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posted in March 2016
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Hu Rotates In as New Huawei CEO
Mike Robuck  
3/31/2016   12 comments
Ken Hu takes over the reigns as Huawei's CEO for the next six months.
Virtual Reality: Poised for Liftoff
3/31/2016   6 comments
The virtual reality (VR) ecosystem is broad and complex with companies developing a wide-range of technologies, devices, systems, content and applications, but 2016 is the year that all of the elements start to come together.
Fullscreen Targets April 26 Launch of SVOD Service
Mike Robuck  
3/30/2016   16 comments
Fullscreen will launch its $4.99 per month ad-free video service next month with AT&T's help.
Etisalat Misr, Huawei Bring Gig Backhaul to Egypt
Mike Robuck  
3/29/2016   5 comments
The two companies say super dual-band microwave deployment in Egypt is the world's first.
IoT: It's All About Use Cases, Verizon's Bartolomeo Says
The Digerati  
3/28/2016   19 comments
Verizon's Mark Bartolomeo talks about smart cities and uses cases for the Internet of Things.
Building Blocks for IoT Platforms
3/28/2016   8 comments
Internet of Things (IoT) products and services are a maturing market for telecom operators, according to a recent report by Heavy Reading. According to operators and observers that were surveyed by Heavy Reading, 2016 will likely see significant momentum build behind IoT, including operators' involvement in platforms and applications.
Virtual Reality: Ready for Prime Time?
Flash Poll  
3/25/2016   7 comments
Is virtual reality (VR) the next big thing, or a replay of 3DTV? Some industry experts say the various elements of virtual reality will start to come together this year. What should service providers' priorities be this year in regards to virtual reality?
Verizon's Bartolomeo: IoT Security Top of Mind
The Digerati  
3/25/2016   65 comments
Security is a key concern for consumers using IoT products and services, but Verizon is approaching security from several fronts.
Tele2's Sonkin Says Time Is Right for NFV
The Digerati  
3/25/2016   9 comments
Sweden's Tele2 AB has big bigs for NFV as a precursor to its 5G ambitions.
Huawei Advances SDN Tech With 'TIP'
Mike Robuck  
3/24/2016   3 comments
Huawei's Transport Innovation Platform is a new service that leverages an ONOS-based SDN controller.
Bartolomeo Provides Insight on Verizon's IoT Platform
The Digerati  
3/23/2016   10 comments
Verizon's ThingSpace aims to make IoT less complex and more user friendly.
Google Casts Wider Net With Chromecast Rebrand
Mike Robuck  
3/22/2016   34 comments
Google is changing the name of its Chromecast app to reflect a wider-range of use cases.
IoT’s Pressure Point
Flash Poll  
3/18/2016   13 comments
What is the biggest challenge or priority for service providers in regards to initiating an Internet of Things strategy?
Cable Gears Up for Next Phase of SDN
Mike Robuck  
3/17/2016   30 comments
Software-defined network and network virtualization are top of mind for cable operators, but there's plenty to consider.
ON.Lab's Parulkar: Vendors 'Gaming' Open Source Standards
Mike Robuck  
3/17/2016   9 comments
Open source standards bodies and communities need to come together to keep open source industry truly 'open.'
Greendyk: Network Slicing Key Feature for AT&T's 5G Core
The Digerati  
3/17/2016   11 comments
In the second installment of this Q&A with Telco Transformation, AT&T's Greendyk talks big data, densification and other elements of the company's 5G core.
CeBIT: Huawei Debuts IoT Lighting Platform
Mike Robuck  
3/16/2016   10 comments
Connected City Lighting Solution uses GIS to manage city streetlights.
Cable Next-Gen: Mile-High Moments
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.
A Tale of 2 Polls
Mike Robuck  
3/11/2016   14 comments
A comparison of the most recent Telco Transformation poll with one from the Digital Operations Transformation Summit in Barcelona yielded some interesting results.
SCTE's Bastian Talks Trends at Cable Next-Gen
Mike Robuck  
3/11/2016   5 comments
SCTE's CTO and SVP says DOCSIS. 3.1 is on the fast track for all cable operators.
Moving on Up: Cable Eyes Enterprise Sector
Mike Robuck  
3/10/2016   110 comments
Cable operators, such as Charter, are taking their business services talents to the enterprise space.
Harmeen Mehta – Consumer-Inspired Digital Transformation
Telco Transformation Video  
3/10/2016   4 comments
Harmeen Mehta, Global Chief Information Officer, is charged with digital operations transformation at Bharti Airtel, India. Harmeen shares how Bharti Airtel's transformation was inspired by its customers embracing digital services which has been driven by the wide adoption of 4G, and explains how Bharti Airtel is focused on transforming its operations to become a leading provider of digital lifestyles for its customers.
Telecom Italia Exec Admits to Virtualization Growing Pains
Mike Robuck  
3/9/2016   8 comments
Despite growing pains, Telecom Italia is still interested in digital transformation.
AT&T Masters Amen Corner in 4K
Mike Robuck  
3/9/2016   6 comments
AT&T will debut the new DirecTV 4K channel in April and cover the Masters live in 4K.
Cloud Turbo-Charging Stampede to a Digital Future
Telco Transformation Video  
3/9/2016   10 comments
Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses her views on the trends driving digital operations transformation. She talks about the priorities that carriers will need to transform, starting with cloud. She highlights how carriers need to focus on network virtualization to enable their networks to run at cloud speed, as well as management and orchestration, which are currently complex areas for carriers to tackle.
Skype Pulls Plug on Smart TV App
Mike Robuck  
3/8/2016   95 comments
Advent of smartphones makes Skype smart TV app obsolete.
Deutsche Telekom's Kerstin Günther on Digital Transformation
Telco Transformation Video  
3/8/2016   5 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Senior Vice President Technology Europe, Kerstin Günther, gives Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders an update on the operator's transformational network revamp, which is set to have a dramatic impact on operating costs and new business development.
Google Drops Invites for Project Fi
Mike Robuck  
3/7/2016   43 comments
Google no longer requires invitations for its WiFi first service.
TeliaSonera's Svardh Plots 5G, NFV Future
The Digerati  
3/4/2016   9 comments
Sweden's TeliaSonera says virtualization technology and a partnership mindset will underpin the operator's approach to 5G.
Poll: No Votes for White Box Networking
Mike Robuck  
3/4/2016   20 comments
The biggest impact on service providers' businesses over the next decade will be 5G, according to the latest Telco Transformation poll.
Facebook Draws Antitrust Scrutiny in Germany
Mike Robuck  
3/2/2016   23 comments
Facebook joins Google and Microsoft in being named in an antitrust investigation.

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