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Verizon's Feldman: IoT Focus Shifts From Smart Cities to Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/23/2017   8 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   7 comments
Vodafone has embarked on a nationwide rollout of NB-IoT networks in Spain.
Caption Contest: A Virtual View
Mike Robuck  
1/22/2017   43 comments
Telco Transformation's first cartoon caption contest of the year takes a peek at virtual reality.
Du's Domingo Discusses Smart City Project
The Digerati  
1/20/2017   13 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   9 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   3 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   2 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   4 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   10 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   2 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   9 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   22 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.
Cloud Era: Growing Together With Partners
Conversations with Huawei  
12/30/2016   12 comments
Zou Zhilei spoke about trends in the ICT industry at the Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai.
Vodafone’s Morawski: IoT Gets Real in 2017
The Digerati  
12/29/2016   42 comments
Among other predictions, Morawski says that IoT applications will be fully ingrained in IT landscapes and digital strategies next year.
AT&T Banks on AI
Mike Robuck  
12/28/2016   46 comments
AT&T is leveraging big data, predictive capabilities and diagnostic tools to blend artificial intelligence into its architecture.
Offering Big Data DDoS Protection
Alex Henthorn-Iwane  
12/28/2016   33 comments
Big data can help service providers seize the cybersecurity opportunity.
Huawei Has 'Things' Covered for IoT
The Digerati  
12/27/2016   53 comments
Huawei introduced its 'Things Coverage' plan for Internet of Things applications and services last month at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum.
AT&T: Foundries Spur Innovation Forward
Mike Robuck  
12/27/2016   19 comments
The AT&T Foundry program is key to the company's digital ecosystem expansion.
CT's Tongqing Discusses Cloud Computing
The Digerati  
12/26/2016   13 comments
Cloud computing is one of the key enabling elements of China Telecom's Transformation 3.0 roadmap.
IoT: Unlocking the Potential
Infographics  
12/26/2016   18 comments
The Internet of Things is in the process of changing the landscape for both businesses and consumers, but partners in the ecosystem need to work together to overcome the challenges.
AT&T's Porter Looks Ahead to Security in 2017
The Digerati  
12/23/2016   31 comments
AT&T's security expert says the Internet of Things will be a prime cybersecurity target in 2017.
Masergy: IoT Security & the Accountability Deficit
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/22/2016   5 comments
Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, talked to Telco Transformation about IoT, cybersecurity and what's to come at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome.
LTE Gets a Makeover for IoT Business
Tim Kridel  
12/22/2016   9 comments
Service providers are tapping into LTE-M technologies to provision their low-power IoT applications and services.
Digital Transformations: Evolution
Infographics  
12/21/2016   15 comments
The telecom industry is undergoing a transformation in order to keep up with the demand for new apps, services and better user experiences.
Brothers in Arms: Competitors Team Up on NFV Testing
Mike Robuck  
12/20/2016   10 comments
Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia have teamed up to form an NFV interoperability testing initiative to address NFV multi-vendor interoperability concerns.
IoT: What Do Customers Really Need?
Joe Stanganelli  
12/19/2016   33 comments
When it comes to IoT enterprise connectivity, service providers need to get into the trenches with customer employees in order to better serve them.
Year-End Caption Contest: Winner Announced
Mike Robuck  
12/19/2016   155 comments
The last Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest of the year takes aim at the recent spate of large mergers in the telecom industry.
Seen & Heard: Verizon Gets Cold Feet on Yahoo Deal
Mike Robuck  
12/15/2016   56 comments
The latest security breach of emails is giving Verizon pause on its $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo's core web assets.
Report: IoT Is Connecting With Consumers
Mike Robuck  
12/14/2016   44 comments
The Internet of Things is finding traction with consumers, especially in the autonomous car and home sectors.
Containers: Roses & Thorns
Mike Robuck  
12/13/2016   20 comments
Container technology provides benefits above and beyond using virtual machines to help service providers move more virtualization into the cloud.
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.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Snags Former AT&T Exec Chiosi
Mike Robuck  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Chiosi brings a wealth of experience and contacts to her new position at Huawei.
