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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

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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.


Open vRAN Promises to Change the Mobile Access Network From Procurement to Performance
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 1pm Singapore, 1am New York

Open vRAN is still in its early development stage, but it has already shown the potential to change mobile operators’ relationships with their vendors and expectations for network performance. This webinar discusses operators’ concerns with this new approach to building their radio access networks and what the future RAN could look like as the market matures.

In this session you will learn:

  • How the vendors on this webinar are addressing operators concerns over deploying Open vRAN based networks
  • How the radio network experience will change thanks to Open vRAN.

Turning Disparate Data Into a Market Growth Opportunity
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London

More than ever, communication service providers (CSPs) must find ways to holistically combine disparate data sets into data that can be utilized to unlock new market growth opportunities.

This webinar will share the analytics requirements to achieve this goal focusing on how TELUS, a Canadian CSP, met this requirement through the creation of an interactive dashboard-based market-sizing tool to grow subscribers and optimize network builds.

Working with OmniSci, the pioneer in accelerated analytics, TELUS built an interactive map for all of TELUS's communities, along with competitor speed information, wHSIA coverage layers, competitor cell sites, LTE coverage layers, household reference data, copper qualification, fiber eligibility and marketable base.

Topics to be addressed in this webinar include:

  • A Heavy Reading overview of the role that accelerated analytics plays in CSP market success
  • How OmniSci provides an intuitive and seamless way to analyze, visualize and power ML/AI workflows to meet the needs of CSPs' large and complex data sets
  • How TELUS uses OmniSci to maximize profit with an improved market sizing tool by layering spatiotemporal datasets to identify competitor coverage and where to build wireless services

Rewriting the FTTx playbook with Open and Disaggregated approach
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London

The demand for a software-defined, converged, last-mile access infrastructure has grown significantly in the last few years. Experts' point of view is that large scale adoption of software-defined FTTx will pave the way for 5G Fronthaul transformation, Large scale IoT adoption, and will establish the use cases for Edge Cloud deployments. To tackle unforeseen events like the current pandemic it's highly imperative for service providers to build a network that can scale on demand and are future-proof to a large extent.

In this webinar, STL will focus on how service providers can build a flexible network with open standardized interfaces and disaggregated architecture.

Key topics to be discussed are:

  • Need for broadband access transformation
  • The shift towards open and disaggregated architecture
  • The transformation from traditional FTTx to cloud-native, software-defined FTTx
  • Possible deployment and integration architectures

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