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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of business support systems such as billing platforms.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/29/2015
Sprint may have found a way to keep unlimited data around for a while longer, this week revealing an unlimited data plan with Best Buy with some new fine print attached.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/26/2015
Redknee CEO Lucas Skoczkowski is planning on further M&A activity in an effort to make his company a $1 billion turnover communications software and services powerhouse.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/25/2015
T-Mobile is kicking off its promised series of updates to its first nine "Uncarrier" moves by tweaking its JUMP subsidy-free smartphone upgrade program, doing away ...
By Teresa Mastrangelo, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/24/2015
The Internet has had a profound impact on how services are consumed and delivered, with traditional models no longer providing adequate revenue streams for operators. ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/24/2015
Redknee is adding further BSS capabilities to its telco software portfolio with the acquisition of charging and billing systems specialist Orga Systems, which had ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/19/2015
If the Internet is a sprawling series of "best effort" tubes and today's Carrier Ethernet is the private highway for enterprise communications, then the concept of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/16/2015
French IoT technology specialist Actility has raised $25 million from a number of investors, including three European network operators -- KPN Telecom NV, Orange and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/16/2015
Having shed itself of its BSS business, Comverse is wasting no time in honing its strategy to be a digital services provider, announcing this week it has acquired IP ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/8/2015
CHICAGO -- The 2015 Leading Lights awards winners have been announced at a gala dinner attended by hundreds of communications industry executives at The Field Museum ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/5/2015
There was a time when OSS and BSS was deemed as "back office." Now, as a result of business and technology transformation strategies, the systems that help manage the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/4/2015
NICE, France - Telefónica is in the midst of a major back-office business support system (BSS) transformation that will result in the deployment of new ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/2/2015
NICE, France -- Orange is experimenting with next-generation BSS technology from Huawei as part of its Essentials2020 initiative, under which it plans to invest €15 ...
By Light Reading, 6/1/2015
NICE, France -- HUAWEI OPEN DIGITAL TELCO SUMMIT 2015 -- Hundreds of communications networking industry executives, industry analysts and the media convened at B4 ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
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Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/29/2014
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here ...
Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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