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Enjoy your evening, Bjorn. 

The show will be archived and available soon. 

Author

Thanks for having me on - was fun.

Regards, Bjorn

Thanks for answering Bjorn!

Steel

Thank you, Bjorn and Mike.

Author

Looks like we're about out of time. Thanks for all of the great questions and for Bjorn joining us today. 

Author

Opening up to 3rd parties?

I think most Telcos would love to have a platform that attracts 3rd party developers. I also believe that to succeed with 5G service development and hopefully 'take back' some of the service definition volume thats gone to the OTTs - we will have to. Telenor is doing that - we have developed what we call a Global back-end where service deverlopers can integrate and get access to all our csutomers.

 

Bjørn

Great answer on the net neutrality question. The only issue is how to monitor and regulate fair investment and performance requirements.

Gold

Great answers Bjorn. 

Author

Thanks for answering Bjorn!

Steel

Developing or buying?

 - i think both. We are keen to not build stuff that has a standard behind it and where there is competition. Where these are not in place or we see a unique opportunity - do it in house.

 

Bjorn

Thank you, Mike and Bjorn

Steel

Will solving net neutrality concerns as we move toward 5G and network slicing require compromises elsewhere in terms of joint ownership of both network distribution services and content assets?

- I dont necessarily think so. The big issue is making sure that the basic internet service gets enough resources. This could be fixed by for instance imposing a performance requirement or saying that 'if you invest a million in non-neutral capacity, you have to invest x in the neutral part'

 

Bjorn

Thanks Mike and Bjorn!

Q: Between developing technology in-house and acquiring it from the market- what is your preferred route and why?

Steel

To the point mentioned in your last poll, how committed does Bjorn feel senior management across operators (not Telenor specifically) are to opening up networks and developing third party partners? Where does it rank as a priority in his opinion, across top management at T1 operators?

Author

Thanks @Bjorn for answering my question!

Author

hardest part about transiting to DevOps - breaking down silos. getting managers to 'give up contrl' Everybody understands the need, but can be hard in practise.

Bjorn

Will solving net neutrality concerns as we move toward 5G and network slicing require compromises elsewhere in terms of joint ownership of both network distribution services and content assets?

Gold

Hi all, this is Bjorn.

Let me answer the question on staying ahead of security concerns on IoT. This is obviously a key concern - We are investing in cyber security in our operations with Norway in the lead. Telenor is part of the 'national infrastructure' and has built capabilities to handle that respinsibility.  When IoT becomes a big part of the operation - it has to /will be integrated.

Sadly, I must be going. But thanks for a great conversation!

Steel

how about this one Bjorn?

What's the hardest part about transitioning to a DevOps approach?

Author

Thanks Mike and Bjorn! Great show. 

Platinum

Thanks. Good questions. I'll give Bjorn a minute to scroll through them a bit. Also wanted to point you towards other Telenor research by Adi on TT: 

http://www.telcotransformation.com/author.asp?section_id=444&doc_id=725567&

 

Author

Thanks, Mike and Bjorn

 

Author

Thanks @Mike and @Bjorn!!

Author

D. Telco staff training and cultural evolution to support ecosystem - and especially training Telco top management!

 

Steel

How does Telenor stay ahead of security concerns in regard to IoT (especially w/industrial IoT)?

Author

Oooh- very interesting point about not being able to manage analytics in one unified system when service markets span multiple countries.

Gold

@Msilbey, I think it would be the mindset change for traditional telcos

Platinum

Thanks for the links, Mike

Platinum

@kelsey agreed, that is good news to hear. People are a focus and it will pay off in the future

Platinum

What's the hardest part about transitioning to a DevOps approach?

Gold

Thanks for asking my question! Good to hear that Telenor makes it a priority to provide re-training for everyone - including HR, marketing, etc.

Author

It's good to hear open source will be included

Platinum

A.     Telco top management support ecosystem development - if the big guys push, it'll happen.

Author

I'd say all of the above....tough to choose

Platinum

@Michelle I agree, training and cultural shifts are crucial!

