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Level 3's Ewert: Why Automation Is a Boon to Employees
The Digerati  
9/20/2017   1 comment
Level 3's Travis Ewert espouses the benefits of NFV automation to both the organization and the worker – assuming IT gets the culture piece right.
CenturyLink's Walker: Communication Is Key for NFV
The Digerati  
9/19/2017   4 comments
Bill Walker addresses key issues for deploying NFV, including the need for both IT and telco employees to come to terms on common goals.
AT&T's Wheelus: Automation Key for Speed, Efficiency
The Digerati  
9/18/2017   21 comments
AT&T's Amy Wheelus talks about the telco's use of SDN and automation in this Q&A.
Despite Security Concerns, CEOs Big on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/12/2017   17 comments
Despite CEOs' confidence in digital strategies, barriers such as security remain.
OPNFV's Kirksey: Open Source Network Automation – Virtual, Yet Human
Joe Stanganelli  
9/7/2017   13 comments
In a recent Upskill U course, OPNFV's Heather Kirksey evangelized about the importance of virtualized automation that also includes human input.
Sprint Beefs up Virtualization with NFV
Mike Robuck  
9/5/2017   6 comments
Sprint is using NFV to prep its virtual core for new services and applications.
Telus' Gedeon: SDN Key for Automation of New Functions & Features
The Digerati  
8/31/2017   7 comments
SDN is just one part of the transformation to virtualization; it also includes a human element, according to Telus' Ibrahim Gedeon.
Level 3's Saenger: SDN Takes a Village
The Digerati  
8/28/2017   7 comments
Level 3's Adam Saenger talks about the important roles that both employees and customers play in creating SDN success for both enterprise customers and network carriers alike.
Lack of Skilled Employees a Hurdle for Carriers
Mike Robuck  
8/25/2017   87 comments
Service providers need to re-train current employees and hire new ones to meet the needs of new technologies and applications.
IDC's Hicks: Digital Transformation a Must
The Digerati  
7/28/2017   17 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.
Understanding Generation Z
Aditya Kishore  
7/24/2017   77 comments
Generation Z is the most ethnically diverse generation in the US, with the highest penetration of digital devices, according to new research from Nielsen.
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.
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.
US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
Aditya Kishore  
5/26/2017   35 comments
Smartphone penetration has rocketed in the US, but TVs are still the most widely adopted device in the country.
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.
BCE Keeps Austin Awesome
Slideshows  
5/19/2017   19 comments
BCE 2017 featured a disco-themed awards party, Tex Mex and powerful insights from the communication industry's thought-leaders.
Caption Contest: The Winners
Aditya Kishore  
5/15/2017   12 comments
Announcing the winners of the most recent Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest.
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.
StoryUp's Hill on Healing With Holograms
The Digerati  
5/4/2017   45 comments
VR company StoryUp's CEO discusses the importance of emotion in immersive media and how VR could be used in healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
For AT&T, Cultural Transformation Begets Digital Data Transformation
Joe Stanganelli  
4/26/2017   21 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.
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.
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.
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.
Reinventing African TV: Econet's Hundah
The Digerati  
4/19/2017   25 comments
Econet Media's CEO, Joseph Hundah, talks to Telco Transformation about a new kind of TV service specifically designed for the African market.
Live TV Still Key for Children's Broadcasters
Aditya Kishore  
4/18/2017   37 comments
New research from Nielsen demonstrates that live TV continues to dominate children's viewing despite the impact of other devices.
Big Data Throwdown: Top 10 Trends
Infographics  
4/13/2017   31 comments
Big data is more than just collecting data. Carriers and their customers look to analytics for making real-time decisions.
A1 Digital Dials in Digital Transformations
The Digerati  
4/11/2017   7 comments
As a newly formed subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, A1 is looking to bring its digital products, cloud and IoT services to businesses across central and eastern Europe.
ONS: State of the Union for Open Source
Mike Robuck  
4/3/2017   7 comments
While open source projects and software-defined networks have enjoyed big growth spurts there are still hurdles to overcome en route to large-scale production deployments.
Telekom Slovenije: Data + Intuition = Success
Aditya Kishore  
3/31/2017   12 comments
Telekom Slovenije's Simon Slonjsak shares his strategy for new product launches at TV Connect, stressing that data alone cannot guarantee new product adoption by customers.
Telenor’s Sandberg Discusses Virtualization
The Digerati  
3/27/2017   4 comments
Telenor is working across three primary fronts for its digitization initiative.
Snap Poised for Stellar Growth – Jefferies
Aditya Kishore  
3/27/2017   23 comments
Analysts at Jefferies believe Snap is well positioned for growth in coming years due to its base of highly engaged young millennial users and its policy of targeting lucrative advertising markets.
ComScore: Smartphone Penetration Flattens, but Usage Doubles
Aditya Kishore  
3/23/2017   49 comments
Data and measurement company comScore just released its 2017 US Cross-Platform Future in Focus report. Findings include key trends in mobile media consumption.
