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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of business support systems such as billing platforms.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/21/2019
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/21/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON trials 5G in Kazakhstan; T-Systems launches private cloud trial with VMware; Openet and Evergent combine on BSS.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 10/16/2019
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/10/2019
In a small edge case that affected about 2,000 customers, Comcast says it fixed the technical issue and is crediting affected accounts for any erroneous charges and giving those subs an additional $50 credit.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 10/3/2019
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/3/2019
At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/2/2019
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/2/2019
At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Ericsson's Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez outlines the cultural changes needed in telco IT operations teams, and the importance of automation, as network operators embrace 5G.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/1/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.

By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/23/2019
As operational models evolve, telcos are turning to public cloud platforms to host their OSS and BSS systems, but there are still hurdles to overcome.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/22/2019
Jay Shah, chief AI officer at MyRepublic, explains how the service provider is leveraging AI to optimize its operations, control costs and manage churn.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/20/2019
Disruptive Indian operator is embracing open source as it evolves its back office strategy.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/10/2019
Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.
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