BCE Keeps Austin Awesome
Slideshows 5/19/2017 19 comments
BCE 2017 featured a disco-themed awards party, Tex Mex and powerful insights from the communication industry's thought-leaders.
When in Rome... Virtualize, Digitize & Transform!
Slideshows 12/13/2016 14 comments
Luminaries from across the telecom sector came together in Rome last week at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit to discuss NFV, Open Source and how to chart the future of communications networks and services.
IBC 2016: Wham, Bam, Thank You Amsterdam!
Slideshows 9/14/2016 5 comments
The Telco Transformation team dived into the annual craziness that is the IBC convention, braving clumsy crowds, vendor hype, poorly drafted press releases and the unseasonable Amsterdam heatwave.
Big Video Summit Shanghai 2016 Pt. I
Slideshows 7/11/2016 1 comment
Service providers shared their plans and perspectives with hundreds of industry executives at the recent Big Video Summit in Shanghai – check out these pictures and discover the key trends.
BCE Does Texas-Two Step
Slideshows 5/27/2016 22 comments
Light Reading's Big Communications Event touched down in Austin this week for a passel of technology keynotes and panels, BBQ and live music.
Let's Get Digital: TM Forum Live! Report
Slideshows 5/16/2016 3 comments
Digital transformation was a key theme at this year's TM Forum Live! Event in Nice, France, particularly at the 'Building Up Digital Operations and Ecosystem' breakfast briefing.
Pics From TV Connect
Slideshows 4/26/2016 7 comments
Executives from all parts of the global TV industry gathered in London to discuss the challenges they face.
Cable Next-Gen: Mile-High Moments
Slideshows 3/11/2016 6 comments
Light Reading recently hosted its Cable Next Gen Technologies & Strategies at The Cable Center on the University of Denver campus. Here's a view of the day's events through the Telco Transformation lens.
MWC: Photographs & Memories...
Slideshows 2/29/2016 9 comments
The 2016 edition of Mobile World Congress was packed full of food, libations and technology in Barcelona, Spain. Here's a small slice of MWC.
My Transformation Road Trip
Slideshows 12/23/2015 35 comments
I encountered a number of telco transformation stories on my trips around Europe during the latter part of 2015 and took some pics along the way.
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.
Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, talked to Telco Transformation about IoT, cybersecurity and what's to come at Light ...
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 ...