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Hubbard: AT&T Digs Deep on SD-WAN
The Digerati  
6/23/2017   3 comments
AT&T is prepping a network-based SD-WAN offering that will serve SMBs and branch offices.
Dugan: Level 3's SD-WAN Raises All Access Ships
The Digerati  
6/22/2017   3 comments
Level 3's CTO Andrew Dugan talks about SD-WAN's ability to serve enterprise customers with a variety of connectivity options.
SD-WAN: Welcome to the Boomtown
Mike Robuck  
6/20/2017   10 comments
Cloud-based SD-WAN subscriptions from vendors came out on top of a recent Telco Transformation poll.
Cloud Foundry's Davis on Open-Source Multi-Cloud
The Digerati  
6/19/2017   13 comments
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right-sized cloud.
Video 'Pulls Through' Broadband Customers – CenturyLink's Sklar
The Digerati  
6/19/2017   11 comments
Telco Transformation discussed the need for video services with Steve Sklar, vice president of video strategy at CenturyLink.
OCP's Carter Gets Real on Open Hardware
The Digerati  
6/16/2017   1 comment
Carter discusses the benefits disaggregating hardware and the future prospects of OCP.
Davis: How Cloud Foundry Helps Create Digital Businesses
The Digerati  
6/15/2017   8 comments
Cloud Foundry enables automated cloud infrastructure to increase agility and conquer complexity for its customers.
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.
CL's Lane Talks Drivers for AI, VR, Gaming
The Digerati  
6/14/2017   11 comments
AI, VR and gaming are collectively putting pressure on networks, but CenturyLink is constantly planning ahead.
Carter: OCP Seeks to Broaden Reach at OpenStack
The Digerati  
6/12/2017   4 comments
OCP is giving telcos flexibility when it comes to mixing hardware and software options.
iflix's Sobhan Discusses MENA Launch
The Digerati  
6/12/2017   14 comments
The head of SVoD provider iflix in MENA discusses its launch, content offerings and pricing strategy.
TT Poll: Pay-TV Is for Everyone
Aditya Kishore  
6/9/2017   32 comments
Respondents to our latest poll believe that pay-TV providers should cater to all age groups, and not concentrate only on either older, more traditional subscribers or millennial cord-cutters.
Sky Italia's Gandino Talks OTT Scalability, UX With OpenShift
The Digerati  
6/8/2017   3 comments
For Davide Gandino, OTT & Cloud Processing & Delivery Manager of Technology at Sky Italia, OpenShift and OTT video go hand in hand.
Netflix Hit-Rate Takes a Hit
Aditya Kishore  
6/8/2017   8 comments
Netflix has canceled four shows in seven months – unusual for a business with history of creating hit shows with uncanny precision.
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.
Almost Half of Global OTT Video Revenues From US: PwC
Aditya Kishore  
6/7/2017   19 comments
Pricewaterhouse Coopers releases the latest version of its Global Entertainment and Media Outlook.
CenturyLink's Lane on Open Standards Risks in Big Data
The Digerati  
6/7/2017   5 comments
CenturyLink's VP of software alliances shares his views on the trade-offs involved with using open standards.
Coppens: Ethernet On-Demand Key to Colt's SDN Plans
The Digerati  
6/6/2017   5 comments
Colt is approaching SDN and NFV through on-demand and SD-WAN services.
Multi-CDN Strategy Gives Us Options – Sky's Webb
The Digerati  
6/6/2017   11 comments
Maintaining a high quality of experience for users of their OTT service is the biggest challenge for Sky, according to its principal streaming architect, Jeff Webb.
UHD Content Is Coming, Says Hispasat's Rodriguez
Aditya Kishore  
6/5/2017   18 comments
Hispasat's marketing manager sees a lot of UHD content and significant consumer interest in the new technology, but warns that there is still much to be done to drive UHD adoption.
