Operator Carrier Exchange (OCX) and Federated Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

It is arguably in the carriers’ best interest to take control of the video delivery networks

There is a huge opportunity for carriers to connect all their CDNs together.  This will result in a federated Content Delivery Network (CDN). Lately, operators have started to take serious actions towards this concept. They have created a new cooperation called “Operator Carrier Exchange” (OCX). The idea of the OCX is for carriers and telecom service providers to share ideas, develop CDN standards, and allow one another to connect their CDN networks.

End Buffering and Deliver a High Quality Mobile Video Experience

Implementing an intelligent traffic optimization solution can provide new mobile video revenue streams

With the capabilities of smartphones, tablets, and smart-machines becoming more advanced, consumers are using their mobile devices to handle more data intensive operations. According to Akamai’s Q4/2014 State of the Internet Report, mobile data usage grew 11 percent quarter over quarter and 54 percent year over year.

Enterprise Evolution towards Cloud and CDN

The Cloud enables business process change, and allows enterprises to act more efficiently and flexibly

Cloud computing is computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked in such a way to provide some centralized service (i.e., data storage or online access to computer services or resources). Cloud computing ("the cloud") focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of shared resources.  Cloud computing is the convergence of multiple concepts which includes virtualization, distributed applications, grid, maturity of enterprise software applications and enterprise IT management.

Business Opportunities for 'Structured' Databases in Telecom

There is so much discussion about 'Unstructured' Data that some people forget about Structured Data

Data as a Service (DaaS) serves and important role in the ICT ecosystem and provides great benefits across many industry verticals.

DaaS is defined as any service offered wherein users can access vendor provided databases or host their own databases on vendor managed systems. DaaS is expected to grow significantly in the near future due to a few dominant themes including cloud-based infrastructure/services, enterprise data syndication, and the consumer services trend towards Everything as a Service (XaaS).

Nokia launches localised datacenter service for telecoms firms

Turns the notion of highly centralised datacenters on its head

Reuters

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia launched a new localised datacenter service for mobile network operators on Monday, enabling the operators to better compete with the likes of Amazon and Google in providing internet services.

Nokia said it will offer cloud-based datacenters running on Intel Corp's platform to network operators seeking to contend with the soaring growth in mobile data traffic.

Audi and Daimler separately announce connected car alliances with Baidu

Daimler also teams up with Qualcomm for in-car technology enhancements

Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part of a trend of deepening ties between carmakers and consumer technology companies.

Carmakers are seeking to extend information and entertainment services available in vehicles, as well as smartphone compatibility, in an era of increasingly congested traffic.

Not so fast: connected cars could cause data traffic jams

One in five vehicles worldwide will have some form of wireless network connection by 2020

Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for airwaves with smartphones, tablets and networked features in other vehicles, according to a study.

By 2024, mobile networks will see machine-to-machine (M2M) connections jump 10-fold to 2.3 billion from 250 million in 2014. Half these links will be automotive, said the study published on Thursday by Machina Research.

TC3 Summit: Telecom Council Carrier Connections

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
End Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015

California:

The TC3 Summit is the premier telecom innovation summit of the year. Telecom executives from operators, vendors, service providers, VCs and startups across the globe come together for 2 days with one objective in mind - get more innovation to the market, better and faster. With 2 stages, 15 hours of facilitated networking, 100 delegates from 40 global telcos, 50 new technology demos, dozens of case studies, and over 1000 pre-arranged meetings, everyone who participates in TC3 leaves with multiple opportunities.

Mobile Commerce, Payments, NFC/RFID and Big Data

The role of Near Field Communication (NFC) in mobile payments continues to divide the industry

There has been an explosion in mobile payment service launches, joint ventures, and partnerships in the past two to three years.  Merchants are starting to appreciate the benefits that mobile payments can bring, with major chains including Starbucks and McDonald’s launching services on a national basis.

GEN15

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The event uniquely empowers service end-users, service providers, network technology providers, and other industry stakeholders with high-quality information, analysis, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

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