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Thought Leadership Council Reports

Our Partners and companies with upgraded listings have the option of purchasing a report generated by the Thought Leadership Council (TLC), a unique research initiative. TLC is a select group of 140+ communications service providers (CSPs) with network-level expertise.

Council members take part in surveys and interviews about key communications trends and technologies. TLC circumvents traditional industry hype to ascertain how service providers are really responding to important industry happenings. What makes this initiative so unique is that participants discuss issues in a completely anonymous forum, enabling them to share insights and express business realities that otherwise could not be shared.

Following are examples of key TLC reports that address trends in automation:

This vendor-sponsored report indicates that service assurance is a key factor to CSP automation plans.

This TLC report indicates that CSPs already have started automating networks, despite that they don't have master plans in place to do so.

Automation Exchange Editorial Calendar

Check back for new products, provoking thought leadership and other exciting news from the Companies and Industry Organizations that partner with Automation Exchange! Contact us today to learn how your company can create research, white papers, webinars, videos and more that reflects Automation Exchange's Editorial Calendar:

Q4 2018 – Network Automation
Q1 2019 – Virtualization & Automation: The Impact of NFV, SDN and Cloud Native
Q2 2019 – Automation & Security
Q3 2019 – Performance/Service Assurance & Automation
Q4 2019 – Automation in the Era of AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies
Q1 2020 – Monetizing Automation

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Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Others Put $13M Into Blockchain Startup Clear
The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.
Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS
Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.
Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T
Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.


DIGITAL WEBINAR: It doesn't have to be difficult: How to drive seamless customer communications with Conversational AI
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 2:00pm London / 9:00am New York
Join this webinar, where seasoned industry experts will share their insights and look at the future of customer experience from different perspectives.
Taking Streaming Video to the Next Level: Safeguarding Video Streams
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London

Safeguarding Video Streams

With more than 100 OTT video services now operating in the US and Canada and consumers increasingly subscribing to multiple OTT services, streaming video has absolutely become a cultural force. But, along with this rise to prominence, the streaming video business is facing mounting security pressures as video piracy runs rampant on OTT platforms, hackers break into premium services and consumers share secret passwords with family members and friends despite user policy restrictions.

How can OTT providers protect their precious video cargo? What new technologies are vendors developing to keep streaming content secure? How do the security issues differ for live and VOD services? What are the best ways to handle the sensitive password-sharing issue? In this session, experts from across the video spectrum will tackle the thorny security issues.

Voice over 5G: The future of voice services
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London

A good voice call is one that connects quickly, is always clear and is not disrupted or dropped. As the industry moves into the 5G era, voice will become more important, not less. A well optimized network for high quality Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is a solid foundation on the way to Voice over 5G.

3GPP standardization dictates that 5G voice will use the same IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-based architecture used in Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Voice over 5G and VoLTE are just different ways to access the same IMS-based voice services.

Only a cloud native IMS core can take full advantage of the capabilities of 5G. IMS provides a network architecture that delivers innovative and reliable voice services enhanced with open API support, programmability, network slicing and automation.

Nokia explains why IMS-based VoLTE forms the basis of 5G voice services and explores the 3GPP deployment strategies, the differences between EPS Fallback and CS Fallback and how the IMS will become part of the cloud-native 5G Core.

Key topics include:

  • Global voice trends
  • IMS voice will override CS voice
  • Voice core evolution towards the IMS voice
  • Voice options with 5G SA architecture

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