Partners with Network Transformation Awards 2018

 

LEAD SPONSOR
Verizon

We live in dynamic times. To move forward, you need a partner who can combine technology and possibility in new ways. What serves your enterprise today is merely groundwork for what will propel it tomorrow.

Our experts help global banks adapt and transform their business. Manufacturing firms capitalize on their valuable data. Global retailers personalize their customer experience. And U.S. government agencies protect their data from security threats. Every solution deepens our partnerships with our customers.

From mobility, IT, and networking to Internet of Things, security and business communications, our proven solutions can help you connect people, places and things around the world - simply, securely and reliably. Without complications and without limits, we can help you seize new opportunities to innovate and grow.

The future is wide open with possibility. Embrace what's next with innovative solutions from Verizon.

For more information.. http://www.verizonenterprise.com

HOST CITY
The Hague

Economic sectors such as Energy, Finance & Legal, IT & Mobile and (Cyber) Security are well-represented in The Hague. The city is also the seat of the Dutch government - a place where important decisions affecting the future of the country are taken every day. With knowledge institutions such as The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam, there's a steady stream of highly educated talent to the city.

What especially distinguishes The Hague is the excellent cooperation that exists between business, government, and knowledge institutions, as well as within the sectors. That cooperation brings with it new knowledge and the development of innovative products. That's what is happening, for example, in The Hague Security Delta, the largest security cluster in Europe. More than 13,000 people work there in some 400 organizations to improve cyber security around the world.

For more information.. http://thebusiness.thehague.com

SPONSORS
ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. As part of ZTE's mobile information communication technologies (M-ICT) strategy, the company is committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and public sector customers around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.

ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, investing more than 10% of annual revenue in R&D. The company has established 20 state-of-the-art R&D centres in Asia, North America and Europe and employs over 30,000 research professionals in the development of next-generation technologies including 5G, the Internet of Things, NFV, SDN, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Smart City. ZTE has filed applications for more than 66,000 patents, with over 24,000 granted.

For more information.. http://www.zte.com.cn/global

Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise. We are a USD 4.9 billion company with 113,550+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 926 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2018 list).

We are part of the USD 21 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.

Tech Mahindra is the highest-ranked non-US company & ranked 15th overall on the Forbes 2018 Digital 100 list, which ranks the top 100 public companies that are shaping the Digital Economy

For more information.. http://www.techmahindra.com

VMware

VMware software powers the world's complex digital infrastructure. The company's compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally. More than 50 Communications Service Providers (CSPs) rely on the VMware integrated, modular, multi-tenant Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform to accelerate time to revenue, automate service lifecycle, simplify operations management and reduce costs. VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition is a production proven carrier-grade OpenStack solution that provides the fastest path for CSPs to deploy services on OpenStack. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society.

For more information.. http://www.vmware.com/go/nfv

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
Appledore Research

Appledore Research is a global research and consulting firm specializing in the telecommunication software market.

We provide market share, forecast, industry trend reports, and custom research in the areas of NFV, SDN, analytics, IoT, service assurance, service fulfilment, customer care, and real time charging in the telecommunication and media market segments. Our clients include global software and infrastructure suppliers, CSPs, and investment banking firms. Our analyst team brings 20+ years of experience working at both CSPs and major suppliers in the industry.

For more information.. http://www.appledoreresearch.com

IHS Markit

The Technology Group at IHS Markit is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's technology ecosystem - from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers.

Businesses and governments in more than 150 countries around the globe rely on the deep market insight and expert independent analysis of our 300+ industry analysts in technology sectors spanning IT, telecom, media, industrial, automotive, electronics, solar and more.

For more information.. https://technology.ihs.com/

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason is a global consultancy and research firm specialising in telecoms, media and technology for more than 30 years.

Since 1985, Analysys Mason's consulting and analyst teams have played an influential role in key industry milestones and helping clients around the world through major shifts in the market.

Our consulting and research divisions continue to be at the forefront of developments in digital services and transformation and perfectly positioned to advise clients on new business strategies to address disruptive technologies.

Our experts located in offices around the world provide local perspective on global issues.

