Our Telco Infrastructure highlights reel includes key insights from the industry's thought leaders including: Staffan Göjeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier; Jeff Lewis, Vice President, Software-defined Networking (SDN) at Comcast Business; Roshan Thekkekunnel, Group Manager at HPE; Justin Hart, CTO, Cloud & Edge Business Unit at Ribbon Communications; Danielle Royston, Telecom's Leading Public Cloud Evangelist at TelcoDR; Heather Kirksey, VP of Ecosystem and Community at LF Networking; and Amar Kapadia, Co-founder at Aarna Networks.
2021 Telco Infrastructure Report
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“The telco infrastructure decision is now a strategic business decision. It is not a single choice but a series of ongoing smaller decisions tied to significant initiatives.” – 2021 Telco Infrastructure Report
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The following media comprises interviews and other content related to telco infrastructure. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
Telco Cloud Network Flexibility
“If we learned something during 2020, it is that flexibility of the network is extraordinarily important.” Staffan Göjeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier, shares some views on network infrastructure investments.
Telco Server Farms vs Public Clouds
Telco-owned server farms will co-exist with public cloud alternatives. Peter Coppens, VP Product at Colt, talks about how Colt is moving more toward the telco cloud and network edge to deliver functionality to their customers vs the public cloud alternative.
Telco Cloud Requires a Forward-looking Platform
As a carrier, networks need to scale. Jeff Lewis, Vice President, Software-defined Networking (SDN) at Comcast Business, talks about the importance of a forward-looking platform approach to bring in more products and services.
Microsoft builds Azure for Operators
What is Azure for Operators? In this video, Shawn Hakl, VP 5G Strategy at Microsoft Azure, talks about how Microsoft Azure helps network operators adopt cloud technologies for their network workloads and the important changes Azure made to build a carrier-grade cloud.
HPE Telco Blueprints for Next-Gen Infrastructure
Great architecture begins with solid blueprints. Roshan Thekkekunnel, Group Manager, HPE, covers the fundamentals of a Telco Blueprint for next-gen infrastructure.
The Journey to CI/CD and Automation
When we talk about embracing the principles of CI/CD, the goal is to automate Ribbon’s CI/CD pipeline to align with, and enable, our customer’s CI/CD environment. It also encompasses how automation enables cloud native operations. This engineering discussion delves into Ribbon’s adoption of CI/CD and cloud native operations and how the artifacts delivered by Ribbon enable frictionless integration with their customer’s automation environments.
How Europe's Data Sovereignty Rules are Driving Changes to the Vendor Landscape
With different laws in place around the world it can be challenging for cloud vendors to manage data locally. In this video, Sylvain Quartier, Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy at Ekinops, talks about how these challenges drive a more secure network and highlight the importance of an open operating system.
IBM builds a Cloud for Telecommunications
Bill Lambertson, Vice President, 5G, Edge & Cloud Business at IBM, gives an overview of the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications, and why Red Hat OpenShift is a strategic advantage.
Automation and Orchestration will drive the Next Gen Telco Cloud
It all starts with the infrastructure. In this video, Chadie Ghadie, Director of Business Development at Lenovo, looks at key infrastructure features required for telcos to become more agile, more software driven, and more automated in support of the data that is generated from 5G.
Will Telcos Lose Strategic Control if they go to Public Clouds?
“The strategic assets are still in the telcos’ hands. They are still fully in control of what’s running over at those other clouds.” In this video, Danielle Royston, Telecom’s Leading Public Cloud Evangelist at TelcoDR, weighs the strategic risks for telco clouds.
Redefining Telco Cloud
The public cloud is gaining so much momentum that the telco operators must give serious consideration to how they could exploit it. Marc Cohn, Principal Technology Strategist at Spirent, discusses the fundamental ways the telco cloud varies from the public cloud.