Debating the Common Information Model
LRTV Interviews | 11/3/2017 | Post a comment
LONDON, 11/3/2017 At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event in London, Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre talk common information models and automation.
The Business Case for Next-Gen Operations
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2017 | Post a comment
LONDON, 11/2/2017 At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.
AT&T: Designing Hardware for the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2017 | 2 comments
DENVER, 10/11/2017 Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T.
BT: NFV Services Taking Hold
LRTV Interviews | 10/9/2017 | Post a comment
DENVER, 10/9/2017 BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization.
How immmr Is Innovating in the Voice Comms World
LRTV Interviews | 9/28/2017 | Post a comment
LONDON, 9/29/2017 immmr, a German startup spun out of Deutsche Telekom's T-Labs, is looking to gain ground in the digital comms market with a multimedia app that offers virtual numbers and lets anyone communicate from any device, explains CEO Judit Andrasi.
What Digital Transformation Means for Telcos
LRTV Interviews | 9/27/2017 | Post a comment
LONDON, 9/27/2017 Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris at Ovum's Digital Futures event about what digital transformation actually means for telecom network operators.
Ovum's Rehak on IoT Business Cases
LRTV Interviews | 9/26/2017 | Post a comment
LONDON, 9/26/2017 At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.
SAP on New Telco Revenue Streams
LRTV Interviews | 9/25/2017 | 1 comment
LONDON, 9/25/2017 At Ovum's recent Digital Futures event in London, Stephan Gatien, general manager for telecommunications business at SAP, discusses some of the prime focus areas for telecom operators that are driving new revenues 'beyond connectivity.'
How Cisco Works With UK Startups
LRTV Interviews | 9/21/2017 | Post a comment
LONDON, 9/21/2017 At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
Why the Cloud Will Be Distributed
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2017 | Post a comment
At Ovum's Digital Futures event in London, Marcus Weldon, corporate CTO at Nokia and president of Nokia Bell Labs, explains why, in order to enable the bandwidth-hungry and low latency-demanding services of the future, a distributed cloud architecture will be essential.
Smarter Thinking for the Digital Economy
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2017 | Post a comment
Informa CEO Stephen Carter, who has extensive experience in the communications sector, discusses some of the key takeaways from the recent Ovum Digital Futures conference, where he chaired a panel session titled 'Investing in the Age of the Smarter Customer.'
Telco Revenues Set to Grow – Ovum
LRTV Interviews | 9/13/2017 | 1 comment
Richard Mahony, research director for the service provider segment at Ovum, explains why the global telco services market is set to grow by about 2% this year.
Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery
LRTV Interviews | 7/5/2017 | Post a comment
Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends
LRTV Interviews | 7/4/2017 | Post a comment
Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
Colt's CTO on Connecting the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 6/30/2017 | Post a comment
Colt CTO Rajiv Datta talks about the impact of SDN and NFV, how data centers are now at the core of the telecoms ecosystem and how network and services evolution is being built around enterprise demands.
Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe
LRTV Interviews | 6/20/2017 | Post a comment
At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
Verizon: SD-WAN Boosting MPLS Sales
LRTV Interviews | 6/14/2017 | Post a comment
SD-WAN is an option for managing bandwidth for applications where MPLS doesn't make sense but it is in no way replacing MPLS, notes Shawn Hakl, vice president of Network and Security Solutions with Verizon.
Verizon's OTT Buy, Partner & Build Strategy
LRTV Interviews | 6/12/2017 | Post a comment
At BCE, Jeff Geiser, vice president of Solutions Engineering at Verizon Digital Media Services, talked about the CSP's OTT content delivery strategy, including the Uplink acquisition and the release of MX Studio.
Level 3: Lessons From Recent DDoS Attacks
LRTV Interviews | 5/31/2017 | 1 comment
Internet of Things devices are becoming attack vectors, and the situation will only get worse with the proliferation of devices and malware, as well as the spread of toolkits that hackers can use to create attacks.
CenturyLink CTO on Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 5/16/2017 | Post a comment
The 80-year-old telco has already gone through several transformations, including every time it made an acquisition, but its purchase of Level 3 coupled with changes in technology and customer expectations necessitates its biggest transformation yet.
Site Visit: AT&T's Tel Aviv R&D Center
LRTV Interviews | 5/15/2017 | 1 comment
Nir Shalom, general manager and VP of application development at AT&T Israel, talks about the key service developments undertaken at the AT&T R&D facility in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv: A Hub of Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2017 | Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
SVA: Pay-TV & OTT Must Come Together
LRTV Interviews | 3/31/2017 | 2 comments
Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault explains why pay-TV and OTT providers should team up more to deliver a better online video experience over managed private networks.
Amazon Prime's Hand of God Creator on Producing for OTT
LRTV Interviews | 3/28/2017 | 1 comment
Ben Watkins is the creator, writer and producer of Hand of God, a series on Amazon Prime. At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, he explained the advantages of producing for an OTT platform versus traditional TV.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
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