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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of business support systems such as billing platforms.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 9/21/2018
Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/8/2018
The evolution of the communications service provider (CSP) sector is creating a schism between the large, resource-heavy Tier 1 operators and the smaller Tier 2/3 players, says TM Forum Chief Analyst Mark Newman.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/5/2018
5G looks to be much more than just a way to deliver faster wireless access… it could lead to a new way of designing, deploying and operating communication networks.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/5/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes SNAP decision on SD-WAN; Telefónica Deutschland is sweet on Netcracker; DT's Langheim gets new US board role.

By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/5/2018
The new version of ADVA's virtualization software suite adds new features, including zero-touch provisioning, service chain monitoring and multi-level security.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/4/2018
Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/4/2018
Network operator sees multiple opportunities to improve inter-carrier settlement management, SDN interoperability and more using blockchain technology.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/3/2018
At the Operations Transformation Forum 2018, operators and industry experts explained how the shift to digital platforms and new operations processes are essential for 5G.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 8/13/2018
Depending on who you listen to, blockchain is either an over-hyped oddity or a milestone in legal and financial innovation comparable to double-entry bookkeeping. But how significant is the opportunity for communications service providers?
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/13/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSS and blockchain; Drillisch revenue up in H1; Swisscom caught speeding; on-demand video eats Europe.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/10/2018
Industry sources say Ericsson's iconectiv unit, formerly Telcordia Interconnection Solutions, has implemented staff cuts at its number portability team.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/3/2018
Fourth-biggest US MSO is laying the groundwork for a fresh wave of subscriber and revenue growth next year with FTTH buildout, uber set-top rollout, 1-Gig deployments and MVNO deal.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/27/2018
The OSS/BSS market is changing quickly thanks to the move to network virtualization and, more broadly, by the transformation of communications service providers into digital service providers.
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Cloudflare Looks to Take the Pain Out of DNSSEC Protocol Adoption
Larry Loeb, Author, 9/21/2018
Uptake of the newer DNSSEC protocol has been slow, but a new tool from Cloudflare ...
Xbash Malware: Dangerous Mix of Threats
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 9/21/2018
The Xbash malware includes ransomware and cryptomining functions as well as ...
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In-Home Broadband Is Key Selling Point in T-Mobile/Sprint Deal
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2018
Companies claim that the 5G network resulting from the proposed merger will ...
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh, Marketing Manager, Viavi Solutions, 9/20/2018
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, ...
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
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