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BCE: Legacy OSS/BSS Is Good for Building Reefs
Mike Robuck  
5/31/2016   9 comments
CenturyLink's Feger said that while OSS/BSS was not the topic of choice at BCE, there are viable solutions being built.
Seen & Heard: Huawei & Proximus Trial 1.1 Gig Speed on Live Network
Mike Robuck  
5/31/2016   4 comments
Proximus taps into Huawei's 4.5G platform in live mobile network trial.
IoT at MIT CIO, Part 1: How IoT Enables Digital Transformation
Joe Stanganelli  
5/31/2016   27 comments
Attendees, speakers and panelists discuss how telcos need to prep for the impact of IoT.
May Caption Contest: IoT in the Workplace
Mike Robuck  
5/31/2016   101 comments
Telco Transformation's May cartoon caption takes on IoT in the office space.
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.
Bloomberg: AT&T Is Kicking the Tires on Yahoo's Internet Business
Mike Robuck  
5/25/2016   29 comments
AT&T could be competing with Verizon for Yahoo's Internet assets.
IHS: Policy Management Virtualization a $2.8B Market by 2020
Mike Robuck  
5/25/2016   6 comments
Huawei, Ericsson led the pack last year for policy management revenue.
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.
DT Exec: OSS/BSS a Big Problem for Operators
Mike Robuck  
5/24/2016   3 comments
All of the advances with NFV, SDN and virtualization will be moot if the legacy OSS/BSS systems aren't upgraded, according to a Deutsche Telekom executive.
The Future Is Now for IoT
Mike Robuck  
5/24/2016   56 comments
The Internet of Things is comprised of many interconnected verticals, but the platforms should share some common features.
Seen & Heard: Apple's CEO Cook Says Apps Are the Future of TV
Mike Robuck  
5/24/2016   7 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he would like his company to be a catalyst for changing the entertainment ecosystem.
IDC: Big Data Revenues to Hit $187B by 2019
Mike Robuck  
5/23/2016   15 comments
Services-related opportunities will be the primary drivers of big data analytics and business analytics revenues, IDC study says.
Virgin Media Announces 10 Cities for FTTP Project
Mike Robuck  
5/23/2016   6 comments
After tallying its customers' and businesses' votes, Virgin Media named the top 10 communities that will have a shot at its FTTP service.
Top Execs Talk 5G With Telco Transformation
Carl Weinschenk  
5/23/2016   26 comments
Telco Transformation checked in with executives from Sprint, AT&T and Verizon to get a progress report on 5G.
Seen & Heard: EU Wants Amazon, Netflix to Include European Content
Mike Robuck  
5/20/2016   19 comments
Netflix and Amazon Prime could be required to devote at least 20% of their catalogs to European fare.
Seen & Heard: UK's Whittingdale Tours Huawei's HQ
Mike Robuck  
5/20/2016   3 comments
The UK's John Whittingdale, who is his country's secretary of state for culture, media and sport, took a tour of Huawei's headquarters on Friday.
Polls: Security Looms Large for IoT
Mike Robuck  
5/19/2016   12 comments
Security came out as the top concern for IoT in two recent Telco Transformation polls.
4K Set-Top Box Sector Will Quadruple in '16
Mike Robuck  
5/19/2016   6 comments
While 4K set-top boxes are poised for a break out year the overall set-top box market will wane.
Report: China Will Overtake Japan in 2016 as OTT Market Leader
Mike Robuck  
5/18/2016   7 comments
China is projected to take over the top OTT spot this year from Japan in the Asia Pacific region.
Top Pay TV Providers Added 10K Subs in Q1
Mike Robuck  
5/17/2016   17 comments
Cable operators maintained the lead for most video subs, followed by satellite and telco providers.
BT in the Lane
The Digerati  
5/17/2016   2 comments
Telcos aim to counter cable's DOCSIS broadband speeds with
On-the-Air Thursdays: Evolution of a Service Provider
Mike Robuck  
5/17/2016   6 comments
Virtualization isn't a cure all: Service providers need to knit communities together.
AT&T Snags Quickplay
Mike Robuck  
5/16/2016   17 comments
AT&T will use Quickplay for its DirecTV OTT services that are set to launch in 2016.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Tees Up SaaS Offerings
Mike Robuck  
5/16/2016   6 comments
At TM Forum Live!, Huawei announced new SaaS solutions for video and BSS.
