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All Quiet on VEON's Digitalization Front
Iain Morris  
8/7/2018   Post a comment
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Huawei Edges Out Rivals for Three UK 5G Job
Iain Morris  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
VEON Veers Off-Course
Iain Morris  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
Turmoil continues at one of the world's biggest emerging market operators with the announcement of further executive departures.
Ericsson Ups R&D Spend to Put 5G Squeeze on Rivals
Iain Morris  
7/23/2018   Post a comment
A turnaround at the Swedish equipment vendor owes as much to a renewed focus on R&D as any cost-cutting activities.
Cable Parks Its Tanks on Telcos' Turf – Report
Carol Wilson  
6/21/2018   Post a comment
New report from Matt Davis of Independence Research looks at the varying strategies and find key differences are aiding cable and telco.
Ciena Goes the Adaptive Route
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
6/19/2018   Post a comment
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Telco Systems Strikes ARM Deal for uCPE
Carol Wilson  
6/18/2018   Post a comment
Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
5G Won't Send Capex Through the Roof, Say Euro Telcos
Iain Morris  
6/14/2018   Post a comment
Swisscom and Three UK have played down expectations of a 5G-related boost in customer spending or a capital expenditure increase by their own companies.
CenturyLink's Feger: Don't Forget Automation on the Virtualization Journey
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/3/2018   Post a comment
BCE keynoter James Feger says it's key to not only consider the operational changes that need to occur to support virtualization, but also build in automation along the way.
National Science Foundation Breaks Ground on 5G Living Labs
Sarah Thomas  
4/11/2018   22 comments
NSF is pledging $100 million over seven years in a public-private partnership to test 5G technologies in real-world scenarios in Salt Lake City and New York City.
Will 5G Replace Your Home Broadband?
Sarah Thomas  
4/10/2018   34 comments
A new report from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission plays up the potential for 5G speeds, suggesting 5G could persuade consumers to give up fixed-line broadband.
Old Concerns Over New 5G Cell Towers
Sarah Thomas  
4/6/2018   12 comments
Consumer fears over radiation from new 5G cell antennas and a shortage of tower climbers willing to service them are already plaguing the market for 5G in the US.
Despite the Spin, Automation Means Job Cuts
Sarah Thomas  
4/5/2018   43 comments
Respondents to a poll on Light Reading suggest that automation is most about job cuts, not 'freeing employees up for more interesting work' as is often suggested.
UK Forms Government-Backed 5G Task Force
Sarah Thomas  
3/28/2018   55 comments
Government, researchers and industry players are coming together to help expedite the rollout of 5G networks and services across the UK.
GSMA: US Will See Fastest Customer Migration to 5G
Sarah Thomas  
3/27/2018   12 comments
The industry association says that the US will reach 100 million 5G connections by early 2023, nearly doubling to 190 million by 2025.
3GPP Slices Away at Machine Learning
Sarah Thomas  
3/23/2018   5 comments
Standards group is developing a machine learning function to let operators monitor the status of a 5G network slice or third-party application performance.
Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas  
3/16/2018   40 comments
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital transformation, according to a recent study from Microsoft and IDC.
Vodafone's Heeran to NFV Vendors: Move Faster
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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.
Telstra COO: 'Burning Ambition to Lead' at Heart of Transformation
Telco Transformation Video  
3/5/2018   4 comments
People, strategy, a strong technology roadmap and new business processes are the key underpinnings of Telstra's digital transformation, COO Robyn Denholm tells TT.
LTE Speeds Plateau as 5G Hype Skyrockets
Sarah Thomas  
3/2/2018   9 comments
Don't forget about 4G! OpenSignal says that LTE speeds are reaching a plateau at around 45 Mbit/s while the reach of the 4G networks continues to grow.
TIM Turns 5G Up to 3Gb/s in Turin
Sarah Thomas  
2/14/2018   10 comments
The Italian mobile operator has achieved record 5G speeds of 3Gb/s and latency of only 2.6 milliseconds in its latest lab trials with Huawei and Fastweb.
Orange Eyes 5G Network Slicing in 2022
Iain Morris  
2/7/2018   2 comments
French service provider does not believe 5G services that use network slicing will appear in the market for another four years.
TBR's Antlitz: Automation Fundamental to Navigating the 5G Era
The Digerati  
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.
Digitalization Requires Operations Overhaul – Study
Sarah Thomas  
1/12/2018   36 comments
A software-driven operations with an emphasis on automation is key for CSPs to take advantage of 5G, IoT and SDN/NFV, according to a new report from Analysys Mason.
TM Forum's Bachmann Talks Digital Transformation in Dynamic Ecosystems
The Digerati  
1/10/2018   10 comments
Managing risk and reward in an ecosystem is the key challenge of digital transformation.
