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Content tagged with OSS/BSS posted in October 2016
Is Huawei Suffering Middle-Aged Spread?
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2016  |  7 comments
The seemingly unstoppable Chinese vendor looks surprisingly trim next to its traditional rivals. But is it?
ZTE Grows Sales as Western Rivals Struggle
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
The smaller of China's two equipment vendors has reported healthy growth in sales and profits over the first nine months despite the tough operating environment.
Nokia Forecasts Sales Decline in 2017, Shares Fall
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Equipment vendor swings to net loss in third quarter amid difficult operating conditions.
Airtel Transforms IT to Meet Digitization Challenge
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel has become one of the most digitally advanced companies in India.
Defining MANO: Open Source vs. Standards
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Operators see the need for both traditional SDOs and forward thinking open source projects, but the trend is to focus more heavily on the latter.
Eurobites: Vodafone UK Hit by £4.6M Fine
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor's Q3 dented by write-downs; EC probes Czech network-sharing agreement; UK MPs examine EE's 4G emergency services contract.
Ericsson Appoints Investor AB's Ekholm as New CEO
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Wallenberg man will be expected to steer the turnaround of a business that has faced challenges on numerous fronts.
Cost Cutting Must Continue, Says Ericsson's New CEO
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's incoming CEO says the company must become more profitable but reveals little about his strategic vision.
Stop Pulling Sports Fans & Start Chasing Them
Column  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcasters can no longer rely on pulling audiences to the TV screen; they need to pursue their audiences on digital, wherever they are.
Hybrid CDNs Now Available to All, Courtesy of Cedexis & Varnish Software
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Cedexis and Varnish Software are aiming to help content owners create customized delivery networks by stitching together public clouds and CDNs in whatever combination makes the most sense for their business needs.
If Content Is King, Then Data Is Heir to Throne
Column  | 
10/25/2016  |  2 comments
Why advanced data analytics are the future for streaming video services.
Ericsson Swings to First Net Loss in 4 Years
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Sales and earnings declines amid weak market conditions have taken a heavy toll on the Swedish vendor.
Mainly-Mobile VimpelCom Has Big Fixed Plans
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  1 comment
The emerging-markets operator is looking to a plethora of technologies to reinvigorate its business.
ETSI Takes On NFV License Challenge
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  3 comments
ETSI is undertaking a new study on license management in an NFV world which it hopes to complete by mid-2017.
Meet the Future Workforce: New Faces, Expectations & Motivations
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
10/19/2016  |  2 comments
Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
Why Vendors Face a Procurement Pitfall
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
As telecom operators look to simplify their business, automate operations and become digital service providers, so their requirements and procurement processes are changing, and that provides a significant challenge for the vendor community, explain Ovum Associate Consultants Mark Newman and Jason Simpson.
Telecom Italia Plots Digital 'Overlay,' Not Transformation
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2016  |  5 comments
Former state-owned monopoly says transforming its legacy IT systems would be a 'nightmare.'
VMware Ties Into Equinix Cloud Connections
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
vCloud Air service will now be available via Equinix Cloud Exchange or by Direct Connect, depending on the location.
Colt Takes Versa on Its SD-WAN Journey
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Versa Networks scored another big customer win this week when Colt Technology Services announced it was using its gear to roll out the next phase of its SD-WAN services.
Windstream's SDN Push Starts at the Core
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Service provider focuses on shortening lead times for delivery of wavelength and Carrier Ethernet services over multi-vendor gear.
Orange Preps ECOMP Trial in Poland, Broadens AT&T Collaboration
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2016  |  3 comments
Orange is going to put ECOMP, AT&T's NFV management system, through its paces in Poland, according to senior executive.
Beginning of the End for Ericsson?
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2016  |  12 comments
Ericsson is not in terminal decline, insists its acting CEO, but the vendor will struggle to escape its current downward spiral.
Colt Boasts Multi-Operator SDN Service Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2016  |  1 comment
European operator says it has partnered with a major US operator to enable international, multi-network SDN-enabled flexible services that can be set up in minutes by one operator to run on another's network.
Ericsson Profit Warning Sends Shares Tumbling
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor suffers steep falls in sales and earnings amid ongoing difficulties.
Digitalk Rides the MVNO Cloud With Affirmed
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2016  |  Post a comment
MVNO enabler taps Affirmed for 4G data differentation, VOIP, VoWiFi and – eventually – 5G.
Netcracker Promises Risk-Free NFV for Business Services
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Netcracker launches new capabilities it says are designed to remove the NFV risks for its operator customers.
AT&T & AWS: A Powerful Combo
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2016  |  4 comments
Web giant and network giant combining forces on cloud services, security and IoT.
AT&T Bets on Integrating SD-WANs, MPLS
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Carrier believes most businesses will want a range of options and not simply pure-play OTT delivery of SD-WAN.
2020 Vision – Meet Us in Rome!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/6/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit is heading to the Eternal City, where the key leaders from the communications networking community will ask and answer the industry's toughest questions.
Heavy Reading: OSS Reality Sinks In for CSPs
Coyne’s Corner  | 
10/5/2016  |  3 comments
There are still no final answers as to how they will manage their new virtualized networks alongside the legacy networks and OSS.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
Netrounds' Loffler Paves a Road to Self & Service Assurance
Mentor Monday  | 
10/3/2016  |  1 comment
Netrounds' Kaela Loffler shares how she went from measuring fungal lesions to virtualized service assurance and why comms is exactly where she wants to be.

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