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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 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, 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 ...
By Iain Morris, International 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 ...
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MWC 2019: Ultra-Reliable 5G NR for Industrial IoT

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The next release of 5G (3GPP Rel. 16) will expand 5G NR to new verticals, unlocking innovation in industrial IoT with new capabilities, such as enhanced ultra-reliable low latency communication (eURLLC). Following up on last year's low latency 5G NR demonstration, we are demonstrating 99.9999% reliability in our over-the-air 5G testbed.
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Altiostar Talks About the Virtualization of the RAN & Its Role in the Rakuten Network at MWC 2019

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Altiostar Founder and CEO Ash Dahod talks about the company's efforts to virtualize the RAN portion of the mobile network at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. In addition to providing an overview of the industry's readiness for an Open RAN approach, Dahod also explains Altiostar's role in Rakuten's innovative mobile network.
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Mobile vs. Cable Operators – Partners or Competitors?

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With new 5G services rapidly approaching commercial rollout across the globe and cable MSOs initiating migration to new distributed access architecture (DAA) and converged interconnect network (CIN) architectures, Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick and Infinera's Jon Baldry discuss the changing relationship between cable and mobile networks at the Light Reading Cable ...
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Ciena Talks Converged Interconnect Networks at Cable Next-Gen

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At Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies in Denver, Alan Breznick sat down with Ciena's Fernando Villarruel to talk about Converged Interconnect Network, DAA and the path to a more adaptive network.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A Secure Foundation for the Telecom Ecosystem

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Telecommunications companies are on a journey to transform their networks and applications, to position themselves to respond to current customer needs, and ideas not yet conceived. Light Reading Editor-In-Chief Ray Le Maistre speaks with Red Hat Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Chiras about how Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a secure, consistent ...
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Why Collaboration Is Critical for 5G Security

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Joe Barrett, President of the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), discusses the reasons for heightened security concerns, the importance of network-based security and the need for broad collaboration across the telecoms ecosystem if communications services and networks are to be made as secure as possible in a 5G world.
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Cisco's John Chapman: DOCSIS Will Never Die

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The "father of DOCSIS," Cisco Fellow and Cable CTO John Chapman, discusses the evolution of the cable plant and DOCSIS for scaling to meet the needs of the future. He also outlines the essential steps cable operators should be pursuing now, and how their networks are uniquely positioned and be used enabling the next generation of 5G mobile network services.
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Radcom CEO Discusses 5G Assurance at MWC19

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In this video Radcom's CEO, Yaron Ravkaie, discusses Radcom's continuing strategy in supporting operators in their transition to NFV and 5G, taking an on-demand approach to network monitoring and helping operators differentiate themselves through delivering superior customer experience.
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Financial Inclusion to Financial Enrichment – 'Provide Customers a Hyper-Personalized Experience'

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The global communications space is fast transitioning from the mobile to mobility to digital. The impetus on players in the global payments space, therefore, is no longer merely ensuring financial inclusion but financial enrichment as well. Digital banking has, therefore, come to the forefront in this regard. New age digital platforms are certainly making their ...
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Rearchitecting Intelligent Communications – 'Omni-Channel Communication Is Imperative Today'

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The data and messaging industries are witnessing significant disruption. In this complex environment, operators must work towards transitioning from functioning as bulk SMS providers to offering omni-channel platforms for the enterprise engagement. Deshbandhu Bansal, assistant vice president of messaging and broadband solutions at Comviva, highlights why operators ...
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LotusFlare: Awesome Digital Experiences to Drive Growth

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With a founding team coming from Facebook and other Internet companies, LotusFlare bridges telecom operators with best practices from the Internet domain: modern IT systems, better digital customer experiences, and increased margins. We are backed by Google Ventures, Social Capital and headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices all over the world. Our customers ...
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Telstra US Plans to Bridge the Gap Between East & West

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Australian carrier Telstra appointed Nicholas Collins as its first US CEO in September 2018. His mission is laser-focused: help US companies succeed in the Asian market. With more than six years of experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, Collins is well-suited to bridge the gap between East and West. (Telstra's thousands of miles of trans-Pacific subsea cable may ...