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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 ...
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MEF19: MEF's Rami Yaron on Getting SD-WAN Certified

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MEF's Marketing and Education Committee Co-Chair, Rami Yaron, discusses the group's new SD-WAN certification program.
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MEF19: Tech 2000's Kevin Marz on SD-WAN Certification

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Kevin Marz of Tech 2000 talks about why being an MEF-accredited training partner helps advance the industry acceptance of new technologies.
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MEF 2019: Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari on Hybrid Cloud & Security Trends for SD-WAN

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Roopa Honnachari, industry director of Information & Communications Technologies at Frost & Sullivan, says there has been a "huge focus on hybrid cloud and security for SD-WAN this year." The managed SD-WAN market is also predicted to exceed $6.5 billion by 2023 -- a massive leap for such a new technology, she says. In addition, Honnachari says enterprises are ...
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MEF19: Carrier Ethernet Group's Craig Easley on SD-WAN Training

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Carrier Ethernet Group's Craig Easley discusses the need for and evolution of training and certification for SD-WAN professionals at MEF19.
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MEF19: CenturyLink's Andrew Dugan on the Importance of LSO APIs

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CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan discusses the state of carrier-to-carrier communication and how SD-WAN as a service is maturing.
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MEF19: Amartus Co-Founder Michael Kearns on Enabling Carrier Automation

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Amartus co-founder Michael Kearns discusses the need for using MEF LSO APIs to help build an environment where carriers can do trusted transactions on-demand.

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MEF19 Day 1: Standards, Innovation & Skim Milk

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Our MEF19 coverage simmers with more food analogies as Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey recap the show activity around LSO APIs and how carriers are using blockchain to speed up settlements.
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Protecting the Mobile Network Core During Transition From 4G to 5G

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The core of the mobile network is fundamentally changing. The standard EPC framework is transforming into a virtualized EPC framework, with a move away from proprietary and standalone operating systems with single-vendor software stacks to open standards-based architectures that are dynamic and scalable. This move to virtualization and multivendor, multicloud ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 'Free' Broadband, AfricaCom & OpenRAN

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We're back in the studio this week after Scott, Jamie and Iain have returned from their travels. Scott starts by reviewing the UK Labour Party's plans to nationalize the broadband network if they win the election. Then Jamie reviews the talking points from his visit to the AfricaCom event in Cape Town and Iain concludes by reporting on Vodafone's big OpenRAN ...
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MEF19 Preview: SD-WAN – Defined & Certified

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Is it a pizza or a pie? Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Phil Harvey muse on fun food analogies, MEF's new SD-WAN certifications and why service providers need standards.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: LIVE, Latin Fiber & Telco AI

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This week's pod features the usual suspects but in a novel environment -- the lobby of London's Montcalm Marble Arch Hotel. Our intrepid podders were between events, having just finished the inaugural Telecoms.com LIVE event with the Glotel Awards evening to come. They start with a recap of the event, move on to fiber innovation in Latin America and conclude with ...
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Ericsson's Tomas Ageskog: 5G Core & Orchestration in North America

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Tomas discusses the three key drivers for why automation is necessary in 5G and cloud native, how Ericsson develops cloud native to facilitate innovation and contribution from the open source community.