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Old Concerns Over New 5G Cell Towers
Sarah Thomas  
4/6/2018   12 comments
Consumer fears over radiation from new 5G cell antennas and a shortage of tower climbers willing to service them are already plaguing the market for 5G in the US.
Mobile AR Attracting Record Funding in 2018
Sarah Thomas  
4/2/2018   8 comments
Digi-Capital says that AR/VR startups raised a record of more than $3.6 billion from VCs and corporate investors in the past year, with over three quarters of a billion dollars invested so far in 2018.
Analysts Predict Limited Growth in Connectivity Revenue on 5G
Sarah Thomas  
3/30/2018   19 comments
Strategy Analytics says that by 2023 overall wireless subscriptions will reach 9 billion, up from 7.7 billion today, with 5G accounting for only 10% of connectivity revenue.
Turkcell Streams Through Video Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/26/2018   8 comments
In a video interview from MWC, Baris Zavaroglu, Turkcell's Digital Media and Entertainment director, shares how the company found success with launching its own video streaming service.
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas  
3/22/2018   4 comments
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and analytics apps to use internally and to offer their customers to aid in the transformation process.
Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas  
3/16/2018   40 comments
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital transformation, according to a recent study from Microsoft and IDC.
CFOs Play Major New Role in Transformations
Sarah Thomas  
3/8/2018   43 comments
A Grant Thorton study finds that CFOs need to have more technical expertise and work closely with IT as they manage the short- and long-term priorities of digital transformation.
Telstra COO: 'Burning Ambition to Lead' at Heart of Transformation
Telco Transformation Video  
3/5/2018   4 comments
People, strategy, a strong technology roadmap and new business processes are the key underpinnings of Telstra's digital transformation, COO Robyn Denholm tells TT.
Seen & Heard at MWC: 5G Across the Globe
Sarah Thomas  
2/27/2018   7 comments
From Verizon's fixed and mobile plans to Telstra's data center repurposing to Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom's regulator takedown, 5G is all anyone's talking about at MWC.
2018 Transitional for 5G Infra Spending – Report
Carol Wilson  
2/8/2018   3 comments
Major basestation transceiver purchasing won't happen this year, except in China, but it's now on the immediate horizon.
Orange Eyes 5G Network Slicing in 2022
Iain Morris  
2/7/2018   2 comments
French service provider does not believe 5G services that use network slicing will appear in the market for another four years.
TM Forum's Bachmann Talks Digital Transformation in Dynamic Ecosystems
The Digerati  
1/10/2018   10 comments
Managing risk and reward in an ecosystem is the key challenge of digital transformation.
Tune in Thursday: The Transformation Equation
Sarah Thomas  
1/9/2018   9 comments
Telco Transformation partner Women in Comms will be hosting a live radio show and chat with Sigma Systems CTO Catherine Michel on the dynamics of transformation.
TV & Video: 4 Issues Likely to Cause Apoplectic Fits in 2018
Aditya Kishore  
12/28/2017   70 comments
Contentious issues that are likely to fuel lawsuits and angry blogs in the coming year.
AT&T's Kafka: Localized Cloud Resources Crucial for 5G
The Digerati  
12/21/2017   6 comments
AT&T's Hank Kafka says moving cloud resources geographically closer to the end user is one of the key considerations for enabling 5G services.
Comcast, AT&T Hand Out Stocking Stuffer Bonuses
Mike Robuck  
12/21/2017   47 comments
Comcast and AT&T are among the first companies to pass out bonuses to employees after tax reform legislation passes.
Czech Out Telecom's Future
Slideshows  
12/18/2017   15 comments
The brightest minds in telecom came together at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit 2017. Held in Prague earlier this month, the event addressed key issues for the industry such as automation, virtualization, IoT, security and the status of 5G deployment.
GlobalData's Westfall: 5G & Cloud 'Joined at the Hip'
The Digerati  
12/15/2017   3 comments
While the cloud will thrive on its own, it's imperative for the success of 5G applications and services, according to GlobalData's Ron Westfall.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck  
12/14/2017   4 comments
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
Colt's Voltolini on Big Data & 5G Connectivity
The Digerati  
12/13/2017   13 comments
Colt's Mirko Voltolini talks about the importance of 5G to enterprise 'cloud shift' – but why 5G still has a long way to go.
Digital Maturity Models Drive Carriers' Transformations
The Digerati  
12/11/2017   12 comments
One method for carriers to manage their legacy systems and newer technologies is through a two-pronged approach, according to Huawei's Vishal Augustine.
