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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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Automation Will Be Critical to 5G & 10G Deployment Success

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Cable operators' infrastructure assets will be a true enabler of 5G and also provide a heavier footprint in the wireless services landscape. Growth required by 5G, IoT and smart cities, 10G-to-the-business, and ultimately 10G-to-the-home, will bring unprecedented network complexity and require increased deployment speeds. Automation will make the difference in ...
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Intel's Ferreira Updates Progress Toward 10G

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At the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Intel's Bob Ferreira discusses the importance of 10G technology, experiences that will benefit from 10G, and Intel's collaboration with Comcast on opportunities to optimize the entire network.

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Network Transformation for 5G Services

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Key considerations for the telco cloud and the cost-saving benefits of moving to a web-scale, containerized platform.

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Broadband World Forum: What's Beyond the Fiber?

10|17|19   |   03:28   |   (0) comments


I've been in Amsterdam this week at the annual Broadband World Forum event and here's what sunk into my grey matter: 10G-PON is getting real; Google is already talking about 'Super-PON'; operators are looking for solutions that go past the end of the fiber – getting the signal from the fiber termination to the end-devices; and, most importantly, everyone's ...
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'Transport for 5G Is Hot'

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Heavy Reading principal analyst Sterling Perrin gives the lowdown on 5G transport network trends and seems shocked that timing and sychronization are sexy topics for the anyhaul specialists.
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Fujitsu's Taylor: 5G Investment Creates New Jobs for Women in Comms

10|16|19   |   05:36   |   (0) comments


Dashella Taylor, director of the Optical Business Unit for Fujitsu, explains how wireless providers' investment of billions of dollars on 5G network infrastructure will lay the foundation for many new job opportunities for women in comms. Taylor says new positions will arise for women willing to expand their technical skills in areas such as network automation, ...
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The Evolution of Mobile Backhaul, Edge Computing

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Heavy Reading principal analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the latest trends in backhaul connectivity to support 5G strategies and the emerging importance of edge computing to mobile operators.
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Cable-Tec Expo 2019: Casa Systems Talks Network Transformation

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As the need to competitively deliver high-bandwidth, revenue-generating services at scale increases, service providers must economically transform their disparate core and access networks. Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Casa Systems' Peter Wolff talk about Casa's comprehensive portfolio of core, access and edge solutions designed to help service providers ...
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The 5G Opportunity for MSO/Cable Operators

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Hear about why 5G is relevant for Cable/MSOs and how the new shared spectrum, CBRS, can enable these operators to play in the 5G mobility space. Also learn how Amdocs network services and core technology can help MSOs realize 5G. Start your 5G journey today and visit Amdocs to learn more. ...
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ECOC 2019: EXFO & Arista on High-Speed Migration

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EXFO and Arista at the Ethernet Alliance stand discuss challenges and opportunities as the industry transitions from 100G to 400G and provide a glimpse into the multivendor interoperability demos featuring emerging technologies.

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Key Takeaways From 5G Transport & the Edge

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What were some of the key takeaways from Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event in New York City? Two sober (just) editors chew the fat...
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TCTS on Digital Transformation, Virtualization

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Abdul Wahab and Vineet Anshuman explain how Tata Communications Transformation Services' global experience in network transformation is enabling and accelerating the digital transformation journey of telcos globally at NVSDN Americas 2019 in Dallas.

Abdul talked about TCTS's strong next-generation service portfolio, ranging from network virtualization to ...