Hybrid Cloud & the Enterprise IT Revolution
The Digerati  
6/2/2017   5 comments
Cyxtera CMO Simon West explains how the Company intends to use data center/colocation/hosting and security to develop differentiated services for secure hybrid cloud connections.
Intel & MLB Add to Sports VR Momentum
Aditya Kishore  
6/2/2017   26 comments
Major League Baseball and Intel will be providing virtual reality coverage of baseball games in the latest initiative to promote adoption of virtual reality via sports coverage.
Akamai's Archer Takes Aim at Your Device
The Digerati  
6/1/2017   11 comments
Content delivery network Akamai's chief strategist for emerging mobile technologies describes the company's recent strategy aimed at caching content on mobile devices.
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.
Mobile Media Growth to Slow – Zenith Study
Aditya Kishore  
5/31/2017   14 comments
Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts predicts that the rapid growth in media consumption, and particularly mobile media consumption, will start to slow in the next few years.
AT&T's Khan: Analytics Deep Impact on Industrial IoT
The Digerati  
5/31/2017   5 comments
In this Q&A, AT&T's Mobeen Khan explains how AT&T's and IBM's partnership on new IoT analytics technology helps AT&T's enterprise customers gain insights from their connected devices.
Orange Serves VR, IoT at French Open Tennis Tournament
Aditya Kishore  
5/30/2017   13 comments
Orange is working with the French tennis federation to offer a virtual reality tennis experience to attendees at the French Open tournament, and using IoT technology to help organizers work more efficiently.
AT&T's $119M Plan to Modernize Centers for Disease Control
Carl Weinschenk  
5/26/2017   26 comments
AT&T was recently awarded a $119 million contract by the US General Services Administration to modernization the CDC's communications infrastructure.
Sky's Webb on 'Closing the Gap'
The Digerati  
5/25/2017   15 comments
Sky's principal streaming architect discusses the importance of QoE for streaming services.
Climb the Highest Mountain: BT's McRae
The Digerati  
5/24/2017   15 comments
Telco Transformation discusses 4K and VR with BT Group's chief architect.
CenturyLink's Sklar on Navigating Partnerships & Customer Experience for OTT Video
Telco Transformation Video  
5/24/2017   12 comments
CenturyLink's Steve Sklar examines business models and opportunities for service providers navigating the OTT market.
CenturyLink's Aamir Hussain: Simplicity Drives Digital Transformation
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/23/2017   19 comments
In his keynote at the Big Communications Event, CenturyLink's Aamir Hussain emphasized that simplicity must be central to success in the digital transformation.
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell on Network Optimization for AI & IoT
The Digerati  
5/22/2017   7 comments
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell explains how advancements in AI are impacting developments in IoT.
ATSC 3.0 Offers Compelling Features for Consumers, Finds New Study
Aditya Kishore  
5/22/2017   15 comments
New research from US broadcast research company SmithGeiger found that consumers were more likely to buy smart TVs, and pay more, when some of the features of ATSC 3.0 were explained to them.
AT&T's Donovan on Squashing the Debate Society
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/18/2017   17 comments
During his keynote at BCE, AT&T's John Donovan explained how the company's culture has changed and how AT&T is leveraging open source to speed development time.
How BT Learned to Love 4K
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
BT's chief architect shared the operator's journey into the world of sports broadcasting, and its adoption of 4K at Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
Making Fat Video Fit
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
A panel discussion at Light Reading's Big Communication Event addressed the rollout of UHD and virtual reality.
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.
Canada's Bell Launches Skinny Bundle
Aditya Kishore  
5/17/2017   17 comments
Canadian telco Bell has launched Alt TV, a streaming service offering up to 500 channels and aimed at potential cord-cutters.
Huawei's George Reed on Smarter Business Models for NB-IoT
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/17/2017   23 comments
Huawei's George Reed examined a variety of revenue opportunities for telcos in NB-IoT.
Broadcast Still Pulls in Advertising Dollars
Aditya Kishore  
5/16/2017   22 comments
Advertisers continue to buy broadcast advertising even as OTT and cord-cutting stories dominate industry coverage.
