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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, News 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, News 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, News 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, News 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, News 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, News 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, News 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, News 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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Calix's Shane Eleniak: How Data Analytics & Software Defined Access Are Changing Service Delivery

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Calix is helping service providers build next-generation networks by embracing a DevOps operating model and optimizing the subscriber experience by leveraging data, allowing them to become more efficient and successful. Hear from Shane Eleniak, Calix vice president of products, about how Calix platforms are enabling this ongoing transformation.
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MobiledgeX's Jason Hoffman: State of the Edge

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Jason Hoffman is CEO of MobiledgeX, a relatively new company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom focusing on developer-facing edge services and everything that is needed from an edge perspective leading up to 5G. Why is edge important, what services are needed, who is edge for and what is needed to make sure we build an edge for people other ...
LRTV Interviews
Pole Position: A Look at San Jose's Smart City Small Cell Deal

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The City of San Jose is working with three carriers to unleash the best cell coverage and fastest download speeds its citizens have ever seen. Here's how it happened.
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CeBIT 2018: How Pietro Fiorentini's Using IoT to Provide Smart Metering Services in Italy

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Gianfranco De Feo from Pietro Fiorentini talks about NB-IoT and how it is using the technology to provide smart metering services in gas, electricity and other vertical industries around the world.
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CeBIT 2018: Huawei's Shi Mao Talks About Development in NB-IoT

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Shi Mao, CMO of Huawei West Europe, talks to Light Reading at CeBIT 2018 about how NB-IoT is developing in Europe and China, and Huawei's strategy in accelerating the industry implementation on NB-IoT technologies.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: It's Coming Home

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Iain kicks off this week with tales from Transylvania, which he recently visited to hear about all the cool things Orange Romania is working on with 5G such as fixed wireless access and smart cities. Scott then moves on to 'chapter 11' of the ZTE saga, in which the fraught Chinese kit vendor seems to have been offered a lifeline of sorts by the US. The guys then ...
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Orange Spain on IP & Optical Integration

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At NGON 2018, Manuel Sanchez Malagon discusses the acquisition of Jazztel and the integration of both networks.
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Cisco's Yvette Kanouff: How We Get Real Results From Network Automation

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Cisco's top service provider executive is moving quickly to create value for carrier class software in a hardware-based business and helping her customers reach unheard of levels of automation in their networks. Watch this most recent conversation with Yvette Kanouff to find just how well Cisco's service provider business fits in with the rest of the company's ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Digital Transformation World Highlights

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At TM Forum's Digital Transfirmation World in Nice, Iain Morris takes a close look at what Huawei is working on in the telecom world.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: That's a Fact, Jack

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It's just Iain and Scott this week, with Jamie Shanghaied in China at their equivalent of MWC. They start by toasting a Light Reading report from the show in which the Huawei CEO had a pop at a US senator, precipitating a social media war. They then nip over to the smartphone world, where Scott has been mucking about with a few of the latest ones to work out which ...
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Unitymedia Links Guavus Analytics to Improved NPS

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Guavus and Unitymedia review a Proof of Value at the 'Big Data Potentials and Value' panel at ANGA COM 2018. In a Proof of Value using real data, Unitymedia links Guavus big data analytics to reduced calls, trouble tickets, truck rolls and overall improvement in NPS. Watch the extended version here:
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Is Your Transport Network Ready for 5G?

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ECI Telecom's senior director of portfolio marketing, Scott Wilkinson, discusses some of the key points network operators must consider as they prepare their transport networks for the 5G era.