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What Can SDN Do for You? – Level 3's Saenger
The Digerati  
8/30/2017   8 comments
Level 3's Adam Saenger shares what he and his company have learned about ensuring that an SDN deployment is successful.
Networks Need Telemetry – BT's McRae
The Digerati  
8/24/2017   10 comments
With networks becoming more complex, service providers need to work on their telemetry game plans, according to BT's Neil McRae.
Level 3 Serves Up Scalable Ethernet Feature for AWS
Joe Stanganelli  
8/23/2017   15 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.
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.
Anschutz on AT&T's Use of Web-Scale IT
The Digerati  
7/14/2017   14 comments
AT&T is tapping into web-scale principles to improve operational efficiencies.
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.
AT&T Splashes $200M on ONAP-Based VC Fund
Mike Robuck  
7/7/2017   12 comments
AT&T is working with Coral to develop solutions that will run on top of the ONAP platform.
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.
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.
Zeto: AT&T Scores Smart City Deals With GE, FirstNet
The Digerati  
6/9/2017   46 comments
AT&T partners up to bolster its smart city capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
Caption Contest: An Iota of IoT
Aditya Kishore  
6/2/2017   188 comments
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Level 3's Saenger: Virtualized Cloud Binds AI, Big Data
The Digerati  
6/1/2017   34 comments
Virtualized cloud eases the complexity of big data, AI and automation.
Level 3 on Multi-Operator Automation
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
5/31/2017   1 comment
Level 3's VP of Global Development and Management Adam Saenger talks about the importance of multi-operator automation, and how it impacts partners, customers and employees.
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.
AT&T Puts COWs & COLTs to Work at Concerts
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/11/2017   13 comments
AT&T deploys temporary solutions, such as COWs and COLTs, to boost network capacity during high-traffic periods at concerts and sporting events.
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.
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.
Huawei's Chiosi Shares Views on ONAP, MANO & More
Mike Robuck  
5/3/2017   7 comments
Chiosi, vice president of Open Ecosystems in the US with Huawei, is focused on making sure standards and open source are working well together.
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.
Huawei's Chiosi Opens Up About Open Source
Mike Robuck  
5/1/2017   6 comments
In the first of two articles, Margaret Chiosi, who joined Huawei in December, opens up on her views of open source and more.
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.
AT&T's Chris Rice Details ECOMP & OPEN-O Merger
The Digerati  
4/25/2017   5 comments
Rice shares details of how the 8 million lines of code developed over three years for ECOMP is being brought together with the initial code release of OPEN-O.
Equinix Expects 'Massive' Scaling of Interconnection Model
The Digerati  
4/24/2017   12 comments
Equinix is preparing for the future by looking to massively scale its interconnection capabilities, and participating in open source processes and testing solutions such TIP.
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.
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.
AT&T's Volinsky Talks About the Power of AI
The Digerati  
4/14/2017   26 comments
AI is the real deal now for service providers such as AT&T.
March Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
4/11/2017   160 comments
This month's cartoon caption contest focuses on artificial intelligence.
OPNFV Crosses Into MANO With Danube
Mike Robuck  
4/7/2017   4 comments
Danube pushes OPNFV closer to its goal of having an end-to-end NFV platform for service providers.
ONAP Takes Center Stage at ONS
Mike Robuck  
4/5/2017   4 comments
ONAP announces governing board at ONS.
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.
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.
Linux Foundation's Joshipura on Building Open Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
3/30/2017   8 comments
Enterprise cloud is a blend of proprietary solutions and open source components, Joshipura says.
Containers Are Key for Open Networking
Kishore Jethanandani  
3/29/2017   8 comments
Containers provide service providers with more portability and flexibility than virtual machines.
Sandberg: Telenor Leans Into Software
The Digerati  
3/29/2017   3 comments
Bjørn-Taale Sandberg, head of Telenor Research, talks about how his company is learning to be more software-centric.
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.
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.
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   16 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   6 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   17 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   28 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   46 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   25 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   30 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   52 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.




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In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.

In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:

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