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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 ...
LRTV Documentaries
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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Family Friction for 5G Man

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5G Man doesn't always get along with his father... the irascible 4G Man.
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QCT Pushes Customization With Flexibility for Various 5G Deployments

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QCT's line of servers and switches are operational-ready for 5G and beyond, accelerating the deployment options for both indoor and outdoor.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Vodafone 5G, Xi vs Trump & Apple Innovation

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This week's episode starts with a review of Vodafone's big UK 5G launch event, which both Jamie and Iain attended and which revealed a novel approach to phone tariffs. They move on to the ongoing spat between the leaders of China and the US that is causing Huawei so much trouble and conclude by asking whether Apple has lost the art of ...
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Orange Spain Tackles Optical Network Challenges With 200G/400G & AI Technologies

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Manuel Sanchez Malagon, Network Planning Director & Head of the 5G Program for Orange Spain, talks about the challenges they are facing in their optical networks and their successes using 200G/400G and AI Technologies.
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IETF ACTN: From Standards to Deployment

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Adrian Farrel, former Area Director of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), shares the latest standards progress for optical network control architectures, protocols and YANG models.
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5G4REAL: These 3D-Printed 5G Antennas Are Cheap & Ready to Install

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The expansion of 5G networks will require an unprecedented increase in the number of radio units, especially in urban environments. XJET is a 3D-printing company that has spent ten years perfecting a proprietary device that can fabricate ready-to-use metal and ceramic components. In partnership with the University of Delaware, XJET has designed a unique shape that ...
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Ericsson's Lindgren on Vodafone's 5G Launch

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Marielle Lindgren, CEO for the UK and Ireland at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about Vodafone's launch of 5G services in the UK, what kind of applications 5G enables and Ericsson's role in the operator's 5G rollout.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Trade Wars, 5G Wins & Phone Bills

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The new studio is finally complete and we celebrate with a brand new intro sequence, courtesy of Producer Pierre. This week Scott, Jamie and Iain start by discussing the trade war between the US and China, especially as it affects Huawei. They follow with a look at the various claims from operators to be leading the 5G pack and conclude with a look at O2 UK's ...
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Ovum's Talmesio on 5G's Key Trends

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What are the three key trends in 5G right now? Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader for 5G Accelerator and European TMT Research at research house Ovum, tells all.
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Ovum Analyst on the Enterprise Use Case for VR

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At the recent AR & VR World Summit, one of the colocated events at TechXLR8 2019 in London, Ovum Senior Analyst George Jijiashvili looks at the emerging enterprise use cases for virtual reality applications.