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Viu Gets Original, Just Like Everyone Else
Aditya Kishore  
4/27/2017   Post a comment
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   11 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   5 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   18 comments
Kwes'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   15 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.
Caption Contest: Birth of a New Era
Aditya Kishore  
4/23/2017   75 comments
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social networks.
Broadcasters Excited but Uncertain About ATSC 3.0
Aditya Kishore  
4/21/2017   10 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   12 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   5 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   20 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   32 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   8 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   5 comments
AI is the real deal now for service providers such as AT&T.
Big Data Throwdown: Top 10 Trends
Infographics  
4/13/2017   30 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   29 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   17 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.
Kwes 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   2 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.
BTs 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.
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.
Telenors 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   16 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   10 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.
Amazon: We're Everybody's Friend
Aditya Kishore  
3/10/2017   45 comments
Alex Green, MD, Amazon Video, said the OTT provider is open to partnerships with pay-TV providers and is not a direct threat to the pay-TV industry.
TT Poll: Skinny Bundles May Be Pay-TV Operators' Salvation
Aditya Kishore  
3/7/2017   56 comments
A recent poll on Telco Transformation found that more than two out of five respondents felt skinny video streaming bundles would help operators retain subscribers.
Zero-Rating Compliance: Easy as Pai?
Joe Stanganelli  
3/6/2017   6 comments
A new administration and changes in the FCC have created uncertainty around 'zero rating.' Telco Transformation examines the issues involved.
Amazon, Netflix Forging Ahead With Original Content
Aditya Kishore  
3/3/2017   31 comments
Both OTT providers are continuing their very expensive original content development strategy, without flinching.
Tough Week for Traditional TV
Aditya Kishore  
3/3/2017   20 comments
This week saw the launch of YouTube's skinny bundle targeting cord-cutters, new research showing a decline in TV penetration and an analyst saying Q4 2016 was the worst quarter for cord-cutting ever.
Colt, AT&T, Orange Partner on Orchestrated Services
Mike Robuck  
3/1/2017   6 comments
Orange, AT&T Colt are breaking new ground on interoperability across SDN-enabled networks.
AT&T's Anschutz Talks CORD & Containers
The Digerati  
2/28/2017   2 comments
Distributed controls for distributed networks are key for optimizing sprawling networks.
We'll Make Buffering Obsolete, Like Dial-Up: Netflix CEO
Aditya Kishore  
2/27/2017   59 comments
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said his company is delivering high-quality video streams at 'half a meg' for mobile screens today, and hopes to go lower.
AT&T's Nassaur: Keep an Open Mind on Containers
The Digerati  
2/27/2017   5 comments
Nassaur speaks about the importance of containers and open source collaboration across the telecom industry.
RTL's Dube Talks VoD
The Digerati  
2/27/2017   5 comments
RTL Interactive's VP of VoD discusses its TV Now catch-up service with Telco Transformation.
NFV: A Catalyst for OSS Transformation
Mike Robuck  
2/22/2017   7 comments
NFV presents an opportunity to breathe new life into OSS.
OTT Will Exceed Pay-TV – TIM's Biscarini
The Digerati  
2/22/2017   22 comments
Telecom Italia's EVP & Head of Multimedia Entertainment & Consumer Digital Services, Daniela Biscarini, discusses the operator's TV strategy.
Verizon Shaves $350M Off of Yahoo Deal
Mike Robuck  
2/21/2017   46 comments
Verizon and Yahoo agree to cut the price of their deal, and to split some of the liabilities.
Verizon's Shafiq: Analytics Key to ThingSpace IoT Platform
The Digerati  
2/21/2017   13 comments
Verizon is bringing order to the Internet of Things space through the use of advanced analytics on its ThingSpace platform.
Seen & Heard: Orange Debuts Public Cloud Offering
Mike Robuck  
2/21/2017   15 comments
Orange Business Services is reaching out to multinational corporations with a new public cloud offering.
No Linear Please, We're Millennial
Infographics  
2/21/2017   20 comments
A recent survey of millennial men in the US examined their video consumption habits and preferences, unsurprisingly finding that cord-cutting and streaming were typical for the majority.
Discovery Thinks Small
Aditya Kishore  
2/16/2017   39 comments
The cable programmer sees opportunity in creating niche SVoD services for specific shows and segments.
Operation Analytics Plays Key Role in Virtualization & Orchestration
Chris Menier  
2/16/2017   16 comments
While the benefits to virtualization are many, it does add an additional layer of complexity that needs to be managed by more sophisticated assurance and monitoring capabilities.
Digital Disruption: Early Days for Carriers
Infographics  
2/15/2017   57 comments
Tier 1 operators' progress towards becoming digital service providers is marked by more of an evolution rather than a disruptive transformation, according to a recent report.
ONF Opens Up Innovation Pipeline Progam
Mike Robuck  
2/14/2017   9 comments
ONF is attempting to drive innovation, agility and cohesion across SDN and NFV efforts with its new program.