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell on the Intersection of AI & IoT
The Digerati  
5/15/2017   27 comments
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell explains how artificial intelligence is advancing the growth of IoT.
Level 3's Richter: Simplicity Strengthens Security in the Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
5/12/2017   14 comments
Level 3's Chris Richter explains how migration to the enterprise cloud increases security by reducing complexity for many organizations.
Discovery's Zaslav: Today's Skinny Bundles Are 'Stuffed Turkeys'
Aditya Kishore  
5/11/2017   9 comments
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav slammed the cost of sports programming, arguing that skinny bundles needed to drop sports and come down to $10 in order to succeed.
Subscribers Down at ESPN as Cord-Cutting, Skinny Bundles Bite
Aditya Kishore  
5/10/2017   16 comments
Sports programmer ESPN is struggling to keep up ratings and subscribers as cord-cutting and skinny bundles drain away its audience.
EE's Stagg: Video Traffic Is Good for Operators
The Digerati  
5/9/2017   5 comments
EE's head of video discusses the importance of video for operators, and new approaches being explored to help manage video growth on mobile networks.
Hulu Joins Skinny Bundle Party
Aditya Kishore  
5/8/2017   34 comments
Hulu Live, Hulu's skinny bundle offering, launched in beta last week.
GTT's Desai on Strategies for SD-WAN
The Digerati  
5/5/2017   6 comments
In this Telco Transformation Q&A, GTT's Samir Desai addresses GTT's new Managed SD-WAN services and the future of its MPLS business.
TT Poll: Live Streaming Just Needs the Right Technology
Aditya Kishore  
5/5/2017   21 comments
Nearly half of respondents to a recent Telco Transformation poll believe that live streaming can scale – it just needs the right technological approach.
One-Fifth of Brits Watching VR Video
Aditya Kishore  
5/4/2017   15 comments
A new study from AOL finds that 20% of UK consumers view virtual reality (360-degree) video at least every week.
Seen & Heard: Verizon & CenturyLink Offload Data Centers
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/3/2017   7 comments
Verizon and CenturyLink finalized the sale of their data centers this week, but remain committed to providing managed services.
Linux, MEF Take Cohesive Approach to Speed NFV & SDN
The Digerati  
5/3/2017   6 comments
The Linux Foundation and MEF are trying to bring some order to what can be perceived as chaotic efforts to move the industry forward faster in NFV and SDN adoption.
TDC's Kunstmann on Video Innovation
The Digerati  
5/3/2017   10 comments
TDC's head of VoD discusses innovation in TV/video.
EE's Stagg Warns of Brewing 'Content Storms'
The Digerati  
5/2/2017   9 comments
Matt Stagg, head of video at EE, discusses the network impact and implications of sudden spikes in video traffic on networks.
Caption Contest: Birth of a New Era
Aditya Kishore  
5/2/2017   122 comments
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social networks.
Apple Music, HBO Europe to Offer Original Video Content
Aditya Kishore  
5/1/2017   39 comments
It seems no one is able to stay away from creating original video content, including music services.
Viu Gets Original, Just Like Everyone Else
Aditya Kishore  
4/27/2017   14 comments
Hong Kong incumbent PCCW launches new slate of original content for its Viu OTT service, joining an increasing number of OTT providers who recognize the value of original series.
TDC's Kunstmann on VoD in Denmark
The Digerati  
4/26/2017   30 comments
TDC's head of OTT and VoD discusses the operator's services with Telco Transformation.
For AT&T, Cultural Transformation Begets Digital Data Transformation
Joe Stanganelli  
4/26/2017   9 comments
AT&T's Sarah Obermayer delivered a course at Light Reading's Upskill U on how to move from a dispersed to centralized analytics team.
