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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.
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.
IoT Retail Market Will Hit $94B by 2025
Mike Robuck  
1/18/2017   5 comments
Service providers will look to cash in on IoT retail growth by providing IaaS and PaaS solutions.
Streaming Is an Opportunity for Telcos – Roku's Ferrone
The Digerati  
1/18/2017   14 comments
Roku's Andrew Ferrone discusses Roku's plans for partnering with service providers.
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.
OTT Forcing European Broadcasters to Raise Their Game
Aditya Kishore  
1/12/2017   10 comments
A roundup of new streaming-oriented initiatives from various European broadcasters announced recently.
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.
BT Sport Gets Social With NBA Basketball
Aditya Kishore  
1/11/2017   16 comments
BT Sport will be live streaming its coverage of an NBA game in London on its Facebook page, alongside broadcast on its TV channel.
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.
Streaming Is Stealing Hollywood's Mojo – Barry Diller
Aditya Kishore  
1/9/2017   12 comments
Expedia's Diller forecasts the end of Hollywood studio power, while a panel of experts see storytelling as the key to advertising for the new generation of viewers during CES's C Space session.
Ubiquitous Content Is a Fallacy, Say Content Experts at CES
Aditya Kishore  
1/6/2017   20 comments
A panel of content and advertising experts say putting the right content and enabling the right experience on each channel and platform is the key to audience engagement.
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.
Tata Communications' Video Strategy Built on the Cloud
Aditya Kishore  
1/4/2017   9 comments
Tata Communications is using the cloud to offer a set of value-added services, such as video storage and processing, to customers currently using its network for contribution and distribution.
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.
Eastern Europe: The Final Frontier for OTT
Aditya Kishore  
1/3/2017   3 comments
Operators in eastern Europe do not see much potential for OTT services in their region.
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.
Video Transformation in the New Year -- Part II
Aditya Kishore  
12/30/2016   25 comments
Following up on part I of our round up of video transformation predictions for 2017.
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.
Offering Big Data DDoS Protection
Alex Henthorn-Iwane  
12/28/2016   33 comments
Big data can help service providers seize the cybersecurity opportunity.
Video Transformation in the New Year -- Part I
Aditya Kishore  
12/28/2016   21 comments
A round up of predictions for 2017 in the area of video transformation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Slovak Telecom: Pay-TV Strategies for Smaller Markets
The Digerati  
12/7/2016   10 comments
Slovak Telecom's Luana Alexe discusses the deployment of pay-TV services in a market with 1.5 million households.
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.
Social Media, Online Video Will Drive Steady Advertising Growth – Zenith
Aditya Kishore  
12/6/2016   19 comments
Zenith's latest forecast predicts advertising growth will remain stable, with social media and online video advertising as key drivers.
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.
VTAB: Virtual Reality Picture Still Unclear
Aditya Kishore  
12/5/2016   13 comments
The latest VTAB survey found that operators and broadcasters are interested in using virtual reality but are still trying to determine use cases and business models.
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.
HBO on Amazon: First Step in OTT Aggregation?
Aditya Kishore  
12/2/2016   14 comments
Adding new HBO shows to the Amazon Prime Video service could be an important step in required OTT aggregation, but some kind of discounting will likely be necessary to make it work.
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.
Original Content Strategy Offers Diminishing Returns: maxdome CEO
The Digerati  
11/30/2016   50 comments
German OTT provider challenges the assumption that spending billions on original content will help Netflix, Amazon win in the OTT space.
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.
Can Asian OTT Providers Challenge Netflix, Amazon?
Aditya Kishore  
11/29/2016   14 comments
Recent rollouts from Viu and HOOQ are targeting Asian viewers with local content and partnerships. But will they be able to take on the big boys in the long run?
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.
Best Practices for Driving OTT Advertising Revenue – Ooyala
Aditya Kishore  
11/28/2016   35 comments
Video technology vendor Ooyala shares best practices for OTT providers wanting to maximize video advertising revenue.
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.
