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TT Caption Contest: Holiday Edition
Mike Robuck  
12/8/2017   21 comments
It's the final cartoon caption contest of the year for Telco Transformation.
November Caption Contest Winners Unveiled
Mike Robuck  
12/8/2017   10 comments
No one was safe in last month's Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest.
ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release
Mike Robuck  
11/20/2017   3 comments
ONAP's first software release takes on industry-wide automation for telcos and vendors.
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck  
11/16/2017   7 comments
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
Verizon's Cevis: Application-Aware Networks on Deck
Mike Robuck  
11/15/2017   12 comments
During his keynote address at MEF17, Verizon's Eric Cevis said the industry needs to continue to develop standards.
Digital Transformations: Keep Up or Die
Mike Robuck  
11/14/2017   39 comments
Carriers need to get on the digital transformation bandwagon or risk their customers going to other service providers.
MEF Spans the Globe With New 3.0 Specs
Mike Robuck  
11/14/2017   1 comment
MEF 3.0 specifications will enable agile, orchestrated services at a much faster rate by creating a new ecosystem.
TT Cartoon Caption Contest Tackles Security
Mike Robuck  
11/10/2017   195 comments
Security is always top of mind these days.
Study: Despite Barriers, IT Execs Spending More on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
11/9/2017   14 comments
According to a recent study, European IT executives are spending more on their companies' digital transformation implementations, but there are barriers to overcome.
IHS Markit Report: OCP Servers Surge in Q2
Mike Robuck  
11/2/2017   7 comments
Open Compute Project and white box server shipments are on the rise in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent IHS Markit report.
MEF to Debut New Certification Program at Conference
Mike Robuck  
11/1/2017   6 comments
MEF will unveil its MEF 3.0 certification program at its conference in Orlando, Fla., later this month.
AT&T Embraces AI in Open Source
Mike Robuck  
10/30/2017   40 comments
AT&T has teamed up with the Linux Foundation and Tech Mahindra on a new open source AI platform.
ETSI Sets Sights on Cybersecurity Risks in New Report
Mike Robuck  
10/24/2017   3 comments
A new ETSI report provides guidelines for implementing and meeting NIS Directive requirements across the European Union.
Security Spending Forecast to Hit $119B by 2021
Mike Robuck  
10/20/2017   35 comments
Services and software are driving the bulk of security products and services spending this year.
Level 3's Dugan: Public Internet Use Ratchets Up Need for Better Security
Mike Robuck  
10/19/2017   6 comments
Enterprise customers need better security as they rely more on the public Internet for their connectivity needs.
And the Winner of the TT Cartoon Caption Contest Is...
Mike Robuck  
10/18/2017   16 comments
The latest cartoon caption contest generated plenty of humorous responses and three winners.
TT Poll: Faster Provisioning of NFV Services & Applications Carry the Day
Mike Robuck  
10/17/2017   9 comments
Survey results of a recent Telco Transformation poll rated faster provisioning and automation as the biggest NFV factors in 2017.
TT Caption Contest: The Robots Are Coming!
Mike Robuck  
10/12/2017   218 comments
Telco Transformation is tapping into artificial intelligence and robots in the latest cartoon caption contest.
MEF & ONAP Strike Up Collaboration Effort
Mike Robuck  
10/11/2017   6 comments
ONAP and MEF have agreed to collaborate on open source implementations and standards.
OSM Stays in Its MANO Lane
Mike Robuck  
10/10/2017   4 comments
Open Source MANO, which is on its third release, is staying focused on NFV orchestration.
MEF Touts SDKs for LSO Interfaces
Mike Robuck  
10/10/2017   4 comments
The MEF announced two key milestones for its Lifecycle Service Orchestration platform.
AT&T's Anschutz: How Open Source Attacks Opex
Mike Robuck  
10/4/2017   15 comments
Open specification hardware and open source software are two key elements for service providers lowering opex.
Seen & Heard: ETSI Splashes 6 New NFV Specs
Mike Robuck  
10/3/2017   6 comments
Over the past three months, ETSI has published six new NFV specifications.
Level 3's Ewert on Customer-Defined Networking
Mike Robuck  
10/3/2017   5 comments
By tapping into SDN, orchestration, automation and analytics, Level 3 is offering its customers programmability for a more-defined user experience.
State of NFV & SDN: We're Not There Yet
Mike Robuck  
9/27/2017   22 comments
A panel at the NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver discussed the reasons why SDN and NFV haven't reached their full potential.
