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.
Cable is well on the path to meeting 5G backhaul and small cell requirements; however, cable may face competition from mobile network operators (MNOs) and find challenges in technology and regulation limitations.
Although many service providers have already deployed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology and believe it is an integral part of their business, a clear path to vendor success and long-term revenue isn't yet visible.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the lack of standards as well as uncertainty about its revenue potential is a major source of frustration for communications service providers (CSPs).
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.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.