OTT Providers Target Operators With B2B Solutions
Aditya Kishore  
2/14/2017   5 comments
Swedish Internet video provider Magine has created a new group to market its technology to service providers, joining others such as Zattoo and Roku.
OPNFV's Second Plugfest Tackles OCP & Open-O Integration
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
2/13/2017   6 comments
OPNFV's second Plugfest highlighted integration of OPNFV's platform with multiple commercial hardware solutions and open source platforms.
ODL's Caywood: Why China Matters
The Digerati  
2/13/2017   19 comments
In the second part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood speaks about what Western telcos can learn from their Chinese counterparts and how open source groups can refine their collaboration efforts.
CenturyLink's TV Future Likely to Be Skinny
Aditya Kishore  
2/10/2017   11 comments
CenturyLink to focus on skinny Internet-delivered pay-TV package rather than its full-fat IPTV service.
CenturyLink Banks on Virtualization Rewards
Mike Robuck  
2/9/2017   26 comments
CenturyLink outlined its progress on the virtualization front during its fourth-quarter earnings call.
Seen & Heard: Less Is More for CenturyLink
Mike Robuck  
2/8/2017   17 comments
CenturyLink is leveraging an internal software approach for its next-generation NFV/SDN implementation.
Four Predictions That Will Redefine Networking
Carl Grivner  
2/7/2017   20 comments
The next 12 months will bring about a seachange for enterprise and small business networking.
Spying Not So Smart on TVs, Finds Vizio
Aditya Kishore  
2/7/2017   28 comments
Smart TV manufacturer Vizio to pay $2.2 million for collecting viewer data without permission.
Traditional Marketers Need to Shift Their Strategies – Roku's Rosenberg
The Digerati  
2/6/2017   11 comments
Roku's vice president of advertising and audience development discusses its advertising toolkit and strategy.
OpenDaylight's Caywood Discusses 2017 Roadmap
The Digerati  
2/3/2017   15 comments
OpenDaylight is looking to build upon the momentum generated last year around uses cases while also prepping for its next SDN release.
Virtualization and the Cloud Transform AT&Ts OSS/BSS
The Digerati  
2/2/2017   13 comments
AT&T execs Nassaur and Saxena discuss the telco's OSS/BSS transformation across cloud, container and microservice components to further enable virtualization of its network.
Facebook Targets the TV for Future Growth
Aditya Kishore  
2/2/2017   45 comments
Facebook is reportedly developing an app for set-top boxes as a part of its push into video services, as it searches for new advertising opportunities.
AT&T Waves Indigo Flag
Mike Robuck  
2/1/2017   10 comments
AT&T provided additional details on its Indigo platform during an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, as well as setting its virtualization goal to 55% this year.
Feldman: Verizon Constructs Smart Communities on Deals, New Tools
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   16 comments
Verizon beefed up its IoT portfolio in order to provision its Smart Communities platform.
AT&Ts Zeto: More Cities Get Smart in 2017
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   27 comments
AT&T exec says that last year's smart projects will translate into more IoT-based smart cities this year.
OTT Disruption Seen as Opportunity by Industry – TV Connect Study
Aditya Kishore  
1/30/2017   23 comments
Research conducted by the organizers of the TV Connect event found that industry professionals were bullish about disruption in the video business caused by Internet streaming.
Accenture's Kahan: What Cloud Brings to Carrier Business
The Digerati  
1/27/2017   15 comments
The reality of today's cloud is that communications service providers need to create ecosystems to better serve their enterprise customers.
Are Reports of Pay-TV's Death Greatly Exaggerated?
Aditya Kishore  
1/27/2017   42 comments
Comcast, Verizon and AT&T report video subscriber growth for FY 2016, despite a clear trend toward cord-cutting in the US.
Level 3's McReynolds Talks About Better IT Cloud Management
The Digerati  
1/26/2017   9 comments
Enterprises need to get a better grip on monitoring, troubleshooting and over-purchasing in their cloud environments.
Poor Customer Experience Causes 24% of Pay-TV Churn – Paywizard
Aditya Kishore  
1/26/2017   34 comments
New research from billing vendor Paywizard finds that customer experience is the key to getting and retaining pay-TV subscribers.
Telenor Research's Tech Trends for 2017
Infographics  
1/25/2017   10 comments
AI, IoT and chatbots are poised for a breakout year in 2017, according to Telenor Research.
Feldman: ThingSpace the IoT Lynchpin of Verizon's Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/25/2017   9 comments
Verizon is flexing its analytics muscles to beef up its ThingSpace platform across its Smart Communities verticals.
The Cloud, the Change & a New Culture
The Digerati  
1/24/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems partnered with Huawei to create the Open Telekom Cloud platform that was launched last year.
SDN Slow to Ignite in Data Centers
Mike Robuck  
1/24/2017   11 comments
Getting SDN live in data centers is taking longer than expected.
Verizon's Feldman: IoT Focus Shifts From Smart Cities to Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/23/2017   32 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   12 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   17 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   14 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   6 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   6 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   3 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   6 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   11 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   3 comments
AT&T has put its ECOMP architecture into open source in hopes of bringing standardization to the industry.




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