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By Light Reading, 5/29/2018
Tim Spencer, CEO of Sigma Systems, sits down with Light Reading at TM Forum Digital Transformation World 2018 to discuss its newest customer, Telekomsel of Indonesia, and give the company new branding.
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 ...
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/16/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- The TM Forum is launching a new software app that will allow telcos to monitor their progress on digital transformation amid concern that some departments ...
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/15/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- Ericsson is considering buying companies that could strengthen its digital services business and is predicting a "tangible turnaround" at the ailing unit ...
LRTV Interviews
Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch

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Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says Erin Dunne, director of research services for Vertical Systems Group. Getting there today requires weeks or months of network engineering upfront, and many network operators might not have staff prepared to do that. On a brighter note, MEF 3.0 standards ...
LRTV Interviews
Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN

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Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service ...
LRTV Custom TV
ZTE Wireless User Congress & 5G Summit 2018 at L'Aquila

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Hear what some of the world's leading network operators say about what they're doing to get ready for the next wave of mobile broadband services.
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What Is the Self-Publishing Network?

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Carl Moberg, Director of Technology for Cisco Network Services Orchestrator, talks to Ray Le Maistre about the self-publishing network and the next steps for service providers to take in their automation journeys.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T: App Focus Driving Enterprises to Managed SD-WAN

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SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T. Achieving that level of sophistication is a challenge for which many enterprises are seeking help from their services ...
LRTV Interviews
F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services

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Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice. The complexities around how software-defined WANs impact underlying networks and services is driving 50% enterprises ...
LRTV Interviews
DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps

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Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is "very close" to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps, says Jean-Claude Geha, SVP in DT's international technology and services delivery operation. He says the German operator is also making significant progress on reshaping its internal culture. Geha would like to ...
LRTV Interviews
SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem

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Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway. That's why SES is out to change the perception of ...
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Glotels 2018 Special

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The Telecoms.com and Light Reading teams put in a quick quarter of an hour at the end of the Global Telecoms Awards 2018 because none of them felt like coming in the next day. They reflect on a top night featuring the hilarious Russell Kane before recapping on some of the events they had attended that week. There are also impromptu guest appearances featuring Liz ...
LRTV Interviews
Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation

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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.
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Wave2Wave's ROME Robotic Fiber Switch Extends Automation & SDN to Layer 0

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Wave2Wave's ROME is a robotic fiber switch that automates Layer 0, the physical connectivity layer, in data center and telco networks, explains David Wang. With Wave2Wave's patented mechanical latching technology, ROME provides a software-defined capability to enable dynamic fiber-to-fiber cross connections. Network and data center operators benefit from ...
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Incognito Interview: Scaling Fiber-Based Services & How to Accelerate Your Journey

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When it comes to delivering new IP-based services over fiber, there are no prizes for being second to market. Ragu Masilamany, VP of Products at Incognito, sits down with Light Reading to discuss the business imperative for fiber, how fixed-line operators are approaching fiber-based service introductions, the challenges they face, and what's needed for their success.