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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 ...
LRTV Interviews
Cisco's SP Chief Eyes the 5G Opportunity

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Cisco's Jonathan Davidson is the chief executive of the company's service provider business. During the company's Cisco Live event, he offered some commentary on how Cisco is looking at the nascent but potentially explosive 5G opportunity, and how that might play into Cisco's business, including its SD-WAN activities.
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The Evolution of AI for Telecoms

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At the AI Summit in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue says the telecom vendor community is getting its story together on the use of artificial intelligence tools and the link to 5G network slicing.
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The Critical Role of Assurance in 5G Monetization

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Mounir Ladki, CTO and President at MYCOM OSI, outlines the critical nature of real-time, AI/ML-powered operations in supporting the monetization of SLA-backed digital services. He discusses the role of integrated, cloud-native, real-time service assurance capability in helping CSPs transition from legacy, silo OSS/BSS towards a central, unified blueprint.
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From 5G to Huawei to SD-WAN: A Tour of Cisco Live

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Light Reading attended the recent Cisco Live event, where 28,000 people descended on San Diego's convention center to learn everything they could about Cisco's products and business strategy. Light Reading's Mike Dano spent some time talking to top execs at the event about the 5G opportunity, the SD-WAN opportunity and how Huawei and China might affect Cisco and ...
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HR's Steve Bell on 5G Private Networks

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At 5G World, Heavy Reading senior analyst Steve Bell discusses one of the hottest topics in the 4G and 5G markets – private networks.
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How Orange Business Services Is Pursuing the SD-WAN/5G Intersection

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John Isch of Orange Business Services said the company is talking about SD-WAN with virtually all of its multinational clientele. However, he said the 5G part of that conversation is still at a very early stage.
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DT's Lautz on Edge Computing Trials

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At the 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom Senior VP of 5G, Alexander Lautz, discusses the German operator's edge computing tests and trials.
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Key Takeaways From 5G World

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Light Reading's Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the key issues – spectrum allocation, Verizon's progress, the impending UK ruling on Huawei, uptake in South Korea – from the first morning of the 5G World event in London.
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How Integrated Approach to 5G & WiFi Creates Value for Network Service Providers & Subscribers

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While 5G was the undisputed queen of the scene at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it's important not to get lost in the headlines and miss the critical role that in-home wireless networks will play in meeting consumers' expectations globally. There is a lot of action and interest around the business and opportunities that are swirling around ...
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Supercharge 5G Fixed Wireless

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NetComm's Director of Marketing, Els Baert, discussed how service providers can generate new revenue streams by leveraging existing networks and spectrum at the Big 5G Event in Denver, Colorado on May 8, 2019.
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5G4REAL: Storytellers Unveil 5G-Powered Projects

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In late 2018, Verizon and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) invited a cohort of creators to explore how 5G technology could breathe life into their work. After a months-long residency at RYOT Studios in Los Angeles, three creative teams showcased how 5G can make live motion capture, a typically cumbersome production process, both faster and cheaper. Initial ...
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f5: Three Essential Components for 5G Security

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Jim Hodges of Heavy Reading interviews Geoff Petersen from F5 Networks at Light Reading's Big 5G Event.