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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of subscriber data management (SDM) systems.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 10/3/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 10/1/2019
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/10/2019
Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.
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By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/5/2019
Several wireless providers, including Sprint, T-Mobile and FreedomPop, have toyed with 'free' service offerings. However, the freemium business model appears tricky to implement.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 8/22/2019
Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 8/7/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 7/16/2019
Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/6/2019
MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/5/2019
New lab backed by CSG to focus on how blockchain tech can streamline global roaming deals, inter-carrier agreements and possibly settlements between pay-TV and OTT services.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/13/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM collaborates with Corning; Tele2's Q4; prepaid mobile in developing economies; Kudelski forges IoT partnership.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 2/11/2019
CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/31/2019
New options and 'market factors' lead to decision to shut down UltraViolet as studio-backed Movies Anywhere service gains traction with digital retailers and pay-TV operators.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 1/29/2019
There's a customer-facing story to Verizon's Visible efforts. But on the backend, the story is perhaps even more interesting.
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