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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 the bottom line.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 6/9/2017
TM Forum Live!, the industry association's annual jamboree in Nice, is the key event in the OSS/BSS world's calendar -- closely followed by Light Reading's OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/18/2017
US telco giant AT&T is developing smart city offerings that other carriers will be able to resell on their own networks.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/17/2017
Ulf Ewaldsson does not seem like a man facing one of the most daunting tasks in telecom. With his ready smile and lilting Swedish accent, the head of Ericsson's newish digital services ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/16/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- The billion-dollar investments that operators have made in billing support systems (BSS) represent a colossal waste of funds, judging by comments from ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/16/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- The TM Forum is launching a new software app that will allow telcos to monitor their progress on digital transformation amid concern that some departments ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/15/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- Ericsson is considering buying companies that could strengthen its digital services business and is predicting a "tangible turnaround" at the ailing unit ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/15/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- If open source has swiftly become the latest religious practise in the telecom industry, it is still attracting its share of skeptics and unbelievers.
By Caroline Chappell, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/22/2016
The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was automation. Important questions were addressed: What's driving the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/12/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Orange CIO Pascal Viginier had to address board-level concerns that lack of IT sophistication would be the downfall of the Essentials2020 strategy the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/11/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Having benefited from its previous acquisition of Tribold in 2013, OSS/BSS specialist Sigma Systems is closing in on the acquisition of {complink ...
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LRTV Documentaries
Digital India Is Coming... but When?

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Join Light Reading's Tien Chi Fu for a fun trip in India that includes some telecom insights, local street foods and some very heavy traffic.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Pre-MWC 2018 Media Analysts Briefing Highlight

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Huawei held Pre-MWC Briefings in Beijing and London, where they set out their 2018 goals in detail.
LRTV Interviews
MWC 2018: How AI Is Impacting Telecom

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw looks at the impact artificial intelligence is already having on the telecom sector and how it could drive revenues as well as help reduce costs.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Let's Get Digital

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Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Paul Nolan from PR agency CC Group, who tells us about a bit of research his company commissioned into how operators are going about the macro trend that is digital transformation and what vendors are doing to help them. Spoiler alert -- it's complicated.

Scott tells us about his week in San Diego with ...

LRTV Custom TV
A World Made Possible by the Promise of the Pervasive Network

2|13|18   |   2:37   |   (0) comments


This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity.
LRTV Interviews
MWC 2018: Ovum IDs the IoT Hotspots

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Ovum's Head of IoT, Alexandra Rehak, uncovers the hot IoT topics for MWC, including LPWAN commercialization, use cases for 5G, the use of artificial intelligence in IoT deployments and more.
LRTV Interviews
MWC 2018: Tackling the SME Market

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Ovum senior analyst Alex Harrowell discusses they key challenges facing SMEs, including security, digital transformation and customer relationship management, that could be addressed by managed services and a more focused offer from network operators.
Shades of Ray
It's Time to Enter the Leading Lights

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If your company excelled during the past year, you need to be submitting your entry for this year's Leading Lights awards. Get the full details by clicking on this link.
LRTV Interviews
MWC 2018: Has OpenRAN Come of Age?

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The disaggregation of the radio access network has been on operator agendas for some years, but will 'best of breed' mobile broadband access network models take off in 2018? Or is this just an R&D dream?
LRTV Interviews
MWC 2018: In Search of 'Mobile First' Video

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Ahead of MWC 2018, Ovum analyst Ed Barton discusses the mobile video services sector and the prospects for 'mobile first' video models.
LRTV Interviews
MWC 2018: Facing the Millennial Challenge

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Ovum analyst Camille Mendler explains why the tech and mobile industries need to focus on delivering enterprise solutions that can be understood and used by anyone as the millennial generation begins to comprise the majority of the workforce.
LRTV Interviews
MWC 2018: The Next Phase of 5G

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Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown believes this year's MWC in Barcelona will witness a deep dive into 'Phase II' 5G tech developments such as network slicing.