Carriers Need to Operationalize NFV
Mike Robuck  
12/9/2016   15 comments
The next phase for NFV needs to include operational aspects that lead to deployable services.
NFV: Security Issue or Security Opportunity?
Mike Robuck  
12/7/2016   11 comments
NFV infrastructures include new security issues that operators need to be aware of, but they also provide opportunities to put better security in place.
Study IDs Big Targets for VNFs
Mike Robuck  
12/7/2016   20 comments
VNFs are set to proliferate across four areas for carriers.
An Industry To-Do List for NFV
Mike Robuck  
12/7/2016   8 comments
There are some key challenges for NFV to overcome in order to reach its full potential for service providers.
Ondet: Datavenue Ups IoT Game for Orange
The Digerati  
12/5/2016   5 comments
Orange is taking the lessons it learned from the launch of Datavenue to other IoT opportunities across the globe.
Orange Targets vCPE in First ECOMP Trial
Mike Robuck  
12/2/2016   9 comments
Orange's first implementation of ECOMP will focus on vCPE for residential customers in its Poland footprint.
Telenor Research's Grønsund Discusses Cloud-Native VNFs
The Digerati  
12/1/2016   8 comments
Operators need to work together to define cloud-native VNFs.
Comcast Hoists ONOS, CORD Flags
Mike Robuck  
11/30/2016   11 comments
Comcast becomes the first cable operator to join ONOS and CORD.
Ecosystem Transformation: Barriers
Infographics  
11/30/2016   9 comments
While most service providers see the benefits of virtualization, software and the cloud, there's still some trepidation to overcome.
TM Forum: Putting NFV/SDN to Work
Carl Weinschenk  
11/30/2016   4 comments
TM Forum draws a bead on the business aspects of SDN, NFV and 5G.
Level 3's Scola Discusses Standards, APIs
The Digerati  
11/29/2016   6 comments
While Level 3 is using Lifecycle Service Orchestration elements today, it's looking to organizations such as the MEF to get standards ready for next-gen networks.
Seen & Heard: WOW Kicks NFV Tires
Mike Robuck  
11/28/2016   21 comments
WOW is tapping into NFV for business services, but residential benefits are on the horizon.
The Race to Virtualization
Infographics  
11/28/2016   12 comments
While there's a general consensus from service providers on the merits of both SDN and NFV, implementations will vary.
Scola: Lifecycle Service Orchestration Key for Level 3
The Digerati  
11/23/2016   6 comments
While Lifecycle Service Orchestration is still maturing, it will offer a full platform for orchestration and management integration across network systems.
Level 3's Scola Discusses SD-WAN for NaaS
The Digerati  
11/22/2016   9 comments
One of the immediate benefits of SD-WAN is that programmability of legacy infrastructure is possible with adapters.
Security a Big Concern for State CIOs
Mike Robuck  
11/18/2016   31 comments
A survey of state-employed CIOs listed security as the top priority for the third consecutive year.
OSS/BSS: An Analyst's View
The Digerati  
11/17/2016   10 comments
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw weighs in on the challenges CSPs face with integrating their next-gen networks with legacy OSS/BSS.
Seen & Heard: Microsoft Signs Up for The Linux Foundation
Mike Robuck  
11/16/2016   12 comments
Microsoft's move to join The Linux Foundation signals its willingness to work more with open source communities.
TT Poll: Real-Time Network, Service Management Top Driver for OSS
Mike Robuck  
11/15/2016   11 comments
While a number of communications service providers are virtualizing their networks, legacy OSS systems are a sticking point.
AT&T Crowdsources Its Crowd
Carl Weinschenk  
11/14/2016   18 comments
AT&T's TIP program has aided its cultural transformation and benefited its customers.
SDN, IoT Drive Network Refreshes: Security Lags Behind
Mike Robuck  
11/11/2016   15 comments
According a recent report, enterprises are refreshing network devices more frequently, but security is being overlooked.
