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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/13/2018
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw highlights the key debate topics from the Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network event in London, including the data analytics challenge in a 5G world and how service assurance appears to still be an afterthought in virtualization strategies.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
LONDON -- Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network -- If technology suppliers want to play a role in BT's next-generation network they will need to show how they will help the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/24/2018
Telcos are developing more on-demand services, but there's still a place for longer-term, traditional network service delivery, too.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/15/2018
Once upon a time there was a maharaja who decided to raise a baby elephant as a pet (stick with me…). As the elephant grew, it became more and more expensive to feed and created such a ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/4/2018
It's the start of a new year, which means that everyone is making resolutions, many of which involve some kind of transformation. For communications service providers, transformation is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2017
LONDON, 12/4/2017 – There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 11/10/2017
At Light Reading's recent OSS in the Era of NFV/SDN event in London, I moderated a panel discussion on "Analytics, Machine Learning & AI in Next-Gen OSS/BSS" and wanted to share some key ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2017
LONDON -- David Hughes has little patience with telecom service providers who make excuses or blame others -- regulators and vendors -- for their problems or pace in managing a digital ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/6/2017
When it comes to doing service assurance in the virtualized telecom world, SevOne is choosing to cover all its bases. In addition to its alliance with Red Hat to combine service assurance ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Three, Samsung & Sprint/T-Mobile

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In Scott's absence Jamie hosts the pod this week, with him and Iain staying out of the pub just long enough to host special guest Dan Warren from Samsung. They start by discussing Three UK's 5G FWA initiative, move on to the latest developments at Samsung and conclude with another update on the interminable Sprint/T-Mobile US merger.

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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphones, Industry Crisis & Africa

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Special guest Paula Gilbert, editor of Connecting Africa, joins Iain and Scott for this pod. They start with a look at the latest smartphone shipment numbers, then move on to ask if the telecoms industry is in crisis and conclude with a discussion of the African market. Download the audio on Soundcloud
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TM Forum on Telecom's AI Trends

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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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Is This the End for 5G Man?

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'I thought the grocery store was this way...'
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Ovum's Barton on 5G's Consumer Appeal

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Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks about some of key findings from his new report, '5G: Key Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer and Entertainment,' which looks at what 5G promises, and what it will deliver, during the next five years.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Robots Are Coming!

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This week's podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum. The trio explore the possibilities for AI in the telco industry as well as the ethical development of the buzziest of buzzwords.

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5G Man Meets His Nemesis

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5G Man finds an unwelcome guest in his apartment...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: What Is Digital Transformation?

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We welcome special guest Jennifer Kyriakakis from digital commerce software vendor Matrixx this week, so Scott and Jamie spend the whole hour trying to work out what the hell 'digital' actually means in the telecoms environment. The three of them discuss best practice, why digital transformation is important and who, if anyone, is doing it well.

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Family Friction for 5G Man

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5G Man doesn't always get along with his father... the irascible 4G Man.
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QCT Pushes Customization With Flexibility for Various 5G Deployments

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QCT's line of servers and switches are operational-ready for 5G and beyond, accelerating the deployment options for both indoor and outdoor.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Vodafone 5G, Xi vs Trump & Apple Innovation

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This week's episode starts with a review of Vodafone's big UK 5G launch event, which both Jamie and Iain attended and which revealed a novel approach to phone tariffs. They move on to the ongoing spat between the leaders of China and the US that is causing Huawei so much trouble and conclude by asking whether Apple has lost the art of ...
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Orange Spain Tackles Optical Network Challenges With 200G/400G & AI Technologies

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Manuel Sanchez Malagon, Network Planning Director & Head of the 5G Program for Orange Spain, talks about the challenges they are facing in their optical networks and their successes using 200G/400G and AI Technologies.