John Donovan: Software-Based Open Networks

Network innovation and simplicity help customers deliver value

by John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President, AT&T

Whether it’s transitioning from landlines to mobile, from voice to data, or from text to video, the AT&T network is going through the most rapid evolution it’s ever had.

That’s why we are moving from a hardware-based approach to a software-based approach to enable network flexibility, scale, and rapid deployment of new functionality.

The challenge is to stay a step ahead of our customers, to look at the things that are changing dramatically, and innovate just in time.