Comcast Business Dives Into SD-WAN Waters
Mike Robuck  
9/13/2017   39 comments
SD-WAN is the first service that Comcast is offering on its SDN-enabled ActiveCore platform.
Despite Security Concerns, CEOs Big on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/12/2017   18 comments
Despite CEOs' confidence in digital strategies, barriers such as security remain.
Vodafone Joins ONAP's Lineup
Mike Robuck  
9/11/2017   8 comments
With the addition of Vodafone, the ONAP community now represents 55% of the world's global subscribers.
What I Like About You: Telcos Announce Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
9/11/2017   37 comments
The Go Ignite alliance of four telcos announced the winners of a global startup competition.
ETSI Tees Up Second NFV Plugtests
Mike Robuck  
9/8/2017   12 comments
ETSI is seeking to bring clarity to the MANO sector, among other items on its Plugtest to-do list.
Cloud Drives Tech Sector Hiring – Report
Mike Robuck  
9/6/2017   29 comments
In addition to cloud-related jobs, tech manufacturing also contributed to a solid month of employment growth in the US IT sector, according to the CompTIA.
Sprint Beefs up Virtualization with NFV
Mike Robuck  
9/5/2017   8 comments
Sprint is using NFV to prep its virtual core for new services and applications.
Report: EPC Market Rebounds in Q2
Mike Robuck  
9/1/2017   4 comments
A report by Dell'Oro Group said service providers were ramping up their virtualization efforts, which includes migrating to vEPC, to prepare for 5G.
Seen & Heard: Yahoo Faces Litigation for Data Breaches
Mike Robuck  
8/31/2017   89 comments
Judge's ruling is a setback for Verizon's attempts to limit its liability for Yahoo's email hacks.
Seen & Heard: AT&T Widens Fixed Wireless 5G Trials
Mike Robuck  
8/30/2017   18 comments
AT&T's fixed wireless 5G trials will touch down in three additional markets by the end of the year.
Digital Transformations Dogged by Lack of Leadership
Mike Robuck  
8/28/2017   14 comments
A survey of US senior-level executives found that most weren't executing on their digital transformation strategies.
Lack of Skilled Employees a Hurdle for Carriers
Mike Robuck  
8/25/2017   88 comments
Service providers need to re-train current employees and hire new ones to meet the needs of new technologies and applications.
TT Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
8/21/2017   27 comments
The results are in for the Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest on artificial intelligence.
TT SDN Poll a Dead Heat
Mike Robuck  
8/18/2017   10 comments
SDN has evolved from its early days of inception, which is reflected in this Telco Transformation poll.
IHS Markit's Howard: Automate Everything
Mike Robuck  
8/14/2017   17 comments
Analyst Michael Howard spoke about the benefits of automation during a recent Telco Transformation radio show.
Seen & Heard: Verizon Pushes Back Launch of Online TV
Mike Robuck  
8/11/2017   27 comments
Verizon is pushing back the launch date of its new online TV service due to a lack of licensing deals for content.
TT Radio Show: Service Providers' SDN Ambitions & Plans
Mike Robuck  
8/9/2017   3 comments
IHS Markit's Michael Howard will provide his insights into carriers' SDN strategies during Thursday's radio show.
Security Ownership a Concern for IoT Report
Mike Robuck  
8/9/2017   10 comments
A report by Canonical found that various IoT entities were reluctant to take ownership of IoT security issues.
AI: Seizing the Prize
Mike Robuck  
8/8/2017   21 comments
AI will have a sizable economic impact by 2030, according to a report.
TT Caption Contest: Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings
Mike Robuck  
8/7/2017   217 comments
Artificial intelligence is the theme for the latest Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest.
A Mixed Bag for Autonomous Car Features
Mike Robuck  
8/7/2017   27 comments
A survey by IHS Markit found that preferences for autonomous vehicle features varied across different countries.
Business Service Applications Tops TT Poll
Mike Robuck  
8/4/2017   4 comments
Business service applications were the hands-down winner in a poll on web-scale services and applications.
Cloud Confusion for Organizations Report
Mike Robuck  
8/3/2017   17 comments
Security concerns are causing some organizations to move their workload applications from public clouds to on-premises locations.
Comcast Joins the ONAP Band
Mike Robuck  
7/31/2017   13 comments
In addition to Comcast, the Open Network Automation Platform also added networking vendors to its growing roster.
Level 3 Teams Up With AWS for UC Service
Mike Robuck  
7/25/2017   24 comments
Level 3 taps into AWS' cloud for its Amazon Chime unified communications offering.
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