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Nokia, AWS Team Up Strategically
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
New collaboration will focus on helping service providers migrate their IT operations to the AWS cloud along with edge computing and IoT.
Ericsson CFO: Automation Is Helping Us Cut Jobs
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor is rolling out artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies in its service delivery business, which suffered hefty cuts in the recent third quarter.
Ericsson Sees Networks Progress Despite Mounting Losses
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment maker draws attention to gains at its networks division but continues to face a huge turnaround challenge.
ZTE Surge Continues With 9-Month Profit up 37%
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
In contrast to Ericsson and Nokia, ZTE sees profits growing thanks to carrier networks and consumer products.
What Does Automation Mean to You?
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2017  |  4 comments
What does automation mean for the carrier community? We need to talk about this...
Eurobites: Nokia Broadens Its FTTx Palette
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Investor AB increases its stake in Ericsson; Com Hem profits up in Q3; new boss for NEC Europe.
Eurobites: Vodafone Launches Gigabit LTE in 4 German Cities
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du trials Nokia's SDAN on NG-PON; Nokia unveils wireless PON offering; UK study bigs up AI's business potential.
Driving Customer & Employee Digital Adoption
Column  | 
10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers should focus on four key areas to bring employees and customers along for the ride.
NFV & SDN: What's Next for Cable?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Now that CableLabs and ETSI have begun defining standards, interfaces and software-based network elements, how will the industry proceed with virtualizing the cable architecture?
NetScout Preaches Smart Data for Digital Transformation
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Analytics is all very well, but NetScout's Vikram Saksena says data needs to be intelligently reduced down to something truly useful.
Juniper's Q3 Sags as Cloud Business Dips
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2017  |  1 comment
Could be good news for Arista, says MKM Partners.
Colt Preps AI-Enabled Network Management
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The international operator has plans to automate its network management and unify its NFV architecture in 2018.
Martiny Cocktail? DT Exec Eyes ONAP & Zero-Touch Merger
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2017  |  1 comment
DT exec Klaus Martiny thinks ONAP and ETSI could be quite a mix.
ONAP & MEF Formally Team on LSO APIs, Framework
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Team of companies belonging to both groups will work on making sure LSO interfaces match ONAP needs at key north-south and east-west connections.
Automation Gets Its Own ETSI Group
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Wait, what? Another ETSI group?? Major vendors and operators collaborate to form a 'zero-touch' networking group at ETSI, but not everyone thinks that's a good move.
Complexity Could Derail Automation, Say Telcos
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2017  |  5 comments
Telcos are increasingly focused on automating their networks, but complexity represents a major challenge, said industry executives in The Hague this week.
MEF Proclaims Progress on Key LSO Interfaces
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2017  |  Post a comment
New software development kits for its LSO Presto and Sonata interfaces build on work done by operator members to speed interconnection.
Practical Advice of the Transforming Kind
Rewired  | 
10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Bill Walker is an IT guy, tasked with helping transform a legacy telco. He shared some very practical ideas about how to do that – notes from the trenches, as it were – in this video interview.
Ericsson Nominates Ronnie Leten as New Chairman
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Nomination comes after former chairman Leif Johansson said he would not seek re-election under apparent shareholder pressure.
Ericsson to Cut 10% of Irish Workforce
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor will cut 130 jobs in Ireland as part of a broader cost-cutting strategy designed to restore profitability.
Eurobites: Ericsson Upgrades Etisalat's Core in Egypt
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials LTE-M; Telenor creates cloud unit with Cisco; Ekinops completes OneAccess buy.
Heavy Reading's TLC Offers New Reality Checks
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Reports from the focus group based Thought Leadership Council cut through the hype to reveal what CSP executives are really thinking.
CSPs See Slow Going for IoT – Report
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/3/2017  |  1 comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the lack of standards – as well as uncertainty about its revenue potential – is a major source of frustration for communications service providers (CSPs).
Nokia's Leprince Hails Enterprise Growth
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia's diversification into high-growth enterprise markets is starting to pay off, says the company's global services boss.
Anschutz: Next-Gen NFV Actually Saves Opex
News Analysis  | 
10/2/2017  |  Post a comment
First-gen virtual network functions were still vertically integrated but combining next-gen disaggregation with open source will pay off.
