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Content tagged with OSS/BSS posted in March 2018
Sigfox Poised to Get €40M Funding Prop – Sources
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Funding could help to keep the French IoT maker afloat as it wrestles with commercial challenges on several fronts.
Orchestration Newcomer Inmanta Eyes Funding Round in 2018
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
A Belgium startup with academic roots is starting to make waves in the market for management and network orchestration.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Sets Fixed-Line Spin-Off in Motion
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky strikes fiber deal in Italy; Ofcom rules on ducts, poles and more; roaming subscriptions in the EU; Orange news.
Join Tier 1 Experts at Automation Everywhere
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Want to know how major players such as Verizon, CenturyLink, Telstra, Windstream, PCCW Global and EdgeConneX are advancing their process automation strategies? Then get yourself to the Automation Everywhere event in Dallas on April 4.
Why You Need to Join Me in Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
Why Shaw's BlueSky TV Didn't 'Wipe Out'
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Shaw's Carol Santerre explains the challenges and lessons learned in deploying the MSO's new BlueSky TV service.
VEON CEO Quits Amid Investor Gloom
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Chairwoman Ursula Burns will step into the CEO role until a permanent replacement for Jean-Yves Charlier can be found.
Sigfox Cloud Boss Fired Amid OSS Problems – Sources
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2018  |  5 comments
The exodus of senior managers continues at the French IoT player with the departure of cloud boss Philippe Imoucha, according to sources.
Telefónica Starts Hunt for OSM Integrator Amid Open Source Doubts
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator has begun the search for an OSM integrator amid ongoing doubts about the attractions of open source technology.
You Need Another 48 Hours to Enter the Leading Lights Awards? OK Then...
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Stress ye not… The deadline for Leading Lights submissions has been edged out another two working days to Tuesday, March 27.
Automating SD-WAN Lets Telus Be More Like 'Bob'
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation enables Telus to offer a self-service portal and tools that mid-market customers can use to get better overall customer experience.
Shaw's Stevens: Triple Play Isn't Dead, the Game Is Changing
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2018  |  2 comments
Shaw's Dennis Stevens says cable operators need to rethink their approach to triple play, factoring in new applications and changing customer demand.
Telefónica to Hit Gas on Automation With 5G Rollout
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator outlines plans to ramp up investments in artificial intelligence while blasting vendors for continuing to develop 'closed' technologies.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Team Up on Big Data
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia recruits new chief commercial officer; Sunrise said to be in talks with Liberty Global over potential JV; Net Insight seeks new CEO.
Analyzing Adtran's Latest Move Into Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Adtran is buying its way further into the cable access market.
Intraway Partners to Wow WOW
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2018  |  Post a comment
OSS-BSS vendors wins orchestration deal after months of strategic partnership and planning for a more automated future.
CenturyLink's McBride – 'The Secret Sauce Is Automation'
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2018  |  1 comment
At Light Reading's Automation Everywhere event, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride will explain how automation is central to actualizing network virtualization during his keynote address.
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Eurobites: Virgin Media Poaches TalkTalk's Fiber Guy
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia takes AirScale to Lebanon; Telefónica's commercial break; industry goes wireless.
Facebook's TIP & Telcos Upend Old Operational Models
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Facebook's Jay Parikh explains how the Telecom Infra Project has changed its relationship with telcos and why connecting the unconnected has become a bigger priority for Facebook.
Colt, Verizon Take Giant Leap for Cross-Carrier Automation
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2018  |  Post a comment
The two service providers have demonstrated new technology that would dramatically cut the time it takes customers to upgrade off-net connections.
Telstra's Fagan: Automation Key to AI, IOT, Cloud & More
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
At Light Reading's Automation Everywhere event on April 4 in Dallas, Jim Fagan, director of Global Platforms for Telstra, will kick off the event with a keynote covering the Australian service provider's journey to network automation.
Matrixx Software Founder: Digital Transformation Lends Itself to Diversification
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
3/14/2018  |  1 comment
Matrixx Software Founder and VP of Marketing, Jennifer Kyriakakis, explains why digital transformation goes hand-in-hand with diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Jennifer shares how Matrixx Software has made both a priority.
8x8 Brings AI, Machine Learning to UC&C
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
New X-series platform stresses smarter use of vast amounts of unstructured data to improve customer experience on all channels.
Vodafone's Heeran: Cloud-Native Apps More Cost Competitive
News Analysis  | 
3/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendors who only virtualize and don't cloudify their apps are costing the carrier more in cloud resources, so they may lose out.
EXFO Eyes Mobile Growth With Its Astellia Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Test vendor EXFO has completed the acquisition of French network monitoring and analytics specialist Astellia, giving it a foothold in the mobile operator market, especially in Europe.
Time's Running Out: Enter the Leading Lights Awards Now!
News Analysis  | 
3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
There are only a few weeks left to enter this year's Leading Lights awards, so don't delay!
Eurobites: CityFibre Attacks Watchdog's 'Fake Fiber' Ruling
News Analysis  | 
3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson clusters NB-IoT in Greece; 5G developments in Italy and Switzerland; Tele2 plumps for Nokia analytics.
Future Network Investments Hampered by Outdated Thinking
Column  | 
3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
As multi-access edge computing becomes a reality, operators will need to consider how to gain visibility into their ever-expanding networks and why that's important.
Consolidated Speeds FairPoint Integration
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO tells investment analysts the company is on or ahead of schedule and willing to aggressively invest to improve service.

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