Are Sports Economics to Blame for Declining Viewership?
Aditya Kishore  
11/22/2016   30 comments
Evidence is mounting that younger viewers are less interested in viewing sports, which could up-end the financial structure of the sports industry.
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.
Fox's Goldberg on Changing Climate for Broadcasters
The Digerati  
11/17/2016   9 comments
Keith Goldberg, VP of global operations and transmission services at Fox Networks Group, shares his thoughts on the changes confronting TV broadcasters.
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.
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.
Norwegians Are Biggest OTT Spenders: NRK's Distribution Chief
Aditya Kishore  
11/10/2016   7 comments
Norway's national broadcaster discusses the challenges for broadcasters and the TV market in Norway.
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.
RTL Keeps It Simple
Aditya Kishore  
11/8/2016   11 comments
RTL simplified its catch-up services by integrating them under one brand, and found adoption shot up.
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.
Momentum Builds for 360-Degree Video
Aditya Kishore  
11/4/2016   32 comments
A growing number of initiatives from a variety of companies across the video value chain show that interest and enthusiasm for virtual reality and 360-degree video is growing.
TT Poll: Enterprises Are the Best Target for Operators' Productive Video Services
Aditya Kishore  
11/3/2016   16 comments
The latest Telco Transformation poll finds that large enterprises are the best potential customers for network operators offering productive video services.
Seen & Heard: How IT Can Increase Agility
Mike Robuck  
11/1/2016   11 comments
Organizational agility is key for enabling digital transformations for enterprises.
Two-Fifths of US Subscribers to Cut Pay-TV Spend, Finds Study
Aditya Kishore  
11/1/2016   19 comments
New research from FocusVision and Zanthus finds that 41% of US pay-TV subscribers plan to cut the cord or reduce the size of their TV package.
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.
Bleak Future for OTT in Eastern Europe – Operators
Aditya Kishore  
10/28/2016   24 comments
Telecom operators gathered in Budapest were a little gloomy about the current status and potential for OTT services in central and eastern Europe, given the specific characteristics of the region.
AMC Programming Head Analyzes New World of Content Acquisition
Aditya Kishore  
10/27/2016   34 comments
Katalin Radóczy, chief programming officer for AMC Networks in Central and Eastern Europe, discusses the impact OTT and VoD have had on studio relationships and content rights.
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.
We Must Support Both Existing & Emerging Subscriber Needs — Cyfrowy Polsat
Aditya Kishore  
10/25/2016   16 comments
Cyfrowy Polsat CTO Dariusz Dzialkowski discusses the Polish operator's strategy of balancing satellite services with OTT options.
Merger Musings: TW + AT&T = ?
Mike Robuck  
10/24/2016   31 comments
While AT&T's announcement on Saturday that it plans to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion was something of a surprise, the ensuing barrage of objections to the potential deal was not.
Tata Communications' Morris: The Cloud Contributes, The Cloud Distributes…
The Digerati  
10/24/2016   11 comments
Tata Communications' VP/GM for media and entertainment discusses the shift towards cloud- and IP-based solutions for video contribution and distribution.
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.
Williams Martini Uses BT in Winning Formula
Aditya Kishore  
10/20/2016   5 comments
Formula One team's CIO uses BT global network to access video analytics and other race data from racetracks all around the world.
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.
Defining Productive Video
Aditya Kishore  
10/17/2016   8 comments
Video is becoming increasingly pervasive in organizations of all kinds for productive purposes, rather than just providing entertainment or facilitating communications.
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.
Is Sports Programming Losing Its Edge?
Aditya Kishore  
10/14/2016   24 comments
Coverage of major sporting events has long being considered the gold standard in the TV business, but recent ratings for some leagues and channels suggest the value of sports content may be weakening.
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.
Verizon CEO Predicts Death of 300-Channel Bundles
Aditya Kishore  
10/12/2016   77 comments
Lowell McAdam says Verizon would only sell slimmed-down TV packages if the major content providers allowed them to.
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.




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