5G in the US Heats Up – Sort Of
Sarah Thomas  
1/9/2018   49 comments
The US operators are kicking off 2018 with 5G pronouncements, but it will be awhile before mobile users reap the benefits.
BT's McRae: Be the Visionary for 5G
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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.
ABI's Mavrakis: Live in the Moment for 5G, Cloud Transformation
The Digerati  
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 Key to CSPs' Success
Infographics  
12/20/2017   12 comments
OpenStack is picking up steam in various verticals as service providers prepare for IoT and edge computing.
GlobalData's Westfall: 5G, Cloud Evolve as Platforms Blend
The Digerati  
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'
The Digerati  
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.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck  
12/14/2017   4 comments
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
Colt's Voltolini on Big Data & 5G Connectivity
The Digerati  
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.
Digital Transformation Is Built Upon 3 Pillars
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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.
Digital Transformation Defined
Carl Weinschenk  
11/29/2017   10 comments
Industry experts weigh in on what they think 'digital transformation' really means.
Digital Transformation: Fractures
Infographics  
11/28/2017   10 comments
While enterprises believe in the value of digital transformations, they face major disruptions over the next three years as they implement their digital strategies, according to a study.
CenturyLink's Bozich Discusses Level 3 Integration, MEF 3.0
Telco Transformation Video  
11/23/2017   1 comment
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about the challenges and opportunities of integrating Level 3 into CenturyLink.
Appetite for Risk Key to IoT Monetization Strategy – IHS Markit's Watson
The Digerati  
11/22/2017   51 comments
Smart cities represent risks and rewards for mobile network operators, according to IHS Markit's Julian Watson.
Digital Transformation: A Wholesale Service Provider's View
Telco Transformation Video  
11/21/2017   9 comments
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, talks about digital transformation from a wholesale service provider perspective.
IHS Markit's Watson: Follow the Money in IoT Past Connectivity to Services
The Digerati  
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.
ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release
Mike Robuck  
11/20/2017   4 comments
ONAP's first software release takes on industry-wide automation for telcos and vendors.
How Carriers Build an NFVi to Support Network Transformation
Conversations with Huawei  
11/20/2017   11 comments
NFV is the technical basis for carrier network transformation, according to Huawei's Zhang.
Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
The Digerati  
11/17/2017   42 comments
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up detection.
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.
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.
Regulations Driving IoT Adoption — Verizon's Bartolomeo
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
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
The Digerati  
11/8/2017   10 comments
Service providers should be open to the changes that are enabled by CORD, according to ONF CTO Larry Peterson.
Telco Cloud: The Growth Engine in the 5G Era
Conversations with Huawei  
11/6/2017   32 comments
A unified cloud infrastructure will help carriers transition to 5G while also enabling faster virtualization in networks.
CenturyLink's CTO Discusses Integration With Level 3
The Digerati  
11/3/2017   6 comments
In part one of this Telco Transformation Q&A, CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain talks about how CenturyLink and Level 3 are integrating their networks while also laying the foundation for more virtualization down the road.
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.
DT's Breitbach Discusses Changing Cyber Strategies
The Digerati  
10/31/2017   8 comments
Cybersecurity needs an overhaul as intelligent adversaries attack with novel means in virtualized networks and across mobile devices.
ETSI's Leadbeater: Automation Fuels NFV's True Power
The Digerati  
10/31/2017   11 comments
In part two of this Q&A, ETSI security leader Alex Leadbeater beats the drum for greater compute power and greater isolation to achieve better NFV security.
ETSI's Leadbeater on Securing NFV With Fundamentals
The Digerati  
10/30/2017   2 comments
In part one of this Q&A, ETSI NFV Security Group Vice Chairman Alex Leadbeater argues that virtualization in and of itself is no security measure without good fundamentals.
How Far Can AT&T Go With Automation?
The Digerati  
10/27/2017   22 comments
AT&T's Gilbert says the telco is adding safeguards into its compute infrastructure and embracing real-time automation to identify security vulnerabilities.
Zero-Day Malware: A Threat SDN Can Miss
Kishore Jethanandani  
10/26/2017   11 comments
Zero-day is a polymorphic malware that avoids detection by not leaving a trail.
NFV/SDN: Summit Ascent
Infographics  
10/25/2017   1 comment
NFV gears up for a final ascent that will lead to widespread commercialization.
Verizon's Ritter on Virtualization as a Security Tool: 'Cautious Optimism'
The Digerati  
10/25/2017   1 comment
In part one of this Q&A, Phil Ritter of Verizon notes that security on virtualized systems is no bed of roses, but at least the age of digital transformation has woken people up to the level of care that is required in securing them.
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.
Masergy’s Watson: Security Needs Human Touch
The Digerati  
10/24/2017   13 comments
Security needs to take on different forms to keep up with attacks across SDN, NFV and IoT, according to Masergy's Ray Watson.