Seen & Heard: Telemedicine Efforts Need a Health Check
Ray Le Maistre  
5/16/2016   23 comments
This might be a bitter pill for the US operators to swallow, but it looks like their efforts at digital healthcare could use a vitamin shot.
Measuring the IoT Market: Why It Shouldn't Matter
Joe Stanganelli  
5/13/2016   9 comments
While analysts' forecasts and predictions for IoT are widely varied, all agree that it will be big.
Seen & Heard @TM Forum Live!: That Open API Map
Ray Le Maistre  
5/13/2016   Post a comment
Want to know what the Open API Map revealed at this week's TM Forum Live! event looks like? Here it is...
Vodafone, Huawei, TM Forum Team Up on Open API Map
Mike Robuck  
5/12/2016   3 comments
Open API Map needed to create standardization for APIs.
BT Looks to YouTube for TV Boost
Iain Morris  
5/12/2016   14 comments
UK fixed-line incumbent may be hoping a deal with the OTT player delivers a boost to viewing figures for the prestigious Champions League soccer tournament.
SDN & NFV Revenues to Top $18B by 2020
Mike Robuck  
5/11/2016   8 comments
Service providers are gearing up for SDN and NFV with investments pegged at a CAGR of 46% between 2016 and 2020, according to a recent report.
Forlenza on Comcast's TVE Evolution
The Digerati  
5/11/2016   11 comments
Comcast is always working on improving its TV Everywhere services, which will, at some point, include parity across the various devices and set-top boxes.
Vodafone Frustrated by NFV Immaturity
Iain Morris  
5/11/2016   12 comments
Vodafone's Lester Thomas wants to see a bigger push into microservices by the vendor community.
Seen & Heard: Horizon, TiVo Shine in Liberty Global's Q1
Mike Robuck  
5/10/2016   6 comments
Horizon, TiVo video platforms shine in Liberty Global's first quarter.
New Amazon Service Targets YouTube
Mike Robuck  
5/10/2016   20 comments
Amazon Video Direct gives more control to content creators, but will it be able to eat into YouTube's online dominance?
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.
Seen & Heard: Verizon Exec Says NFV Vendors Are Failing
Mike Robuck  
5/9/2016   8 comments
Software is lacking for decoupling control and data planes throughout networks, Verizon's Puranik says.
Digital Divide Is a Myth, Claims Swisscom
Mike Robuck  
5/9/2016   20 comments
A survey by Swisscom finds there is no digital divide, and that digital networking is the most powerful social bond in Switzerland.
IHS: Carrier WiFi Will Hit $1.5B by 2020
Mike Robuck  
5/6/2016   33 comments
Growth in the carrier WiFi market sector is being driven by Hotspot 2.0, 802.11ac and NFV, according to a recent study by IHS.
Comcast’s Forlenza Talks TVE
The Digerati  
5/6/2016   29 comments
Comcast keeps racking up views for its TV Everywhere platform, which includes a record-breaking performance in its latest 'Watchathon Week.'
Study: 16% of US Broadband Households Have OTT Sports Service
Mike Robuck  
5/6/2016   23 comments
NFL Game Pass is the leader when it comes to sports-related OTT services.
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.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Takes Network Management to Cloud
Mike Robuck  
5/5/2016   9 comments
Huawei's Cloud Managed Network another element of its "all cloud" strategy.
All Things IoT During TT Webinar
Mike Robuck  
5/4/2016   8 comments
Telco Transformation is hosting its first webinar on Thursday with Verizon's Mark Bartolomeo and Heavy Reading's Steve Bell set to discuss IoT.
Hulu Cooks Up Skinny Bundle
Mike Robuck  
5/4/2016   55 comments
Hulu is working on offering a streaming service that will feature live and on-demand broadcast and cable channels.
DT Adds 53K New Subs to IPTV Platform
Mike Robuck  
5/4/2016   10 comments
Deutsche Telekom won over 53,000 new subscribers to its IPTV platform in the first quarter.
The April TT Caption Contest Winner Is…
Mike Robuck  
5/3/2016   17 comments
The Telco Transformation caption contest was overflowing with humorous entries.
Seen & Heard: Dish Will Make House Calls to Fix iPhones
Mike Robuck  
5/3/2016   16 comments
In an effort to offset declining video revenues, Dish is making house calls to fix customers' iPhones.
TT Poll: All Hail Netflix
Mike Robuck  
5/2/2016   100 comments
Netflix crushed the competition in the latest Telco Transformation poll with close to 50% of the votes.

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