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OrbTV: Telefonica's Elizondo Unpacks Progress on UNICA
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3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Antonio Elizondo, head of Network Virtualization Strategy and Technology at Telefonica, provides an update on progress for the UNICA initiative -- Telefonica's virtualization program.
OrbTV: It’s a Wrap! Light Reading Recaps MWC 2018
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief at Light Reading, and News Editor Iain Morris review major news announcements from MWC 2018, as well as a few surprises. In addition to 5G, Le Maistre and Morris also discuss news and industry progress around analytics, machine learning and automated processes.
Tupl on T-Mobile Partnership to Automate Customer Service
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Petri Hautakangas, CEO of Tupl, explains how startup Tupl is addressing network automation with artificial intelligence, and Tupl's new partnership with T-Mobile to automate customer service processes.
OrbTV: Telecoms.com on Net Neutrality, Blockchain & Data Privacy
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3/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Jamie Davies, News Editor for Telecoms.com, discusses regulatory updates around Net Neutrality with NetScout’s Mike Serrano, and the differences in how European and US regulators are approaching the debate. In addition, Serrano and Davies debate data ownership and privacy for blockchain technology.
TM Forum Launches 'Open Digital Architecture' Initiative
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3/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Nik Willetts, CEO of TM Forum, discusses TM Forum's new Open Digital Architecture initiative, OSS/BSS transformations, and how operators can ensure the development of management systems keeps pace with emerging technologies. Willetts also discusses how telcos can simplify operations to prepare for network automation and zero-touch operations.
OrbTV: Rain Extends Internet Access Across South Africa
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3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Pieter Welgemoed, CIO of Rain South Africa, explains how the startup is building and running its own LTE Advanced network. Welgemoed discusses the operator's focus on simplifying Internet and mobile data access for customers in South Africa.
Telenor Connexion Expanding & Utilizing IoT Platform in Pakistan
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3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Martin Whitlock, CTO of Telenor Connexion, talks with us about what their recent partnership with Telenor Pakistan will be affected by their IoT platforms and how they're managing the flood of data and analytics that come from IoT devices.
OrbTV: Heavy Reading’s Brown on Open RAN Initiatives
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3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses open RAN with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones, and industry initiatives around virtual RAN.
OrbTV: Heavy Reading: On the Rolling Road to 5G
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3/13/2018  |  1 comment
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses industry forecasts for the 5G rollout with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones. In addition, Brown addresses progress in 5G smartphone and device testing and development.
Orb TV: CARTO on Managing New Data Streams From Location Data
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3/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Javier de la Torre, CEO & Founder of CARTO, explains how CARTO is addressing some of the challenges that come in managing the influx of new data streams from location data, partnerships that are important to CARTO, and how they're providing business insights and better data visibility to telcos.
Deutsch Telekom on Boosting Customer Experience for In-Flight WiFi
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
David Fox, VP of In-Flight Services & Connectivity at Deutsche Telekom, discusses how the operator is addressing some of the major challenges in matching customer experience for in-flight WiFi services to what customers can expect on the ground. Fox also examines how strategic partnerships and 5G will impact the customer experience for in-flight services.
OrbTV: Heavy Reading on the Case for Analytics in IoT Adoption
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3/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Steve Bell, analyst for Heavy Reading, discusses the focus on smart city, industrial and connected car applications for the IoT market at this year's MWC. Bell explains the challenges operators are facing as smart cities grow, and the need for a transition to analytics and value-added services in advancing the IoT market.
OrbTV: Sprint's Saw on Mobile 5G Rollout
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3/9/2018  |  Post a comment
John Saw, CTO at Sprint, discusses Sprint's plan for deploying its 5G mobile network, and how the operator will utilize massive MIMO in deployments. We get an insider's scoop into their 5G strategy and how it differs from the approach of other carriers, key partnerships and where Sprint plans to first deploy 5G.
OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance and the Impact of 5G on WiFi
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3/8/2018  |  1 comment
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of Wireless Broadband Alliance, discusses the WBA's priorities this year around 5G, WiFi in the enterprise space, and in-home WiFi. Shenwai also explains how WiFi plays a role in 5G deployments and densification use cases.
OrbTV: PoLTE CEO on IoT & 'Location of Things' Market
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
John Dow, CEO of PoLTE, discusses the startup's strategy in addressing the IoT and 'location of things' market and how PoLTE's approach differs from traditional device tracking technologies.
