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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:

News

Telefónica Highlights Edge Vendor Shortcomings, Picks Holes in ETSI's Specs
9/20/2019
The Spanish operator does not sound happy with the results of a request for information and says ETSI's edge group must improve its deliverables.
Humans Will Kill You at the Edge
9/19/2019
Make a mess of automation and telcos will destroy the business case for edge computing, says ETSI. But telcos desperately need standards to crystalize before they can move ahead.
Made in China, by a Swedish Robot: Ericsson Gets Smart in Nanjing
9/17/2019
The Swedish telecom equipment maker has been automating one of its Chinese factories as part of an ongoing efficiency drive and overhaul of its global supply chain.

Webinars

5G Converged SDN Transport – the Key to New 5G Services
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00 p.m New York / 5:00 p.m London

The promise of 5G services is huge. Massively scalable, low-latency enabled applications will open up new ecosystems, business models and creativity across enterprise and residential markets. Sounds great, right?

At the same time, 5G will require mobile networks to increase availability, reliability and security to new heights that aren’t entirely predictable as the network surface grows exponentially and new services grow organically. Is your network a platform for new service innovation and will it enable your business to grow agilely in unforeseen directions as 5G technology opens new frontiers? Now is the time for network operators to evolve their transport networks in advance of mass 5G rollouts. Operators have many decisions to make, but what is the best path forward?

Join this Light Reading webinar to learn about the technical aspects of the 5G transport network, laying the foundation for deeper dives on the evolution of your transport architecture.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to facilitate the convergence of mobile and wireline services onto a single transport network
  • How to enable new 5G services with heightened performance/enterprise-grade expectations
  • How to increase service innovation and velocity
  • How to lower TCO

AI's Role in Telecom's Evolution
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 2:00 PM SAST

Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting operations across multiple industry verticals, but how can it be put to good use by communications network operators across Africa?

This webinar cuts through the hype surrounding AI to look at how it is already being used by mobile and fixed line network operators and the impact it can have an operational and business strategies.

5G Mobile xHaul Test Specifications & Use Cases for Field Measurements
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

The 5G RAN evolution changes the mobile fronthaul and backhaul network architecture to deliver ultra-high capacity, availability and coverage. As wireless and wireline carrier networks prepare for 5G supported networks, field network technicians and service administrators face new challenges in implementing and testing optical wireline equipment and fiber. From fiber testing and CPRI, to eCPRI, RoE Ethernet traffic and network timing synchronization, this webinar will provide an overview of the latest technology and new test methodologies developed to tackle the increased demands of 5G networks.

    Key points discussed in this presentation are:
  • Industry specifications and standards impacting the rollout of 5G xRAN/xHaul field deployment
  • Fiber testing, CPRI, and eCPRI, RoE & Ethernet traffic generation, including timing sensitive networks
  • Use cases showing the latest technology and test methodologies developed to handle the increased demands of 5G networks

Educational Resources