Eutelsat's Dutronc Discusses SmartBEAM
The Digerati  
12/11/2017   27 comments
Russian DTH provider Tricolor is the first deployment of Eutelsat's SmartBEAM technology for hybrid satellite-WiFi TV delivery to mobile devices.
CenturyLink's McReynolds: Digital Transformation Is a Living Creature
The Digerati  
12/6/2017   18 comments
CenturyLink's Chris McReynolds talks about digital transformation unity – both when it comes to industry standards and when it comes to the unity within CenturyLink itself in the wake of its recent acquisition of Level 3 Communications.
Sprint's Marquardt on What Moving to 5G Means for CIOs
The Digerati  
12/5/2017   47 comments
CIOs need to think about how they will use 5G to deliver new services and applications to their customers, according to Sprint's Ron Marquardt.
Facebook Original Video Strategy Hits Speedbump
Aditya Kishore  
12/4/2017   58 comments
Content producers are unhappy with the advertising approach and revenues they are getting on Facebook Watch.
Vodafone's Morawski: Flexible Workforce Key to Digital Transformation
The Digerati  
11/24/2017   64 comments
CIOs face several challenges, including education leadership, when it comes to enabling their digital transformations, according to Vodafone's Andrew Morawski.
ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release
Mike Robuck  
11/20/2017   4 comments
ONAP's first software release takes on industry-wide automation for telcos and vendors.
Paramount Launches Movie-Theater-on-Your-Head
Aditya Kishore  
11/20/2017   45 comments
Major Hollywood studio to trial 'virtual' movie theaters using head-mounted displays.
Standalone Services Can't Survive – NTV's Petukhov
The Digerati  
11/13/2017   40 comments
Telco Transformation discusses OTT services in the Russian market with NTV Plus's head of digital services.
Telco Cloud: The Growth Engine in the 5G Era
Conversations with Huawei  
11/6/2017   32 comments
A unified cloud infrastructure will help carriers transition to 5G while also enabling faster virtualization in networks.
Local Content, Low Prices Critical in CIS Region – Divan.TV's Kolodyuk
The Digerati  
11/6/2017   18 comments
Telco Transformation discusses OTT services in the CIS region with the founder of streaming service Divan.TV, Andrey Kolodyuk
Piracy Is Killing Capacity – Sandvine
Aditya Kishore  
11/3/2017   90 comments
Network technology vendor Sandvine has found that piracy isn't only hurting network operator profits – each pirated set-top box is also using up 1TB per month in 'phantom bandwidth.'
MEF to Debut New Certification Program at Conference
Mike Robuck  
11/1/2017   6 comments
MEF will unveil its MEF 3.0 certification program at its conference in Orlando, Fla., later this month.
AT&T's Lambdin: More Cloud, More Security Concerns
The Digerati  
10/30/2017   38 comments
AT&T's Danessa Lambdin talks about how AT&T is using its own digital transformation roadmap to help its customers with their security concerns.
Verizon's Ritter: SDN/NFV Security Demands Cross Checks
The Digerati  
10/27/2017   9 comments
In part two II of this Q&A, Verizon's Phil Ritter emphasizes that the need for good old-fashioned diligence has not gone away in the age of virtualization.
Huawei's Xue: 3 Transformation Challenges
Conversations with Huawei  
10/27/2017   121 comments
Huawei's all-in on cloud to enable carriers' digital transformations.
Heavy Reading's Brown on Deployment Arc of 5G
The Digerati  
10/17/2017   9 comments
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown lays out the roadmap and challenges for 5G deployments.
Divan.TV's Kolodyuk Shares Formula for East European Success
Aditya Kishore  
10/16/2017   21 comments
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.
Collaboration Is Key to Confronting OTT – EMA's Anting
Aditya Kishore  
10/13/2017   9 comments
Commercial broadcasters across Europe have banded together to take on Netflix and Amazon.
Level 3's Richter on Cloud Security Evolution
The Digerati  
10/9/2017   27 comments
Level 3's Chris Richter talks about bringing the IT department of the 'Jurassic' era up to speed with new cloud-based security.
Level 3's Ewert on Customer-Defined Networking
Mike Robuck  
10/3/2017   5 comments
By tapping into SDN, orchestration, automation and analytics, Level 3 is offering its customers programmability for a more-defined user experience.
Level 3's Adaptive Network Security Expanding to APAC, Africa
Joe Stanganelli  
10/2/2017   3 comments
Level 3 announces additional gateways in new regions for its virtualized cloud security platform, Adaptive Network Security.