OrbTV: Pivotal Commware's Software-Defined Antennas for 5G
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Brian Deutsch, CEO of Pivotal Commware, explains how the startup is using Holographic Beam Forming Technology to develop software-defined antennas, and how the technology compares to MIMO antenna technology.
OrbTV: Small Cell Forum on Driving Uniformity for 5G
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
David Orloff, Chair at Small Cell Forum, discusses taking a uniform approach to 5G deployments and reducing industry fragmentation with partnerships. In addition, Orloff explains the Forum's collaboration with operators to identify and address challenges for 5G.
OrbTV: BT’s Watson on Applying Automation for 5G
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Howard Watson, CEO of BT Technology Service and Operations at BT, discusses new developments for 5G since 3GPP's Release 15, how to securely manage 5G deployments, and opportunities for network slicing and AI. Watson also examines how operators can apply automation in designing their 5G deployments.
OrbTV: NTT Japan Goes to Bat for Data Analytics
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Kei Karasawa, Senior Manager at NTT Japan, discusses new focus areas for research and development at NTT including security, IoT, robotics, manufacturing, AI and more. In addition, Karasawa discusses advancements in sensor technology and data analytics in a range of applications, such as testing athletic ability in baseball players.
OrbTV: Boingo on Boosting Virtualization With 5G
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Kishore Raja, Vice President of Engineering Strategic Programs at Boingo, addresses standards and security progress in Boingo's Passpoint service, updates on Boingo's activity in the MulteFire Alliance, and how 5G will impact end-to-end virtualization.
OrbTV: Orange's Duriez on Building the Network Platform for SD-WAN
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Didier Duriez, SVP Orange Global Solutions for Business at Orange, discusses the operator's recent updates to its SD-WAN platform, advancements in unified communications, and the impact of those technologies on the customer experience.
OrbTV: Menlo Micro Tackles 5G Spectrum Challenges
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Chris Giovanniello, Co-Founder & SVP Product Development for Menlo Micro, shares how startup Menlo Micro's digital microswitch technology addresses a range of applications including medical devices, aerospace and defense, power switching, IoT, autonomous vehicles and smart homes. In addition, the technology can be used in addressing challenges to meeting 5G spectrum requirements.
OrbTV: Telefónica's Lopez on Open Source for Network Automation & Virtualization
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3/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Patrick Lopez, VP of Networks Innovation at Telefónica, talks about how vendors and operators can utilize open source to take more control over the design and programming of networks. In addition, Lopez examines Telefónica's approach to edge computing, and use cases for the technology such as in IoT and robotics.
OrbTV: ETSI on Edge Computing & 5G
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3/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Adrian Scrase, CTO of ETSI, discusses standards efforts for edge computing, the benefits of edge computing to data-rich applications, and how edge computing supports 5G use cases that require low latency and high performance. Scrase also examines ETSI's plugtests and hackathons as a way to further industry goals for virtualization and address challenges such as interoperability.
OrbTV: Orange's Bellego on Foundation for 5G
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3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Yves Bellego, Director of Spectrum Strategy and Planning at Orange, discusses Orange's approach to deploying 5G including preparations such as live field testing and fiber expansions. Bellego also examines the need to apply more artificial intelligence and further automate the network.
OrbTV: 151 Advisors on Big Data Analytics for IoT
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3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Steve Brumer, Partner at 151 Advisors, discusses the security, education and integration challenges to IoT adoption, as well as opportunities for big data analytics in IoT.
Stepping Into the Ring With IoT
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3/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Low-powered IoT sensors can already be embedded in just about any object. At MWC, a company named BeWhere demonstrated how its sensors collect motion data.
Susan Johnson & Her Career Acceleration in AT&T
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Susan Johnson, SVP Global Supply Chain of AT&T, discusses her leadership strategy and how her background in investment banking prepared her for a career in the telecom industry. Susan also talks about lessons learned from the different roles she has held at AT&T over the course of her career.
OrbTV: CENX & Nan Chen – Exploring MEF's 3.0 SD-WAN
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
CENX's Nan Chen, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, describes MEF's 3.0 SD-WAN projects and efforts to develop SD-WAN specifications. In addition, Chen explains what telcos can learn from automation initiatives in other industries.
