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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of business support systems such as billing platforms.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/20/2017
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/17/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- Hundreds of service provider executives converged on Hong Kong on Monday September 18 at Huawei's annual event to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/13/2017
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 ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/8/2017
Openet's offices in Dublin offer a glimpse of what artificial intelligence (AI) betokens for the network operators of the future. Described by its developers as a ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/7/2017
Altice USA has a massive agenda over the next several years that includes continued integration of its acquired systems from Cablevision and Suddenlink, widespread ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/30/2017
To most globetrotting mobile phone users, Syniverse is an unfamiliar name. Yet millions unwittingly rely on its technology.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/15/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT demos FTTdp-based Gfast tech; Openet lands Orange Poland BSS contract; Clavister sees revenues rise in Q2; Norway set for ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/11/2017
In today's regional roundup: Ericsson and friends form new connected car consortium; encouraging trends from Tecnotree; Manx Telecom suspends its CFO; Avanti seeks a ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/10/2017
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Has Telit CEO's past caught up with him?; Omantel takes a near 10% stake in Zain; Interoute improves its margins; Ericsson lands ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/1/2017
Nokia claims its still-nascent software strategy is already helping to boost profitability just eight months after it was first announced. (See Nokia to Create ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/19/2017
The MEF is wading into the SD-WAN arena, saying it will standardize the managed services that network operators deliver, by developing open APIs, along with common ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 7/5/2017
Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, 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 ...
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Microsoft's Quantum Computing Efforts Come into Focus
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/25/2017
At Ignite, CEO Satya Nadella and a team of researchers gave insights into the ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/25/2017
When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at Ignite this week, the emphasis will be ...
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Jim Sabey, Head of Connect & Compute Sales Specialists, BT, 9/25/2017
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 9/25/2017
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