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  • Sam Lucero | June 12, 2018
    Arm has acquired Stream Technologies and will add the company to Arm’s IoT Service Group to extend the Mbed Device Management Platform with connectivity services/service management capabilities. Arm acquired Stream Technologies primarily to further Arm’s end-to-end connectivity and device management platform that helps organizations manage the complexity of connecting hundreds of billions of future IoT devices. The acquisition enhances Arm’s strategic positioning in the IoT market, provided that Arm can successfully execute on leveraging the potential synergies between Arm’s resources and Stream Technologies’ technical capabilities.
  • Stéphane Téral | June 12, 2018
    That’s the key takeaway from Ribbon Perspectives 18’s Network Transformation panel held on June 5 in Los Angeles. With more than 600 attendees and loud L.A. style music blasting before, between, and after sessions, the event keeps growing. And of course, you don’t want to miss those perspectives. The panel had representatives from BT, Bell, and Verizon, all talking about their ongoing network transformation initiatives. All three are big on the role of software defined networks (SDN) as the key enabler of automation while preserving some of the legacy nodes that are fully depreciated and providing high reliability. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Stéphane Téral | May 21, 2018
    That’s what we heard first thing in the morning when TM Forum CEO Nik Willetts kicked off this year’s plenary session in rainy Nice, France. In fact, Willetts quoted a McKinsey study saying 70% of transformation projects fail; we found the 50% by directly asking some of our service provider relationships participating at the event, including Orange. And to clarify what we mean by “fail,” transformation projects are costly and do not necessarily deliver the planned ROI, nor do they contribute to lower opex. Overall, the event, rebranded Digital Transformation World (DTW), was as well attended as last year although we found the aisles of the show floor particularly empty on the last day, Wednesday, May 16. Does this mean everyone had had enough of digital transformation? Probably not—most vendors including Amdocs, Ericsson, HPE, Huawei, and Netcracker were very satisfied with the quality of the meetings conducted with their customers. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Stéphane Téral | June 11, 2018
    The Telecom Trends & Drivers Market Report is published twice annually to provide analysis of global and regional market trends and conditions affecting service providers, subscribers, and the global economy.
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    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Jack Kent | May 17, 2018
    This report analyses how telecoms operators can implement blockchain technology, the pros and cons, and future use cases.
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  • Icon Senior Research Analyst – Online Video, IHS Markit
    Ms. Jun Wen Woo is a senior research analyst for Online Video at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Principal Research Analyst, Service Providers & Platforms
    Mr. Seth Wallis-Jones, principal research analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom multiplay strategies for the Service Providers & Platforms team.
  • Icon Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics
    Mr. Stéphane Téral is the executive director of research and analysis and an advisor for Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at IHS Markit.
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