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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?

RFP Process No Longer Fit for Purpose – Report

Outdated telco IT procurement processes cost industry more than $1 billion per year, according to findings of a report from industry body TM Forum, which asks if it's time to kill the RFP.

Taking Control of the Telco Transformation

Digital warriors from major telcos gathered at a recent Action Week organized by the TM Forum to find out how their peers are building new IT architectures that encourage service development and innovation.

TM Forum Sea-Change Overcomes That Sinking Feeling

The industry association now dedicated to digital transformation answers some of its critics with a well-received show in Nice.

TM Forum, ONAP to Meet in Beijing

TM Forum says its open APIs will be included in the next version of the ONAP platform.

Telus CTO: NFV Burden May Cripple Telcos

Canadian operator says exorbitant software maintenance fees and a bigger operations team is undermining the cost attractions of NFV.

Automatic for the Operations People

Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.

Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin

Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.

AT&T to Flog Smart City Tech to Other Carriers

US carrier unveils plan to develop smart-city offerings that it will provide to other service providers.

Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'

The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.

BSS Is BS, Says KPN Tech Boss

Billing systems are unnecessary, says KPN's CTO, despite the billions that have been invested in them.

TM Forum Unveils New App to Aid Telco Transformation

The industry association hopes a new digital tool will improve the success rate of digital transformation projects.

Ericsson Eyes Takeovers to Bolster Digital Services Unit

Swedish vendor says it is thinking of takeovers that could make it the 'partner of choice' in the digital era, and aims for a 'tangible turnaround' at its digital services business next year.

Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW

Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.

Automating NetOps for a 5G World

The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was the automation of network operations to support 5G.

Orange CIO Faced Board Concern on Digitalization

Orange's Group CIO has shared details of the company's digitalization strategy as it focuses on the Internet of Things and mobile banking opportunities.

EXCLUSIVE: Sigma Lines Up Ontology Acquisition

OSS/BSS specialist Sigma Systems is closing in on the acquisition of semantic search and data gathering specialist Ontology to further boost its appeal to network operators.

Building Up Digital Operations: Pics

At the TM Forum Live! 2016 in Nice, France, executives from service providers and others shared their views on the emerging Digital Operations Ecosystem.

9 Global Telcos Back Open APIs Scheme

Nine of the world's biggest service providers hope to realize major business benefits from the use of Open APIs.

TM Forum Live! 2016: Nice Pics

Snapshots from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.

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