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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, 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 – OSS/BSS Transformation, 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 ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/15/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- If open source has swiftly become the latest religious practise in the telecom industry, it is still attracting its share of skeptics and unbelievers.
By Caroline Chappell, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/22/2016
The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was automation. Important questions were addressed: What's driving the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/12/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Orange CIO Pascal Viginier had to address board-level concerns that lack of IT sophistication would be the downfall of the Essentials2020 strategy the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/11/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Having benefited from its previous acquisition of Tribold in 2013, OSS/BSS specialist Sigma Systems is closing in on the acquisition of {complink ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Pre-MWC Special

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With the biggest telecoms event of the year just around the corner, Scott, Jamie and Iain bring you this special preview of Mobile World Congress 2018 for you to download and listen to on the plane. Scott starts with the obvious stuff – the big buzzwords that are 5G and IoT. The level of 5G fervor will hit fever pitch but how many solid business cases will there ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Real Start to a Real 5G Era

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As Huawei moves into commercial deployment for 5G, real industry success will be the result of driving unification of standards, harmonization of spectrum and delivering real innovation via ecosystem collaboration.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
See What Tom Morrod Says About Achieving Video Service Success

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The top 50 telco video service providers generated $89 billion in revenue from video in 2017, but that's just a start. What are the particular dynamics of the video services market that telcos need to think about? What are the opportunities in video business that operators can embrace in the future? Tom Morrod from IHS Markit offers some answers here.
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Expectations & Challenges for Early Commercial Deployment of 5G

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The challenges which 5G early commercial deployment will face, and one analyst's recommendations for dealing with them.
LRTV Custom TV
Peter Zhou Introduces Huawei's Commercial 5G Products for MWC2018

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This year at MWC2018, Huawei will announce end-to-end products to support commercial 5G, including the core network, transmission, radio and terminal.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: A Little Ray of Sunshine

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This week's podcast had to battle the odds to take place at all, with Jamie and Iain both on holiday and Telecoms Towers undergoing refurbishment, but Ray from Light Reading found a window in his hectic schedule to keep Scott company. First we heard about Ray's trip to sunny Valencia to learn all about the state of European fiber. He expressed frustration at the ...
LRTV Documentaries
Digital India Is Coming... but When?

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Join Light Reading's Tien Chi Fu for a fun trip in India that includes some telecom insights, local street foods and some very heavy traffic.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Pre-MWC 2018 Media Analysts Briefing Highlight

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Huawei held Pre-MWC Briefings in Beijing and London, where they set out their 2018 goals in detail.
LRTV Interviews
MWC 2018: How AI Is Impacting Telecom

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw looks at the impact artificial intelligence is already having on the telecom sector and how it could drive revenues as well as help reduce costs.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Let's Get Digital

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Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Paul Nolan from PR agency CC Group, who tells us about a bit of research his company commissioned into how operators are going about the macro trend that is digital transformation and what vendors are doing to help them. Spoiler alert -- it's complicated.

Scott tells us about his week in San Diego with ...

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A World Made Possible by the Promise of the Pervasive Network

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This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity.
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MWC 2018: Ovum IDs the IoT Hotspots

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Ovum's Head of IoT, Alexandra Rehak, uncovers the hot IoT topics for MWC, including LPWAN commercialization, use cases for 5G, the use of artificial intelligence in IoT deployments and more.