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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


Industry Organization Partners

Automation Exchange is proud to partner with the following organizations to promote automation:

News

Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Others Put $13M Into Blockchain Startup Clear
2/6/2020
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
2/3/2020
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
1/30/2020
Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.

Webinars

SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Making Cable More Accessible
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London

With millions of consumers dealing with vision impairment, hearing loss and other physical disabilities, cable operators and vendors have been making great strides in meeting the needs of these customers. Most notably, Comcast, Charter and Cox have all created special labs to design, develop and test new accessibility products and services. What have they come up with so far? What's in the works now? What else are they exploring?

In this session, experts will discuss the latest accessibility advances and the challenges they have had to overcome.


5G Transport Evolution: Making Advanced Services a Reality
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London

Heavy Reading survey data shows that operator deployment drivers for 5G networks are shifting as the focus moves beyond only faster speeds (primarily for consumer markets) to new markets and new services (heavily targeting enterprises). This is where the advanced 5G functions, defined in URLLC and mMTC use cases, come in to play. The coming shift beyond higher data rates to advanced 5G services has big implications for the supporting transport networks, including fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul – collectively called "xhaul."

In this special webinar, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ericsson, Fujitsu, Infinera, and Nokia to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2021 global 5G Transport operator survey exploring transport network considerations and requirements to meet the challenges of the next phase of 5G services.

Topics addressed will include:

  • Operator plans for centralized RANs and cloud RANs
  • Addressing challenges for network-based timing and synchronization
  • Approaches to handling legacy CPRI in hybrid 4G/5G networks
  • White box routers for xhaul: DCSG and other options
  • Impacts of edge compute on transport networks, and vice versa


Inventory Modernization with Data Integrity Assurance – the Key to 5G Network Automation
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London

Telecom networks are going through significant transformation, becoming highly dynamic and increasingly disaggregated. NFV, SDN, 5G, Open RAN and edge computing epitomize these changes. New versions of Virtualized and Cloud-native Network Functions are being deployed at an ever-increasing cadence. This is happening in tandem with the introduction of many new service types. For example, 5G network slicing will bring new monetization opportunities for operators. But to be profitable it will require a high degree of automation. To complicate matters, these exciting new technologies will still depend on legacy, physical network devices.

Service providers are increasingly realizing the key to automation is the modernization of their inventory systems. By doing this they can shield their fulfillment and orchestration platforms from the complexity of the underlying network infrastructure which is comprised of multiple generations of technology both physical and virtualized.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • What challenges CSPs are facing with data integrity in their network management
  • How to discover and manage network elements across today’s dynamic, hybrid networks
  • Why inventory with Auto-Discovery and Reconciliation capabilities is key to automating the service delivery lifecycle, assuring 5G networks and delivering on SLAs


Educational Resources