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TT Poll: Balance, Flexibility Critical for Pay-TV Providers
Aditya Kishore  
8/14/2017   7 comments
A recent Telco Transformation poll found that a balanced pay-TV and OTT offering, and pricing and packaging flexibility, were the most important requirements for a pay-TV provider to succeed today.
Security Ownership a Concern for IoT – Report
Mike Robuck  
8/9/2017   6 comments
A report by Canonical found that various IoT entities were reluctant to take ownership of IoT security issues.
AI: Seizing the Prize
Mike Robuck  
8/8/2017   15 comments
AI will have a sizable economic impact by 2030, according to a report.
OCP's Carter: Open Hardware for Faster Web-Scale IT
The Digerati  
8/8/2017   1 comment
The open-hardware movement, spurred on by the Open Compute Project, is helping network carriers to deploy web-scale IT faster and more efficiently.
A Mixed Bag for Autonomous Car Features
Mike Robuck  
8/7/2017   23 comments
A survey by IHS Markit found that preferences for autonomous vehicle features varied across different countries.
Business Service Applications Tops TT Poll
Mike Robuck  
8/4/2017   4 comments
Business service applications were the hands-down winner in a poll on web-scale services and applications.
Cognitive AI: Humanizing Network Apps
Kishore Jethanandani  
8/3/2017   40 comments
Cognitive AI will pose new challenges for service providers with its exponentially higher data volumes susceptible to spikes.
AT&T's Malhotra: The Evolving World of Enterprise Connectivity
Manish Malhotra  
8/1/2017   5 comments
With ever-changing bandwidth needs, enterprises need to have a flexible WAN design in place that includes SDN, NFV and SD-WAN.
Video Bigger Business Driver Than Messenger – Zuckerberg
Aditya Kishore  
7/31/2017   79 comments
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he expects video to be a bigger driver of Facebook's growth than its Messenger application.
IDC's Hicks: Digital Transformation a Must
The Digerati  
7/28/2017   14 comments
IDC's Hicks discusses the need for telcos to transform themselves en route to offering support for services such as autonomous vehicles and virtual reality.
Red Hat's Hood Talks Security for SD-WAN
The Digerati  
7/27/2017   17 comments
Red Hat's Ian Hood delves into the security challenges for SD-WAN.
IDC's Hicks: Digital Transformations Are About More Than Technology
The Digerati  
7/26/2017   40 comments
Digital transformations aren't just the technologies, they also include the business cases.
Red Hat's Hood on Perpetuating SD-WAN Success
The Digerati  
7/26/2017   8 comments
Red Hat is helping service providers with their SD-WAN deployments.
Level 3 Teams Up With AWS for UC Service
Mike Robuck  
7/25/2017   23 comments
Level 3 taps into AWS' cloud for its Amazon Chime unified communications offering.
AT&T's Fuetsch: Edge Computing Is on Deck
Mike Robuck  
7/25/2017   27 comments
AT&T is tuning up edge computing to enable self-driving cars, virtual reality and augmented reality.
Windstream, EarthLink Unite Over SD-WAN
The Digerati  
7/24/2017   10 comments
EarthLink and Windstream's SD-WAN services will be more tightly integrated starting in late July.
MEF Takes On SD-WAN Standardization
Mike Robuck  
7/20/2017   5 comments
The MEF is working with vendors and service providers on common SD-WAN use cases and definitions.
Swisscom's Rupp: Flat Team Structure Drove VR Innovation
The Digerati  
7/17/2017   39 comments
A reorganization in his Swisscom division led to new opportunities in the virtual reality space, says Stefan Rupp, CEO of the carrier's Event & Media Solutions unit.
Seen & Heard: Is it Splitsville for AT&T Post Time Warner Merger?
Mike Robuck  
7/14/2017   31 comments
Bloomberg reports that AT&T would be split into separate telecom and media businesses if the deal to acquire Time Warner goes through.
Verizon's Hakl on SD-WAN Evolution
The Digerati  
7/13/2017   11 comments
As Verizon grows its SD-WAN strategy, the company sees a network evolution in both technological capabilities of network autonomics and business use cases that drive outcomes for enhanced agility.
