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From Virtualization to Containerization

A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.

Eurobites: Ericsson Adds Brain-Power to Its RAN Technology

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.

Optiva CEO Danielle Royston uses the cloud to stand out from the crowd

For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.

Comcast Blames Software Glitch for Broadband Data Meter Error

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.

Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS

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.

Revamping the IT Stack for 5G

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.

ETSI Tackles AI Security

New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.

The Importance of Culture Management in a 5G World

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.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Latest Smart Factory Nears Completion

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.

Migrating OSS/BSS to the Public Cloud

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.

Leveraging AI for Increased CSP Efficiency

Jay Shah, chief AI officer at MyRepublic, explains how the service provider is leveraging AI to optimize its operations, control costs and manage churn.

RJio Takes Baby Steps With Open Source for OSS/BSS

Disruptive Indian operator is embracing open source as it evolves its back office strategy.

SES & Microsoft Ink Unearthly Cloud Partnership

Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Services, Brexit... & Guinness

Shot on location in a Dublin pub, this week's podcast sees the regular crew joined by Openet's Niall Norton to talk digitalization, Brexit and more. Oh, and they drink some Guinness.

Eurobites: MTS Gets 2.1 Gbit/s From Samsung Device in Trials With Nokia & Qualcomm

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud

The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.

Cox Has a Prepaid Broadband Service

Pay-as-you-go offering, called 'StraightUp Internet,' costs $50 a month, includes a DOCSIS WiFi gateway, and delivers up to 25 Mbit/s downstream.

T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup

T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.

How Airtel Sri Lanka Revamped Its BSS

For any operator, revamping an entire business support system (BSS) architecture in just six months and cutting IT opex by 80% as a result is a notable achievement.

TM Forum on Telecom's AI Trends

Aaron Boasman-Patel, the TM Forum's VP of AI, Customer Experience and Data, talks about the real-world uses of AI in the telecom sector.

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