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Bill Walker's Transformation Insights
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10/13/2017   3 comments
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional telco employees, the importance of "fast pivot" versus "fast failure," and why service providers need to re-think how they sell their products and services to their end customers.
AT&T's Anschutz: Next-Gen VNFs Will Curb Opex
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10/11/2017   15 comments
During the Carrier NFV and SDN event in Denver, AT&T's Tom Anschutz talked about how the second generation of VNFs could reduce opex during this Telco Transformation video.
BT's Sabey: NFV Is Changing the Conversation With Vendors
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10/6/2017   7 comments
DENVER, 10/6/2017 – Jim Sabey, head of connect and compute sales specialists at BT Americas, talks about how virtualization has changed the telco's relationships with its vendors.
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.
CenturyLink's Sklar on Navigating Partnerships & Customer Experience for OTT Video
Telco Transformation Video  
5/24/2017   30 comments
CenturyLink's Steve Sklar examines business models and opportunities for service providers navigating the OTT market.
Masergy: IoT Security & the Accountability Deficit
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/22/2016   5 comments
Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, talked to Telco Transformation about IoT, cybersecurity and what's to come at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome.
Colt: CSPs Adopt OTT Way of Thinking With SD-WAN
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/21/2016   3 comments
Providing SD-WAN services is the first foray into OTT for many CSPs, said Nico Fischbach, strategy, architecture and innovation director of Colt Technology Services, at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome.
Cloud-Enabled IoT: A World of Opportunity
Telco Transformation Video  
12/15/2016   168 comments
Operators have the ability to provide customized services. The cloud-as-an-infrastructure combined with the Business of Things will mean new opportunities for operators.
Synergy of Cloud and Network, Bring Cloud Service Differentiations to Enterprises
Telco Transformation Video  
12/9/2016   3 comments
By taking advantage of various methods, including automatic orchestration, carriers can differentiate their services in the cloud to better serve their enterprise customers.
TBR on Digital Business Transformation
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11/28/2016   3 comments
TBR shares its insights on digital business transformation, including its 2020 vision of Digital Service Providers (DSPs), the role and business model of DSP in the new digital ecosystem and how to realize digital ecosystem and become a winner in the ecosystem.
The Evolution of Big Video: Examining Telco Transformation Video Opportunities
Telco Transformation Video  
11/9/2016   1 comment
Analyst Sherrie Huang from Analysys Mason discusses with Huawei the role that operators will play and the opportunities that operators will seize in the video industry, exploring the strategic transformation model for operators' success in video business.
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.
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.
The Emergence of the Digital Service Provider
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10/5/2016   7 comments
The evolution of the communications service provider to become a digital service provider was a key theme at Ovum's Digital Futures 2016 event in London.
Verizon's Lonker Talks About New Cloud Virtualization Service
Telco Transformation Video  
9/30/2016   3 comments
Verizon's Victoria Lonker provides details about the launch of her company's Cloud Virtualization Service for enterprises.
CenturyLink’s Nowak: SD-WAN Chock Full of Surprises
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9/30/2016   Post a comment
CenturyLink's Eric Nowak talks about some of the surprise use cases for his company's recently launched SD-WAN service during Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver.
How Subsea Cables Have Transformed Africa
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8/25/2016   6 comments
Chris Wood, the CEO at WIOCC, which is a major wholesale carrier in Africa, talks about the impact that subsea cable connectivity has had on the continent as well as being a catalyst for terrestrial network investment.
Mobile Broadband for a Video World
Telco Transformation Video  
7/18/2016   3 comments
Mobile Broadband is growing at a double-digit rate annually thanks in large part to the proliferation of video across a range of devices and services.
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.
China Mobile's Hui Deng on the Need for Integrated Orchestration
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7/11/2016   Post a comment
Telcos need integrated orchestration tools that can help manage SDN, NFV and legacy OSS environments, explains Hui Deng, an SDN and NFV expert at China Mobile's Research Institute.
China Mobile's Hui Deng on Ecosystem Development & Industry Collaboration
Telco Transformation Video  
6/29/2016   6 comments
Hui Deng, a SDN and NFV expert at China Mobile's Research Institute, talks about the growing importance of industry ecosystems and industry collaboration.
Orange Group CIO Builds Digital Operations Around Customer Experience
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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.
TM Forum's David Pleasance Discusses Digital Business Models
Telco Transformation Video  
6/9/2016   7 comments
What is a digital business? David Pleasance, chairman of the TM Forum, has some answers.
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.
Accenture's Christian Kelly on Building a Cloud Ecosystem
Telco Transformation Video  
6/6/2016   5 comments
At TM Forum, Accenture's Christian Kelly looks at the importance of 'value exchange' in cloud ecosystems.
Huawei's Sean Liu on the Goal of Digital Transformation
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6/5/2016   Post a comment
Sean Liu, Chief Branding Officer at Huawei's Carrier Business Group, talks about the different aspects of telco transformation and explains that having a framework, while important, is not enough.
Vodafone Architect on the Benefit of Open APIs
Telco Transformation Video  
6/2/2016   4 comments
Vodafone's chief system architect, Lester Thomas, talks about the significance of Open APIs to network operators.
Ovum Delves Into the Digital Operations Model
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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.
Telefónica Global Video Executive on Video Services in LatAm
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5/13/2016   Post a comment
Fernando Garcia Calvo, Head of Product & New Businesses at Telefónica's Global Video Unit, discusses the video services market in Latin America.
