Steve Gleave
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Chris Koeneman
Vice President, Bluesocket Business Division
Erik Linask (Moderator)
Group Editorial Director
This closing panel will consider the lessons learned from the Software Telco discussions to extrapolate how the telco landscape will evolve in the next three years, and how telcos, cloud providers, virtualization vendors will collectively change the way telcos operate. What new markets will the software telco drive Mobility as a Service, Cloud Services Trading, etc.?
The Software Telco? I Always Said So.
Steve Gleave
Senior Vice President, Marketing
J.B.S Haldane, the British geneticist, biologist and physiologist, has been quoted as saying that theories have four stages of acceptance: From “worthless nonsense” to “I always said so.” For network operators that have long ordered and deployed their control and application logic bundled tightly with proprietary hardware, the path to becoming softwarecentric can be viewed as more challenging than exciting. Conversely, over the top and “postcarrier” operators have known no other way than to build their core communications services in the public cloud – costeffectively generating new sources of revenue while obliterating legacy markets. Can traditional operators really adapt, and compete? Can a private or public cloud really host the brains of a realtime, programmable communications services? What will the softwarecentric architecture actually look like? And how soon will it be before traditional operators embrace this new network paradigm and utter the words, “The software telco. I always said so”?
Phil Harvey, Director of Corporate Communications, Metaswitch Networks
Steve Gleave tells TMC's Rich Tehrani about how Metaswitch enables carriers to be successful. In addition he explains how carriers need to potentially embrace OTT social services in order to compete. In other words competing with existing social solutions may not be feasible in any/all situations for service providers.
Cable operators have a need to deliver a cross platform experience and show they are more than just TV. In an IP environment, the ability to manage and delver service across multiple network and device environments will help operators differentiate themselves.
TMC's Rich Tehrani speaks with Stephen Gleave, Vice President of Marketing for Metaswitch
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