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TT Caption Contest: AI Goes for a Spin
Mike Robuck  
3/22/2017   65 comments
This month's cartoon caption contest focuses on artificial intelligence.
AT&T's Pacewicz Talks About Inter-Carrier APIs
The Digerati  
3/16/2017   3 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.
Seen & Heard: Intel Forks Out $15B to Buy Connected Car Firm Mobileye
Mike Robuck  
3/13/2017   7 comments
Intel is jumping on self-driving car technologies with its purchase of Mobileye.
SK Telecom's Lee Seeks Higher Quality, Lower Latency
The Digerati  
3/13/2017   2 comments
SK Telecom's head of media technology R&D is on a quest for ever-improving video quality delivered with constantly decreasing latency.
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.
AT&T's Anschutz: CORD Ties in Open Source, Containers
The Digerati  
3/2/2017   10 comments
AT&T exec explains how CORD is designed to use containers and open networking to provision services and applications at the edge.
AT&T's Nassaur Talks Container Strategy
The Digerati  
3/1/2017   3 comments
AT&T is looking at the ways that containers and microservices will impact networks.
Colt, AT&T, Orange Partner on Orchestrated Services
Mike Robuck  
3/1/2017   5 comments
Orange, AT&T Colt are breaking new ground on interoperability across SDN-enabled networks.
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.
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.
Seen & Heard: Less Is More for CenturyLink
Mike Robuck  
2/8/2017   16 comments
CenturyLink is leveraging an internal software approach for its next-generation NFV/SDN implementation.
Service Providers Need to Embrace Disruption
Infographics  
1/31/2017   15 comments
With digital services replacing physical services, operators today are in the process of expanding their business models en route to becoming digital service.
Level 3's McReynolds Gets Real on Virtualized Cloud
The Digerati  
1/31/2017   9 comments
There's a lot of white noise around the cloud and virtualization, but McReynolds cuts through the clutter in this Telco Transformation Q&A.
AT&T’s Zeto: More Cities Get Smart in 2017
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   19 comments
AT&T exec says that last year's smart projects will translate into more IoT-based smart cities this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paving the Way for a Digital World
The Digerati  
1/5/2017   36 comments
Deutsche Telekom's partnership with Huawei is enabling its digital transformation.
Vodafone’s Morawski: IoT Gets Real in 2017
The Digerati  
12/29/2016   42 comments
Among other predictions, Morawski says that IoT applications will be fully ingrained in IT landscapes and digital strategies next year.
AT&T Banks on AI
Mike Robuck  
12/28/2016   47 comments
AT&T is leveraging big data, predictive capabilities and diagnostic tools to blend artificial intelligence into its architecture.
CT's Tongqing Discusses Cloud Computing
The Digerati  
12/26/2016   13 comments
Cloud computing is one of the key enabling elements of China Telecom's Transformation 3.0 roadmap.
Containers: Roses & Thorns
Mike Robuck  
12/13/2016   20 comments
Container technology provides benefits above and beyond using virtual machines to help service providers move more virtualization into the cloud.
NFV: Security Issue or Security Opportunity?
Mike Robuck  
12/7/2016   11 comments
NFV infrastructures include new security issues that operators need to be aware of, but they also provide opportunities to put better security in place.
Study IDs Big Targets for VNFs
Mike Robuck  
12/7/2016   20 comments
VNFs are set to proliferate across four areas for carriers.
Telenor Research's Grønsund Discusses Cloud-Native VNFs
The Digerati  
12/1/2016   8 comments
Operators need to work together to define cloud-native VNFs.
Comcast Hoists ONOS, CORD Flags
Mike Robuck  
11/30/2016   11 comments
Comcast becomes the first cable operator to join ONOS and CORD.
Ecosystem Transformation: Barriers
Infographics  
11/30/2016   13 comments
While most service providers see the benefits of virtualization, software and the cloud, there's still some trepidation to overcome.
Level 3's Scola Discusses Standards, APIs
The Digerati  
11/29/2016   6 comments
While Level 3 is using Lifecycle Service Orchestration elements today, it's looking to organizations such as the MEF to get standards ready for next-gen networks.
Seen & Heard: WOW Kicks NFV Tires
Mike Robuck  
11/28/2016   21 comments
WOW is tapping into NFV for business services, but residential benefits are on the horizon.
The Race to Virtualization
Infographics  
11/28/2016   20 comments
While there's a general consensus from service providers on the merits of both SDN and NFV, implementations will vary.
Scola: Lifecycle Service Orchestration Key for Level 3
The Digerati  
11/23/2016   6 comments
While Lifecycle Service Orchestration is still maturing, it will offer a full platform for orchestration and management integration across network systems.
Level 3's Scola Discusses SD-WAN for NaaS
The Digerati  
11/22/2016   9 comments
One of the immediate benefits of SD-WAN is that programmability of legacy infrastructure is possible with adapters.