AT&T's Ford Talks OSS/BSS Challenges in MANO
Mike Robuck  
11/10/2016   11 comments
While SDN and NFV are playing key roles in enabling new networks and on demand services, there still needs to be a viable pathway to legacy OSS/BSS.
Transformative Trump?
Mike Robuck  
11/9/2016   87 comments
Technology may not be the president elect's forte, but that's not to say Trump won't meddle.
AT&T, Colt Connect on API Interface Trial
Mike Robuck  
11/9/2016   4 comments
AT&T and Colt recently tested an API-to-API interface between two of their SDN-based networks.
Orange Business Services Debuts First NaaS VNF
Mike Robuck  
11/8/2016   44 comments
The French operator's foray into NaaS starts with a security VNF.
BT Steps Up its SD-WAN Game
Mike Robuck  
11/8/2016   5 comments
BT's latest SD-WAN offering is slated for launch early next year.
Seen & Heard: TM Forum Seeks to Unite Open Source
Mike Robuck  
11/2/2016   21 comments
The TM Forum is taking on the role of uniting open source communities for the telecom industry.
Seen & Heard: How IT Can Increase Agility
Mike Robuck  
11/1/2016   11 comments
Organizational agility is key for enabling digital transformations for enterprises.
CL Strikes Deal to Buy Level 3 for $34B
Mike Robuck  
10/31/2016   33 comments
The combined company would be a heavyweight in the business services sector.
CenturyLink, Level 3 in Courting Stage
Mike Robuck  
10/28/2016   28 comments
CenturyLink and Level 3 are pondering a merger, which could be announced over the coming weeks.
World NFV Market to Increase 33% by 2020
Mike Robuck  
10/27/2016   33 comments
The expected growth in the NFV market sector will be driven by the Internet of Things and 5G.
Ecosystem Transformation: Open Source
Infographics  
10/27/2016   15 comments
According to recent research by Heavy Reading, some CSPs are still undecided on whether they believe open source will have an impact on their digital transformations.
LATAM Region a Leader in Virtualized Cloud
Joe Stanganelli  
10/26/2016   17 comments
Led by infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, Latin America is moving full speed ahead with digital transformations.
Seen & Heard: OpenStack Will Hit $5B by 2020
Mike Robuck  
10/25/2016   11 comments
There's lots of room for OpenStack to grow, but it's not the only game in town.
Report: DevOps Lacks Security
Mike Robuck  
10/25/2016   37 comments
When it comes to adopting a DevOps mindset, security is largely a missing element.
Digital Ecosystems: CSPs Want More
Infographics  
10/21/2016   6 comments
To avoid vendor lock-in, CSPs are using new strategies to reinvent their digital ecosystems.
Seen & Heard: AT&T, Time Warner in 'Informal' Merger Talks
Mike Robuck  
10/21/2016   35 comments
It's early in the discussion stage between AT&T and Time Warner, but the talks are a good barometer of AT&T's intent.
Radio Show Recap: AT&T's ECOMP Defined
Mike Robuck  
10/20/2016   3 comments
AT&T's Chris Rice provides details on ECOMP, open source and VNFs during a Telco Transformation radio show.
AT&T's Hubbard: How SDN Helps Platforms Thrive
The Digerati  
10/20/2016   7 comments
SDN is helping AT&T scale its products and services at a faster rate, which in turn creates agile digital ecosystems for its end-users.
ONF, ON.Lab Merge to Accelerate SDN
Mike Robuck  
10/19/2016   3 comments
With the merger, ONF and ON.Lab have consolidated functions to improve efficiency and focus.
What Telecom Can Learn from Hollywood: Go Big or Go Home
The Digerati  
10/19/2016   7 comments
CSPs should look to Hollywood for inspiration in regards to their digital transformations.
Only 5% of German Companies Tapping Into IoT's Potential – Survey
Mike Robuck  
10/19/2016   15 comments
A new survey commissioned by Deutsche Telekom also found that companies have security concerns related to their IoT deployments.
Sprint: We've Got Next With SD-WAN
Carl Weinschenk  
10/18/2016   16 comments
In yet another customer win for VeloCloud, Sprint is preparing to launch its SD-WAN solution early next year.
