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Sky Italia's Gandino Talks OTT Challenges, Viewing Trends & AI
The Digerati  
6/27/2017   8 comments
Davide Gandino, OTT and cloud processing & delivery manager of technology at Sky Italia, discusses the role of analytics and AI in its OTT video strategy at the Red Hat Summit.
Level 3's Dugan: Customers Crave SD-WAN Expansion of Hybrid Networks
The Digerati  
6/27/2017   2 comments
Level 3's long-term goal with SD-WAN is to couple it with other network solutions.
SD-WAN: Welcome to the Boomtown
Mike Robuck  
6/20/2017   13 comments
Cloud-based SD-WAN subscriptions from vendors came out on top of a recent Telco Transformation poll.
NFV: Keeping Hope Alive With the OPNFV
Mike Robuck  
6/14/2017   6 comments
Operators haven't lost faith in NFV, according to the OPNFV, which released the results of a Heavy Reading survey at this week's OPNFV Summit in Beijing.
Seen & Heard: Yahoo CEO Exits via Platinum Parachute
Mike Robuck  
6/13/2017   62 comments
Mayer departs Yahoo with a much bigger bank account.
Windstream Sees AI Winds Blowing Toward SD-WAN
Joe Stanganelli  
6/9/2017   11 comments
SD-WAN and the cloud are just a few of the use cases that are driving the rapid adoption of AI.
ONAP Embraces More Members
Mike Robuck  
6/8/2017   15 comments
ONAP forges ahead with new members; plans to merge ECOMP and OPEN-O.
AT&T's Zeto: IoT Evolution Runs on Parallel Paths
The Digerati  
6/7/2017   7 comments
Whether it's street lighting, smart cities or military bases, IoT has the use cases covered.
Level 3's Saenger: Virtualized Cloud Binds AI, Big Data
The Digerati  
6/1/2017   32 comments
Virtualized cloud eases the complexity of big data, AI and automation.
Level 3's Saenger: Enterprise Cloud Means Business
The Digerati  
6/1/2017   5 comments
Level 3's Adam Saenger examines enterprise cloud trends and the skillsets employees need to understand not only the technology, but also the business case for cloud platforms.
Level 3 on Multi-Operator Automation
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
5/31/2017   1 comment
Level 3's VP of Global Development and Management Adam Saenger talks about the importance of multi-operator automation, and how it impacts partners, customers and employees.
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.
Facebook's Schmidtke on TIP & the New Connectivity Paradigm
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/17/2017   11 comments
Facebook's Hans-Juergen Schmidtke explained new developments in TIP and driving a global, connected ecosystem.
Level 3's Richter: Simplicity Strengthens Security in the Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
5/12/2017   14 comments
Level 3's Chris Richter explains how migration to the enterprise cloud increases security by reducing complexity for many organizations.
Huawei's Chiosi Shares Views on ONAP, MANO & More
Mike Robuck  
5/3/2017   7 comments
Chiosi, vice president of Open Ecosystems in the US with Huawei, is focused on making sure standards and open source are working well together.
A Deep Dive Into Intent-Based Network Management With Level 3's CTO
The Digerati  
5/2/2017   3 comments
Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan examines how AI and machine learning can be utilized in the network to improve automation, security, network performance and more.
Equinix Expects 'Massive' Scaling of Interconnection Model
The Digerati  
4/24/2017   12 comments
Equinix is preparing for the future by looking to massively scale its interconnection capabilities, and participating in open source processes and testing solutions such TIP.
Laplane: Orange Has Cloud Covered
The Digerati  
4/20/2017   12 comments
Orange Business Services recently teamed up with Huawei on a managed cloud offering.
AT&T's Volinsky Talks About the Power of AI
The Digerati  
4/14/2017   26 comments
AI is the real deal now for service providers such as AT&T.
Big Data Throwdown: Top 10 Trends
Infographics  
4/13/2017   31 comments
Big data is more than just collecting data. Carriers and their customers look to analytics for making real-time decisions.
