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Vodafone's Heeran to NFV Vendors: Move Faster
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3/13/2018   5 comments
In part two of this Q&A, the carrier's group head of network virtualization, SDN and NFV calls on vendors to move faster and lead the cloudification charge.
Vodafone's NFV Boss: Term 'NFV' Holds Industry Back
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3/12/2018   4 comments
It's time to focus on cloudification instead, Fran Heeran, the group head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV at Vodafone, says.
Orange's Vamparys: Approach 5G With an Open Mind, Network
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1/31/2018   18 comments
5G must coexist with LTE, 3G and a host of technologies that will ride on top of it, says Arnaud Vamparys, Orange Network Labs' senior vice president for radio networks.
OpenStack's Vancsa: You Can't Be Too Cloudy for 5G Convergence
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1/30/2018   6 comments
The OpenStack Foundation's Ildiko Vancsa suggests that 5G readiness means never abandoning telco applications and infrastructures once they're 'cloudy enough.'
IDC's Delaney: 5G Demands Network Slicing & Coverage
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1/29/2018   3 comments
IDC's John Delaney talks about how telecom CIOs are addressing the relationship between 5G, automation and virtualization, while cautioning that they might be forgetting the basics.
ETSI's Martiny: Simplify 5G Together, but Be Yourself
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1/25/2018   28 comments
Klaus Martiny, chair of ETSI's Zero-Touch Network and Service Management Industry Specification Group, highlights the importance to telcos of being themselves while collaborating on common 5G models.
Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Is a Zero-Sum Fiber Race
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1/23/2018   23 comments
In part two of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche explains how 5G transformation is inextricably linked with fiber rollout and edge computing, comparing the strengths and weaknesses of various 5G approaches in that context.
Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
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1/22/2018   5 comments
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche highlights the different 5G definitions and strategies of major US wireless carriers – and addresses how these differences will impact 5G automation, services and applications.
Managing 5G in Multi-Cloud Environment a Big Challenge: TBR's Antlitz
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1/17/2018   20 comments
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.
TBR's Antlitz: Automation Fundamental to Navigating the 5G Era
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1/16/2018   35 comments
5G and the cloud will usher in an era of automation, reassignment and retraining of personnel, says TBR Analyst Chris Antlitz.
IHS Markit's Téral: 5G Targets for Telco CIOs
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1/11/2018   33 comments
In this Q&A on 5G transformation from the telco CIO's view, IHS Markit's Stéphane Téral talks up the importance of standards in colocation and 5G new radio.
TM Forum's Bachmann Talks Digital Transformation in Dynamic Ecosystems
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1/10/2018   10 comments
Managing risk and reward in an ecosystem is the key challenge of digital transformation.
BT's McRae: Be the Visionary for 5G
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1/8/2018   21 comments
Microservices are indispensable to 5G to scale despite the diversity of its platforms and use cases at the edge.
BT's McRae on Taking 5G to the Edge
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1/5/2018   19 comments
One way of making 5G financially viable is to use microservices instead of whole systems, according to BT's Neil McRae.
GSMA's Zarri: 5G Will Fully Embrace Cloud Technology
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1/4/2018   23 comments
Edge computing and various cloud entities will play key roles in terms of enabling 5G services and applications, according to GSMA's Michele Zarri.
AT&T's Zeto: How Smart Cities Meet The Jetsons
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12/29/2017   26 comments
AT&T's Michael Zeto talks about the role carriers will play in regards to enabling smart city services and applications.
Orange's Vamparys: SDN/NFV Key to 5G
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12/28/2017   7 comments
As part of its 5G effort, Orange is working with SDN/NFV, OpenStack and ONAP to provide on-demand services and SLAs to its business customers.
5G Is About Multi-Service Connectivity – Orange Lab's Vamparys
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12/27/2017   19 comments
Orange Lab's Arnaud Vamparys talks about preparing for the on-demand services that will be delivered by 5G.
ABI's Mavrakis: Vendor Compatibility Vital to 5G Transformation
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12/26/2017   5 comments
In part two of this Q&A, ABI Research's Dimitris Mavrakis highlights the important role that vendors play in telco cloud and 5G transformation.
AT&T's Zeto on Achieving the Smart City Vision
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12/25/2017   42 comments
Smart cities are built not just by the carriers involved, but also by the cities' mayors, utilities, CIOs and the residents and businesses within those cities, according to AT&T's Michael Zeto.
ABI's Mavrakis: Live in the Moment for 5G, Cloud Transformation
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12/22/2017   16 comments
ABI Research's Dimitris Mavrakis emphasizes the need for speed in telcos' parallel transformations for cloud and 5G – such that they counterintuitively focus on the present 4G LTE environment instead of the future.
OpenStack's Vancsa on Unifying 5G Cloud
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12/22/2017   16 comments
In part two of this Q&A, the OpenStack Foundation's Ildiko Vancsa talks about how 5G and cloud convergence demand flexibility.
AT&T's Kafka: Localized Cloud Resources Crucial for 5G
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12/21/2017   6 comments
AT&T's Hank Kafka says moving cloud resources geographically closer to the end user is one of the key considerations for enabling 5G services.
OpenStack's Vancsa on Adapting to the 5G & Converged Cloud Future
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12/21/2017   5 comments
In part one of this Q&A, the OpenStack Foundation's Ildiko Vancsa talks about how 5G and cloud convergence demand flexibility.
GlobalData's Westfall: 5G, Cloud Evolve as Platforms Blend
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12/18/2017   2 comments
Network slicing and cloud-native development are key components for 5G achieving its full potential.
