A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
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.
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
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'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.
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.
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.
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.
Jay Shah, chief AI officer at MyRepublic, explains how the service provider is leveraging AI to optimize its operations, control costs and manage churn.
Disruptive Indian operator is embracing open source as it evolves its back office strategy.
Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
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 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.
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.
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.