A big part of BTE is putting the telecom industry's latest ideas and technology developments to a rigorous reality check. And who better to help us with that reality check than the loyal readers of Light Reading?
We've created a superfast (as in, two-minute) survey to get your opinion on the key issues that we'll be addressing at BTE. You can take the survey by clicking on this cleverly named link:
This is your chance to let us know your take on telecom's present and future prospects. Everyone who takes the survey (and it's open to the entire industry) will get a copy of the final results, which we'll distribute after BTE.
Thanks in advance for your help, and we look forward to sharing your collective wisdom with you.
Re: lol netflix Well, it all depends on the FCC, of course, but Google is by far the dark horse here because it's slowly -- and you'll pardon me for saying so -- taking over the world, and it's doing so in a way that it doesn't matter much what the heck FCC has to say about net neutrality.
mendyk, User Rank: Light Sabre 5/14/2014 | 9:28:15 AM
Re: lol netflix Hi, Joe -- The first wave of respondents have identified OTT providers as the biggest outside competitive threat to network operators -- by a fairly wide margin over network overbuilders. I expect the numbers to shift a bit, but the early precincts are showing concern about OTT providers, despite (or because of?) Reed Hastings.
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that communications service providers (CSPs) that are specialists in the Internet of Things (IoT) think they are doing quite well with their Internet security plans and implementation, though most still believe there is room for improvement.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.