Red Hat's Jordan-Smith: Many Eyeballs on the Cloud
The Digerati  
4/12/2017   9 comments
Enterprise cloud will reach its full potential with open source solutions.
A1 Digital Dials in Digital Transformations
The Digerati  
4/11/2017   7 comments
As a newly formed subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, A1 is looking to bring its digital products, cloud and IoT services to businesses across central and eastern Europe.
OPNFV Crosses Into MANO With Danube
Mike Robuck  
4/7/2017   4 comments
Danube pushes OPNFV closer to its goal of having an end-to-end NFV platform for service providers.
China Mobile Ramps Up With ONAP
Mike Robuck  
4/7/2017   4 comments
China Mobile was drawn to OPEN-O for some of the same reasons that AT&T created ECOMP.
Vendor Lock-In: The Bogeyman in the Cloud
Joe Stanganelli  
4/6/2017   11 comments
Vendor lock-in may not be what you think it is.
AT&T Boldly Goes Into White Box Switching
Mike Robuck  
4/4/2017   7 comments
AT&T teamed up with several vendors for a coast-to-coast trial of white-box switching.
ONS: State of the Union for Open Source
Mike Robuck  
4/3/2017   7 comments
While open source projects and software-defined networks have enjoyed big growth spurts there are still hurdles to overcome en route to large-scale production deployments.
Linux Foundation's Joshipura: 5G Demands Cloud Automation & Big Data
The Digerati  
4/3/2017   3 comments
The time is now to start automating for 5G, Joshipura says.
Level 3's Richter Talks About Enterprise Cloud 'Gotchas'
The Digerati  
3/31/2017   8 comments
Level 3's Richter discusses dumb things end users do and other perceived problems with enterprise cloud.
BT's Schrock: Aggregation, Integration Next Steps for Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
3/31/2017   6 comments
BT is helping customers understand that the move to the enterprise cloud shouldn't be fraught with worry.
Linux Foundation's Joshipura on Building Open Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
3/30/2017   8 comments
Enterprise cloud is a blend of proprietary solutions and open source components, Joshipura says.
BT’s Schrock: Enterprise Cloud Spans Globe
The Digerati  
3/30/2017   5 comments
There's a wide range of providers, services and customers for enterprise cloud services.
Containers Are Key for Open Networking
Kishore Jethanandani  
3/29/2017   8 comments
Containers provide service providers with more portability and flexibility than virtual machines.
Sandberg: Telenor Leans Into Software
The Digerati  
3/29/2017   3 comments
Bjørn-Taale Sandberg, head of Telenor Research, talks about how his company is learning to be more software-centric.
Telenor’s Sandberg Discusses Virtualization
The Digerati  
3/27/2017   4 comments
Telenor is working across three primary fronts for its digitization initiative.
Enterprise Cloud Uses Mature, CenturyLink's Matherson Says
The Digerati  
3/24/2017   10 comments
Enterprise cloud is still evolving, but it's already starting to mirror legacy on premise infrastructure.
CL's Matherson: Future Is Now for Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
3/23/2017   27 comments
Matherson breaks down the opportunities and the obstacles that businesses face when moving to enterprise cloud.
CenturyLink Goes Its Own Way With CORD
Mike Robuck  
3/22/2017   21 comments
CenturyLink eschews ONOS' CORD by developing its own version for its residential and business DSL customers.
Report: SD-WAN to Top $2.9B by 2021
Mike Robuck  
3/22/2017   14 comments
SD-WAN is booming, according to an IHS Markit report.
Pacewicz: Indigo the Next Innovation Wave for AT&T
The Digerati  
3/20/2017   10 comments
Pacewicz talks about Indigo, which AT&T sees as its third generation of modern networking, and SD-WAN services.
