Czech Out Telecom's Future
Slideshows 12/18/2017 15 comments
The brightest minds in telecom came together at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit 2017. Held in Prague earlier this month, the event addressed key issues for the industry such as automation, virtualization, IoT, security and the status of 5G deployment.
IBC: 50-Year-Old Parties Like It's 1967
Slideshows 9/25/2017 22 comments
IBC, the best excuse for the global media industry to get together and drink heavily, kicked off its 50th edition earlier this month. We bring you the best bits, straight from Amsterdam.
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.
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
Vendor says that it's its biggest 5G deal to date.
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
Monday, February 12, 2018
In this webinar, the panel will give an overview of where the industry is right now in regards to bringing early 5G services and technologies to the market, as well as examine what's needed for future services and applications such as IoT, AR/VR and edge computing. Panelists from Huawei, Heavy Reading and Orange will discuss how network slicing virtualizes one network into many platforms in order to serve various verticals. Other areas to be discussed include:
- The move to cloud-native architectures
- How to use the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS layers of the cloud platform to build-out 5G service capabilities
- The importance of implementing full-process automation of telecom networks and 5G services
- Why service operators need to extend their cloud platform capabilities to the edge of their networks.
Huawei Network Transformation Seminar
The adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
The Small Cell Forum's CEO Sue Monahan says that small cells will be crucial for indoor 5G coverage, but challenges around business models, siting ...
People, strategy, a strong technology roadmap and new business processes are the key underpinnings of Telstra's digital transformation, COO Robyn ...
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about the challenges and opportunities of integrating Level 3 into ...
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, talks about digital transformation from a wholesale service provider ...
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...