Telenor Seeks to Lead With New AI Lab
Mike Robuck  
3/15/2017   24 comments
In addition to the lab, Telenor has made AI one of the core elements of its digital transformation.
TV Shows, in a Snap!
Aditya Kishore  
3/14/2017   17 comments
Snapchat parent decides TV shows are the future for the multimedia messaging app aimed at Gen Z.
Viginier: Orange Transforms With DevOps
The Digerati  
3/10/2017   5 comments
Orange is going all in with a DevOps approach across its operation areas.
Amazon, Netflix Forging Ahead With Original Content
Aditya Kishore  
3/3/2017   31 comments
Both OTT providers are continuing their very expensive original content development strategy, without flinching.
Aussie Kids Trading TV Time for Internet
Aditya Kishore  
2/15/2017   31 comments
Children in Australia are now spending more time with the Internet than watching TV, according to a new survey from Australian researcher Roy Morgan.
Fixing Fake News: The New Imperative for Digital Media
Aditya Kishore  
1/31/2017   50 comments
IAB's president implored the media industry to develop ways to stop fake news, and repair its credibility and rebuild its trust in a rousing speech at its annual meeting.
The Cloud, the Change & a New Culture
The Digerati  
1/24/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems partnered with Huawei to create the Open Telekom Cloud platform that was launched last year.
AT&T's Gilbert Talks Virtualization
The Digerati  
1/10/2017   11 comments
Mazin Gilbert outlines AT&T's virtualzation plans in Part 1 of this Q&A with Telco Transformation.
Will Live Streaming Blow Up Mobile?
Flash Poll  
12/16/2016   32 comments
How significant an impact will live streaming from social media apps have on mobile networks?
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.
AT&T Crowdsources Its Crowd
Carl Weinschenk  
11/14/2016   20 comments
AT&T's TIP program has aided its cultural transformation and benefited its customers.
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.
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.
ONF, ON.Lab Merge to Accelerate SDN
Mike Robuck  
10/19/2016   3 comments
With the merger, ONF and ON.Lab have consolidated functions to improve efficiency and focus.
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.
The Growing Pains of Open Source
Mike Robuck  
9/29/2016   59 comments
Open source communities are, in some ways, still finding their feet as the industry moves away from using single vendors.
August Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
9/19/2016   13 comments
We picked the winners, but everyone's a winner just by posting!
Comcast's Zelesko: The Human Face of DevOps
The Digerati  
9/16/2016   11 comments
DevOps is about taking ownership and being accountable, according to a Comcast executive.
IBC 2016: Vevo CEO Discusses New Direction
Aditya Kishore  
9/15/2016   15 comments
Vevo is developing a new 'freemium' strategy driven by its CEO, Eric Huggers.
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.
Seen & Heard: Orange Seeks to Cure Digital Infobesity
Mike Robuck  
9/2/2016   42 comments
Orange has created the Digital Society Forum to examine the effects of digitalization on users' lives.
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.
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.
Survey: Execs Value Digital Business Model, Aren't Confident on Execution
Mike Robuck  
8/29/2016   27 comments
While 72% of the executives in a recent survey believe digital transformation is key, only 15% think they are capable enough.
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.
Level 3: Embrace the DevOps Journey
The Digerati  
8/26/2016   13 comments
Level 3's approach to DevOps is focused on accelerating products and services to the enterprise market, according to Andrew Dugan, acting CTO.
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.
Adopting a DevOps Mindset
The Digerati  
8/24/2016   14 comments
DevOps is not just a way of approaching a software development project, it's a mindset change, too, says Gerardo Dada of SolarWinds.
CenturyLink's Newkirk: DevOps Culture Puts Customers First
The Digerati  
8/23/2016   22 comments
DevOps is helping CenturyLink to focus on creating value for its end users.
Food for Thought With Telenor's Sandberg
Mike Robuck  
8/23/2016   10 comments
The On-The-Air-Thursdays radio show will tackle 5G, AI, IoT and digital transformation with Telenor's Bjørn Taale Sandberg.
DevOps Goes Mainstream
Infographics  
8/22/2016   16 comments
DevOps is taking off as service providers look to speed up their rate of innovation while also creating a single company culture.
DevOps: AT&T's Saxena on Building a 'One-Team Culture'
The Digerati  
8/22/2016   14 comments
AT&T used DevOps to make sweeping changes across its entire organization in order to work towards its virtualization goals.
Consumers Struggle With New Technology, Finds Telenor
Aditya Kishore  
8/22/2016   30 comments
Norwegian operator finds significant concerns about the pace of new technology and great variances in comfort levels based on age and gender.
TT Poll: Digging Into DevOps
Mike Robuck  
8/12/2016   47 comments
The benefits of implementing a DevOps mindset across an entire organization are clear, but there are some potential pitfalls.
Pay-TV Goes on a Diet
Flash Poll  
8/12/2016   18 comments
What is the single most important driver for the roll out of slim TV packages, such as Comcast Stream TV, Dish's Sling TV, AT&T's DirecTV Now, etc., by operators?
