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Mike Robuck
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posted in May 2016

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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.
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.
Comment: Re: BCE - Mike Robuck - 5/30/2016
BCE Does Texas-Two Step
5/27/2016   22 comments
Light Reading's Big Communications Event touched down in Austin this week for a passel of technology keynotes and panels, BBQ and live music.
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.
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.
Comment: Re: Proof - Mike Robuck - 5/24/2016
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.
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.
Big Data: 5 KPIs for Cable
5/20/2016   3 comments
Cable operators are looking at five key performance indicators to help them tap into big data analytics.
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.
London, Bristol Top Smart Cities in UK
5/18/2016   7 comments
London and Bristol took the top honors in the first Huawei UK Smart Cities Index.
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.
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.
Mining Big Data: Cable Operations
5/13/2016   8 comments
Cable operators are learning how to cash in on big data analytics in order to manage their next-generation networks while improving customer service support.
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.
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.
Comment: APIs - Mike Robuck - 5/11/2016
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?
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.
Comment: Re: Meh. - Mike Robuck - 5/9/2016
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.
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.
Comment: Suddenlink - Mike Robuck - 5/5/2016
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.
Comment: more Hulu - Mike Robuck - 5/5/2016
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.
Comment: Re: Amazon Prime - Mike Robuck - 5/4/2016
The April TT Caption Contest Winner Is…
Mike Robuck  
5/3/2016   17 comments
The Telco Transformation caption contest was overflowing with humorous entries.
Comment: Re: Amazon Prime - Mike Robuck - 5/3/2016
Comment: Re: phone repair - Mike Robuck - 5/3/2016
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Comment: phone repair - Mike Robuck - 5/3/2016
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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