Masergy’s Watson on Security: New Networks, Similar Challenges
The Digerati  
10/23/2017   12 comments
Some of the usual suspects are in play when it comes to security for SDN, NFV and IoT, according to Masergy's Ray Watson.
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.
Windstream's Brown Discusses Virtualization Game Plan
The Digerati  
10/20/2017   2 comments
Windstream is broadening its SDN and NFV reach while also taking an active role in an open source community.
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.
Heavy Reading's Brown on Deployment Arc of 5G
The Digerati  
10/17/2017   9 comments
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown lays out the roadmap and challenges for 5G deployments.
Bill Walker's Transformation Insights
Telco Transformation Video  
10/13/2017   3 comments
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional telco employees, the importance of "fast pivot" versus "fast failure," and why service providers need to re-think how they sell their products and services to their end customers.
HR's Brown: Longtime Coexistence for LTE & 5G Core Networks
The Digerati  
10/12/2017   3 comments
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown maps out how LTE and 5G core networks will lead a life of coexistence for some time to come.
Huawei Tops 560 SDN/NFV Projects
Conversations with Huawei  
10/12/2017   2 comments
Huawei released its NFV/SDN commercial deployment numbers at this week's 2017 SDN NFV World Congress.
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.
Level 3's Richter on Cloud Security Evolution
The Digerati  
10/9/2017   27 comments
Level 3's Chris Richter talks about bringing the IT department of the 'Jurassic' era up to speed with new cloud-based security.
BT's Sabey: NFV Is Changing the Conversation With Vendors
Telco Transformation Video  
10/6/2017   7 comments
DENVER, 10/6/2017 – Jim Sabey, head of connect and compute sales specialists at BT Americas, talks about how virtualization has changed the telco's relationships with its vendors.
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.
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.
Level 3's Adaptive Network Security Expanding to APAC, Africa
Joe Stanganelli  
10/2/2017   3 comments
Level 3 announces additional gateways in new regions for its virtualized cloud security platform, Adaptive Network Security.
The Future of Virtualization: Spending
Infographics  
9/29/2017   10 comments
With renewed confidence in NFV, service providers are willing to spend more on virtualization projects.
The 3 'A's of NFV's Open Source Success
Joe Stanganelli  
9/28/2017   11 comments
Industry experts weigh in with Telco Transformation on the keys to NFV success with open source technologies.
Verizon's Oliveira: Orchestration Drives NFV, VNF Automation
The Digerati  
9/27/2017   12 comments
In the conclusion of this two-part Q&A, Verizon Fellow Fred Oliveira links the orchestration challenges of NFV innovation and deployment to the realm of NFV-driven VNF automation.
Verizon's Oliveira: NFV Needs Orchestration, Openness
The Digerati  
9/26/2017   20 comments
Verizon's Fred Oliveira discusses the state of NFV innovation, both internally at the telco and within open source groups.
Key to NFV Is Organizational Buy-In – BT's Sabey
The Digerati  
9/25/2017   41 comments
Educating both customers and employees is crucial for NFV adoption, according to BT's Jim Sabey.
BT's Sabey: NFV Drives Automation & Service Agility
The Digerati  
9/22/2017   25 comments
BT's programmable network is quickly provisioning services at the customer premise using SDN, NFV and cloud.
Orange's Isch: NFV Needs to Include Moving From Global to Local Networks
The Digerati  
9/22/2017   8 comments
NFV's full potential is realized when global networks inter-operate with local networks aided by APIs.
Level 3's Ewert: Why Automation Is a Boon to Employees
The Digerati  
9/20/2017   51 comments
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.
CenturyLink's Walker: Communication Is Key for NFV
The Digerati  
9/19/2017   56 comments
Bill Walker addresses key issues for deploying NFV, including the need for both IT and telco employees to come to terms on common goals.
CenturyLink's Walker on NFV: Just Do IT
The Digerati  
9/15/2017   26 comments
Walker offers advice on how to implement NFV and talks about how SD-WAN is a doorway to SDN.
Despite Security Concerns, CEOs Big on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/12/2017   42 comments
Despite CEOs' confidence in digital strategies, barriers such as security remain.
OPNFV's Kirksey: Open Source Network Automation – Virtual, Yet Human
Joe Stanganelli  
9/7/2017   17 comments
In a recent Upskill U course, OPNFV's Heather Kirksey evangelized about the importance of virtualized automation that also includes human input.
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.
Telus' Gedeon: Don't Create New Silos With Virtualization
The Digerati  
9/4/2017   7 comments
Telus CTO Gedeon talks about why carriers need to avoid creating new silos as part of using SDN and NFV for their virtualization efforts.




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