Tune In: Mobile World Congress panel on the real value of cellular IoT

Red Hat’s Sanjay Aiyagari, solutions architect of telecommunications & NFV, joined Mobeen Khan, IoT strategy & product management executive at AT&T, and Lawrence Latham, COO of everynet for a panel discussion on the real value of cellular Internet of Things (IoT) at the recent Mobile World Congress. The group spoke with TelecomTV’s Guy Daniels about connectivity options, IoT deployment scenarios and the future promise of 5G.

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Red Hat’s Tim Yeaton presenting at Mobile World Congress this afternoon!

Mobile World Congress 2017 is in full swing this week in Barcelona and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is big this year. Be sure to catch Red Hat’s senior VP of infrastructure business, Tim Yeaton, at this afternoon’s NFV panel from 3:30 – 4:40 p.m. in Hall 4, Auditorium 3. The panelists will discuss the direction of NFV development and whether it’s developing in the right ways to best deliver on the needs of the telco industry. The panel will be moderated by Grant Lenahan, partner and principal analyst at Appledore Research Group and will also include panelists from ETSI, Napatech, InterDigital Europe, Cisco and Spirent Communications.

After the presentation, swing by our booth, 2G30 in Hall 2, to check the six demos we’re showcasing at this years’ show. You can read more detail about the demos in our previous post and read up on the latest news we announced on Monday. We look forward to catching up with you in Barcelona!

Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.


Why do salmon swim upstream? Scientists have deduced that if the riverbed was a good place for them to start, it will suffice for their offspring. Thus they spawn and their offspring return to the ocean to feed. But what if some of the fish, en route to the sea, took a tributary at a forriverforkk in the river? They might get lost, fail to reach the ocean and perhaps starve or exhaust themselves trying to find the original route. Developing software using open source principles follows a similar theory.




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Tune In: Building an agile network infrastructure for the Asia-Pacific region’s telco cloud

Telco companies around the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region, are looking toward open source technology as they move to cloud infrastructure, software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Nuage Networks has partnered with Red Hat to deliver SDN-based hybrid cloud solutions that maximize the effectiveness of data center infrastructure by improving agility, flexibility and automation. Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. Singapore Time (SGT) to learn more.

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Virtual event delivers container strategies for telcos

With their promise of speed, security and operational efficiency, containers continue to be on the rise with telecom companies. In fact, an October 2016 report by Heavy Reading found that 99 percent of telecommunications respondents surveyed are considering containers for both virtualized network functions (VNFs) and business applications. To gain insights on container adoption and implementation for your business, join Red Hat’s Containers for the Enterprise virtual event, available free and on-demand through March 24, 2017.

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Tune In: How telcos can succeed in a disruptive digital economy.

Telcos have successfully navigated a number of tech disruptions, from the breakup of the Bell companies to the Internet and competition from cable operators. Now, their facing another major shift, as we move rapidly towards the digitization of the economy, which is creating a significant disruption of the telco CXO’s operational and business practices. So what’s the game plan? Join us for an engaging dialogue with a distinguished industry panel of technology and business strategists from Red Hat, Cisco Systems, and Intel in a webinar Feb. 7, 12-12:30 p.m.


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Will you be the Red Hat Certified Professional of 2017?

As you gear up for Red Hat Summit this May, don’t forget to nominate yourself or a colleague for the Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year award, which honors the most outstanding use of Red Hat-certified skills. This marks the 11th year the award will be given, and we hope to see some of our vertical partners in the running!

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Red Hat open source solutions at the center of KazTransCom’s new cloud services in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is a big country. In fact, it is the world’s ninth largest, with more than 1 million square miles. It has a healthy economy, and its population is growing and becoming more educated and more tech-savvy. Internet users in the country have nearly doubled since 2010, and there’s a competitive telecom industry. It’s with this backdrop that KazTransCom, one of the largest telecommunications operators in Kazakhstan, went about modernizing its telco platform with open source solutions from Red Hat so it could offer new cloud services for business customers.









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17 predictions for the telco industry in 2017.

The new year has arrived. And in the telecommunications industry, we expect it to be busy. That’s a prediction we’re making that you can take to the bank. We won’t leave it at just that, though. We’re about to go on record with well over a dozen other telco predictions. We’re basing these on what’s been happening in 2016, what our customers have been talking about, and what other prognosticators have been saying. Of course, we present these to you with a caveat: these are predictions, and predictions are what Merriam-Webster defines as “what will happen or might happen in the future.” So with that, in 2017 we predict …


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Will 2017 be the “Year of Technology Realization?”

Aspire to be a technology strategist whatever your title says – the assertion by Vanguard CIO John Marcante rings true when I look ahead to what lies in store in the new year of 2017. I have the privilege of working – and collaborating – with a distinguished set of colleagues who are technology strategists at heart and who focus across a wide spectrum of domains across the public and private sectors. What follows is the output of a collaborative effort by this innovative bunch to put forth our collective predictions for 2017 – the year when technology has the potential to become real.


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