIs.
 Realizing Virtual Reality
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3/23/2017   172 comments
In this Telco Transformation Radio show, Rob Koenen, President of the VRIF, joins us to discuss key developments, remaining challenges in VR, and the role of the VRIF in helping the development of an incredibly exciting technology.
 Steering the Streaming Transition
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3/9/2017   107 comments
In this Telco Transformation radio show, Andrew Ferrone, Roku’s VP of Pay TV, will join us to discuss the key issues involved in the streaming transition, why 13 million consumers are using Roku to stream online video today, and how pay-TV providers can partner with the company to help launch new streaming video services profitably.
 NFV: A Catalyst for OSS Transformation
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2/23/2017   155 comments
In this Telco Transformation radio show, James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, will discuss the challenges and opportunities around re-creating OSS in a virtualized world.
 BT's Virtualization Game Plan
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12/15/2016   152 comments
In this Telco Transformation radio show, BT's Jim Sabey, Head of USA BT Connect & Compute Sales Specialists, will speak about his company's current and future virtualization plans, the use of white box hardware, and the impact of SDN/NFV and cloudification on legacy network assets.
 Driving Towards Network as a Service
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11/17/2016   193 comments
This week’s On-The-Air Thursdays talks with John Isch, Director of the Network and Voice practice for Orange Business Services in North America about the hard look enterprises are having at their networks as they try to add intelligence and flexibility to accommodate today’s business demands.
 The Birth of the 4K Era
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11/10/2016   180 comments
4K UHD TVs are set for rapid growth this year, as prices come down and interest in the higher-resolution format increases. Events such as the 2016 summer Olympics provided a showcase for the new technology, which will help drive demand. John Ward, senior vice-president content operations at AT&T will discuss the operator's experience with offering DirecTV 4K UHD services, the key technical issues involved, and challenges that still remain for broad adoption of UHD.
 AT&T's Chris Rice: Elements of ECOMP Defined
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10/20/2016   158 comments
Join Telco Transformation's On-The-Air Thursdays radio show for a download on AT&T's ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) platform. Chris Rice, senior vice president of Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design at AT&T, will discuss the origins of ECOMP, its importance to the telco's virtualization efforts and AT&T's recent decision to put it into open source with the Linux Foundation. He will also talk about Orange testing ECOMP on its network.
 Defining & Implementing Digital Disruptions
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10/6/2016   124 comments
Tune in to On-The-Air Thursdays to learn more about communication service providers' digital transformation journeys. In this radio show, Ravi Palepu, global solutions head of the Communications Business Unit at VirtusaPolaris, will speak about the importance of API management into the cloud, scaling services with DevOps and agility and the roles that SDN and NFV are playing in next-gen networks.
 Managing Mobile Video
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9/22/2016   144 comments
Consumption of video on mobile devices is growing exponentially, with various estimates predicting that it will comprise 80% of all mobile traffic in coming years. Jason Thibeault, Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance, explores the need for an ecosystem to drive video services, and the technologies currently being explored to improve QoE for mobile video delivery.
 Cable's Transformation Path
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9/8/2016   198 comments
Tune in to On-the-Air Thursdays to hear CableLabs' Don Clarke talk about where the cable operator industry is headed with SDN, NFV and virtualization, CableLab's new NFV Interoperability Lab, and ETSI specifications. Clarke, now principal architect, network technologies for CableLabs, spearheaded NFV developments at BT. He initiated the international collaboration on NFV and chairs the ETSI NFV Network Operator Council
 Telenor Sets Sail on Its Digital Journey
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8/25/2016   133 comments
With more than 211 million subscribers across Europe and Asia, Norway's Telenor is one of the largest mobile service providers in the world. In this radio show, Bjørn Taale Sandberg, senior vice president and head of Telenor Research, will talk about how his company is investing in digital services as part of its plan to creating a digital ecosystem. He'll also discuss the role that 5G will play in the new services, and its impact on the telco's virtualization strategy.
 Managing The Big Video Explosion
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7/21/2016   184 comments
This week's edition addresses "Big Video," the next generation of video applications that will provide network operators with revenue opportunities and traffic management challenges.
 Building the New Ecosystem: Open Source, Standards Bodies Must Collaborate
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7/14/2016   140 comments
Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh will address some of the challenges of creating a new ecosystem for service providers, vendors, standards bodies and open source groups. The Broadband Forum is working with the various stakeholders on industry-wide best practices, software-based solutions and adopting an agile development mindset.
 Evolution of a Service Provider
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5/19/2016   109 comments
While there are major moves underway towards virtualization and eliminating interaction with subscribers, there needs to be a human touch when it comes to customer service, according to Eastern Oregon Telecom CEO Joseph Franell.
 Cable Gets Its DOCSIS 3.1 Groove On
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4/28/2016   131 comments
In this episode of On-the-Air Thursdays, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein speaks about how the cable industry is ramping up to gigabit speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 deployments, and the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) approaches. Finkelstein, Executive Director of Network Architecture at Cox Communications, will also delve into where cable is headed with SDN/NFV, software-based networking and other new technologies.
 Paving a Path to Open ROADM
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4/21/2016   148 comments
Tune in to On-the-Air Thursdays to hear AT&T's Andre Fuetsch, SVP of Architecture and Design, talk about how his company is bringing innovation and openness to the optical networking space with a new group called Open ROADM. The goal of Open ROADM is to develop specifications to create software-controlled ROADMs that run on open hardware. Fuetsch will also touch on ECOMP, which is AT&T's vision for automating network services and infrastructure.
 Open Networking Summit Recap
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3/24/2016   103 comments
Tune in to this edition of On-the-Air Thursdays for a discussion about the evolution of SDN, NFV and open source with Guru Parulkar, executive director, On.Lab. Guru will provide attendees with a recap of the Open Networking Summit, which takes place March 14-16 in Santa Clara.
 Prioritizing Strategic Planning for Smart Cities
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2/18/2016   136 comments
Tune in to On-the-Air Thursdays for a discussion about the challenges and solutions for the buildout of smart cities. Carl Piva, vice president strategic programs at TM Forum, will discuss how to form strategic partnerships to create the digital ecosystems that are needed for smart cities.
 The Need for Telco Transformation
On-the-Air Thursdays  
1/21/2016   164 comments
On this radio show, we will look at some of the Tier 1 operators that have already initiated their transformation strategies, the reasons why they're changing their systems and processes and what this will mean for the communications networking and services industry.




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During this radio show, Adam Dunstan, CenturyLink's vice president of SDN and NFV engineering, will talk about CenturyLink's approach to making its network less complex while adding flexibility and automation.
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