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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 ...
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Norwegian Service Provider Deploys AirTies' Smart Wi-Fi

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In this video, Frode Elverum, Head of Broadband at Get, a leading broadband provider in Norway, talks about using AirTies to supply its new, premium in-home Wi-Fi service, called WIFIX. Get is using AirTies' Smart Wi-Fi powered Mesh Extenders and AirTies' Remote Manager, a cloud-based optimization suite that provides real-time visibility and historical ...
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Sandvine's Global Internet Phenomena: The Trends Shaping Networks Worldwide

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Did you know that Netflix is almost 15% of all Internet downstream traffic worldwide? Or that Google services consume over 40% of all connections in Asia? Explore these data points and many more in Sandvine's 2018 Global Internet Phenomena report at https://www.sandvine.com/phenomena.
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5G4REAL: Dano's CES Round-Up

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Mike Dano, who recently joined Light Reading as editorial director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, ends his visit to CES by discussing the US operators' marketing spat over 5G service claims, the current state of 5G service offerings and what ...
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Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds

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Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.
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CES 2019: The Phony 5G Wars

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Recapping the annual tech-fest in Las Vegas, Light Reading's Dan Jones, Mike Dano and Jeff Baumgartner discuss the clash between major mobile operators over what is -- and isn't -- true 5G, and provide an update on what cable has in store for the industry's big "10G" initiative.
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Verizon's 5G CES Keynote: T-Shirts, But No Beef

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Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg's keynote centered on the 'eight currencies' that comprise true 5G, including more capacity and lower latencies, and examples of various, interesting use cases, but offered little in the way of new insight into Verizon's plans for network rollouts and support for 5G-powered devices.
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CES 2019: Comcast Secures the Smart Home

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Fraser Stirling, Comcast's SVP of digital home, devices & AI, explains how the company's new xFi Advanced Security service helps make high-speed Internet access safer by targeting potential cyber threats to WiFi networks and IoT devices. He also discusses how the wider broadband experience has become as important as the download speeds delivered to the home.
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2nd ITU-T Focus Group Meeting on Network 2030

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The ITU-T Focus Group Technologies for Network 2030 (FG NET-2030) was established by ITU-T Study Group 13 at its meeting in Geneva, 16-27 July 2018. This 2nd FG NET-2030 meeting was held at Hong Kong during Dec. 18-20, 2018, which investigates the future network architecture, requirements, use cases, and capabilities of the future networks, with global ...
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Masergy's Ray Watson: Customers Want Security but Pay for Performance

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Virtualized infrastructure makes a lot of things easier for service providers. It gives them a chance to do patching more quickly and thoroughly take inventory of their network access and credentials. But it adds some complexity, too. Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, discusses the challenge of securing virtualized telco infrastructure and weighs in ...
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How Silver Peak's EdgeConnect Unified WAN Edge Platform Accelerates Tiered, Managed SD-WAN Services

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Nav Chander, Senior Director of Service Provider Marketing, gives his insights into how Silver Peak continues to grow and expand its SD-WAN customer base leveraging its innovative EdgeConnect WAN edge platform that unifies SD-WAN, WAN optimization, routing and analytics capabilities into a single platform. He explains why Silver peak's unique architecture helps ...
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Verizon Invites Independent Filmmakers to Explore 5G Tech

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A cohort of independent filmmakers and artists will have access to a working 5G network in their next project thanks to a collaboration between Verizon's RYOT studio and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). Verizon is educating the artists about 5G's potential impact on new media and exploring highly technical formats like augmented and mixed reality, ...

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Huawei on the FTTH Market

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Jeffrey Zhou talks about the current state of the FTTH market and the various factors impacting network operators' investments in fiber access networks.