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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/15/2019
It's a tough job talking about telco transformation on the French Riviera in May, but someone's got to do it... so what are the big talking points from the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France?
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/14/2019
Current procurement processes in the telco IT sector are largely broken, cost the telco sector north of US$1 billion a year and are hampering innovation and business developments, a new ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 2/20/2019
Digital transformation gets talked about a great deal within the telecoms sector, but at what stage are the major telcos in their metamorphosis and how does that shift manifest itself?
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/17/2018
NICE -- Digital Transformation World 2018 -- Two years ago, the TM Forum's annual shindig in Nice seemed to hit a low. "Mary Celeste," was how one attendee described the event. The ...
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/15/2018
NICE -- Digital Transformation World 2018 -- The TM Forum has revealed that its open APIs will be included in the forthcoming Beijing release of ONAP, due to arrive in the summer.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/14/2018
NICE -- Digital World Transformation 2018 -- Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon has delivered a troubling assessment of telco virtualization, warning industry executives gathered here in Nice that ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/3/2017
Like many businesses, wages are the biggest single cost item for most telecom operators. Anything that can be done to replace humans with software falls straight to the bottom line.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 6/9/2017
TM Forum Live!, the industry association's annual jamboree in Nice, is the key event in the OSS/BSS world's calendar -- closely followed by Light Reading's OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/18/2017
US telco giant AT&T is developing smart city offerings that other carriers will be able to resell on their own networks.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/17/2017
Ulf Ewaldsson does not seem like a man facing one of the most daunting tasks in telecom. With his ready smile and lilting Swedish accent, the head of Ericsson's newish digital services ...
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/16/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- The billion-dollar investments that operators have made in billing support systems (BSS) represent a colossal waste of funds, judging by comments from ...
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Ian Campbell, Cisco

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Ian Campbell, CTO and Distinguished Engineer for Cisco's Mobile and Automation Business Unit, discusses the role of automation, cloud computing and policy in 5G success.
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uCPE & Edge Cloud: Climbing Past the Hype Cycle Trough

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Ray Le Maistre catches up with James Buchanan, GM of ADVA's Edge Cloud unit, to discuss the accelerating market adoption of uCPE and Edge Cloud NFV solutions by service providers and enterprises.
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Big 5G Event Keynote Panel: We Need to Talk About Edge Computing

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Ibrahim Gedeon from Telus, Jim Poole from Equinix and Tom Tofigh from QCT discuss edge computing as part of the telco cloud at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Fireside Chat – Andrew Dugan, CenturyLink

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CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan shares his views on 5G transport technology at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
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5G Runs on Intel

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5G runs on Intel's portfolio; from Xeon, to Atom, to FPGA, to custom ASICs.
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CenturyLink's Walker: More Edges, More Efficiency

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DENVER -- Big 5G Event -- Now that NFV is maturing, 5G is the first new network topology where providers can combine control and traditional IT services on x86 white boxes, explains CenturyLink's Bill Walker. In turn, edge computing has allowed operators like CenturyLink to decompose applications and distribute them on the network. Walker explains when and why ...
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HR's Steve Bell on FUD in a 5G World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Steve Bell highlights some of the fear, uncertainty and doubt related to 5G's return-on-investment cases and regulatory environments.
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Nice Work If You Can Get It...

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It's a tough job talking about telco transformation on the French Riviera in May, but someone's got to do it... so what are the big talking points from the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France?
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Verizon's Wellbrock: RAN Is Fancy Radio That Rides on Fiber

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DENVER -- Big 5G Event -- The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone. In 2017, Verizon committed to a three-year deal with Corning for over $1 billion in optical fiber to support its network infrastructure. Wellbrock also explains Verizon's ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G's Milestone

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At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's Service Provider Markets group, gives his take on the current state of the 5G market.
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Building a Healthier 5G Business Environment

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During the 2019 Big 5G Event on May 8 in Denver, Dr. Mohamed Madkour, VP of global wireless networks marketing and solutions at Huawei Technologies, sat down for an interview with Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief. Mohamed discussed how the 5G ecosystem is being developed at a faster pace and how now is the time for the industry to develop a healthy ...
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Huawei Unveiled: Building Trust & Transparency

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Huawei USA's breakfast seminar, titled "Huawei Unveiled: Building Trust & Transparency," at the Big 5G Event, offered a view of Huawei's global vision, the challenges the brand is facing, its plan for addressing those challenges and the progress it's making in the US.