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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, 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 ...
By Iain Morris, International 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 ...
LRTV Documentaries
Wirelessly Connected Cars Could Lead to Safer Roads

9|21|18   |   04:20   |   (0) comments


Qualcomm, Panasonic and Ford recently demonstrated 'cellular vehicle-to-everything' or C-V2X, which allows vehicles to remain in real-time communication with their environment. Some say this technology has the potential to reduce motor vehicles accidents by 80%. The recent demo was hosted at Panasonic's smart city in Denver, Colorado, where the stakes for ...
CxO Spotlight
Synchronoss CEO Glenn Lurie: Delivering the New Mobile OS

9|21|18   |   07:20   |   (0) comments


Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based ...
LRTV Custom TV
Open Radisys – Driving Disruption for the Global Telecom Industry

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Brian Bronson, Radisys president and CEO, and Gabriel Brown, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, meet at MWC Americas to discuss the pending acquisition of Radisys by Reliance Industries and how it enables Radisys to accelerate its strategy to help global operators to disrupt their networks. Brian also discusses the future direction of disaggregated Open RAN and ...
LRTV Custom TV
Affirmed: Becoming The Industry's First 'Mobile Core as a Service'

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Affirmed Networks' VP of Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering, Amit Tiwari, talks to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about the availability of Affirmed's vEPC on AWS – the industry's first 'Mobile Core as a Service' – and how it represents a game-changer for mobile network operators and the industry.
LRTV Custom TV
Taking 5G Indoors

9|20|18   |   04:27   |   (0) comments


Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown talks to Luigi Tarlazzi of Commscope about how to take 5G indoors with dedicated in-building small cell networks.
LRTV Interviews
Sprint's Ron Marquardt: Massive MIMO & Sprint's 5G Advantage

9|20|18   |   03:39   |   (0) comments


As Sprint upgrades its network to handle more capacity for LTE, it is deploying massive MIMO antennas that provide the carrier a software-upgradable path to 5G services. Sprint's VP of Technology Ron Marquardt fills us in on the very latest, including a bit about why Sprint can use normal form-factor handsets for its network when 5G arrives.
LRTV Interviews
Boingo Wireless CTO: Better Capacity Leads to Better Services

9|19|18   |     |   (2) comments


Heavy Reading's Gabe Brown and Boingo Wireless CTO Derek Peterson discuss Boingo's view of CBRS spectrum and why the opportunities are great because a whole ecosystem of companies can participate in shared spectrum offerings. He also discusses some augmentation use cases for 5G coming up soon.
LRTV Custom TV
Qualcomm Is Mobilizing Millimeter Wave

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Qualcomm's SVP of Engineering, Alejandro Holcman, discusses how the company is actively overcoming the challenges of using millimeter waves to connect mobile users with cellular basestations, a big step in deploying commercial 5G services in the next few months. He said we will definitely see this technology in smartphones by the first half of 2019 and that ...
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, IoT & Apple iPhone

9|18|18   |   63:07   |   (0) comments


The pod has a special guest this week in the form of telecoms consultant William Webb, who joins Scott along with the no-less special Iain Morris of Light Reading. They start by noting that, even by recent standards, the 5G hype reached hysterical levels in the build-up to MWC Americas. They move on to IoT and contemplate whether operators are even capable of ...
LRTV Custom TV
How TIM's O&M Strategy Impacts Its Digital Transformation Program

9|18|18   |   06:12   |   (0) comments


At Huawei's OTF 2018 event, Paolo Chiozza, Assurance Senior Director of Wholesale Operations at TIM (Telecom Italia), talks about network operations and maintenance (O&M) trends and how the operator's O&M strategy plays a key role in its digital transformation program.
LRTV Documentaries
MWCA Day 2 Recap: '5G' Rolls Out & We Roll On

9|14|18   |     |   (5) comments


Still weary from walking in LA, Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Dan Jones look straight into 5G and offer an artistic interpretation of carrier deployment strategies.
LRTV Custom TV
Fortinet Addressing Security Challenges Around 5G

9|14|18   |     |   (0) comments


Ronen Shpirer, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing, EMEA at Fortinet, discusses how customers are dealing with a lot of change and uncertainty that is being brought about by digital transformation. Fortinet provides solutions to the challenges that Communication Service Providers and Managed Security Service Providers face, including some of the biggest security ...