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posted in October 2016
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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.
Masergy's Watson: SD-WAN a Noisy Field
Telco Transformation Video  
10/11/2016   12 comments
Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, cuts through the white noise to explain what SD-WAN is and why it's important for enterprises.
Orange's Isch: Consolidation of SD-WAN Vendors 'Inevitable'
The Digerati  
10/10/2016   7 comments
Orange's John Isch discusses how SD-WAN will evolve and whether there will be consolidation among the current crop of vendors in the second part of this Q&A.
Level 3's Ewert: Why Network Disaggregation Is Key
Telco Transformation Video  
10/7/2016   4 comments
Travis Ewert, senior vice president of global network software development at Level 3, talks about the prominent role that programmable functional disaggregation will have going forward for CSPs.
Under the Hood: Orange's Isch Discusses SD-WAN
The Digerati  
10/7/2016   19 comments
Orange's Isch gives a breakdown of what SD-WAN is and what it means for businesses in this Q&A.
Streaming Won't Make Up for Cord-Cutters, Says Analyst
Aditya Kishore  
10/7/2016   38 comments
New analysis by MoffetNathanson anticipates high price sensitivity and low take rates among cord-cutters for streaming bundles.
AT&T Boards SD-WAN Bandwagon
Mike Robuck  
10/5/2016   4 comments
AT&T is the latest service provider to offer SD-WAN connectivity to business customers.
Skinny TV Bundle Competition Heats Up
Aditya Kishore  
10/5/2016   30 comments
Recent announcements highlight investment in and commitment to slimmed-down TV bundles from service providers.
Cloudy With a (Definite) Chance of Telecom
Peter Terhune  
10/4/2016   7 comments
By adopting new cloud platforms, communication service providers can reduce costs and better serve their customers.
Level 3's McReynolds Discusses Turning Up Virtualization With SDN & NFV
The Digerati  
10/4/2016   3 comments
By shedding proprietary equipment and standardizing networks, Level 3 expects to enable even more virtualization in 2017.
Level 3's McReynolds on Building Cloud-Native Networks
The Digerati  
10/3/2016   7 comments
Level 3 increases momentum for distributed cloud-native telecom networks to improve billing, security and bandwidth management.
AT&T Embraces Flexibility for IoT Connectivity
Joe Stanganelli  
10/3/2016   11 comments
AT&T is powering its IoT platforms across a wide range of network-connectivity options including WiFi, satellite and NB-IoT.
Freesat CTO Discusses Analytics Platform
The Digerati  
10/3/2016   9 comments
UK free satellite operator discusses the reasoning and drivers for deploying a real time analytics solution.




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