To trot out a rather dog-eared phrase, "We live in interesting times." But such is the case for the traditional communications service providers that are undergoing their digital migrations. This new online community, Telco Transformation, is tracking service providers, including telco, cable, mobile and even OTT players, as they implement more agile technologies to keep pace with customers' seemingly insatiable appetite for more real-time applications and services.
We'll follow service providers' efforts as they develop and execute new strategies that require IT, BSS/OSS, DevOps, Internet of Things (IoT), SDN, NFV, New IP and cloud system investments and upgrades. Within those categories, we'll also look at how service providers are adapting their respective company cultures as they blend IT with networking departments, for example, and break down the silos between services.
This digital transformation is vital to service providers' capex and opex decisions, as well as determining which companies ultimately win out down the road. One could safely say that migrations of this magnitude are rare in technology -- this transformation will continue to play out over the next 20 years (at least).
The Telco Transformation site is a community effort, which means the content will be guided by the interests of service providers themselves. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on how this digital transformation will play out, including the successes and failures.
10/16/2017 Huawei Network Transformation SeminarThe 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.
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.
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.
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:
Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.