GlobalData's Westfall: 5G & Cloud 'Joined at the Hip'
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12/15/2017   3 comments
While the cloud will thrive on its own, it's imperative for the success of 5G applications and services, according to GlobalData's Ron Westfall.
Colt's Voltolini on Big Data & 5G Connectivity
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12/13/2017   13 comments
Colt's Mirko Voltolini talks about the importance of 5G to enterprise 'cloud shift' – but why 5G still has a long way to go.
Colt's Voltolini: Cloud Transformation Brings Agility, Alignment
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12/12/2017   4 comments
In part one of this Q&A, Colt's Mirko Voltolini talks about why both cloud technologies and a DevOps mindset toward organizational alignment are a prerequisite for enterprise digital transformation.
Digital Maturity Models Drive Carriers' Transformations
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12/11/2017   12 comments
One method for carriers to manage their legacy systems and newer technologies is through a two-pronged approach, according to Huawei's Vishal Augustine.
Eutelsat's Dutronc Discusses SmartBEAM
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12/11/2017   27 comments
Russian DTH provider Tricolor is the first deployment of Eutelsat's SmartBEAM technology for hybrid satellite-WiFi TV delivery to mobile devices.
NTT America's Rigby: Digital Transformation Is Not 'One Size Fits All'
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12/8/2017   15 comments
Digital transformation strategies need to be adaptive over time while also having top-down management buy-in, according to NTT America's George Rigby.
Digital Transformation Is Built Upon 3 Pillars
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12/7/2017   43 comments
Establishing priorities is key for digital transformations, according to Huawei's Vishal Augustine.
CenturyLink's McReynolds: Digital Transformation Is a Living Creature
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12/6/2017   18 comments
CenturyLink's Chris McReynolds talks about digital transformation unity – both when it comes to industry standards and when it comes to the unity within CenturyLink itself in the wake of its recent acquisition of Level 3 Communications.
Sprint's Marquardt on What Moving to 5G Means for CIOs
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12/5/2017   47 comments
CIOs need to think about how they will use 5G to deliver new services and applications to their customers, according to Sprint's Ron Marquardt.
CL's McReynolds: Enterprises Need to First Define Digital Transformation Goals
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12/4/2017   9 comments
In part one of this Q&A, CenturyLink's Chris McReynolds talks about the various types of digital-transformation enterprise customers – and how to strategize each kind.
TM Forum's Walker on Making Digital Strategies Successful
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11/30/2017   21 comments
TM Forum's Robert Walker says strategy, customer experiences and culture are the key to achieving success in digital transformations.
TM Forum's Graham Discusses Blueprints for Digital Telcos
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11/29/2017   11 comments
Telcos can rapidly generate new services by automatically drawing on resources from multiple platforms that are interconnected with the TM Forum's open APIs.
Red Hat's Jordan-Smith: Orange a Poster Child for Digital Transformation
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11/28/2017   6 comments
Red Hat's Darrell Jordan-Smith holds partner Orange up as exemplary of the kind of digital-transformation enablement other telcos and network operators should strive for.
Red Hat's Jordan-Smith: Digital Transformation Happens at the Mobile Edge
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11/27/2017   3 comments
In part one of this Q&A, Red Hat's Darrell Jordan-Smith explains how network operators are enabling their own customers' digital transformation at the edge.
Vodafone's Morawski: Flexible Workforce Key to Digital Transformation
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11/24/2017   64 comments
CIOs face several challenges, including education leadership, when it comes to enabling their digital transformations, according to Vodafone's Andrew Morawski.
Appetite for Risk Key to IoT Monetization Strategy – IHS Markit's Watson
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11/22/2017   51 comments
Smart cities represent risks and rewards for mobile network operators, according to IHS Markit's Julian Watson.
IHS Markit's Watson: Follow the Money in IoT Past Connectivity to Services
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11/21/2017   10 comments
IHS Markit's Julian Watson says mobile network operators need to take a multi-pronged approach to monetizing the Internet of Things.
Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
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11/17/2017   42 comments
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up detection.
Standalone Services Can't Survive – NTV's Petukhov
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11/13/2017   40 comments
Telco Transformation discusses OTT services in the Russian market with NTV Plus's head of digital services.
Regulations Driving IoT Adoption — Verizon's Bartolomeo
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11/13/2017   14 comments
In part two of this Telco Transformation Q&A, Verizon's Mark Bartolomeo talks about how IoT has evolved over the past year.
Verizon's Bartolomeo: IoT Is Picking Up the Pace
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11/10/2017   21 comments
In this Q&A, Verizon's Mark Bartolomeo talks about how IoT has evolved over the past year.
CenturyLink's Hussain on Cultural Challenges of Merger With Level 3
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11/8/2017   29 comments
CenturyLink's CTO talks about the cultural and integration challenges of merging Level 3 Communications with CenturyLink.
ONF CTO: Service Developers Need to Embrace CORD
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11/8/2017   10 comments
Service providers should be open to the changes that are enabled by CORD, according to ONF CTO Larry Peterson.
ONF's Larry Peterson on CORD & Security
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11/7/2017   8 comments
ONF's Peterson ties SDN, NFV and security into CORD.
Local Content, Low Prices Critical in CIS Region – Divan.TV's Kolodyuk
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11/6/2017   18 comments
Telco Transformation discusses OTT services in the CIS region with the founder of streaming service Divan.TV, Andrey Kolodyuk
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