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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:


Axiata Calls On TIP to Fix Telco Cost Problem
One of the developing world's biggest operators runs up data service losses in Malaysia and is looking to the Facebook-led initiative for help.
5G Industrial Automation Isn't Right Around the Corner
With manufacturers like Audi and Bosch testing 5G in an industrial setting, the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is hoping to supercharge the space. But some are cautioning patience.
Frequent Telco Buyer GTT: It's All About Networking, Not Infrastructure
After buying several telcos, GTT looks to offload 'non-strategic' assets as it aims to provide networking services to large and multinational clients.


Adopting Automation. A Technology Imperative With Risk
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:30 a.m New York/ 4:30 p.m. London

Automation is no longer a buzz word as companies are implementing solutions with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms to drive performance and handle menial tasks. We are all moving to bring automation into our network environments at a time where the demand is currently greater than its capabilities.

Join James Hodges, Chief Analyst from Heavy Reading and Scott Iekel-Johnson, Director of Product Management from NETSCOUT as they discuss automation for network security and the implications it has for service providers and large enterprises. During this webinar, we will share insights from a recent survey around automation for DDoS Mitigation and discuss the core tenets necessary for automation to be effective in today’s complex network infrastructures.

Key topics include:

  • The promise of automation versus the current reality
  • The DDoS attack landscape and its impact on "automated" networks
  • Impact of false positives to security professionals
  • Automation defined by NETSCOUT and the Arbor Platforms

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and the path to 5G WWC (Wireline Wireless Convergence)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London

Fixed Wireless Access has been gaining momentum as one of the key use cases being explored as part of service providers' plans for 5G. 5G WWC as defined in 3GPP Release 16 opens the door to brand-new user experiences, including service equivalency and wireline-wireless convergence. This helps service providers to leverage WWC to provide differentiated services, including the ability to offer enhanced SLAs along with network simplification and optimization.

Join our session to learn how Juniper can help you grow into newer markets enabled by FWA and offer converged services for enterprises and other key verticals.

Key topics include:

  • FWA market overview
  • Opportunities and use cases for FWA
  • New mobile and converged services for enterprises and key verticals
  • Advantages of multi-access and intelligent traffic steering
  • Juniper Multi-Access User Plane

EXFO and Tier 1 European Operator Optimize Network Operations Through Automated Troubleshooting
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00 am New York / 3:00 pm London

In this webinar we will investigate how it is possible to empower CSPs with real-time topology to automate the discovery and pinpointing of common causes behind network outages.

We’ll examine a recent use case developed with a leading North-European Tier1 operator on how to lay a solid foundation for the safe adoption of automation. We’ll see how to get these key benefits::

  • Detection and pinpointing of faults in the network to ensure the rapid resolution of outages: how to cut down the time taken to resolve outages from hours to minutes
  • Enhanced customer experience and improved customer satisfaction resulting from the earlier detection and resolution of faults; fix issues before they spread and impact customers thereby preserving outstanding service quality
  • Reduced OPEX resulting from improved overall efficiency and optimized network operations
  • Empowered staff equipped with the capability to perform their roles more efficiently and SOC teams equipped to handle and manage a more complex infrastructure

Join us to learn more about solving critical business challenges standing in the way of automation.

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