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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

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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

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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.


Building Flexible and Open Architectures for 5G
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London

As operators prepare to launch 5G services, it is evident that in order to effectively and efficiently deliver the utmost performance, 5G network build-outs need to be based on an architecture which is open, flexible and scalable - across all the network domains.

In this webinar we will discuss the following:

  • While it has been established that 5G network cores are to be based on a cloud-native, open-architecture, what about the remaining network domains?
  • Can an open-network architecture in the RAN and transport domains help address the unique challenges 5G networks are facing? If so, how?
  • Are open architectures in the RAN and transport domains mature enough?

2020 Optical Networking Digital Symposium Series - Day 1
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m London


12:00 p.m. Nearing the Shannon Limit: High-Performance Optical Networking for the Next Decade
Coherent transmission was the optical transmission catalyst of the past decade, providing the capacity and spectral efficiency gains that DWDM systems required in order to meet Internet bandwidth demand. But those gains are becoming harder to come by, as researchers estimate that around 1 Tbit/s may be the practical limit for optical channel capacity, based on the Shannon Limit.

1:30 p.m. Building Automated and Programmable Optical Networks
The buzz around the term “SDN” has subsided, but the value proposition of software-defined networking remains front and center: delivering open, automated, and programmable optical networks. Network automation plays a crucial role in reducing operations costs, which is essential for operator profitability. The good news is that operators globally are making good progress on the automation front with early wins in real-time inventory discovery, management and optical service provisioning. Longer-term goals focus on multi-vendor interoperability and orchestration across domains to expand early use cases and broaden into others. This session will address the current state and future course of software automation and programmability in optical networks, including use cases and applications, enabling technologies, and key standards.

How to build a better 5G?
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London

5G is happening faster than 4G, and is being deployed in a totally different way to previous mobile generations. For the first time, operators have a faster way to deploy nationwide 5G coverage, increase bit rates, and evolve to 5G standalone, efficiently leveraging existing mobile infrastructure. The new approach offers tremendous value for consumers and enterprises in terms of coverage, performance and low-latency use cases.

Ongoing nationwide 5G deployments are the foundation for a smooth 5G standalone introduction. In this webinar we will share experiences from 5G live networks in South Korea, the US and Europe, and the latest trials of 5GC.

Key topics include:

  • Reuse of spectrum, sites and mobile infrastructure
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, 5GC and Orchestration
  • Migration to 5G standalone
  • Cloud NFVi platform
  • Breaking the energy curve

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