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posted in February 2016
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MWC: Photographs & Memories...
Slideshows  
2/29/2016   9 comments
The 2016 edition of Mobile World Congress was packed full of food, libations and technology in Barcelona, Spain. Here's a small slice of MWC.
Poll: IoT Most in Need of Cloud Hookup
Mike Robuck  
2/29/2016   10 comments
Latest Telco Transformation poll says that IoT is the application that has the biggest need for smart mobile cloud support.
Virtualization: Budgeting for a Bottom Line
Infographics  
2/29/2016   5 comments
Communications service providers (CSPs) have some key areas to consider when it comes to the virtualization of their networks. The first in this series of infographics looked at the planning stage while the second examined the deployment stage. This third and final installment focuses on spending and budget concerns.
Telenor's Sandberg Faces 5G, NFV Dilemma
The Digerati  
2/29/2016   1 comment
Norway's Telenor needs more regulatory certainty before it can firm up its 5G strategy.
Telstra's Clarke Takes PEN in Hand
The Digerati  
2/26/2016   13 comments
Clarke provides more details on new SDN features for Telstra's NaaS platform.
'Survival' Drives AT&T's Transformation
Ray Le Maistre  
2/26/2016   39 comments
AT&T's massive transformation began with its IT systems and now the major telco is building from there.
Verizon Opens More Doors to IoT platform
Mike Robuck  
2/23/2016   46 comments
Third-party developers and service providers now have access to Verizon's ThingSpace platform.
Saudi Telecom Draws a Bead on OpenStack
Mike Robuck  
2/22/2016   27 comments
STC will use OpenStack for all of its new virtual network functions.
AT&T's Donovan Talks Virtualization in Barcelona
Mike Robuck  
2/22/2016   33 comments
Donovan and Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders tackle virtualization during the Digital Operations Transformation Summit.
AT&T's Donovan Touts White Box Networking
Mike Robuck  
2/22/2016   23 comments
Donovan says that white box networking is the 'big prize,' but there are several steps to take first.
Digital Operations Transformation Summit, Barcelona
Slideshows  
2/21/2016   37 comments
A host of top level communication service provider executives gathered in Barcelona ahead of MWC16 for the Digital Operations Transformation Summit -- find out what happened!
Huawei, Qualcomm Kick Tires on 1Gbit/s Speed Test
Mike Robuck  
2/20/2016   39 comments
The vendors say the mobile Internet speed test validates 4.5G for massive commercialization.
When IT Worlds Collide: AT&T's Parisian Provides Insight on Merger
The Digerati  
2/17/2016   16 comments
It was a lengthy IT to-do list when AT&T and DirecTV got the green light on their merger, but CIO Parisian moved quickly.
Charting a Course for Virtualization: Deployment
Infographics  
2/17/2016   18 comments
Communications service providers (CSPs) need to have a game plan in place for the virtualization of their networks. Here's a look at some deployment considerations for service providers.
Huawei Outlines Big Initiatives for Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
2/16/2016   10 comments
Ahead of next week's Mobile World Congress, Huawei outlines its game plan for the telecom industry.
CenturyLink Accelerates GPON, Prism TV Rollouts
Mike Robuck  
2/11/2016   12 comments
CenturyLink CEO Glen Post expects to reap the rewards of investments in GPON this year.
Former Time Warner Cable CTO LaJoie Provides Download on Big Data
The Digerati  
2/11/2016   9 comments
Mike LaJoie talks about the different approaches to big data and why it's a key tool for service providers.
Report Examines Digital Transformation Priorities
Mike Robuck  
2/9/2016   11 comments
CSG International's survey says that 69% of communications service providers will update their business's processes over the next three years.
Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck  
2/8/2016   29 comments
Comcast taps into WeatherBug Home's software to help Xfinity Home subscribers reduce energy usage and lower costs.
Network Transformation Tops IoT Poll
Mike Robuck  
2/5/2016   12 comments
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for service providers implementing IoT strategies.
The Burning Platform of African Telecom
The Digerati  
2/5/2016   10 comments
Africa's operators need to overhaul their business models and strategies if they are to succeed in the OTT era.
CenturyLink's Middleton Talks About Prism TV, Gigabit Services
The Digerati  
2/4/2016   19 comments
CenturyLink rolls its FTTH Prism TV service into St. Paul and 19 nearby cities.
Orange's Olivier Ondet Aims for IoT Supremacy
The Digerati  
2/3/2016   8 comments
Orange is too busy making investments in new network technologies and expanding into other parts of the value chain to realize its grand IoT ambitions.
IBM Beefs Up IoT With Weather Company Deal
Mike Robuck  
2/1/2016   30 comments
IBM will mesh The Weather Company's cloud data platform with its cloud, Watson IoT businesses.




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Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.

In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:

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