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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, 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 – Service Provider IT and Automation, 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
Telstra's Programmable Network Sidesteps a Slippery Slope

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Telstra's Jim Fagan explains how service providers can apply lessons learned about automation in the cloud to delivering more automation in their networks.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Hollywood Producer Talks Cosby, Caution & Cable

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Executive Producer Janet Leahy shares her story with WiC, offers advice for the cable industry to better support women and gives us a sneak preview of what she's working on next.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Come Together?

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Jamie and Scott are joined by Iain from Light Reading this week and they start by discussing the pros and cons of becoming a communications-slash-content provider. Is convergence a sound business strategy or is it better to just stick with what your company does best?

Next up: Why Chinese vendors are getting a hard time from Western authorities, with ZTE ...

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The Necessity for Operators to Be Digitally Relevant

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This video highlights what operators have to do with their network transformation strategy if they want to take on a greater role in the digital services market, especially to get ready for future of 5G enabled services such as smart cities, eMBB, uRLLC, VR, IoT and similar applications. It also advises on the challenges in migrating to the cloud-based networks as ...
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Adoption of DNOP by Operators

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New network operations strategy by operators need to integrate Digital Network Operation Platform (DNOP) style architecture for their new network infrastructure that supports agility, on-demand, automation and customer-oriented experience in digital services. The Huawei's Network Cloud Engine (NCE) embraces a multilayer WAN SDN platform envisioned in the DNOP, ...
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Future Network With Built-In Security

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At MWC 2018, Rohit Mehra, IDC's vice president of Network Infrastructure, shares his opinions on software-defined security (SDSec). Mehra believes that a proactive, closed-loop and automation solution can help solve the security challenges in SDN/ NFV networks.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
7Sense CEO on NB-IoT & Its Application in Agricultural Business

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Max Tangen, CEO of 7Sense Products, was interviewed by Iain Morris, international editor of Light Reading, on how Huawei's NB-IoT technologies enabled its agricultural operations.
LRTV Documentaries
Verizon on Drag & Drop Automation

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DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- Srilakshmi Valisammagari, senior technologist & strategist - SDN/NFV Innovations for Verizon, addresses the operators' efforts to deliver automation to enterprise customers via Verizon Service Designer. Valisammagari says Verizon Service Designer simplifies the process flow -- from service design to implementation to provisioning ...
LRTV Interviews
Why Sky TV Digs Virtual Reality

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Sky TV's Richard Mills explains how the British satellite operator is scoring with VR sports, dramas, highlights shows and other short-form programming.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Video Experience Crowdfunding Promotes the Rapid Development of China Unicom

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China Unicom shares successful experience in mobile video experience management.
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PCCW's Hughes: Intent-Based Networking Puts the Customer in Control

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DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- David Hughes, VP of IP Engineering at PCCW Global, explains how intent-based networking simplifies network provisioning and "puts the customer in control of the provisioning process." Hughes addresses PCCW's own efforts to implement intent-based networking and looks at how the technology will affect service delivery for customers ...
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Versa Networks on SD-WAN's Impact to Service Providers

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Kelly Ahuja, President and CEO of Versa Networks, discusses Versa's latest developments over the past year, how technologies such as SD-WAN impact the service provider's business model and market, and if these innovations are taking away opportunities and revenue from them.