For more information.. http://www.analysysmason.com

Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics Networks & Service Platforms (NSP) assesses how new technologies can profitably support service providers data growth and offset declining revenues. NSP translates new technologies into solutions that:

· Optimize Capacity, Cost (OPEX, CAPEX, TCO) and Market Timing
· Reduce Churn with QoS and QoE
· Enhance Revenues from new Services

Key Technologies NSP focuses on are:
· Software Defined Networking (SDN)
· Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
· 5G: New Radio, IoT and Network Slicing Requirements
· Wi-Fi, IPX and Seamless Roaming
· Small Cells, HetNets and SON
· Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) & Gi-LAN Services
· 4G/LTE and Evolution to 5G
· Telco Cloud for Operator and Subscriber Services
· Video Optimization and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
· Traffic Load Management and Mobile Backhaul

Strategy Analytics works with Mobile and Fixed Service Providers and Infrastructure Vendors to balance investment choices with market timing through in-depth reports, custom white papers and strategic analysis.

For more information.. https://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=saservice&a0=305&m=5#1

451 Research

451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company.

With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, we provide essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to more than 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of The 451 Group.

For more information.. http://www.451research.com

ACG Research

In tight economic times, being successful means realizing as much as possible from your existing telecom operations and capabilities. To do this involves understanding what your competitors are doing, how efficient and effective your own operations are, and what your customers are saying about you.

ACG Research is an analyst/consulting firm that provides market analysis and expert consulting. Our focus is in three areas: quantitative market sizing, business case analysis and service creation in the networking and telecom industry. Quantitative market sizing includes market share and forecast reports as well custom cuts of data. Business case analysis targets TCO/ROI models that map features or services to the economic benefit. Service creation workshops focus on the refinement or creation of new services. Our SMEs also deliver speeches, whitepapers, videos, custom research, and market impacts for all areas of the networking/telecom business.

For more information.. http://www.acgcc.com

GlobalData

4,000 of the world's largest companies make better and more timely decisions thanks to our unique data, expert analysis and innovative solutions delivered through a single platform.

At GlobalData, our mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative.

Through our acquisitions, we have now become one of the largest data and insights solution providers in the world.

For more information.. https://www.globaldata.com

Dell'Oro Group

To effectively respond to today's changing markets, you need timely, reliable data. Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables you to make strategic business decisions with confidence and maintain your competitive edge.

Founded in 1995 with headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dell'Oro Group has long-standing relationships with major telecommunications and networking companies and leverages those relationships to deliver the most accurate market research to you.

For more information.. http://www.delloro.com

Battle Green Research

Jennifer Pigg Clark is Founder and General Manager at Battle Green Research, a Lexington, MA based market research and consulting firm.

She provides actionable insight in the field of service provider infrastructure, examining the challenges and opportunities facing network operators in automation and digital transformation and the solutions and technology that will meet the demands of mobile networking and cloud computing. These technologies include Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenStack, container neworking, the Evolved Packet Core, DNS, IPv6, 5G, and private LTE.

OFFICIAL TV PARTNER
TelecomTV

In 2001, TelecomTV transformed B2B communications by launching the first-ever online TV channel dedicated to the global telecoms sector. By combining text-based news and analysis, streaming video interviews, panel discussions and video documentary style features, TelecomTV provides 400,000 visitors annually with a unique blend of content - not just from our team of seasoned journalists (some of whom are more seasoned than others) but, equally as importantly, from the industry itself.

More senior executives from Communications Service Providers and the wider telecoms eco-system participate in TelecomTV's video programming than on any other media platform in the sector. Together they provide exclusive thought leadership and insights into the challenges facing the industry as it embarks on the transformation journey that will fundamentally change the way it operates technologically, commercially and culturally.

Our mission here at TelecomTV is to provide a trusted, independent and agenda-free platform where, through participation in our programming filmed around the globe, the industry can share knowledge, vision and experience designed to help CSPs on as they evolve into Digital Service Providers. Our interviews, debates, news coverage and video features are designed to give CSPs a platform on which to share their challenges and ambitions with the vendor eco-system and a resource where they can hear from leading technology innovators as to how transformational technologies including, but not limited to SDN, NFV, MEC, Open Source, Automation, AI, the IoT and 5G will facilitate the network evolution required for them to deliver high speed and high value services to enterprise and consumer customers in the 21st century.

For more information.. http://www.telecomtv.com