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posted in March 2016
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Hu Rotates In as New Huawei CEO
Mike Robuck  
3/31/2016   12 comments
Ken Hu takes over the reigns as Huawei's CEO for the next six months.
Virtual Reality: Poised for Liftoff
3/31/2016   6 comments
The virtual reality (VR) ecosystem is broad and complex with companies developing a wide-range of technologies, devices, systems, content and applications, but 2016 is the year that all of the elements start to come together.
Fullscreen Targets April 26 Launch of SVOD Service
Mike Robuck  
3/30/2016   16 comments
Fullscreen will launch its $4.99 per month ad-free video service next month with AT&T's help.
Google Fiber: Phone Home
Mike Robuck  
3/29/2016   36 comments
For $10 a month, Google Fiber will soon offer Fiber Phone.
SDN, NFV Key to Managed Security Services
Mike Robuck  
3/29/2016   9 comments
Virtual CPE is working in tandem with NFV and SDN to give managed security services a big boost.
Etisalat Misr, Huawei Bring Gig Backhaul to Egypt
Mike Robuck  
3/29/2016   5 comments
The two companies say super dual-band microwave deployment in Egypt is the world's first.
IoT: It's All About Use Cases, Verizon's Bartolomeo Says
The Digerati  
3/28/2016   19 comments
Verizon's Mark Bartolomeo talks about smart cities and uses cases for the Internet of Things.
Building Blocks for IoT Platforms
3/28/2016   8 comments
Internet of Things (IoT) products and services are a maturing market for telecom operators, according to a recent report by Heavy Reading. According to operators and observers that were surveyed by Heavy Reading, 2016 will likely see significant momentum build behind IoT, including operators' involvement in platforms and applications.
Verizon's Bartolomeo: IoT Security Top of Mind
The Digerati  
3/25/2016   65 comments
Security is a key concern for consumers using IoT products and services, but Verizon is approaching security from several fronts.
Tele2's Sonkin Says Time Is Right for NFV
The Digerati  
3/25/2016   9 comments
Sweden's Tele2 AB has big bigs for NFV as a precursor to its 5G ambitions.
Huawei Advances SDN Tech With 'TIP'
Mike Robuck  
3/24/2016   3 comments
Huawei's Transport Innovation Platform is a new service that leverages an ONOS-based SDN controller.
It's All About Broadband for Smaller Service Providers
Jennifer Whalen  
3/24/2016   10 comments
With video on the decline, Gigabit Internet is key to sustaining small operators' growth.
Bartolomeo Provides Insight on Verizon's IoT Platform
The Digerati  
3/23/2016   10 comments
Verizon's ThingSpace aims to make IoT less complex and more user friendly.
Amazon Adds Comcast Bundles to Shopping Cart
Mike Robuck  
3/21/2016   31 comments
Several Comcast bundles are now available for purchase on
The Louvre, Luc Besson, the Livebox & a LoRa Lamp
3/18/2016   5 comments
Orange shows off some of its latest innovations near the Louvre with the help of a famous French filmmaker.
Orange's Livebox Makeover
Iain Morris  
3/18/2016   15 comments
Orange's latest home gateway, a product of new working practices at the French telco, could put rival offerings to shame.
Cable Gears Up for Next Phase of SDN
Mike Robuck  
3/17/2016   30 comments
Software-defined network and network virtualization are top of mind for cable operators, but there's plenty to consider.
Greendyk: Network Slicing Key Feature for AT&T's 5G Core
The Digerati  
3/17/2016   11 comments
In the second installment of this Q&A with Telco Transformation, AT&T's Greendyk talks big data, densification and other elements of the company's 5G core.
CeBIT: Huawei Debuts IoT Lighting Platform
Mike Robuck  
3/16/2016   10 comments
Connected City Lighting Solution uses GIS to manage city streetlights.
AT&T's Greendyk Details Use of SDN/NFV in Mobile Core
The Digerati  
3/15/2016   5 comments
Virtualization in the mobile core enables AT&T to react quickly to market needs and provision future services such as IoT, virtual reality and 4K video.
The Move to Digital Operations
3/15/2016   7 comments
A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
Sony Extends Reach of OTT Service Across the US
Mike Robuck  
3/14/2016   17 comments
Sony has upped its OTT game by offering its PlayStation Vue service in 203 additional market areas across the nation.
Cable Next-Gen: Mile-High Moments
3/11/2016   6 comments
Light Reading recently hosted its Cable Next Gen Technologies & Strategies at The Cable Center on the University of Denver campus. Here's a view of the day's events through the Telco Transformation lens.
SCTE's Bastian Talks Trends at Cable Next-Gen
Mike Robuck  
3/11/2016   5 comments
SCTE's CTO and SVP says DOCSIS. 3.1 is on the fast track for all cable operators.
Moving on Up: Cable Eyes Enterprise Sector
Mike Robuck  
3/10/2016   110 comments
Cable operators, such as Charter, are taking their business services talents to the enterprise space.
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.
See the Forest & the Trees With Subscriber-Aware Network Performance Management
The Digerati  
3/10/2016   28 comments
By combining both subscriber geo-localized analytics and end-to-end network intelligence, mobile operators are better able to track subscriber QoE and detect the network problems that are most relevant to the subscriber and mobile operator.
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.
Telecom Italia Exec Admits to Virtualization Growing Pains
Mike Robuck  
3/9/2016   8 comments
Despite growing pains, Telecom Italia is still interested in digital transformation.
AT&T Masters Amen Corner in 4K
Mike Robuck  
3/9/2016   6 comments
AT&T will debut the new DirecTV 4K channel in April and cover the Masters live in 4K.
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.
Asia Pacific Gears Up With NFV/SDN
Mike Robuck  
3/7/2016   5 comments
A new report says that 64% of enterprises across 14 markets in the Asia Pacific region are in various deployment stages for virtualized network functions.
What's Next for Digital Transformation?
Flash Poll  
3/4/2016   19 comments
What does the industry need to collectively do to enable transformation?
Poll: No Votes for White Box Networking
Mike Robuck  
3/4/2016   20 comments
The biggest impact on service providers' businesses over the next decade will be 5G, according to the latest Telco Transformation poll.
Huawei Aces Firewall Test
Mike Robuck  
3/3/2016   10 comments
Huawei, other vendors score 'recommended' rating on NSS Lab's firewall test.
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.
MTS's Latsanych Heralds End to OTT Cold War
The Digerati  
3/2/2016   15 comments
Digital transformation is fueling sales growth at MTS and helping the Russian operator to prepare for the next big thing in telecom.
Facebook Draws Antitrust Scrutiny in Germany
Mike Robuck  
3/2/2016   23 comments
Facebook joins Google and Microsoft in being named in an antitrust investigation.
NTT Communications Beefs Up Enterprise Cloud
Mike Robuck  
3/1/2016   7 comments
NTT cozies up to OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and adds bare metal option to cloud service.

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