How Innovative Billing Brought Netflix to Africa
The Digerati  
4/25/2017   48 comments
Kwesé's Joseph Hundah explains the challenges with billing and payments in Africa, and how the operator's innovative approach helped convince Netflix to launch in the continent.
Dissecting 'Mobile-First' Usage
Infographics  
4/24/2017   33 comments
This comScore infographic shows that even though time spent on mobile devices is rapidly eclipsing desktop usage in a number of categories, the number of users making that shift are moving more slowly.
Broadcasters Excited but Uncertain About ATSC 3.0
Aditya Kishore  
4/21/2017   14 comments
A recent survey highlights the optimism that ATSC 3.0 is generating among US broadcasters, but also the lack of knowledge and concerns about adoption.
CenturyLink on Simplifying the Path to Virtualization
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
4/20/2017   14 comments
During this Telco Transformation radio show, CenturyLink's Adam Dunstan will talk about the service provider's approach to making its network less complex while adding flexibility and automation.
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.
Reinventing African TV: Econet's Hundah
The Digerati  
4/19/2017   25 comments
Econet Media's CEO, Joseph Hundah, talks to Telco Transformation about a new kind of TV service specifically designed for the African market.
GTT Deploys Managed SD-WAN Service
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
4/19/2017   2 comments
GTT is expanding its existing hybrid WAN services by deploying a new managed SD-WAN service.
AT&T's Volinsky: AI Is a Security Game Changer
The Digerati  
4/19/2017   9 comments
AI gives service providers the ability to go from reactive to proactive on security issues.
Live TV Still Key for Children's Broadcasters
Aditya Kishore  
4/18/2017   37 comments
New research from Nielsen demonstrates that live TV continues to dominate children's viewing despite the impact of other devices.
Vats on Voot: Viacom 18 Goes Agnostic
The Digerati  
4/18/2017   9 comments
As India undergoes rapid digital transformation, Indian media conglomerate Viacom 18 is using OTT to hedge its bets.
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
Infographics  
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.
Netflix Comfortably Leads US OTT Market
Aditya Kishore  
4/13/2017   31 comments
Recent data from Comscore finds that nearly three out of every four OTT homes in the US have Netflix – to no one's surprise.
Rambles & Rants: TV Is Still Apple's Final Frontier
Aditya Kishore  
4/12/2017   24 comments
Apple is reportedly talking to premium US programmers about creating a package of premium-only services for the Apple TV in its latest bid to build a pay-TV strategy.
March Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
4/11/2017   160 comments
This month's cartoon caption contest focuses on artificial intelligence.
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.
TV Subscribers Still Growing – informitv
Aditya Kishore  
4/11/2017   18 comments
The latest version of researcher informitv's Multiscreen Index finds that operators are still growing their subscriber base, despite cord-cutting in the US.
TT Poll: Broadcasters Should Build Their Own OTT Services
Aditya Kishore  
4/7/2017   20 comments
Respondents to the latest Telco Transformation poll believe that broadcasters should develop their own OTT services and own the user experience from end-to-end.
Vendor Lock-In: The Bogeyman in the Cloud
Joe Stanganelli  
4/6/2017   11 comments
Vendor lock-in may not be what you think it is.
Deutsche Telekom to Entertain in 4K
Aditya Kishore  
4/6/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom says it will bring UHD channels to its Entertain TV service later this year, perhaps adding momentum to the relatively cautious deployment of UHD by pay-TV providers.
NBC's Black Is Ready to Play
The Digerati  
4/5/2017   10 comments
Eric Black, head of Playmaker Media and CTO of NBC Sports Group Digital, talks to us about ensuring high QoE when streaming at scale.
Kwesé Takes New Approach to African TV
Aditya Kishore  
4/4/2017   16 comments
Telecom company Econet's new media service is taking a different approach to pay-TV in Africa, according to CEO Joseph Hundah.
Linux Foundation's Joshipura: 5G Demands Cloud Automation & Big Data
The Digerati  
4/3/2017   3 comments
The time is now to start automating for 5G, Joshipura says.
