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Mike Robuck
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TT Caption Contest: Claus & Effect
Mike Robuck  
1/8/2018   17 comments
The winners from the holiday edition of Telco Transformation's caption contest are announced.
TT Caption Contest: Holiday Edition
Mike Robuck  
12/27/2017   146 comments
It's the final cartoon caption contest of the year for Telco Transformation.
Comcast, AT&T Hand Out Stocking Stuffer Bonuses
Mike Robuck  
12/21/2017   47 comments
Comcast and AT&T are among the first companies to pass out bonuses to employees after tax reform legislation passes.
OpenStack Key to CSPs' Success
Infographics  
12/20/2017   12 comments
OpenStack is picking up steam in various verticals as service providers prepare for IoT and edge computing.
Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck  
12/14/2017   40 comments
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck  
12/14/2017   4 comments
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
November Caption Contest Winners Unveiled
Mike Robuck  
12/8/2017   29 comments
No one was safe in last month's Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest.
Digital Transformation: Fractures
Infographics  
11/28/2017   10 comments
While enterprises believe in the value of digital transformations, they face major disruptions over the next three years as they implement their digital strategies, according to a study.
CenturyLink's Bozich Discusses Level 3 Integration, MEF 3.0
Telco Transformation Video  
11/23/2017   1 comment
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about the challenges and opportunities of integrating Level 3 into CenturyLink.
Digital Transformation: A Wholesale Service Provider's View
Telco Transformation Video  
11/21/2017   9 comments
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, talks about digital transformation from a wholesale service provider perspective.
ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release
Mike Robuck  
11/20/2017   4 comments
ONAP's first software release takes on industry-wide automation for telcos and vendors.
Comment: Re: "Improve" - Mike Robuck - 11/20/2017
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck  
11/16/2017   7 comments
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
Verizon's Cevis: Application-Aware Networks on Deck
Mike Robuck  
11/15/2017   12 comments
During his keynote address at MEF17, Verizon's Eric Cevis said the industry needs to continue to develop standards.
Digital Transformations: Keep Up or Die
Mike Robuck  
11/14/2017   39 comments
Carriers need to get on the digital transformation bandwagon or risk their customers going to other service providers.
MEF Spans the Globe With New 3.0 Specs
Mike Robuck  
11/14/2017   1 comment
MEF 3.0 specifications will enable agile, orchestrated services at a much faster rate by creating a new ecosystem.
TT Cartoon Caption Contest Tackles Security
Mike Robuck  
11/10/2017   200 comments
Security is always top of mind these days.
Study: Despite Barriers, IT Execs Spending More on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
11/9/2017   14 comments
According to a recent study, European IT executives are spending more on their companies' digital transformation implementations, but there are barriers to overcome.
Comment: Re: AI or not AI? - Mike Robuck - 11/3/2017
IHS Markit Report: OCP Servers Surge in Q2
Mike Robuck  
11/2/2017   7 comments
Open Compute Project and white box server shipments are on the rise in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent IHS Markit report.
MEF to Debut New Certification Program at Conference
Mike Robuck  
11/1/2017   6 comments
MEF will unveil its MEF 3.0 certification program at its conference in Orlando, Fla., later this month.
AT&T Embraces AI in Open Source
Mike Robuck  
10/30/2017   62 comments
AT&T has teamed up with the Linux Foundation and Tech Mahindra on a new open source AI platform.
Huawei's Xue: 3 Transformation Challenges
Conversations with Huawei  
10/27/2017   121 comments
Huawei's all-in on cloud to enable carriers' digital transformations.
Comment: Re: not-a-caption - Mike Robuck - 10/26/2017
NFV/SDN: Summit Ascent
Infographics  
10/25/2017   1 comment
NFV gears up for a final ascent that will lead to widespread commercialization.
ETSI Sets Sights on Cybersecurity Risks in New Report
Mike Robuck  
10/24/2017   3 comments
A new ETSI report provides guidelines for implementing and meeting NIS Directive requirements across the European Union.
Security Spending Forecast to Hit $119B by 2021
Mike Robuck  
10/20/2017   35 comments
Services and software are driving the bulk of security products and services spending this year.
Level 3's Dugan: Public Internet Use Ratchets Up Need for Better Security
Mike Robuck  
10/19/2017   6 comments
Enterprise customers need better security as they rely more on the public Internet for their connectivity needs.
And the Winner of the TT Cartoon Caption Contest Is...
Mike Robuck  
10/18/2017   16 comments
The latest cartoon caption contest generated plenty of humorous responses and three winners.