Spurring Digital Transformations Forward
Infographics  
8/3/2016   24 comments
A recent survey found that the majority of the respondents believed their industries would be disrupted by digital trends, but a large number of those organizations are unprepared.
Orange Business Services CEO on the 'Digital Journey'
The Digerati  
8/2/2016   7 comments
Orange Business Services CEO says digital transformation is about addressing new customer needs as well as staying ahead of the competition.
Advancing Cybersecurity Goes Beyond Tech
The Digerati  
8/1/2016   6 comments
Security needs to evolve to keep pace with next-generation platforms and services.
Seen & Heard: Verizon Nabs Yahoo for $4.83B
Mike Robuck  
7/25/2016   20 comments
Verizon is adding Yahoo's digital advertising to its AOL division.
June Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
7/14/2016   136 comments
Customer service shouldn't be monkey business, but it is in this month's cartoon caption contest.
OPEN-O Director Marc Cohn on the Importance of Community Effort
Telco Transformation Video  
7/12/2016   6 comments
OPEN-O director and VP of Network Strategy at the Linux Foundation, Marc Cohn, talks about the increasingly important role that open source community initiatives can play in advancing digital operations transformation efforts.
OCP's Baldonado on Faster, Better Service Deployments by Telcos
The Digerati  
7/7/2016   8 comments
Facebook's Open Compute Project is bringing open source computing technologies to telcos.
Is the Internet Living Up to Its Potential?
Joseph Franell  
6/30/2016   82 comments
Over-use of the Internet is fragmenting society, but there are healthy habits that might help.
Open APIs 'Needed' for Transformation, Says VimpelCom CTO
Iain Morris  
6/14/2016   7 comments
VimpelCom hints at interest in the TM Forum's Open APIs initiative as it embarks on the digital transformation of its operations.
Orange Group CIO Builds Digital Operations Around Customer Experience
Telco Transformation Video  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Orange Group CIO Pascale Vignier says the operator's digital operations strategy has customer experience at its heart and notes that mobile banking, IoT and the development of a digital ecosystem underpins that approach.
AT&T: Businesses Unprepared for Cyber Security Breaches
Mike Robuck  
6/13/2016   30 comments
AT&T's latest cyber security report provides advice to businesses on how they can better protect their assets.
Comcast Embraces DevOps for Faster, Smarter App Development
Carl Weinschenk  
6/8/2016   9 comments
Comcast implements DevOps model to speed up its rate of innovation in cross-disciplinary groups.
Why Standards Bodies & Open Source Must Collaborate
Robin Mersh  
6/8/2016   12 comments
In order to achieve faster delivery and expand the addressable market, standards development organizations and the open source community must collaborate, believes Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh.
Sven Hischke on Deutsche Telekom's Pan-Net Strategy
Telco Transformation Video  
6/7/2016   1 comment
Sven Hischke, Managing Director of Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net, discusses the European giant's network, services and operations transformation strategy.
Ovum Delves Into the Digital Operations Model
Telco Transformation Video  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
Ovum's Clare McCarthy advises telcos about the steps they need to take to introduce a digital operations model.
BCE Does Texas-Two Step
Slideshows  
5/27/2016   22 comments
Light Reading's Big Communications Event touched down in Austin this week for a passel of technology keynotes and panels, BBQ and live music.
CenturyLink's Feger: Real-World Transformation Underway
Mike Robuck  
5/26/2016   13 comments
CenturyLink is putting SD-WAN through its paces and offering virtualized services in 50% of its edge locations.
Verizon Fiber Rollout Will Make Boston a 'Smahter' City
Joe Stanganelli  
5/26/2016   31 comments
Verizon's fiber roll out in Boston will enable Internet of Things services and Smart City innovation.
Masergy CEO: Build a Better Customer Experience
Mike Robuck  
5/25/2016   9 comments
Masergy CEO & Chairman Chris MacFarland says blending good employees, automation, NFV and customized apps are key to better customer experiences.
Let's Get Digital: TM Forum Live! Report
Slideshows  
5/16/2016   3 comments
Digital transformation was a key theme at this year's TM Forum Live! Event in Nice, France, particularly at the 'Building Up Digital Operations and Ecosystem' breakfast briefing.
NFV Needs 'Human Revolution,' Says Orange
Iain Morris  
5/10/2016   3 comments
Enterprise division of French telecom incumbent is encountering skills challenges as it rolls out SDN and NFV technology.
TT Poll: Mobile Is the Weakest Security Link
Mike Robuck  
5/9/2016   10 comments
Mobile threats were deemed the biggest security threat in last week's Telco Transformation poll.
Facebook/Oculus Exec Leaves to Cure Diseases
Mike Robuck  
5/6/2016   45 comments
Mary Lou Jepsen will focus on curing diseases via wearable devices.
Cultural Shift Key to Service Providers' Digital Transformation
Mike Robuck  
4/25/2016   25 comments
During last week's NFV World Congress, Comcast's Nandiraju spoke about how service providers need to evolve their cultures to enable their digital transformations.




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