Photo Review: Operations Transformation Forum 2017
Slide Shows  | 
9/28/2017  |  1 comment
The significant shift towards becoming a lean, digital operator was the focus of the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
How CSPs Can Move Up the IoT Value Chain
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Whatever strategy CSPs adopt in the emerging IoT landscape, a critical enabler of their IoT business will be the monetization engine.
Untangling the Operational Complexities of SDN & NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV is the industry's premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations and OSS.
What Digital Transformation Means for Telcos
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/27/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 9/27/2017 – Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris at Ovum's Digital Futures event about what digital transformation actually means for telecom network operators.
Transport SDN's Time Has Come
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Demand calls for another optical transport evolution, this time in the management of optical network resources.
The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
Shades of Ray  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.
Digital Transformation: It's a People Thing
Shades of Ray  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
HONG KONG, 9/25/2017 – Digital and operations transformation is much more a people challenge than a technology challenge, according to the many service provider executives who shared their experiences at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
SAP on New Telco Revenue Streams
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/25/2017  |  1 comment
LONDON, 9/25/2017 – At Ovum's recent Digital Futures event in London, Stephan Gatien, general manager for telecommunications business at SAP, discusses some of the prime focus areas for telecom operators that are driving new revenues 'beyond connectivity.'
Laying the Tech Foundation for Digital Transformation
Column  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers should follow four basic steps to carry out the digital transformation process
DT Trumpets Automation Savings Worth '800 Employees'
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  1 comment
German telco has been using robotic process automation to reduce the need for human intervention and cut costs.
Calix Moves Lawful Intercept Into Access Network
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
New capability in its AXOS Subcriber Management module eliminates the need for routers elsewhere in the network.
Flirting With Automation
Shades of Ray  | 
9/20/2017  |  1 comment
Automated back office operations is becoming a hot topic amongst major operators, including many of those at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
Charting the Course to Cloud-Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.
Nokia Job Cuts in France on Hold – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor will meet with French government officials on October 2 to discuss job plans.
Huawei Intros SDN/NFV Testing-as-a-Service
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  Post a comment
The testing environment has become more complex and burdensome with the introduction of virtualization, so Huawei has developed a testing-as-a-service (TaaS) offer called TestCraft to pitch to operators.
Photo Highlights: Operations Transformation Forum 2017
Slide Shows  | 
9/17/2017  |  3 comments
Highlights from Huawei's annual event that focuses on how network operators are transforming their operations and corporate processes.
Close the Loop to Automate Service Assurance
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2017  |  12 comments
The separation between obtaining service assurance data and acting on it is going away, letting the network automatically address issues.
Eurobites: DT Turns Its TIP Attention to mmWave
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telefónica get it on for 5G; BT opts for Amdocs unit for billing overhaul; eir profits up 4% year-on-year; bump in the road for Fox/Sky deal.
5G Volume Knob Cranked to 11
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2017  |  5 comments
That's one louder than ten, folks, as the likes of Telefónica, Nokia, Qualcomm, KDDI, Ericsson, LG U+, Huawei, Mavenir, Intel, Keysight, Cavium and more serve up a slew of 5G announcements.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Deal Prepares Ground for Faster Fiber Rollout
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up with IBM for cloud flexibility; Sky launches contract-free streaming in Spain; whither public WiFi?
Kickstarting Digital Transformation
Column  | 
9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Once pay-TV providers embrace the idea, they must take a comprehensive, company-wide approach to carry out such fundamental changes.
Amdocs Claims ONAP First-Mover Status
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2017  |  1 comment
Software giant leveraging early work with AT&T's ECOMP and ONAP to bring commercial version of open source platform to market first.
With Automation, Openet Aims to Be Lean, Mean BSS Machine
News Analysis  | 
9/8/2017  |  1 comment
Following a DevOps-driven overhaul this year, the Dublin-based software company believes economic and market realities will play into its hands.
CenturyLink, Vnomic Accelerate Enterprise Road to HANA
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Telco is working with the application automation vendor to help enterprises upgrade to SAP HANA – and to convince them they need to do so sooner rather than later.
Amdocs Wins Altice USA in Whopper of a Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2017  |  3 comments
Multi-year deal marks Amdocs as a top partner for Altice USA as the cable company embarks on a significant transition period.
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