OrbTV: MobiledgeX Further Exploring Edge Computing Opportunities
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Jason Hoffman, CEO of MobiledgeX, explains Deutsche Telekom's role in launching MobiledgeX and how edge computing supports new applications and technologies such as IoT.
OrbTV: EdgeConneX Expanding Edge Data in South America & Europe
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer of EdgeConneX, discusses plans to expand edge data centers in South America and Europe in an effort to meet rising demand for cloud services.
GSMA's Innovation City Tour
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Peter Montgomery, Director of Partnerships at GSMA, gives us an overview on this year's Innovation City at MWC, which hosts the GSMA's key programs and initiatives including Future Networks, Internet of Things, Mobile Connect and Mobile for Development.
OrbTV: NTT & Multicloud Trends
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Len Padilla, VP Product Strategy of NTT Europe, discusses how we're witnessing a growing multicloud trend and how NTT is advising enterprise customers transitioning into the multicloud environment.
OrbTV: MWC 2018 Day 2 Wrap-Up
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Iain Morris wrap up Day 2 of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with initial thoughts on service provider and product announcements.
OrbTV: AT&T and Customers Moving to the Digital Mode
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2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Roman Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer of AT&T Business, discusses how its new product FlexWare is helping its enterprise customers with their digital transformation.
OrbTV: Ernst & Young on the Transformation of Telcos
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2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Holger Forst, Global Telecom Assurance Leader of EY, discusses the challenges and transformation telcos undergo through an ever changing ecosystem.
OrbTV: Verizon's 5G & SD-WAN Capabilities
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2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Shawn Hakl, SVP Business Products, discusses Verizon's new strategies for IoT strategy including the impact of 5G on its approach to SD-WAN.
OrbTV: EdgeConneX CTO on Prepping for 5G, IoT
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Don MacNeil, CTO, EdgeConneX, talks to Liz Coyne, managing editor, Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress about how edge data center operators are preparing for a future of 5G, IoT and more.
OrbTV: AT&T CMO & the 'Digital Mindset'
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T Business Solutions' chief marketing officer, Steve McGaw, sat down with Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, at Mobile World Congress to talk about how CSPs need to get into the "digital mindset" in order to succeed in a cloud-based future.
OrbTV: AT&T's CMO Details $40B Spend
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer of AT&T Business Solutions, details out the 2016 and 2017 $40 billion capex outlay in part one of an interview with Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress.
OrbTV: Orange & the NFV, SDN Opportunity
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Didier Duriez, senior vice president of Global Services and Solutions at Orange Business Services, talks to Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief at Light Reading, about the opportunities created by SDN and NFV, and the work it's doing with AT&T and its ECOMP MANO solution, which is now merged with OPEN-O and called ONAP.
OrbTV: Tele2 CEO on Industry 4.0
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2, spoke with Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief of Light Reading, about the fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact it will have on businesses and society in general and the challenges it will bring for service providers.
OrbTV: NetScout's CTO on the 'Journey to the Cloud'
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sat down with Bruce Kelley, senior vice president and CTO of service provider at NetScout, and Jim McNiel, CMO of NetScout, to talk about the challenges service providers are facing on their journey to the cloud.
OrbTV: EE Talks Emergency Services & 5G
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Tom Bennett, director of network services and devices for EE, talks to Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, about the service provider's approach to emergency services and the move to 5G.
OrbTV: NetScout on Video QoS Challenges
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Mate Prgin, senior director of video strategy at NetScout, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the key challenges service providers face when delivering video QoS, including security and privacy.
OrbTV: ETSI Goes Sci-Fi With AI
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, sheds light on the organization's new AI group, and talks about the state of 5G standards.
OrbTV: IoT's Plusses & Minuses
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Samir Marwaha, vice president of products and services at NetScout, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the challenges and benefits of IoT for service providers.
OrbTV: DT's CTO on 5G Strategy
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's News Editor, Iain Morris, sat down with Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, group CTO of Deutsche Telekom, at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's newly announced strategy, commitment and timeline for 5G.
OrbTV: Orange & the 'Human' Side of IoT
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services' Olivier Ondet talks to Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Steve Bell of Heavy Reading about privacy, security and monetization issues around IoT.
OrbTV: DT on Cyber Defense
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Max Röttgermann, product manager of IP Transit and DDoS Defense Live at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, about security breaches and technologies that service providers can implement to protect against attacks.
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