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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.


Cloud Native – The Next Frontier of Network Transformation
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. New York / 8:00 p.m. London

Cloud-native transformation is the next phase of network transformation. While considerable progress has been achieved over the last few years with NFV, further disaggregation of hardware and software is necessary to make applications composable and deployable anywhere. This includes on-premises in the enterprise, at the edge, in the network cloud and in hyperscale cloud data centers. In addition to disaggregation, automation will also play a key role in the uniform application of cloud-native principles.

This webinar will discuss the key tenets of cloud native and the key network transformation challenges ahead, as well as the critical role of containers and microservices.

How to build cloud-native applications for Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London

Are you ready to bring Cloud Native Functions to market? Red Hat is here to help. As you know, moving existing on-premise applications to the cloud while creating cloud-native applications quickly and efficiently is a challenge. You’ll also need to understand how to integrate a set of disaggregated network functions into operational solutions. Where do you start?

Together, let’s take advantage of industry learnings and best practices from Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) and approach our cloud-native goals the same way. Understanding the details on reintegration of CNFs is critical. Give yourself a head start by embracing the innovation and flexibility that can be gained from a common infrastructure platform.

In this session we will cover why container network function certification is foundational to successfully building industry leading and production ready CNFs. Join us to learn more about:

  • The role of CNFs and why certification is important
  • The role of integrated solutions and why careful curation is important
  • What it takes to onboard and how Red Hat can support your application
  • Key customer considerations and common struggles

Building a Dynamic Network Infrastructure With Open, Programmable and Scalable Building Blocks
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London

Today's telco business challenge is to transform the infrastructure backbone and become digital service providers beyond the traditional voice and data network infrastructure. Disaggregating the network by separating hardware from software is nothing new in the telco industry. The carrier's strategy of transforming its network infrastructure is well underway and SD-WAN and universal CPE deployments have taken off over the last few years. The same business model now applies to other areas in the network infrastructure, not only those using Whitebox compute platforms with the optimal underlying open infrastructure deploying with tools available to support scalability.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Service provider challenges deploying open disaggregated solutions in their networks
  • Integration and transformational aspects integrating open, programmable solutions into the communications service providers current network infrastructure and greenfield deployments
  • Underlying technologies that provide the toolset to implement disaggregated networks, including Intel DPDK and P4 programmability as a framework
  • Use cases covering open, programmable infrastructure and total cost of ownership compared with traditional network elements

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