Colt's Coppens Talks Industry Automation
The Digerati  
7/12/2017   8 comments
Colt is working with AT&T, Orange, MEF and the TM Forum on orchestrating services across each other's networks.
Event-Driven IT Is a Priority for CIOs
Mike Robuck  
7/11/2017   23 comments
Event-driven IT is a key element for businesses' digital transformations.
Verizon's Hakl: SD-WAN Delivers a Multitude of Benefits
The Digerati  
7/10/2017   9 comments
According to Verizon's Shawn Hakl, SD-WAN and SDN offer tremendous organizational and technological benefits.
Video Is Always Relevant – Digicel's Quinn
The Digerati  
7/10/2017   29 comments
Digicel Group CTO John Quinn discusses the reasons for deploying an advanced video service on Digicel's greenfield fixed-line network, and how it has anchored the fixed-line product.
Comcast Business’s Lewis: SD-WAN Evolves From Boxes to Integrated Services
The Digerati  
7/6/2017   6 comments
Comcast Business is taking a long view of SD-WAN as part of its integrated SDN platform.
Comcast's Lewis: No MPLS Customer Base an Advantage for SD-WAN Service
The Digerati  
7/3/2017   8 comments
Comcast Business decided not to offer MPLS to its business customers en route to developing its SD-WAN service.
Digicel's Quinn: From Zero to 100K in 3 Years
The Digerati  
7/3/2017   37 comments
Digicel's CTO talks to Telco Transformation about the operator's journey from zero fixed-line subscribers three years ago, to a full-featured triple-play FTTH network with a 100,000 subscribers today.
Sprint's Briscoe: SD-WAN a Cure for Hybrid Networks
The Digerati  
6/30/2017   6 comments
Sprint's customers are looking at SD-WAN for dynamic traffic steering, lower-cost bandwidth and reducing complexity.
Is AI Everybody's Job, or Nobody's Job?
Joe Stanganelli  
6/30/2017   24 comments
While the benefits of AI are often touted, there are some concerns, including hiring and training employees.
Variable Performance of SD-WAN Drives Its Transformation
Kishore Jethanandani  
6/29/2017   13 comments
Optimization, machine learning and artificial intelligence can pinpoint problems and improve SD-WAN efficiencies.
Orange Business Services' Isch: SD-WAN Complements the Cloud
The Digerati  
6/28/2017   9 comments
Orange Business Services' Isch talks about educating customers on their SD-WAN needs.
Seen & Heard: SD-WAN Key to GTT Communications-Global Capacity Deal
Mike Robuck  
6/27/2017   33 comments
GTT Communications bolsters its SD-WAN profile with the acquisition.
Sky Italia's Gandino Talks OTT Challenges, Viewing Trends & AI
The Digerati  
6/27/2017   24 comments
Davide Gandino, OTT and cloud processing & delivery manager of technology at Sky Italia, discusses the role of analytics and AI in its OTT video strategy at the Red Hat Summit.
Level 3's Dugan: Customers Crave SD-WAN Expansion of Hybrid Networks
The Digerati  
6/27/2017   2 comments
Level 3's long-term goal with SD-WAN is to couple it with other network solutions.
Orange's Isch: Carriers Key to SD-WAN Play
The Digerati  
6/26/2017   5 comments
Isch says that SD-WAN as a service is a better bet than an over the top overlay of SD-WAN.
Balancing OTT With Pay-TV: CenturyLink's Sklar
The Digerati  
6/26/2017   24 comments
CenturyLink's vice president of video strategy discusses the right approach to marketing OTT services for a pay TV operator.
Hubbard: AT&T Digs Deep on SD-WAN
The Digerati  
6/23/2017   19 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   6 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   22 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   14 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   14 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   10 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   12 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   24 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   37 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   19 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   20 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   6 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   6 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   8 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   27 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   12 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   15 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   27 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   16 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   25 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   8 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   23 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   21 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   14 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.




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