Bill's Big Rules for Transformation Success
Slideshows  
9/28/2017   12 comments
Bill Walker provides his rules for successful transformations during Light Reading's NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver.
The 3 'A's of NFV's Open Source Success
Joe Stanganelli  
9/28/2017   11 comments
Industry experts weigh in with Telco Transformation on the keys to NFV success with open source technologies.
State of NFV & SDN: We're Not There Yet
Mike Robuck  
9/27/2017   22 comments
A panel at the NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver discussed the reasons why SDN and NFV haven't reached their full potential.
Masergy's Watson: NFV Still a Toddler, but Growing Up Quickly
Carl Weinschenk  
9/27/2017   16 comments
Masergy's Ray Watson talks about his company's NFV journey while also describing three NFV use cases.
IBC: 50-Year-Old Parties Like It's 1967
Slideshows  
9/25/2017   22 comments
IBC, the best excuse for the global media industry to get together and drink heavily, kicked off its 50th edition earlier this month. We bring you the best bits, straight from Amsterdam.
ETSI's Triay: NFV Success Is Built With Foresight, Understanding, Automation
The Digerati  
9/21/2017   7 comments
ETSI Research Specialist Joan Triay talks about NFV best practices and the close relationship between NFV and automation in part two of this Q&A.
AT&T's Wheelus: Automation Key for Speed, Efficiency
The Digerati  
9/18/2017   62 comments
AT&T's Amy Wheelus talks about the telco's use of SDN and automation in this Q&A.
'Maximize, Optimize, Kill' – NBCU's McDermott
Aditya Kishore  
9/18/2017   21 comments
Hendrik McDermott, senior vice president of branded on demand at NBCUniversal International, discusses his strategy for promoting Hayu, NBC's OTT reality programming service at IBC.
Comcast Business Dives Into SD-WAN Waters
Mike Robuck  
9/13/2017   39 comments
SD-WAN is the first service that Comcast is offering on its SDN-enabled ActiveCore platform.
CenturyLink's Walker Talks Automation, Orchestration
The Digerati  
9/13/2017   9 comments
CenturyLink's Walker discusses the impact of automation and the cloud on the telco's NFV efforts.
Broadcast TV: The Second Coming?
Aditya Kishore  
9/12/2017   202 comments
A new study from Nielsen shows that younger audiences are growing the number of broadcast-only homes in the US.
IBC at 50
The Digerati  
9/6/2017   15 comments
With global media conference IBC set to start next week, the show's CEO, Michael Crimp, tells us what to expect at the show's 50th anniversary.
What Can SDN Do for You? – Level 3's Saenger
The Digerati  
8/30/2017   10 comments
Level 3's Adam Saenger shares what he and his company have learned about ensuring that an SDN deployment is successful.
Berriman Dissects PCCW's 360D Experience
The Digerati  
8/29/2017   16 comments
Having distributed one of the earliest broadcasts of a live sporting event in 360-degree video, PCCW Global's Alex Berriman discusses what he learned from the experience, and his views on the market opportunity.
Digital Transformations Dogged by Lack of Leadership
Mike Robuck  
8/28/2017   14 comments
A survey of US senior-level executives found that most weren't executing on their digital transformation strategies.
Orange's Shanaah Talks Smart City Analytics
The Digerati  
8/23/2017   17 comments
Orange Business Services relies on its own IoT analytics platform to enable smart city services.
Level 3 Serves Up Scalable Ethernet Feature for AWS
Joe Stanganelli  
8/23/2017   16 comments
A new self-serve Ethernet feature from Level 3, Level 3 eLynk, purports to make network connections to the cloud as flexible and agile as the cloud itself.
AT&T's Gilbert: The Goal of AI Is Automation
The Digerati  
8/22/2017   64 comments
AT&T views artificial intelligence as the means to do data-powered automation.
SDN Controls the Smart City Labyrinth
The Digerati  
8/22/2017   20 comments
Smart cities need software-defined networking to unify networks, data and services.
Swisscom's Rupp on Virtual Reality
The Digerati  
8/21/2017   17 comments
Swisscom Event & Media Solutions chief digital officer talks about the operator's initiatives in VR, plans for the future and expectations for virtual reality.
TT Poll: Balance, Flexibility Critical for Pay-TV Providers
Aditya Kishore  
8/14/2017   13 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   10 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   21 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   5 comments
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   27 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   7 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   83 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   18 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   16 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   68 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   24 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   29 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   9 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   40 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   39 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   17 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.




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