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Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas  
3/16/2018   5 comments
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital transformation, according to a recent study from Microsoft and IDC.
Evolving Cloud Data Centers to the 5G Era 
Conversations with Huawei  
3/7/2018   2 comments
What kind of cloud data center will be able to meet the network and service requirements of 5G? The answer is simple.
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.
Digital Transformation Requires New Social Contract – Accenture
Sarah Thomas  
2/20/2018   19 comments
The world is undergoing its own digital transformation in which the relationship between technology and people is a two-way street, Accenture says.
Vendors Need New Transformation Sales Playbook – Survey
Sarah Thomas  
2/15/2018   35 comments
New survey from CCgroup highlights how digital transformations are changing how operators make decisions and what they are looking for in their vendor partners.
Culture Hardest to Transform – Sigma CTO
Sarah Thomas  
1/19/2018   74 comments
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, says Sigma Systems' CTO Catherine Michel, but changing a company's culture is always the hardest part.
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.
TT Caption Contest: Claus & Effect
Mike Robuck  
1/8/2018   17 comments
The winners from the holiday edition of Telco Transformation's caption contest are announced.
Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
Stephan Gatien  
1/3/2018   48 comments
By embracing new technologies, telcos have the opportunity to strengthen new business models, create new revenue streams and increase the 'stickiness' of their customers.
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.
TT Caption Contest: Holiday Edition
Mike Robuck  
12/27/2017   146 comments
It's the final cartoon caption contest of the year for Telco Transformation.
5G Is About Multi-Service Connectivity – Orange Lab's Vamparys
The Digerati  
12/27/2017   16 comments
Orange Lab's Arnaud Vamparys talks about preparing for the on-demand services that will be delivered by 5G.
ABI's Mavrakis: Vendor Compatibility Vital to 5G Transformation
The Digerati  
12/26/2017   5 comments
In part two of this Q&A, ABI Research's Dimitris Mavrakis highlights the important role that vendors play in telco cloud and 5G transformation.
AT&T's Zeto on Achieving the Smart City Vision
The Digerati  
12/25/2017   39 comments
Smart cities are built not just by the carriers involved, but also by the cities' mayors, utilities, CIOs and the residents and businesses within those cities, according to AT&T's Michael Zeto.
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's Vancsa on Unifying 5G Cloud
The Digerati  
12/22/2017   13 comments
In part two of this Q&A, the OpenStack Foundation's Ildiko Vancsa talks about how 5G and cloud convergence demand flexibility.
AT&T's Kafka: Localized Cloud Resources Crucial for 5G
The Digerati  
12/21/2017   6 comments
AT&T's Hank Kafka says moving cloud resources geographically closer to the end user is one of the key considerations for enabling 5G services.
OpenStack Key to CSPs' Success
12/20/2017   12 comments
OpenStack is picking up steam in various verticals as service providers prepare for IoT and edge computing.
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.
Colt's Voltolini: Cloud Transformation Brings Agility, Alignment
The Digerati  
12/12/2017   4 comments
In part one of this Q&A, Colt's Mirko Voltolini talks about why both cloud technologies and a DevOps mindset toward organizational alignment are a prerequisite for enterprise digital transformation.
Digital Maturity Models Drive Carriers' Transformations
The Digerati  
12/11/2017   12 comments
One method for carriers to manage their legacy systems and newer technologies is through a two-pronged approach, according to Huawei's Vishal Augustine.
NTT America's Rigby: Digital Transformation Is Not 'One Size Fits All'
The Digerati  
12/8/2017   15 comments
Digital transformation strategies need to be adaptive over time while also having top-down management buy-in, according to NTT America's George Rigby.
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.
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.
Red Hat's Jordan-Smith: Orange a Poster Child for Digital Transformation
The Digerati  
11/28/2017   6 comments
Red Hat's Darrell Jordan-Smith holds partner Orange up as exemplary of the kind of digital-transformation enablement other telcos and network operators should strive for.
Digital Transformation: Fractures
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.
Red Hat's Jordan-Smith: Digital Transformation Happens at the Mobile Edge
The Digerati  
11/27/2017   3 comments
In part one of this Q&A, Red Hat's Darrell Jordan-Smith explains how network operators are enabling their own customers' digital transformation at the edge.
Vodafone's Morawski: Flexible Workforce Key to Digital Transformation
The Digerati  
11/24/2017   64 comments
CIOs face several challenges, including education leadership, when it comes to enabling their digital transformations, according to Vodafone's Andrew Morawski.
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.
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.
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   8 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.
Digital Transformations: Keep Up or Die
Mike Robuck  
11/14/2017   39 comments
Carriers need to get on the digital transformation bandwagon or risk their customers going to other service providers.
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.
Study: Despite Barriers, IT Execs Spending More on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
11/9/2017   14 comments
According to a recent study, European IT executives are spending more on their companies' digital transformation implementations, but there are barriers to overcome.
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.
Verizon's Ritter: SDN/NFV Security Demands Cross Checks
The Digerati  
10/27/2017   9 comments
