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Key developments in OSS, BSS, and policy control.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/21/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovak Telekom goes with Netcracker for billing; DT teams up with Fraunhofer for IoT; Intracom backhauls video in Warsaw.
By Light Reading, 11/20/2017
The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2017
ONAP today rolled out its much-anticipated first software release, dubbed Amsterdam, promising a unified architecture for network automation, modules of which can -- ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/17/2017
Former AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie didn't stay retired very long! He has signed on as the new CEO for messaging company Synchronoss, replacing current CEO Stephen ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/17/2017
Amdocs is getting ready to launch a version of ONAP aimed at the carrier grade and enterprise markets.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/16/2017
Senet has successfully deployed the largest low-power wide-area network (LoRaWAN) in North America, and with its coverage of 225 markets, about 100,000 square miles ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/15/2017
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 - In its efforts to provide telcos with the "intelligent" systems they will need to build fully automated networks, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The MEF is planning to aggressively push smaller operators to get on the automation bandwagon to enable faster end-to-end service delivery, CTO ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/14/2017
The 20 largest telcos with headquarters in Europe and North America slashed more than 63,000 jobs last year, and ten of them have cut nearly 21,000 roles in 2017, as ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
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Google Cuts Cloud Prices Ahead of Amazon Conference
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/21/2017
Google wants to make it easier for users to create the right virtual machines ...
Cisco, VMware Battling for SD-WAN Supremacy – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/21/2017
A report from IHS Markit finds that Cisco and VMware are fighting over an SD-WAN ...
Telco Transformation
IHS Markit's Watson: Follow the Money in IoT Past Connectivity to Services
Julian Watson, Senior Principal Analyst, IoT, IHS Markit, 11/21/2017
IHS Markit's Julian Watson says mobile network operators need to take a ...
ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/20/2017
ONAP's first software release takes on industry-wide automation for telcos and ...
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 9/5/2017
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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