Seen & Heard: Telcos Need to Fine-Tune Their Cloud Strategies
Mike Robuck  
10/18/2016   9 comments
Telcos have several inherent advantages when it comes to deploying cloud-based services, but they need to get their game plans in order.
Hubbard Talks AT&T's SDN Strategy
The Digerati  
10/14/2016   4 comments
When it comes to SDN and virtualization, AT&T has established itself as one of the leaders.
Verizon's Rau Talks About Cloud-Native Plan
The Digerati  
10/14/2016   4 comments
Verizon's Rau offers an insight into Verizon's migration to a cloud-native environment in this Q&A with Telco Transformation.
Seen & Heard: Orange Gears Up for ECOMP
Mike Robuck  
10/13/2016   10 comments
Orange will get a hands-on look at AT&T's ECOMP platform during a trial in Poland.
Innovation, Openness Tie at Top of SDN Poll
Mike Robuck  
10/11/2016   4 comments
A recent TT poll featured several ties when it came to picking the most important function for SDN.
Masergy's Watson: SD-WAN a Noisy Field
Telco Transformation Video  
10/11/2016   12 comments
Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, cuts through the white noise to explain what SD-WAN is and why it's important for enterprises.
Orange's Isch: Consolidation of SD-WAN Vendors 'Inevitable'
The Digerati  
10/10/2016   7 comments
Orange's John Isch discusses how SD-WAN will evolve and whether there will be consolidation among the current crop of vendors in the second part of this Q&A.
Level 3's Ewert: Why Network Disaggregation Is Key
Telco Transformation Video  
10/7/2016   4 comments
Travis Ewert, senior vice president of global network software development at Level 3, talks about the prominent role that programmable functional disaggregation will have going forward for CSPs.
Under the Hood: Orange's Isch Discusses SD-WAN
The Digerati  
10/7/2016   19 comments
Orange's Isch gives a breakdown of what SD-WAN is and what it means for businesses in this Q&A.
AT&T Boards SD-WAN Bandwagon
Mike Robuck  
10/5/2016   4 comments
AT&T is the latest service provider to offer SD-WAN connectivity to business customers.
The Emergence of the Digital Service Provider
Telco Transformation Video  
10/5/2016   7 comments
The evolution of the communications service provider to become a digital service provider was a key theme at Ovum's Digital Futures 2016 event in London.
Cloudy With a (Definite) Chance of Telecom
Peter Terhune  
10/4/2016   7 comments
By adopting new cloud platforms, communication service providers can reduce costs and better serve their customers.
Level 3's McReynolds Discusses Turning Up Virtualization With SDN & NFV
The Digerati  
10/4/2016   3 comments
By shedding proprietary equipment and standardizing networks, Level 3 expects to enable even more virtualization in 2017.
Level 3's McReynolds on Building Cloud-Native Networks
The Digerati  
10/3/2016   7 comments
Level 3 increases momentum for distributed cloud-native telecom networks to improve billing, security and bandwidth management.
AT&T Embraces Flexibility for IoT Connectivity
Joe Stanganelli  
10/3/2016   11 comments
AT&T is powering its IoT platforms across a wide range of network-connectivity options including WiFi, satellite and NB-IoT.
Verizon's Lonker Talks About New Cloud Virtualization Service
Telco Transformation Video  
9/30/2016   3 comments
Verizon's Victoria Lonker provides details about the launch of her company's Cloud Virtualization Service for enterprises.
Level 3's Richter: Security Is Better & Cheaper in the Cloud
The Digerati  
9/30/2016   10 comments
Level 3 eases cloud security concerns for its customers by putting firewalls on its backbone.
CenturyLink’s Nowak: SD-WAN Chock Full of Surprises
Telco Transformation Video  
9/30/2016   Post a comment
CenturyLink's Eric Nowak talks about some of the surprise use cases for his company's recently launched SD-WAN service during Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver.
The Growing Pains of Open Source
Mike Robuck  
9/29/2016   45 comments
Open source communities are, in some ways, still finding their feet as the industry moves away from using single vendors.




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