Author

Lower hardware costs are nice, but it's great you're not focusing on that

Platinum

Tough poll, many good options there...probaby A or D

Author

Poll answer: D -- I think all the other parts can come together, but people will need training and the culture will need to evolve to make everything else work

Platinum

we should all start responding "what do you mean?" when we hear orchestration?  get people to be more specific with their language.  

D. Telco staff training and cultural evolution to support ecosystem 

Author

Agreed - cost shouldn't be the #1 goal

Author

Poll: What is the most important element of a successful digital ecosystem for a telco?

A.     Telco top management support ecosystem development

B.     Open API development by technical/operations teams

C.     Dedicated digital partnership program with business goals

Telco staff training and cultural evolution to support ecosystem 

Author

good question @Kelsey I was wondering the same thing

Platinum

What kinds of training programs does Telenor provide for employees to help with the transition to virtualization?

Author

a cooperative approach sounds promising

Platinum

Q for Bjorn: How do DevOps and Agile play into your digital journey?

Platinum

@Mike ha! Seems like it's heading that way...

Author

That's impressive - sheep tracking. Great question Mike :)

Platinum

IoT replaces sheep dogs?

Author

Woah, tracking sheep! Very cool

Author

 Automation of manual tasks

Steel

I'd say A for now.

Platinum

That's a really interesting perspective. "AI will be like electricity"

Platinum

Poll answer: both C & D

Platinum

I really like a nice mocha. I'm listening from Texas today

Platinum

What will be the biggest immediate impact for AI?

A.     Automation of manual tasks

B.     Better communications with customers

C.     Alerts and monitoring

D.     Predications on activity based on machines

Author

Chocolate coconut water, North Carolina

Author

Strawberry daiquiri, Oslo, Norway

Steel

English Harbour :) Niagara Falls, Canada

Steel

Welcome to the Radio Show and Chat everyone! Everyone say hello to Bjorn and tell us your favorite drink and where you are listening in from. 

 

Author

Chicagoland.....love my tea in the morning

Platinum

NYC and Iced Herbal Tea with lemon!

Steel

Hi all! We are live on the air.

Platinum

Good morning/afternoon everyone!  Remember to turn up your volume on the computers.  At the top of the hour an audio player will pop up on your screen.  If you don't see it, try to press F5 to refresh your screen. Remember, there's no slides for this it's just a discussion, so be sure to post your questions, comments and thoughts on the message boards and we will join you on the chat after the audio stream. 

Author

Interesting comment about the impact of networks on AI development in your article Mike. Be great to have Bjorn expand on it on the show today.

Author

looking forward to the show today!

 

Platinum

Looking forward to chatting with you all in an hour,

 

Bjorn

Looking forward to hearing from Bjorn!

Author

Looking forward to speaking with Bjorn on Thursday. In the meantime, Adi has written a story about recent research by Telenor. 

Author

Should be interesting

Steel
Looking forward to it
Steel
Looking forward to the live show
Steel

agree - very timely and relevant

Steel

This is a really timely topic - looking forward to the live radio show!

Author

Looking forward to it. Would be interesting to see what the timeline for rolling it out is, and what are the key dependencies.

Author

Wow, I thought I missed the show but now see that I've arrived a week early. See you all again next week!

Platinum

Looking forward to chatting next Thursday.

Regards,

Bjorn

Exciting topic! Looking forward to learning more!

Platinum

Checking in and looking forward to next week's chat!

Steel

It will be interesting to learn more about 5G's role. I wonder if 5G will really be the jewel it is proported to be, or if it will just be another standard that isn't all that wonderful.

Platinum

Greetings & salutations all!

Steel

Greetings & salutations all!

Steel

Hope to attend should be interesting 

Platinum
Looking foward to the show
Steel

hello - NU still hot and humid!

Steel

looking foward to this show!

Steel


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