Antonio Elizondo, head of Network Virtualization Strategy and Technology at Telefonica, provides an update on progress for the UNICA initiative -- Telefonica's virtualization program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses open RAN with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones, and industry initiatives around virtual RAN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roman Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer of AT&T Business, discusses how its new product FlexWare is helping its enterprise customers with their digital transformation.
Holger Forst, Global Telecom Assurance Leader of EY, discusses the challenges and transformation telcos undergo through an ever changing ecosystem.
Shawn Hakl, SVP Business Products, discusses Verizon's new strategies for IoT strategy including the impact of 5G on its approach to SD-WAN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, sheds light on the organization's new AI group, and talks about the state of 5G standards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Enterprise Cloud News editor Scott Ferguson discuss some of the trends from this year's Mobile World Congress and attempt a spoof of the Oscars.
Axel Clauberg, vice president at Deutsche Telekom, gives Light Reading's Liz Coyne an update on the operator's NFV deployment, service launch dates and Pan-European Network.
Holger Forst, global telecom assurance practice leader at EY, tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders that operators are not far enough along in their transformation journey and new business models are required to find and secure their position in the rapidly evolving ecosystem.
David Orloff, chairman of Small Cell Forum, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the work the organization is doing to enable hyper-dense, ultra-high capacity networks to support 5G and IoT.
Diego Lopez, senior technology expert at Telefonica, and chair of ETSI NFV ISG, discusses the results of the organization's latest plugtest in Madrid.
In a special guest appearance on OrbTV at MWC 2017, Günther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, talks about the three building blocks of Gigabit LTE, small cells, SD/NFV and more.
Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones joins us in the studio for a recap of his favorite devices and consumer products from MWC.
Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
Greg Mayo, NetScout's Chief Architect, talks about the role of big data analytics in helping carriers to understand what's happening on their networks.
Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.
IoT, 5G and the evolution of 4G are just some of the hot topics under the spotlight as Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre talks with Netscout CMO Jim McNiel on Day 2 of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders and Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown join NetScout CMO Jim McNiel for a recap of day 2 of Mobile World Congress. Steve recaps his conversation with AT&T's Head of Business Solutions and Gabriel provides his insights into the progress towards true 5G mobile networks.
The executive team of NetScout reviews the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for OrbTV -- Light Reading and NetScout's full coverage of the show. We'll have daily show recaps, service provider interviews and tours of the show floor.
Light Reading's Liz Coyne tours the GSMA's Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2017. A key theme of this year's event is how low-power or no-power IoT devices could become a part of our everyday lives.
5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.