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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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5G4Real: Singapore's Intense 5G Race

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Dive deep into the infinity pool of telecom Singapore with Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Tien Fu. Featuring interviews with Caroline Chan of Intel and Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez of Ericsson.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Services, Brexit... & Guinness

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In this special podcast shot on location in a Dublin pub, Scott and Jamie welcome special guest Niall Norton, CEO of Openet. They discuss the prospects for telcos to become 'digital service providers,' thus taking on the likes of Google and Netflix in the battle for digital revenues. They also manage to sneak in a bit of Brexit talk at the end as well as taking ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: SVoD, Content Investment & Ericsson

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Jamie's back this week and he and Scott are joined by returning special guest Ed Barton, an analyst at Ovum who focuses on digital content. They start with a discussion of the rapidly evolving subscription video on demand (SVoD) market, move on to examine whether or not digital content is a good area of investment for telcos and conclude with a quick look at the ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, China & Three

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Scott returns from sunny Suffolk and is joined by Iain and Wei. They start by discussing the latest suspension of hostilities between the US and Huawei, which leads naturally to a broader discussion of the geopolitical tussle between China and the West. They conclude with an update on Three UK, which is daring to go all-in on Huawei for its RAN.

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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Three, Samsung & Sprint/T-Mobile

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In Scott's absence Jamie hosts the pod this week, with him and Iain staying out of the pub just long enough to host special guest Dan Warren from Samsung. They start by discussing Three UK's 5G FWA initiative, move on to the latest developments at Samsung and conclude with another update on the interminable Sprint/T-Mobile US merger.

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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphones, Industry Crisis & Africa

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Special guest Paula Gilbert, editor of Connecting Africa, joins Iain and Scott for this pod. They start with a look at the latest smartphone shipment numbers, then move on to ask if the telecoms industry is in crisis and conclude with a discussion of the African market. Download the audio on Soundcloud
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TM Forum on Telecom's AI Trends

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Aaron Boasman-Patel, the TM Forum's VP of AI, Customer Experience and Data, talks about the real-world uses of AI in the telecom sector.
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Is This the End for 5G Man?

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'I thought the grocery store was this way...'
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Ovum's Barton on 5G's Consumer Appeal

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Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks about some of key findings from his new report, '5G: Key Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer and Entertainment,' which looks at what 5G promises, and what it will deliver, during the next five years.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Robots Are Coming!

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This week's podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum. The trio explore the possibilities for AI in the telco industry as well as the ethical development of the buzziest of buzzwords.

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5G Man Meets His Nemesis

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5G Man finds an unwelcome guest in his apartment...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: What Is Digital Transformation?

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We welcome special guest Jennifer Kyriakakis from digital commerce software vendor Matrixx this week, so Scott and Jamie spend the whole hour trying to work out what the hell 'digital' actually means in the telecoms environment. The three of them discuss best practice, why digital transformation is important and who, if anyone, is doing it well.

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