TDC's Head of OTT & VOD Solutions on Video Business Models
Telco Transformation Video  
5/4/2016   4 comments
Clara Mai Kunstmann, Senior Director, Head of OTT & VOD Solutions, at Danish national operator TDC talks about the business opportunities around OTT video and more.
CableLabs' Clarke on ETSI Specs, Orchestration & a New NFV Interop Lab
Telco Transformation Video  
4/29/2016   6 comments
CableLab's Don Clarke talks about ETSI specifications, how SDN and NFV complement each other in telcos' networks and CableLab's new NFV Interoperability Lab.
Verizon's Hakl Shares Lessons Learned for SDN & NFV
Telco Transformation Video  
4/27/2016   3 comments
Shawn Hakl, Vice President, Product & New Business Innovation, Verizon, spoke about the NFV and SDN lessons that his company has learned over the past year.
Interoute CTO on the Secret Sauce for Unified Comms
Telco Transformation Video  
4/22/2016   5 comments
Matt Finnie, the outspoken CTO at international network operator Interoute, explains why unified communications is about to reach a 'moment.'
Telcos Evolving Into a Digital Lifestyle Enabler
Telco Transformation Video  
3/10/2016   70 comments
James McQuivey, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, shares valuable insights on the forces that are placing customer needs at the center of telco operations.
Harmeen Mehta – Consumer-Inspired Digital Transformation
Telco Transformation Video  
3/10/2016   4 comments
Harmeen Mehta, Global Chief Information Officer, is charged with digital operations transformation at Bharti Airtel, India. Harmeen shares how Bharti Airtel's transformation was inspired by its customers embracing digital services which has been driven by the wide adoption of 4G, and explains how Bharti Airtel is focused on transforming its operations to become a leading provider of digital lifestyles for its customers.
3 Levels of Digital Transformation
Telco Transformation Video  
3/10/2016   17 comments
Rob Rich, Managing Director of TM Forum Insights Research, provides valuable insights on the three levels of digital transformation that global carriers are focused on.
Cloud Turbo-Charging Stampede to a Digital Future
Telco Transformation Video  
3/9/2016   10 comments
Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses her views on the trends driving digital operations transformation. She talks about the priorities that carriers will need to transform, starting with cloud. She highlights how carriers need to focus on network virtualization to enable their networks to run at cloud speed, as well as management and orchestration, which are currently complex areas for carriers to tackle.
Deutsche Telekom's Kerstin Günther on Digital Transformation
Telco Transformation Video  
3/8/2016   5 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Senior Vice President Technology Europe, Kerstin Günther, gives Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders an update on the operator's transformational network revamp, which is set to have a dramatic impact on operating costs and new business development.
Verizon's Radhika Venkatraman on Delivering the Promise of the Digital World
Telco Transformation Video  
3/3/2016   5 comments
During the Digital Operations Summit in Barcelona, Spain, Verizon CIO and SVP Radhika Venkatraman spoke to Telco Transformation about how her company is delivering on the promise of the digital world.
BBC's David Butler on IP Video R&D & Virtualization
Telco Transformation Video  
2/8/2016   4 comments
BBC R&D senior engineer David Butler talks about the impact that IP network innovation and SDN/NFV is having on video service creation and delivery.
The Business Challenge of IoT
Telco Transformation Video  
2/2/2016   16 comments
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to add billions of connections to global networks, but what's the business case for this digital revolution?
Enterprise Voice in a Cloud World
Telco Transformation Video  
1/18/2016   12 comments
Heavy Reading senior analyst Jim Hodges discusses how cloud capabilities are influencing the evolution of voice services and breaking down the enterprise 'walled garden.'
IBM's Rashik Parmar on the Cognitive Systems Era
Telco Transformation Video  
1/15/2016   62 comments
IBM distinguished engineer Rashik Parmar talks about the role of cognitive systems in data analytics and customer experience and the role that telcos can play in the resulting ecosystem.
Level 3's Andrew Dugan on the Impact of SDN
Telco Transformation Video  
1/12/2016   4 comments
Andrew Dugan, Group VP of Global Network Architecture at Level 3, talks about how SDN has transformed the company's operational scale and enhanced customer reporting capabilities.
Telefónica's Diego Lopez on the 'Unica' Evolution
Telco Transformation Video  
1/7/2016   1 comment
Diego Lopez, senior technology expert at Telefónica, talks about the operator's Unica network transformation and how it is creating new business opportunities and enabling greater operational agility.
Mobile Data Service Transformation in Africa
Telco Transformation Video  
1/5/2016   1 comment
Telco Transformation Editor-in-Chief Iain Morris talks about the evolution of mobile services that's taking place in Africa.
Telco Transformation: Setting the Scene
Telco Transformation Video  
12/22/2015   7 comments
Light Reading editors Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the key issues that are driving telco transformation strategies.




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10/16/2017
Huawei Network Transformation Seminar
The adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
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MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
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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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Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...
During the Carrier NFV and SDN event in Denver, AT&T's Tom Anschutz talked about how the second generation of VNFs could reduce opex during this ...
DENVER, 10/6/2017 - Jim Sabey, head of connect and compute sales specialists at BT Americas, talks about how virtualization has changed the ...
Level 3's VP of Global Development and Management Adam Saenger talks about the importance of multi-operator automation, and how it impacts ...
CenturyLink's Steve Sklar examines business models and opportunities for service providers navigating the OTT market.
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