To stay competitive, today’s telecommunications companies need a flexible and agile IT environment—one that provides the interoperability, security and scalability needed to deliver seamless customer services. TelecomTV’s Martyn Warwick recently interviewed Darrell Jordan-Smith, vice president of global ICT sales at Red Hat, and Ian Hood, Red Hat’s chief architect for global service providers, at the 2017 Mobile World Congress to learn more about how open source can fulfill those needs and the benefits open source offers to communication service providers (CSPs).
Is your communications business ready for containers? With their efficiency, agility and automation capabilities, today’s Linux containers are ideal for mobile implementations. Martyn Warwick, with TelecomTV, interviewed Red Hat’s Lars Herrmann, general manager of our integrated solutions business unit, at the 2017 Mobile World Congress about the topic of containers and how to ensure a successful implementation.
As the new Solutions Marketing Manager for Financial Services at Red Hat, I am thrilled to be attending my very first Red Hat Summit! Please join me and leaders from the financial services community in Boston on May 2-4 for engaging sessions on open source innovation in financial services, expert keynotes, and tons of networking opportunities!
There are few, if any, industries that haven’t been touched by digital technologies. Telecommunications is no exception. In fact, carriers are in the thick of a digital transformation, investing in new technologies like cloud, mobility, big data, video and more to improve operational efficiencies, better serve customers and reach new ones, and create new opportunities that build competitive strengths and profits. But in an intense market that’s rife with consolidation and new, non-traditional entrants, there’s a lot riding on these investments—and the carriers’ legacy IT infrastructures may not be nimble enough to support them. This is the topic at hand at a breakout session at this year’s Red Hat Summit, featuring experts from the telco industry.
The pervasive adoption of digital technology for financial transactions has spawned new markets within the financial services industry, and blockchain applications represent one of the more transformational technologies to emerge — one that has the potential to change how financial institutions manage their data, applications, transactions, and business processes.
It’s often said that one of the strengths of open source technology is the community, or ecosystem, that shapes and advances it. We contend that’s Red Hat’s strength as well, and to illustrate, our ecosystem of partners is working with us to make the promise of network functions virtualization (NFV) real. To wit: our NFV ecosystem is loaded with network equipment providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), software-defined networking (SDN) providers and telcos, and momentum continues to grow.
We’re gearing up for Red Hat Summit’s 13th year, bringing together customers, partners and community enthusiasts. The summit opens May 1 for full-day training classes and the conference runs May 2-4, featuring presentations, networking sessions, training and certification opportunities, hands-on labs led by subject matter experts, and a partner pavilion.
TelecomTV’s Tony Poulos caught up with Tim Yeaton, senior vice president & group executive of Red Hat’s infrastructure business group, at Mobile World Congress to delve into the hot topic of network functions virtualization (NFV). You can watch the full interview to learn why NFV has become such an important technology consideration for today’s communications service providers (CSPs).
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.
Four days. As many as 100,000 attendees from 200 countries. And more than 2,200 exhibitors, including Red Hat. This is Mobile World Congress 2017. At the conference, which got its start in 1987 as GSM World Congress before the European telcos had even agreed on what 1G would look like, 5G was one of the hot topics. MWC 2017 attendees were also talking about plenty of other next-gen technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and more. A walk around the show floor and there was plenty to see and do: robots, a massive sculpture created by IBM’s Watson using AI, connected cars, VR experiences and much more.