AT&T's Pacewicz Talks About Inter-Carrier APIs
The Digerati  
3/16/2017   5 comments
Pacewicz provides more details about how AT&T, Colt and Orange are defining new standards for interoperability across each other's SDN-based networks.
Telenor Seeks to Lead With New AI Lab
Mike Robuck  
3/15/2017   24 comments
In addition to the lab, Telenor has made AI one of the core elements of its digital transformation.
AT&T's Katibeh Discusses Easing Cloud Concerns for Enterprises
The Digerati  
3/14/2017   21 comments
AT&T's NetBond not only offers enterprises flexibility and security, but also a way to collect IoT data.
Breaking Through the NFV Fog in 2017
Mallik Tatipamula  
3/13/2017   2 comments
Service providers need to run through a checklist in regards to which projects or applications need to be virtualized.
Digital Transformation: Charting a Course
Infographics  
3/10/2017   5 comments
The TM Forum defines digital transformation for service providers.
Viginier: Orange Transforms With DevOps
The Digerati  
3/10/2017   5 comments
Orange is going all in with a DevOps approach across its operation areas.
Linux Foundation's Joshipura Brings Order to Open Source
The Digerati  
3/9/2017   2 comments
The Linux Foundation hired Joshipura to move the open source ball forward by reducing fragmentation and increasing cooperation.
Open Source & Containers: How Supply Meets Demand
Kishore Jethanandani  
3/7/2017   4 comments
Open source networking, CORD, microservices and containers are some of the tools that service providers are using to manage their networks at the edge.
Barcelona Shines During MWC
Slideshows  
3/6/2017   13 comments
Barcelona was warm, sunny and chock-full of technology during Mobile World Congress 2017.
AT&T's Anschutz: CORD Ties in Open Source, Containers
The Digerati  
3/2/2017   10 comments
AT&T exec explains how CORD is designed to use containers and open networking to provision services and applications at the edge.
AT&T's Nassaur Talks Container Strategy
The Digerati  
3/1/2017   10 comments
AT&T is looking at the ways that containers and microservices will impact networks.
Colt, AT&T, Orange Partner on Orchestrated Services
Mike Robuck  
3/1/2017   6 comments
Orange, AT&T Colt are breaking new ground on interoperability across SDN-enabled networks.
AT&T's Anschutz Talks CORD & Containers
The Digerati  
2/28/2017   2 comments
Distributed controls for distributed networks are key for optimizing sprawling networks.
AT&T's Nassaur: Keep an Open Mind on Containers
The Digerati  
2/27/2017   5 comments
Nassaur speaks about the importance of containers and open source collaboration across the telecom industry.
AT&T: IoT Cyber Attacks Increase 400% in 2016
Mike Robuck  
2/27/2017   44 comments
AT&T's latest security report says businesses need to stay on top of security to ward off cyber attacks.
OpenDayLight's Caywood Discusses SDN
The Digerati  
2/24/2017   9 comments
In the third part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood talked about the evolution of software-defined networking and northbound APIs.
Linux Foundation Welds OPEN-O, ECOMP Into ONAP
Carl Weinschenk  
2/23/2017   10 comments
Combing OPEN-O and ECOMP into ONAP should bring more harmony to the MANO sector.
NFV: A Catalyst for OSS Transformation
Mike Robuck  
2/22/2017   7 comments
NFV presents an opportunity to breathe new life into OSS.
Verizon Shaves $350M Off of Yahoo Deal
Mike Robuck  
2/21/2017   46 comments
Verizon and Yahoo agree to cut the price of their deal, and to split some of the liabilities.
Verizon's Shafiq: Analytics Key to ThingSpace IoT Platform
The Digerati  
2/21/2017   13 comments
Verizon is bringing order to the Internet of Things space through the use of advanced analytics on its ThingSpace platform.
Seen & Heard: Orange Debuts Public Cloud Offering
Mike Robuck  
2/21/2017   15 comments
Orange Business Services is reaching out to multinational corporations with a new public cloud offering.
