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Content tagged with OSS/BSS posted in November 2017
DT 'Cost Lag' Could Overshadow Transformation Agenda
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom says that spending on 'transformation' is impeding its efforts to reduce costs outside the US.
Cox Is Trialing SD-WAN Too
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Welcome to the cable SD-WAN club.
India's Telecom M&A: The Threat to Vendors
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.
The Challenges of Operationalizing NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/29/2017  |  1 comment
While NFV provides an opportunity to reduce opex and improve customer experience, it also introduces additional layers of operational complexity.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Considers Sale of Swiss, Austrian Units
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media promises higher speeds in Durham; Telefónica offers Facebook posts via SMS; Ericsson to test 5G in Belgium.
BT Heads to Bristol As It Weighs 5G Plans, Costs
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
UK's first 'live' 5G trial in March 2018 in the progressive and tech-savvy UK city of Bristol will provide the UK operator with key insights into how to plan, run and cost a 5G network, says chief architect Neil McRae.
Operators Must Cloudify at the Edge
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2017  |  1 comment
The cloud cycle is repeating. This time at the network edge.
CenturyLink: Wholesale Business Processes Are Changing
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
Making the Case for Supercharging TV Ads
Column  | 
11/27/2017  |  3 comments
With server-side DAI, content and service providers can make live TV as easy to target with data as VoD and SVoD.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Looks to Get In On UK IT Services Action
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2017  |  Post a comment
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.
BCE Is Back in Austin in 2018!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!
Ambitious Amsterdam Makes ONAP's Case
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2017  |  1 comment
First software release fully merges OpenECOMP and OPEN-O into modular architecture, pieces of which are already being put to use and in PoCs.
AT&T's Lurie Leaps to Synchronoss as New CEO
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2017  |  3 comments
The former AT&T Mobility CEO fetches up at messaging specialist Synchronoss.
Amdocs Preps 'Carrier-Grade' Version of ONAP
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Amdocs Open Network's CTO talks ways to commercialize ONAP for carriers and enterprises, and how the open source project will evolve as we move to 5G and a software-based world.
AT&T Intelligent Edge Blurs Lines Between Cloud, CPE
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Old distinctions lose relevance when intelligence can reside anywhere and every customer prem is connected to the cloud.
MEF17: Breaking Down the Hot Topics
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
Senet Virtualizes Worldwide IoT Network
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
That's no starter network.
Huawei Set for 'Intensive' AI Investment
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2017  |  Post a comment
As it aims to develop fully automated 'intelligent' networks, Huawei is set to significantly ramp up its investments in in-house artificial intelligence R&D, says CEO.
MEF CTO: Small Operators Must Automate
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2017  |  2 comments
Unless smaller access providers get on board the automation train, on-demand end-to-end services won't be possible.
Efficiency Drive by Major Telcos Has Claimed 74K Jobs Since 2015
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2017  |  7 comments
Research carried out by Light Reading shows the scale of job cuts in the telecom sector during the last two years, as major telcos look to maintain sales with a smaller workforce.
MEF Goes Global With Its Latest Specs Effort
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.
MEF 3.0 Goes Agile, Incremental
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
New specs will be released incrementally, and certification will become a subscription-based process.
Monetizing ONAP, the Amdocs Way
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Amdocs always planned to build a business case around its work with AT&T and now it's starting to show how.
OEMs: Reliance Jio Wants Only Your Software
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2017  |  7 comments
RJio prefers to go directly to ODMs for hardware, which means OEMs become pure software vendors whether they like it or not.
AI & Machine Learning in NFV/SDN: Key Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Operators are applying artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to leverage the power of their new programmable, software-based networks.
Eurobites: Drahi Retakes Control at Altice as Combes Steps Down
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mixed Q3 fortunes at Telecom Italia; Tele2 gets into electric cars; Gemalto's IoT module; compensation ahoy for cheesed-off UK landline customers.
Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Managed Services & Keeping Subscribers Happy
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2017  |  Post a comment
'Plan for the worst, hope for the best,' seems to be the mantra of Ericsson's new CEO.
SevOne Adds Containers to Its Quiver
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Service assurance software vendor making strides in the cloud-native direction while retaining its other options, including VMs.
Automation Workshop: Key Takeaways From Colt & Others
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Industry experts from Light Reading's Automation & the New Carrier Network workshop shed some light on the event's key insights.
ONAP Takes Flak as Telcos Prep for Release 1
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2017  |  1 comment
While some telcos appear eager to get started with ONAP, others are worried about the unwieldiness of the platform.
Sonus Cuts a New Shape as Ribbon Communications
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2017  |  6 comments
With the Genband merger process over, Sonus has decided it's time for a new name. Say hello to Ribbon Communications.
NFV & SDN Are Generating Profit$, Claims Netcracker
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VP of strategy tells OSS event audience that its business-focused operator customers are making money and getting services out faster.
Debating the Common Information Model
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 11/3/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event in London, Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre talk common information models and automation.
Sprint & MSOs Drawn to ETSI's Automation Group, Says DT's Martiny
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
New industry group focused on automated processes and zero touch networking is attracting potential new members, including Sprint, and prepping for an initial meeting in January, says DT exec Klaus Martiny.
AT&T's Stine: Driving the Data That Fuels Business Success
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2017  |  1 comment
Steve Stine's new job focuses on making sure business units have they data they need in the structure and place they need it.
The Business Case for Next-Gen Operations
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.
Heavy Reading: Common Data Models Unlikely
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2017  |  5 comments
Getting operators to agree on a common data model that rises above the lowest common denominator is seemingly impossible.
Cable Virtualization Needs a Solid Framework
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2017  |  Post a comment
You can't get there from here... without a framework.
BT Berates Virtualization Vendors for Lack of Conformity
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2017  |  3 comments
The UK operator is training staff to use data modeling languages so that it can address the lack of conformity it sees from virtualization system vendors.


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