OSS/BSS: An Analyst's View
The Digerati  
11/17/2016   10 comments
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw weighs in on the challenges CSPs face with integrating their next-gen networks with legacy OSS/BSS.
SDN, IoT Drive Network Refreshes: Security Lags Behind
Mike Robuck  
11/11/2016   15 comments
According a recent report, enterprises are refreshing network devices more frequently, but security is being overlooked.
Orange Business Services Debuts First NaaS VNF
Mike Robuck  
11/8/2016   48 comments
The French operator's foray into NaaS starts with a security VNF.
BT Steps Up its SD-WAN Game
Mike Robuck  
11/8/2016   5 comments
BT's latest SD-WAN offering is slated for launch early next year.
Seen & Heard: TM Forum Seeks to Unite Open Source
Mike Robuck  
11/2/2016   21 comments
The TM Forum is taking on the role of uniting open source communities for the telecom industry.
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.
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.
Digital Ecosystems: CSPs Want More
Infographics  
10/21/2016   6 comments
To avoid vendor lock-in, CSPs are using new strategies to reinvent their digital ecosystems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seen & Heard: Orange Gears Up for ECOMP
Mike Robuck  
10/13/2016   10 comments
Orange will get a hands-on look at AT&T's ECOMP platform during a trial in Poland.
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.
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.
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.
Level 3's Richter: Security Is Better & Cheaper in the Cloud
The Digerati  
9/30/2016   10 comments
Level 3 eases cloud security concerns for its customers by putting firewalls on its backbone.
A River Runs Through It: OPNFV Debuts Colorado Software Release
Mike Robuck  
9/26/2016   3 comments
OPNFV's third software release includes laying the groundwork for the industry's MANO layer.
Cloudy Forecast: Public Cloud Services Market
Infographics  
9/23/2016   9 comments
IT modernization is top driver of public cloud adoption, according to a recent report.
ONOS, OpenDaylight Update Open Source Platforms
Mike Robuck  
9/23/2016   3 comments
It was a busy week for open source groups as ONOS released the eighth version of its platform while OpenDaylight announced the availability of its fifth platform release.
CenturyLink's Nowak: Lessons Learned From SD-WAN
Mike Robuck  
9/22/2016   9 comments
CenturyLink had a few surprises in regards to how its enterprise customers were using its SD-WAN offering.
Trending: 3 Phases of Cloud Computing
Conversations with Huawei  
9/20/2016   114 comments
There are three major trends in cloud computing of which service providers and enterprises need to be aware.
CL's Battenberg Maps Out Virtualization Elements
The Digerati  
9/20/2016   16 comments
In this Telco Transformation Q&A, CenturyLink's Battenberg talks about the importance of APIs, creating a digital ecosystem and analytics.
AT&T's Khan on Platform Approach for IoT
Joe Stanganelli  
9/19/2016   8 comments
AT&T uses APIs and web portals to aid developers' IoT ambitions on its network.
Orange Takes AT&T's ECOMP on Test Drive
Mike Robuck  
9/15/2016   5 comments
France's Orange is the first service provider to test AT&T's ECOMP platform.
CenturyLink's Walker: Telcos Need to Hit Refresh
Mike Robuck  
9/14/2016   31 comments
Service providers of all stripes need better cooperation in order to better serve customers.
Level 3's Dugan: SDN/NFV Key to Enterprises' Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/14/2016   6 comments
Service providers can help enterprises solve their IT and infrastructure dilemmas through the use of SDN and NFV.
Verizon Lights Up IoT Platform With Sensity Systems
Mike Robuck  
9/12/2016   8 comments
Verizon continues to build out its IoT stable with another acquisition.
How AT&T Prioritizes IoT Verticals
Joe Stanganelli  
9/9/2016   13 comments
As the IoT sands shift, AT&T is continually re-evaluating its list of top priorities.
Highlights From the Inaugural CORD Summit
Larry Peterson  
9/8/2016   13 comments
The first CORD summit featured some of the industry's leading companies as well as the initial release of a reference implementation.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Overtakes 2nd Place in Service Provider Core Router Market
Mike Robuck  
9/7/2016   3 comments
Huawei overtook Juniper Networks for second place in a recent core router market report.
Cox's Hart on the Importance of DevOps
The Digerati  
9/6/2016   6 comments
Cox CTO Kevin Hart provides details on how the cable operator has instituted a DevOps mindset across the company.
Accenture's Galassi on DevOps Transformation
The Digerati  
9/1/2016   2 comments
Galassi talks about the importance of team building and implementing micro services with DevOps.
Cloud-Agnostic Platforms Fuel AT&T's IoT DevOps
Joe Stanganelli  
8/31/2016   9 comments
AT&T is embracing all types of cloud providers in order to let IoT developers and customers pick their preferred platform.
