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UPCOMING ISSUE TOPICS:

APRIL 2017


Issue Theme: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Event Alignment: MVNOs World Congress

Pipeline's April 2017 issue will focus on the ongoing metamorphosis taking place in countless businesses and affecting – and being affected by – the wants and needs of end-users. It's a shifting business paradigm that is having a tremendous impact on a wide variety of businesses; one recent study by Forbes Insights and Hitachi found that half of executives expect that their organizations to be vastly digitally transformed within the next two years. And as such a wide array of businesses transform, there are both special demands on and significant opportunities for CSPs and solutions vendors, alike.

Article topics may include:

  • What's the next step in the digital experience?
  • Enabling digital transformation for enterprise
  • Customer experience in a digital world
  • Gaining an edge through data analytics
  • NFV/SDN as a digital transformation enabler
  • The promise of personalization
  • Innovation incubators to drive the next big thing
  • Provisioning challenges in the digital marketplace
  • Personalizing content and offers
  • The ideal digital architecture (and what to do with legacy systems)
  • The ongoing battles between competing access technologies
  • The next killer content
  • Making OTT pay off
  • Vendor Spotlight: highlighting a vendor well-poised to help CSPs become DSPs (Sponsored)
  • Thought Leaders: highlighting perspectives from industry thought leaders (Sponsored)
  • Pitch a topic

These topics are only the beginning. We want your perspective on the technology, trends, and solutions that are shaping the changing digital marketplace and the role of service providers in it.

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MAY 2017


Issue Theme: SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Event Alignment: TMForum Live!

Pipeline's May 2017 issue will discuss the dynamic and ever-changing world of support systems in the integrated communications and entertainment (ICE) market. OSS/BSS as clearly defined market segments have been slowly eroded, or have been obviated by new technologies that have upended the traditional communications paradigm. Nevertheless, the functions covered by this umbrella are still needed, and the market continues to grow as carriers look to reinvent themselves and gain a competitive edge.

Article topics may include:

  • Support systems for the digital world
  • Market consolidation and the new OSS/BSS market leaders
  • Bridging OSS and NFV MANO
  • Supporting 5G
  • The OSS/BSS challenges of IoT
  • Process automation
  • Standards and frameworks
  • Service assurance as a competitive edge
  • Support systems around the world
  • Applying the OSS/BSS business model to different industry verticals
  • Vendor Spotlight: highlighting a top OSS/BSS vendor (Sponsored)
  • Thought Leaders: highlighting perspectives from industry thought leaders (Sponsored)
  • Pitch a topic

These topics are only the beginning. We want your perspective on the past, present, and future of support systems.

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JUNE 2017


Issue Theme: INNOVATION

Event Alignment: 5G World

Pipeline's June 2017 issue will explore the latest innovations in the integrated communications and entertainment (ICE) technology market. We all know the world is becoming more connected, intelligent, virtualized, and automated every day, and it's all moving at a blistering pace. How can CSPs and vendors enable the next era of ICE technology and support stunningly high customer expectations? We have lots of ideas, but ultimately want to hear from you! What's new and innovative in our world?

This issue will coincide with the annual Pipeline Innovation Awards.

Remaining sponsored article topics may include:

  • The emergence of 5G (and what's next for mobile networks)
  • SD-WAN and beyond
  • Managing massive IoT growth
  • AI and machine learning
  • The role of blockchains in modern BSS
  • The next big thing in wearables?
  • How CSPs and vendors can foster innovation
  • Sure bets: Revenue streams for CSPs in a digital age
  • The next frontier for network security
  • Smart homes, smart cities, smart everything
  • Innovative architectures
  • The role of conversational systems in CEM
  • New business models for global markets
  • Vendor Spotlight: highlighting an innovative vendor (Sponsored)
  • Thought Leaders: highlighting perspectives from industry thought leaders (Sponsored)
  • Pitch a topic

These topics are only the beginning of the story. What's innovative to you? How can service providers and other tech firms keep pace with the technological advances that are on the horizon?

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JULY 2017


Issue Theme: DEVICE REVOLUTION

Event Alignment: MVNOs Africa Congress

Pipeline's July 2017 issue will focus on the growing array and complexity of connected devices. We'll explore the latest in capabilities and limitations of smartphones, tablets, wearables, and the growing legion of other devices with an eye to how CSPs and vendors can enable experiences that meet sky-high subscriber expectations. We'll also look into the many things that carriers can do to ensure that their networks, CEM strategy, security, and other crucial infrastructures and systems can handle the realities of the modern mobile landscape.

Some topics we'll explore include:

  • Managing top-tier data consumers
  • CEM for the new mobile era
  • The impact of connected wearables
  • Device security
  • Smart network growth to handle the ongoing data flood
  • The role of AI in device management
  • Connected devices as a point-of-sale
  • How 5G will change the game (and how CSPs can keep up)
  • The coming maturation of AR/VR
  • Charging models that can keep up with the times
  • The next big connected device
  • Mobile offloading
  • Under the hood: Infrastructure demands to support new endpoints
  • Vendor spotlight
  • Thought leader spotlight
  • Pitch a topic

These topics are only the beginning of the story. What should we consider about the changing device landscape?

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AUGUST 2017


Issue Theme: AGILITY

Event Alignment: CTIA Super Mobility

Flexibility and agility are everything. Pipeline's August 2017 issue will focus on how operators can remain ready to overcome the challenges and embrace the lightning-fast opportunities of the modern communications landscape. The digital economy requires service providers of all backgrounds to move quickly to capitalize on changing user demands. How can these providers move at the speed of subscriber expectations?

Potential topics may include:

  • The role of SDN/NFV in building agile networks
  • Understanding customer behavior and reacting
  • Know thyself: Network visibility
  • Eagle eye: Real-time analytics
  • Catalog-based product offerings
  • The role of standardization is staying agile
  • Reacting to growing security threats quickly and definitively
  • Accelerating automation
  • Accelerating Product Lifecycle Management
  • Partnerships and ecosystems
  • Real-Time Analytics for Real Results
  • Expanding into New Verticals with Agile OSS/BSS
  • Pitch a topic

These topics are only the beginning. What does being an agile operator mean to you? How can service providers maintain their core mission while also responding to changing trends? What does an agile operator look like? How can operators reach new customers and provide new services?

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SEPTEMBER 2017


Issue Theme: BIG DATA & ANALYTICS

Event Alignment: TIA IoT Week

Pipeline's September 2017 issue will focus on how operators and enterprises can better manage and analyze the enormous data streams at their disposal to gain a competitive edge and attract and retain subscribers. The tools and methods available to analyze, visualize, and explore the countless data points available in the complex worlds of communications and media are more accurate and available than ever. So why are some carriers still falling short? And where can we look for outstanding examples of "Big Data" done right? That's all part of the September 2017 issue.

Potential topics may include:

  • Translating data analysis into customer loyalty
  • New applications for Big Data
  • Making the most of fuzzy data
  • Data socialization
  • Analytics drive network planning
  • Visualization and other tools to translate data into actionable information
  • Big-Data-as-a-service
  • The power of predictive analytics
  • Reducing customer acquisition costs and risk through careful analysis
  • What you can't see can hurt you: maximizing customer visibility
  • Big Data for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • When data analysis gets it wrong
  • Vendor Spotlight: highlighting a leading Big Data solution provider (Sponsored)
  • Thought Leaders: highlighting perspectives from industry thought leaders (Sponsored)
  • Pitch a topic

These topics are only the beginning. We want your perspective on the topics, technology trends, and solutions that are taming Big Data.

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