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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.


How Antenna Choice Will Make or Break Your 5G Strategy
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. London / 11:00 a.m. Johannesburg

With the trend to extreme cellular capacities, new generations of advanced antennas have evolved, adding new possibilities and claiming crucial roles in building efficient 5G networks.

This webinar looks at the key network infrastructure decisions that mobile operators will need to make as they place their 5G plans, with a particular focus on the latest antenna technology and the benefits of beamforming.

It looks at:

  • How spectrum, land topography and traffic affect your 5G RAN designs.
  • The rise of beamforming antennas: why, which, when and where?
  • Under the hood: building a Massive MIMO beamforming antenna.
  • Innovative CommScope 5G beamformers designs.

5G Edge Cloud Survey Insights: Where to Place Your Bets on the 5G Edge
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London

In a recent Heavy Reading operator survey, 85% respondents said the edge cloud is important, or critical, to their 5G strategy. This is not a surprise given the use cases typically associated with 5G, such as autonomous/assisted driving, AR/VR, high-def streaming video and industrial applications. But it begs the question, if the edge cloud is so important, when and how will it be deployed? And what applications will be most important for service providers looking to capitalize on 5G?

To address these questions and more, join us for a special web seminar that will share insight and analysis from the Heavy Reading 5G Edge Cloud Survey, produced in association with Wind River. The discussion will be led by Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown, with expert input from Wind River's Paul Miller.

Among the topics addressed in the survey are:

  • Which edge cloud applications are most commercially attractive?
  • Preferences for edge cloud infrastructure software (proprietary vs. virtualized vs. cloud native)
  • Operator expectations for progress on virtual RAN
  • Virtual 5G baseband and associated performance implications
  • The need for a private 5G network for an industrial setting
  • The expected roll-out for 5G in autonomous vehicle operation

We hope you will join us for a lively session and interactive Q&A.

Connectivity Is Dead: Long Live (Intelligent, Infinite, Cloud) Connectivity
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:00 am New York / 3:00 pm London

Connectivity is no longer an interesting topic. Or is it? As the 5G era dawns, the potential use cases and impact of wireless/mobile connectivity have been attracting attention. Importantly, discussions focus not only on the value but also on the “profile” of connectivity. Indeed, new (mainly IT) concepts – including cloudification and open network architectures – are drastically changing the wireless/mobile industry.

Join Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos, solution marketing lead at EXFO, and Gabriel Brown, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, for an insightful discussion on 5G connectivity. In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The value of connectivity now and in the future, focusing on 5G
  • The main aspects of connectivity, from intelligence to (resource) infinity to cloud
  • The key network – domain and architecture-related – challenges for connectivity
  • The key business challenges for connectivity
  • Ways to make the most of connectivity in consumer/enterprise use cases

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