In part two II of this Q&A, Verizon's Phil Ritter emphasizes that the need for good old-fashioned diligence has not gone away in the age of virtualization.
Huawei's Xue: 3 Transformation Challenges
Conversations with Huawei  
10/27/2017   121 comments
Huawei's all-in on cloud to enable carriers' digital transformations.
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.
Level 3's Dugan: Public Internet Use Ratchets Up Need for Better Security
Mike Robuck  
10/19/2017   6 comments
Enterprise customers need better security as they rely more on the public Internet for their connectivity needs.
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.
AT&T's Anschutz: Next-Gen VNFs Will Curb Opex
Telco Transformation Video  
10/11/2017   15 comments
During the Carrier NFV and SDN event in Denver, AT&T's Tom Anschutz talked about how the second generation of VNFs could reduce opex during this Telco Transformation video.
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.
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.
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.
ETSI's Triay: NFV Success Is Built With Foresight, Understanding, Automation
The Digerati  
9/21/2017   7 comments
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.
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.
AT&T's Wheelus: Automation Key for Speed, Efficiency
The Digerati  
9/18/2017   62 comments
AT&T's Amy Wheelus talks about the telco's use of SDN and automation in this Q&A.
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.
Level 3's Ewert: Look to Cloud for NFV Models
The Digerati  
9/14/2017   4 comments
Level 3's Travis Ewert draws parallels between effective NFV transformation and enterprise-cloud models while urging a commoditization approach to network operating models.
Comcast Business Dives Into SD-WAN Waters
Mike Robuck  
9/13/2017   39 comments
SD-WAN is the first service that Comcast is offering on its SDN-enabled ActiveCore platform.
CenturyLink's Walker Talks Automation, Orchestration
The Digerati  
9/13/2017   9 comments
CenturyLink's Walker discusses the impact of automation and the cloud on the telco's NFV efforts.
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.
Level 3's Saenger: SDN a Gateway to Automation
The Digerati  
8/29/2017   5 comments
An adaptive networking approach to SDN, taking into account a variety of variables and the roles they can play, is what makes for good network virtualization, says Level 3's Adam Saenger.
Digital Transformations Dogged by Lack of Leadership
Mike Robuck  
8/28/2017   14 comments
A survey of US senior-level executives found that most weren't executing on their digital transformation strategies.
Cognitive AI: Humanizing Network Apps
Kishore Jethanandani  
8/3/2017   40 comments
Cognitive AI will pose new challenges for service providers with its exponentially higher data volumes susceptible to spikes.
Red Hat's Hood on Blending Open Source, SDN & Web-Scale IT
The Digerati  
7/31/2017   5 comments
Web-scale IT, open source and virtualization converge to enable continuous network innovations.
IDC's Hicks: Digital Transformation a Must
The Digerati  
7/28/2017   18 comments
IDC's Hicks discusses the need for telcos to transform themselves en route to offering support for services such as autonomous vehicles and virtual reality.
IDC's Hicks: Digital Transformations Are About More Than Technology
The Digerati  
7/26/2017   68 comments
Digital transformations aren't just the technologies, they also include the business cases.
Red Hat's Hood on Perpetuating SD-WAN Success
The Digerati  
7/26/2017   8 comments
Red Hat is helping service providers with their SD-WAN deployments.
AT&T's Fuetsch: Edge Computing Is on Deck
Mike Robuck  
7/25/2017   29 comments
AT&T is tuning up edge computing to enable self-driving cars, virtual reality and augmented reality.
Windstream, EarthLink Unite Over SD-WAN
The Digerati  
7/24/2017   10 comments
EarthLink and Windstream's SD-WAN services will be more tightly integrated starting in late July.
Singapore Tops UN Cybersecurity Survey
Mike Robuck  
7/17/2017   51 comments
United Nations survey encourages countries to come up with a cybersecurity strategy
Anschutz on AT&T's Use of Web-Scale IT
The Digerati  
7/14/2017   14 comments
AT&T is tapping into web-scale principles to improve operational efficiencies.
Verizon's Hakl on SD-WAN Evolution
The Digerati  
7/13/2017   11 comments
As Verizon grows its SD-WAN strategy, the company sees a network evolution in both technological capabilities of network autonomics and business use cases that drive outcomes for enhanced agility.
Colt's Coppens Talks Industry Automation
The Digerati  
7/12/2017   8 comments
Colt is working with AT&T, Orange, MEF and the TM Forum on orchestrating services across each other's networks.
Is AI Everybody's Job, or Nobody's Job?
Joe Stanganelli  
6/30/2017   39 comments
While the benefits of AI are often touted, there are some concerns, including hiring and training employees.
Orange Business Services' Isch: SD-WAN Complements the Cloud
The Digerati  
6/28/2017   17 comments
Orange Business Services' Isch talks about educating customers on their SD-WAN needs.
Sky Italia's Gandino Talks OTT Challenges, Viewing Trends & AI
The Digerati  
6/27/2017   24 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   22 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   67 comments
Mayer departs Yahoo with a much bigger bank account.
Windstream Sees AI Winds Blowing Toward SD-WAN
Joe Stanganelli  
6/9/2017   20 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   20 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   34 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
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   21 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
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.

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On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
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
9am ET

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.

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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.
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