Operation Analytics Plays Key Role in Virtualization & Orchestration
Chris Menier  
2/16/2017   16 comments
While the benefits to virtualization are many, it does add an additional layer of complexity that needs to be managed by more sophisticated assurance and monitoring capabilities.
Digital Disruption: Early Days for Carriers
Infographics  
2/15/2017   57 comments
Tier 1 operators' progress towards becoming digital service providers is marked by more of an evolution rather than a disruptive transformation, according to a recent report.
ONF Opens Up Innovation Pipeline Progam
Mike Robuck  
2/14/2017   9 comments
ONF is attempting to drive innovation, agility and cohesion across SDN and NFV efforts with its new program.
OPNFV's Second Plugfest Tackles OCP & Open-O Integration
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
2/13/2017   6 comments
OPNFV's second Plugfest highlighted integration of OPNFV's platform with multiple commercial hardware solutions and open source platforms.
ODL's Caywood: Why China Matters
The Digerati  
2/13/2017   19 comments
In the second part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood speaks about what Western telcos can learn from their Chinese counterparts and how open source groups can refine their collaboration efforts.
CenturyLink Banks on Virtualization Rewards
Mike Robuck  
2/9/2017   26 comments
CenturyLink outlined its progress on the virtualization front during its fourth-quarter earnings call.
Seen & Heard: Less Is More for CenturyLink
Mike Robuck  
2/8/2017   17 comments
CenturyLink is leveraging an internal software approach for its next-generation NFV/SDN implementation.
Four Predictions That Will Redefine Networking
Carl Grivner  
2/7/2017   24 comments
The next 12 months will bring about a seachange for enterprise and small business networking.
OpenDaylight's Caywood Discusses 2017 Roadmap
The Digerati  
2/3/2017   43 comments
OpenDaylight is looking to build upon the momentum generated last year around uses cases while also prepping for its next SDN release.
Virtualization and the Cloud Transform AT&T’s OSS/BSS
The Digerati  
2/2/2017   13 comments
AT&T execs Nassaur and Saxena discuss the telco's OSS/BSS transformation across cloud, container and microservice components to further enable virtualization of its network.
AT&T Waves Indigo Flag
Mike Robuck  
2/1/2017   10 comments
AT&T provided additional details on its Indigo platform during an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, as well as setting its virtualization goal to 55% this year.
Service Providers Need to Embrace Disruption
Infographics  
1/31/2017   15 comments
With digital services replacing physical services, operators today are in the process of expanding their business models en route to becoming digital service.
Level 3's McReynolds Gets Real on Virtualized Cloud
The Digerati  
1/31/2017   9 comments
There's a lot of white noise around the cloud and virtualization, but McReynolds cuts through the clutter in this Telco Transformation Q&A.
Feldman: Verizon Constructs Smart Communities on Deals, New Tools
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   16 comments
Verizon beefed up its IoT portfolio in order to provision its Smart Communities platform.
AT&T’s Zeto: More Cities Get Smart in 2017
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   28 comments
AT&T exec says that last year's smart projects will translate into more IoT-based smart cities this year.
Caption Contest: A Virtual View
Mike Robuck  
1/29/2017   114 comments
Telco Transformation's first cartoon caption contest of the year takes a peek at virtual reality.
Accenture's Kahan: What Cloud Brings to Carrier Business
The Digerati  
1/27/2017   16 comments
The reality of today's cloud is that communications service providers need to create ecosystems to better serve their enterprise customers.
Level 3's McReynolds Talks About Better IT Cloud Management
The Digerati  
1/26/2017   9 comments
Enterprises need to get a better grip on monitoring, troubleshooting and over-purchasing in their cloud environments.
Telenor Research's Tech Trends for 2017
Infographics  
1/25/2017   10 comments
AI, IoT and chatbots are poised for a breakout year in 2017, according to Telenor Research.
