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The OSS/BSS market is changing quickly thanks to the move to network virtualization and, more broadly, by the transformation of communications service providers into digital service providers.
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UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
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The use of artificial intelligence by telcos is currently limited, but the Acumos AI Project looks set to make machine learning applications more easily created and readily available.
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Ambitious software-only messaging and mobile core applications specialist targets major equipment vendors as it aims to become a billion-dollar business within four years.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comcast's Sky bid gets the official EU nod; Virgin bills direct for Netflix; Telia denies break-up fee; Com Hem claims speed record.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
New features in latest software release target practical deployment features as more major operators roll out ONAP whole or in pieces.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/6/2018
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 6/5/2018
Service providers surveyed for this report are cautiously optimistic about automating business/operations support system (B/OSS) – more than half are already taking steps to automate B/OSS, and even more plan to do so within the next two years.
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