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posted in September 2016
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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   59 comments
Open source communities are, in some ways, still finding their feet as the industry moves away from using single vendors.
Telstra's Blackall on Network Virtualization
Mike Robuck  
9/28/2016   8 comments
At the OpenDaylight Summit in Seattle, Telstra's Blackall said network capacity will need to quadruple by 2020 to meet increasing demand.
Ecosystem Transformation: Readiness & Realities
Infographics  
9/28/2016   6 comments
While communication service providers face several large challenges in regards to creating their own digital ecosystems, the upside is too big to ignore for most of them.
AT&T's Rice: Industry Needs to Normalize VNFs
Mike Robuck  
9/27/2016   10 comments
VNFs need to be more like Legos and not unique snowflakes, according to Rice.
OpenDaylight Launches Trademark Program
Mike Robuck  
9/27/2016   5 comments
OpenDaylight also welcomed China Mobile as a new member.
A River Runs Through It: OPNFV Debuts Colorado Software Release
Mike Robuck  
9/26/2016   3 comments
OPNFV's third software release includes laying the groundwork for the industry's MANO layer.
AT&T's Future Is Cloudy – by Design
The Digerati  
9/26/2016   23 comments
AT&T's Saxena explains his company's cloud-native strategy.
Cloudy Forecast: Public Cloud Services Market
Infographics  
9/23/2016   9 comments
IT modernization is top driver of public cloud adoption, according to a recent report.
ONOS, OpenDaylight Update Open Source Platforms
Mike Robuck  
9/23/2016   3 comments
It was a busy week for open source groups as ONOS released the eighth version of its platform while OpenDaylight announced the availability of its fifth platform release.
CenturyLink's Nowak: Lessons Learned From SD-WAN
Mike Robuck  
9/22/2016   9 comments
CenturyLink had a few surprises in regards to how its enterprise customers were using its SD-WAN offering.
Report: CMOs Lead Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/21/2016   15 comments
A report said that CMOs, not CIOs or CTOs, are at the tip of the spear for digital transformations.
Trending: 3 Phases of Cloud Computing
Conversations with Huawei  
9/20/2016   119 comments
There are three major trends in cloud computing of which service providers and enterprises need to be aware.
CL's Battenberg Maps Out Virtualization Elements
The Digerati  
9/20/2016   16 comments
In this Telco Transformation Q&A, CenturyLink's Battenberg talks about the importance of APIs, creating a digital ecosystem and analytics.
AT&T's Khan on Platform Approach for IoT
Joe Stanganelli  
9/19/2016   8 comments
AT&T uses APIs and web portals to aid developers' IoT ambitions on its network.
August Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
9/19/2016   13 comments
We picked the winners, but everyone's a winner just by posting!
Comcast's Zelesko: The Human Face of DevOps
The Digerati  
9/16/2016   11 comments
DevOps is about taking ownership and being accountable, according to a Comcast executive.
Heavy Reading: More SPs Leaning Towards NFV First Strategy
Mike Robuck  
9/15/2016   8 comments
Both SDN and NFV will continue their growth spurts over the coming years, according to recent research by Heavy Reading.
Orange Takes AT&T's ECOMP on Test Drive
Mike Robuck  
9/15/2016   5 comments
France's Orange is the first service provider to test AT&T's ECOMP platform.
CenturyLink's Walker: Telcos Need to Hit Refresh
Mike Robuck  
9/14/2016   31 comments
Service providers of all stripes need better cooperation in order to better serve customers.
Level 3's Dugan: SDN/NFV Key to Enterprises' Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/14/2016   6 comments
Service providers can help enterprises solve their IT and infrastructure dilemmas through the use of SDN and NFV.
This Year's Model: Programmable Functional Disaggregation
Mike Robuck  
9/13/2016   6 comments
Network disaggregation is becoming a prime time player for service providers, but it's not for everyone.
Verizon Lights Up IoT Platform With Sensity Systems
Mike Robuck  
9/12/2016   8 comments
Verizon continues to build out its IoT stable with another acquisition.
Report Highlights SPs' Top SDN Use Cases
Mike Robuck  
9/9/2016   6 comments
A survey by IHS Markit says that 75% of the respondents have either already deployed SDN or will this year.
How AT&T Prioritizes IoT Verticals
Joe Stanganelli  
9/9/2016   13 comments
As the IoT sands shift, AT&T is continually re-evaluating its list of top priorities.
Highlights From the Inaugural CORD Summit
Larry Peterson  
9/8/2016   13 comments
The first CORD summit featured some of the industry's leading companies as well as the initial release of a reference implementation.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Overtakes 2nd Place in Service Provider Core Router Market
Mike Robuck  
9/7/2016   3 comments
Huawei overtook Juniper Networks for second place in a recent core router market report.
Enterprises Need Failsafe SD-WANs
Andy Gottlieb  
9/7/2016   2 comments
Failsafe WANs offer enterprises both high network availability and reliable, predictable application QoE.
Cox's Hart on the Importance of DevOps
The Digerati  
9/6/2016   6 comments
Cox CTO Kevin Hart provides details on how the cable operator has instituted a DevOps mindset across the company.
Seen & Heard: Orange Seeks to Cure Digital Infobesity
Mike Robuck  
9/2/2016   42 comments
Orange has created the Digital Society Forum to examine the effects of digitalization on users' lives.
BSS/OSS: Level 3's Ewert Urges Cloud Centricity for Better Systems
The Digerati  
9/2/2016   3 comments
Level 3 is tackling the challenges of upgrading OSS/BSS for use in the cloud.
Accenture's Galassi on DevOps Transformation
The Digerati  
9/1/2016   2 comments
Galassi talks about the importance of team building and implementing micro services with DevOps.




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In central and eastern Europe, global OTT players will struggle to find a foothold because of limited local content, piracy and high prices according to Andrey Kolodyuk, founder of Divan.TV.
Commercial broadcasters across Europe have banded together to take on Netflix and Amazon.
Special Huawei Video
10/16/2017
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.
On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
Webinars
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
12pm EST

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:

  • Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
  • The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.

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Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...
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 ...
DENVER, 10/6/2017 - Jim Sabey, head of connect and compute sales specialists at BT Americas, talks about how virtualization has changed the ...
Level 3's VP of Global Development and Management Adam Saenger talks about the importance of multi-operator automation, and how it impacts ...
CenturyLink's Steve Sklar examines business models and opportunities for service providers navigating the OTT market.
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