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The new demands of video, mobility and cloud services have spurred carriers to rearchitect their networks—with service agility, automation and accommodation of the explosive growth in mobile traffic high on their agenda. Understanding the future of virtualized services and networks alongside the impact of video everywhere is critical for all players engaged in carrier and enterprise networking.

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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 | May 09, 2018
    Despite unabated need for service providers to outsource non-core tasks, 2017 was marked by slower growth in the service provider outsourcing market. Worldwide revenue reached $67 billion last year, an increase of just 1 percent over 2016.
  • Matthias Machowinski | May 08, 2018
    A few months ago, I was asked by a client whether I thought it possible that Arista will enter the campus networking market. Everything’s a possibility, I thought, but this one seems far-fetched. Arista’s current switching products aren’t geared toward the campus (lack of 1G and PoE offerings), and more importantly, Arista doesn’t have a wireless networking portfolio...
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  • Icon Senior Research Director, VoIP, UC, and IMS
    Joining Infonetics Research/IHS in December 2008 and leveraging 20 years of telecom industry analyst and marketing experience, Diane Myers is widely regarded as one of the VoIP industry's top analysts.
  • Icon Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
    A leading expert on enterprise networking and communications technologies, MatthiasMachowinski has 14 years’ experience as an analyst in the telecom and datacom industry and specializes in the data and communication technologies deployed by small/medium businesses (SMBs), enterprises, and public sector organizations. His areas of focus include emerging network use cases, network technologies, architecture adoption rates, wired/wireless convergence, the effects of downtime, and end-user spending trends.
  • Icon Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
    Michael Howard co-founded market research firm Infonetics Research in 1990, and today is recognized worldwide as one of the industry’s leading experts in emerging markets, network operator trends, and user buying patterns.
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