Build or Buy: The CDN Dilemma
Aditya Kishore  
4/3/2017   16 comments
A panel discussion at the recently concluded TV Connect event exposed the differences in content delivery approaches being used by content distributors today.
Level 3's Richter Talks About Enterprise Cloud 'Gotchas'
The Digerati  
3/31/2017   8 comments
Level 3's Richter discusses dumb things end users do and other perceived problems with enterprise cloud.
BT's Schrock: Aggregation, Integration Next Steps for Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
3/31/2017   6 comments
BT is helping customers understand that the move to the enterprise cloud shouldn't be fraught with worry.
Premium vs. Skinny Bundles: A Balancing Act for Pay-TV
Aditya Kishore  
3/30/2017   10 comments
This panel discussion at TV Connect explored the options pay-TV providers have to balance their larger, premium services with increasing demands for low-priced programming bundles.
BT’s Schrock: Enterprise Cloud Spans Globe
The Digerati  
3/30/2017   5 comments
There's a wide range of providers, services and customers for enterprise cloud services.
À La Carte Too Rich for Most Consumers
Aditya Kishore  
3/28/2017   30 comments
New research from Hub Entertainment finds that initial consumer enthusiasm wanes when confronted by the cost of creating an individual bundle of programming options.
Telenor’s Sandberg Discusses Virtualization
The Digerati  
3/27/2017   4 comments
Telenor is working across three primary fronts for its digitization initiative.
Snap Poised for Stellar Growth – Jefferies
Aditya Kishore  
3/27/2017   23 comments
Analysts at Jefferies believe Snap is well positioned for growth in coming years due to its base of highly engaged young millennial users and its policy of targeting lucrative advertising markets.
Enterprise Cloud Uses Mature, CenturyLink's Matherson Says
The Digerati  
3/24/2017   10 comments
Enterprise cloud is still evolving, but it's already starting to mirror legacy on premise infrastructure.
ECN: What's Hot for Cloud Skills
Infographics  
3/21/2017   5 comments
Editors for Enterprise Cloud News recently took a look at which skills were the hottest across the enterprise cloud sector.
Seen & Heard: AT&T Teams Up With IBM on IoT Analytics
Mike Robuck  
3/21/2017   13 comments
The pilot was designed to help AT&T's enterprise customers reap more analytical insights on their industrial IoT applications and services.
Mobile Millennials Lead Video Piracy in Middle East
Aditya Kishore  
3/21/2017   50 comments
Video piracy in the Middle East is being led by 18- to 24-year-olds on mobile devices, according to a new online survey by content protection vendor Irdeto.
Record Subscriber Losses for Canadian Pay-TV Providers
Aditya Kishore  
3/20/2017   21 comments
New research finds Canadian pay-TV providers facing similar challenges to peers south of the 49th parallel.
AT&T's Pacewicz Talks About Inter-Carrier APIs
The Digerati  
3/16/2017   5 comments
Pacewicz provides more details about how AT&T, Colt and Orange are defining new standards for interoperability across each other's SDN-based networks.
It's Mobile or Bust, Says Ooyala's Global Video Index
Aditya Kishore  
3/15/2017   7 comments
Online video technology company Ooyala released its Q4 2016 Global Video Index today, showing sustained growth in mobile viewing of ad-sponsored video.
TV Shows, in a Snap!
Aditya Kishore  
3/14/2017   17 comments
Snapchat parent decides TV shows are the future for the multimedia messaging app aimed at Gen Z.
Seen & Heard: Intel Forks Out $15B to Buy Connected Car Firm Mobileye
Mike Robuck  
3/13/2017   8 comments
Intel is jumping on self-driving car technologies with its purchase of Mobileye.
Open Caching: An Imperative for Streaming Video
Jason Thibeault  
3/13/2017   3 comments
Jason Thibeault, director of the Streaming Video Alliance, discusses the merits of developing an open caching architecture.




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