Feldman: ThingSpace the IoT Lynchpin of Verizon's Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/25/2017   9 comments
Verizon is flexing its analytics muscles to beef up its ThingSpace platform across its Smart Communities verticals.
The Cloud, the Change & a New Culture
The Digerati  
1/24/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems partnered with Huawei to create the Open Telekom Cloud platform that was launched last year.
SDN Slow to Ignite in Data Centers
Mike Robuck  
1/24/2017   11 comments
Getting SDN live in data centers is taking longer than expected.
Verizon's Feldman: IoT Focus Shifts From Smart Cities to Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/23/2017   35 comments
After meeting with city planners, CIOs and mayors, Verizon has expanded its IoT scope.
Vodafone Says Hola to NB-IoT in Spain
Mike Robuck  
1/23/2017   12 comments
Vodafone has embarked on a nationwide rollout of NB-IoT networks in Spain.
Du's Domingo Discusses Smart City Project
The Digerati  
1/20/2017   17 comments
Smart city services will be available to all of the residents of Dubai once the project goes live this year.
BT Gears Up for More Virtualization
Mike Robuck  
1/19/2017   14 comments
BT has big virtualization plans this year, which include various VNFs and a new app portal.
China Unicom Shanghai's Digital Transformation Journey
The Digerati  
1/18/2017   6 comments
China Unicom's Shanghai division is leveraging the cloud and APIs to enable new services and applications for enterprise customers.
TT Poll: Linux Foundation Wins Hands Down in Open Source Smackdown
Mike Robuck  
1/17/2017   3 comments
The Linux Foundation was the runaway winner in a Telco Transformation poll that asked which entity should guide the industry's virtualization efforts.
Cloud Enabled-IoT: A World of Opportunity
The Digerati  
1/16/2017   6 comments
During a conference last year, John Hoffman, CEO and director of the GSMA, spoke about the opportunities that cloud enabled Internet of Things will bring to consumers and the industry at large.
Gilbert: Marrying AI, SDN Creates a Powerful Platform for AT&T
The Digerati  
1/13/2017   11 comments
While AT&T is busy leveraging its ECOMP platform today, it's working on a powerful combination of SDN and artificial intelligence for the future.
AT&T's Gilbert: ECOMP Is a Game Changer
The Digerati  
1/12/2017   3 comments
AT&T has put its ECOMP architecture into open source in hopes of bringing standardization to the industry.
Telefónica's López Vives on Digital Revolution
The Digerati  
1/11/2017   10 comments
The CEO of Telefónica Business Solutions speaks about connectivity and the cloud transforming businesses during this Huawei Connect 2016 keynote.
NFV Takes Center Stage
Ben Pietrabella  
1/10/2017   2 comments
The shift to NFV will maximize performance and increase business agility for mobile operators, ultimately creating a path for new commercial opportunities.
AT&T's Gilbert Talks Virtualization
The Digerati  
1/10/2017   11 comments
Mazin Gilbert outlines AT&T's virtualzation plans in Part 1 of this Q&A with Telco Transformation.
Paving the Way for a Digital World
The Digerati  
1/5/2017   44 comments
Deutsche Telekom's partnership with Huawei is enabling its digital transformation.
AT&T Boots Up 5G Trial in Austin With DirecTV Now Customers
Mike Robuck  
1/4/2017   12 comments
AT&T will take 5G for another trial spin in Austin with DirecTV Now subscribers.
Will VNFs Align in 2017?
Mike Robuck  
1/4/2017   10 comments
Virtual network functions need to become less proprietary and more open in 2017.
Seen & Heard: State of Digital Transformations in Western Europe
Mike Robuck  
1/3/2017   7 comments
Digital transformations are underway in Western Europe, but finding the right partners to implement them is one of the challenges.
Level 3's Virtualization Migration Roadmap
Mike Robuck  
12/30/2016   12 comments
Level 3’s migration is gaining momentum as standardization and new equipment help it cope with the challenges of managing a cloud-native network.




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