TT Poll: Faster Provisioning of NFV Services & Applications Carry the Day
Mike Robuck  
10/17/2017   9 comments
Survey results of a recent Telco Transformation poll rated faster provisioning and automation as the biggest NFV factors in 2017.
Bill Walker's Transformation Insights
Telco Transformation Video  
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.
TT Caption Contest: The Robots Are Coming!
Mike Robuck  
10/12/2017   218 comments
Telco Transformation is tapping into artificial intelligence and robots in the latest cartoon caption contest.
Huawei Tops 560 SDN/NFV Projects
Conversations with Huawei  
10/12/2017   2 comments
Huawei released its NFV/SDN commercial deployment numbers at this week's 2017 SDN NFV World Congress.
AT&T's Anschutz: Next-Gen VNFs Will Curb Opex
Telco Transformation Video  
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.
MEF & ONAP Strike Up Collaboration Effort
Mike Robuck  
10/11/2017   6 comments
ONAP and MEF have agreed to collaborate on open source implementations and standards.
OSM Stays in Its MANO Lane
Mike Robuck  
10/10/2017   4 comments
Open Source MANO, which is on its third release, is staying focused on NFV orchestration.
MEF Touts SDKs for LSO Interfaces
Mike Robuck  
10/10/2017   4 comments
The MEF announced two key milestones for its Lifecycle Service Orchestration platform.
BT's Sabey: NFV Is Changing the Conversation With Vendors
Telco Transformation Video  
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.
AT&T's Anschutz: How Open Source Attacks Opex
Mike Robuck  
10/4/2017   15 comments
Open specification hardware and open source software are two key elements for service providers lowering opex.
Seen & Heard: ETSI Splashes 6 New NFV Specs
Mike Robuck  
10/3/2017   6 comments
Over the past three months, ETSI has published six new NFV specifications.
Level 3's Ewert on Customer-Defined Networking
Mike Robuck  
10/3/2017   5 comments
By tapping into SDN, orchestration, automation and analytics, Level 3 is offering its customers programmability for a more-defined user experience.
The Future of Virtualization: Spending
Infographics  
9/29/2017   10 comments
With renewed confidence in NFV, service providers are willing to spend more on virtualization projects.
Bill's Big Rules for Transformation Success
Slideshows  
9/28/2017   12 comments
Bill Walker provides his rules for successful transformations during Light Reading's NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver.
State of NFV & SDN: We're Not There Yet
Mike Robuck  
9/27/2017   22 comments
A panel at the NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver discussed the reasons why SDN and NFV haven't reached their full potential.
Comment: Re: common - Mike Robuck - 9/26/2017
Huawei Debuts SDN/NFV Testing Platform
Conversations with Huawei  
9/20/2017   8 comments
Huawei's TestCraft platform was designed to simplify NFV and SDN testing for carriers.
Comcast Business Dives Into SD-WAN Waters
Mike Robuck  
9/13/2017   39 comments
SD-WAN is the first service that Comcast is offering on its SDN-enabled ActiveCore platform.
Despite Security Concerns, CEOs Big on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/12/2017   42 comments
Despite CEOs' confidence in digital strategies, barriers such as security remain.
Vodafone Joins ONAP's Lineup
Mike Robuck  
9/11/2017   8 comments
With the addition of Vodafone, the ONAP community now represents 55% of the world's global subscribers.
What I Like About You: Telcos Announce Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
9/11/2017   37 comments
The Go Ignite alliance of four telcos announced the winners of a global startup competition.
ETSI Tees Up Second NFV Plugtests
Mike Robuck  
9/8/2017   12 comments
ETSI is seeking to bring clarity to the MANO sector, among other items on its Plugtest to-do list.
Comment: Re: unemployment - Mike Robuck - 9/6/2017
Cloud Drives Tech Sector Hiring – Report
Mike Robuck  
9/6/2017   29 comments
In addition to cloud-related jobs, tech manufacturing also contributed to a solid month of employment growth in the US IT sector, according to the CompTIA.
Sprint Beefs up Virtualization with NFV
Mike Robuck  
9/5/2017   8 comments
Sprint is using NFV to prep its virtual core for new services and applications.
Report: EPC Market Rebounds in Q2
Mike Robuck  
9/1/2017   4 comments
A report by Dell'Oro Group said service providers were ramping up their virtualization efforts, which includes migrating to vEPC, to prepare for 5G.
Seen & Heard: Yahoo Faces Litigation for Data Breaches
Mike Robuck  
8/31/2017   89 comments
Judge's ruling is a setback for Verizon's attempts to limit its liability for Yahoo's email hacks.
Comment: Re: Key Questions - Mike Robuck - 8/31/2017
Comment: Re: Key Questions - Mike Robuck - 8/30/2017


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