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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.


Next Steps of Digital Transformation: How MSPs are Meeting the Challenge to Secure Distributed Assets
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London

Today’s network and application threat landscape is a complex, multifaceted - and often intimidating - environment. Threat actors continue to evolve their tools, tactics and procedures to evade detection and cause harm to hosted applications and network availability. As the threat landscape evolves, attacks are growing in complexity and persistency, and zero-day attacks are exploiting those newly discovered vulnerabilities. These concerns take on a whole new dimension as applications migrate to the cloud, the traditional enterprise IT perimeter dissolves, and organizations face a distributed data center that spans cloud providers and the organization’s private network.

Moving to the public cloud opens new threat surfaces, which cloud-hosted applications must defend against. These new threat surfaces impact both the application surface (i.e., the external face of the application which faces end-users), as well as the cloud application infrastructure (i.e., the backed public cloud infrastructure powering the application). Recent ransomware attacks highlight the need to secure against denial of service and application attacks.

To understand where the gaps exist in public cloud network security, organizations need visibility across all the different platforms from one holistic solution that enables management of the security posture by utilizing one common security protection solution. The goal is to be able to:

  • Prevent attacks by reducing the size of the attack surface
  • Detect and identify evolving threats
  • Respond with accurate and effective mitigation

Next-Gen Broadband APAC: 5G, 10G & Beyond - Day One
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 10:00 AM Singapore Time

ConnecTech Asia, OMDIA and Light Reading Asia are partnering to produce a new, two-part digital event focusing on how Asia-Pacific communications service providers (CSPs) are leveraging such diverse platforms and technologies as HFC, FTTP/FTTB, Fixed Wireless Access, 5G, PON, DOCSIS, Wi-Fi and streaming video to compete in the market.

This symposium will be moderated by Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading.

5G Core Operator Survey: Charting Deployment of Cloud Native 5G Core at Mass Market Scale
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London

The 5G Core controls user sessions, mobility, and authentication in a 5G network. It is fundamental to the operation of standalone (SA) 5G networks and integral to advanced 5G services. To achieve the scalability and flexibility required by leading operators, the 5G core is widely expected to be a "cloud native" deployment that leverages state-of-art cloud technology and operating processes.

This webinar presents the key findings from the Heavy Reading Cloud Native 5G Core Operator Survey, conducted in January 2021. Among the topics to be discussed include:

  • Timelines for deployment of 5G core networks
  • The potential impact on consumer and enterprise services
  • Integration with 4G core; the outlook for common 4G/5G core networks
  • Cloud infrastructure choices for 5G core (IaaS vs PaaS)
  • Cloud native operations using CI/CD pipelines

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