Seen & Heard: 'Team Journey' Key for Sprint's Network Transformation
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
8/31/2016   11 comments
Gunter Ottendorfer, COO of technology at Sprint, says network transformation is a journey to a different planning and operations process.
NFV Juggling Act
Infographics  
8/30/2016   5 comments
NFV is poised for a breakout year in 2016 as operators move towards deployments.
IoT: Khan Lays Out AT&T's Investments, Partnerships & Challenges
The Digerati  
8/30/2016   29 comments
AT&T is building out its IoT platform across several fronts, including satellite connectivity and working with developers.
Bezeq Pilots Smart City Trial
The Digerati  
8/29/2016   39 comments
Bezeq has deployed hundreds of sensors in the city of Modi'in as part of its smart cities pilot program.
Moore Details GCI's OSS/BSS Upgrade
The Digerati  
8/25/2016   10 comments
Alaskan service provider GCI modernized its BSS/OSS capabilities to improve customer experience and service agility.
Report: 81% of SPs Will Deploy NFV by 2017
Mike Robuck  
8/24/2016   12 comments
While SDN and NFV are reforming the service provider landscape, there are still barriers to overcome.
AT&T Building Coalition to Speed Up 5G
Mike Robuck  
8/17/2016   20 comments
In an attempt to build a consensus on 5G standards and speed up deployments, AT&T is working with other tech leaders.
Telstra to Invest $2.3B in Digitization, Networks
Iain Morris  
8/11/2016   15 comments
Australian operator plans major investment program to improve customer service and prepare for arrival of 5G.
AT&T's Pacewicz Details Network Functions On Demand Service
The Digerati  
8/10/2016   38 comments
AT&T has booted up an NFV-based platform to provide services on the fly to enterprises.
AT&T's Gilbert: AI Is Very Real
The Digerati  
8/8/2016   8 comments
AT&T is banking on artificial intelligence to create a new network that anticipates customers' needs.
vMOS Aims to Give Telcos a Clear Picture of Video Quality
Conversations with Huawei  
8/5/2016   30 comments
Huawei proposes vMOS as a new industry standard to help mobile operators optimize their networks for video.
OPEN-O: Cracking the OSS Quandary
Mike Robuck  
8/4/2016   4 comments
While there is a move underfoot by service providers towards NFV and SDN in networks and services, there still needs to be a connection to legacy OSS.
Q&A: Verizon's Lonker Maps Out Virtual Network Services
The Digerati  
8/2/2016   10 comments
Verizon is meeting the evolving demands of its business customers by offering NFV-based services through its Virtual Network Services suite.
Hurdling Digital Transformation Obstacles
Infographics  
7/29/2016   18 comments
While networks are critical for organizations to achieve their digital transformation goals, there are some obstacles that still need to be hurdled.
Start Me Up: AT&T's Khan Details New IoT Developers' Kit
The Digerati  
7/28/2016   17 comments
Khan also discusses how to build an end-to-end IoT platform, and why carriers play a key role in IoT deployments.
Morawski: Vodafone to Launch NB-IoT Next Year
The Digerati  
7/27/2016   13 comments
In order to work more efficiently with service providers, businesses need to first nail down their IoT goals.
CORD Becomes New Open Source Project
Mike Robuck  
7/26/2016   6 comments
ON.Lab and the Linux Foundation team up to break CORD off of ONOS; Google, Radisys and Samsung join CORD.
AT&T's Rice: ECOMP Reaches Critical Mass
The Digerati  
7/26/2016   19 comments
By putting its virtualization playbook into open source via the Linux Foundation, AT&T believes ECOMP is primed to help the industry.
TT Poll: Operators Need Open Source Ecosystem Partners
Mike Robuck  
7/21/2016   14 comments
Developing open source ecosystem partners earned the most votes in a recent Telco Transformation poll.
ONOS, ONF Debut Leaf-Spine Design for Central Offices
Mike Robuck  
7/21/2016   8 comments
The new leaf-spine 'fabric' looks set to play a key role in the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) open source initiative. is a key element of the CORD initiative.
The State of Digital Transformations
Infographics  
7/20/2016   17 comments
This infographic looks at some of the digital transformation verticals and the initiatives that are driving them.
Barrett: SD-WAN Another Brick in CenturyLink's NFV Wall
The Digerati  
7/19/2016   14 comments
Eric Barrett provides more details on CenturyLink's recently launched SD-WAN service.
ROADS to Agile Digital Operations
Conversations with Huawei  
7/19/2016   39 comments
All ships rise with the implementation of Open ROADS for agile digital operations.
Survey: 40% of Businesses Aren't Ready for Digital Transformation
Mike Robuck  
7/18/2016   14 comments
While 86% of the senior decision makers from various business sectors said that digital transformation would play a key role going forward, 40% are unprepared.




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