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Content tagged with OSS/BSS posted in March 2017
Ericsson Must Hit M&A Trail to Boss B/OSS – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor must quickly acquire B/OSS capabilities in several key areas if it is to thrive in this market, says a Heavy Reading analyst.
Huawei's Sales Soar but Profit Growth Grinds to a Halt
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  5 comments
Huawei continues to mop up business with carriers, enterprise customers and consumers, but it runs into a brick wall on profits.
Vodafone: The Pricing Isn't Right
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Global operator about to announce some major vendor deals, but it's still looking for better pricing models in the cloud era.
TalkTalk Tunes Into CSG for Its TV Reboot
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  1 comment
UK competitive quad-play operator is deploying a cloud-based multiscreen content management platform from CSG that's already being used across the Atlantic by the likes of Comcast.
Eurobites: Clouds Descend on Project Lightning
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN trials 4x4 MIMO; Telecom Italia concerned about its French connection; Ericsson lands Canadian IPTV deal; BT's bad month continues.
Does Oracle Have the Hots for Accenture?
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  2 comments
CIOs get nervous following speculation that Oracle is sizing up a potential bid for global systems integrator Accenture.
Ekholm's Vision of Slimmer Ericsson Lacks Detail & Dazzle
Morris Lore  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?
Ericsson Tightens Focus, Warns of $1.7B Q1 Hit
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.
Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue
Shades of Ray  | 
3/27/2017  |  2 comments
It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
ONAP to Release Code to Public Imminently, Says AT&T
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T executive says open sourcing should ultimately allow operators to onboard VNFs in fewer steps than it takes today.
Eurobites: A1, Nokia Turn It Up to 11
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2017  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: biometric sensor firm's warning hits shares; Plusnet fined for bad billing; Swisscom hooks up with Swiss Post for IoT; Sky Q gets voice search.
Why Being a Person in Tech Comes First
Column  | 
3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Sometimes your day job has to come before championing the women in tech cause, but that can be equally as beneficial, inspirational and productive.
Lessons Learned From Digital Transformation
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
NetNumber's CMO Shares Her Diversity Do's
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
3/21/2017  |  2 comments
NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
Top Priorities for B/OSS Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/20/2017  |  4 comments
Fast time to market and customer experience are the highest priorities for leading OSS/BSS vendors and service providers when it comes to B/OSS transformation.
Nokia to Split Mobile Biz, Rejig Management After Mobile Boss Quits
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor hopes latest restructuring efforts, which include a carve-up of its mobile networks business, will better position it for new growth opportunities.
Intel Brakes for Autonomous Car Data Sharing
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2017  |  4 comments
Kathy Winter, Intel's autonomous cars GM, says regardless of who owns the data inside the cars, she wants it to be shared and licensable to increase safety.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Looms
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Returning to a Cloudy Software World
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2017  |  6 comments
After a few years away, I'm back at Light Reading – and I've returned to a strange new world of clouds and software.
Real-Time Analytics Serves Multiple Functions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Analytics capabilities are enabling companies to expand beyond their traditional market boundaries.
CEO Chat With TEOCO's Atul Jain
Between the CEOs  | 
3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
China's ZTE Gets New Chairman – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
The roles of chairman, president and executive director will no longer be held by a single individual as ZTE looks to burnish its corporate image.
Nominate Your WiC Leading Lights NOW!
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2017  |  2 comments
There's only a few days left to nominate a new class of worthy women for 2017's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
How Rachel Kutz Went From ET to AT&T VP
Mentor Monday  | 
3/13/2017  |  1 comment
Rachel Kutz, VP of supplier diversity at AT&T, may have envisioned herself in outer space, but a rewarding career in telecom was a nice consolation prize.
Digital Transformation Grows Up
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies are reacting to the need for digital transformation with evolved strategies and supporting products.
The Digital Economy & GDPR
Column  | 
3/9/2017  |  4 comments
Stephen Cameron and Chris Pinnock examine the implications of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is due to come into force in May 2018 and which will affect every organization that uses the data of European citizens.
ZTE Suffers $340M Net Loss on US Fine
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment maker turns loss-making in 2016 but may have cause to feel more optimistic about its prospects this year.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
Between the CEOs  | 
3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
Sprint's Tech COO on Gigabit LTE
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/7/2017  |  1 comment
In a special guest appearance on OrbTV at MWC 2017, Günther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, talks about the three building blocks of Gigabit LTE, small cells, SD/NFV and more.
Have You Entered the Leading Lights?
Shades of Ray  | 
3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
EXFO Snaps Up Ontology for Network Visibility
News Analysis  | 
3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Test and service assurance system vendor EXFO has acquired network visibility software specialist Ontology Systems in an effort to build a more rounded story for the virtualization era.
Amdocs CMO: We're Gonna Mint It in MANO
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Amdocs is very bullish about its revenue prospects from a productized version of the recently created open source management and orchestration (MANO) system ONAP.

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