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Content tagged with OSS/BSS posted in May 2016
Vodafone Demands More From NFV Vendors
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5/27/2016  |  4 comments
Industry alignment is needed on pricing models and VNF onboarding, notes Vodafone's Head of SDN and NFV David Amzallag in his BCE keynote presentation.
AT&T: OPNFV Can Bring Open Source Sanity
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Proliferation of open source orchestration options needs a level playing field for evaluation and OPNFV can be that, says AT&T executive.
Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.
Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
Ciena Says Toolkit Makes DevOps Easier
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
New Blue Planet software tools make it simpler for network operators to 'onboard' resources or develop service templates for their virtual nets.
Leading Lights 2016: The Winners
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best New Product (Telecom)
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5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Twelve companies, including ADVA, Ciena, Cisco and Nokia, made the shortlist for this year's best telecom product award.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2016  |  3 comments
Ten companies, including Amdocs, Huawei, NetCracker and Sigma Systems, have made it to the shortlist in the Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor category of the Leading Lights awards.
Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
5/20/2016  |  3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.
OpenStack Underpins Comcast Elastic Cloud
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Largest cable MSO also among largest users of OpenStack in carrier community with deployment in national and regional data centers.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Private Company of the Year
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Affirmed Networks, Masergy Communications, VeEX and Versa Networks are the four contenders for this title.
Metaswitch Offers Voice Infrastructure Cloud
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2016  |  1 comment
New service lets communications service providers stop buying hardware and lets Metaswitch operate their voice clouds.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider)
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T, China Unicom Tianjin, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, Time Warner Cable and WOW are the seven finalists in the Outstanding Transformation Strategy category.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis  | 
5/13/2016  |  1 comment
Vendors produced a plethora of tools designed to help service providers improve network agility through virtualization.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative SMB Service
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5/13/2016  |  Post a comment
New services from AT&T and Global Capacity enable SMBs to do more, especially in moving apps to the cloud.
BCE 2016: Live NFV Interop Demo Takes Center Stage
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2016  |  1 comment
More than 10 companies involved in 6 NFV interop demos on the show floor at the upcoming Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, on May 24 and 25.
Orange CIO Faced Board Concern on Digitalization
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2016  |  3 comments
Orange's Group CIO has shared details of the company's digitalization strategy as it focuses on the Internet of Things and mobile banking opportunities.
EXCLUSIVE: Sigma Lines Up Ontology Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2016  |  1 comment
OSS/BSS specialist Sigma Systems is closing in on the acquisition of semantic search and data gathering specialist Ontology to further boost its appeal to network operators.
Building Up Digital Operations: Pics
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5/11/2016  |  53 comments
At the TM Forum Live! 2016 in Nice, France, executives from service providers and others shared their views on the emerging Digital Operations Ecosystem.
9 Global Telcos Back Open APIs Scheme
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Nine of the world's biggest service providers hope to realize major business benefits from the use of Open APIs.
TM Forum Live! 2016: Nice Pics
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5/10/2016  |  2 comments
Snapshots from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.
Key Takeaways From TM Forum Live!
Shades of Ray  | 
5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Three key OSS and virtualization takeaways from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.
NEC & NetCracker Serve Up Virtualization Buzzword Soup
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2016  |  3 comments
Telco software vendor's Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP) is a broad technology and supporting services offering that includes just about every buzzword from the New IP lexicon – but is there any substance to its proposition?
Wireless Weakness Dents Nokia Sales, Outlook
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5/10/2016  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports sales setbacks in its first full quarter since the takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.
Verizon Demands Better NFV 'Answers' From Vendors
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5/9/2016  |  10 comments
US telco throws down the gauntlet to the SDN and NFV industry, demanding progress in key areas.
Eurobites: 'Uzbekgate' Scandal Claims More Telenor Scalps
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle lands major subsea gig; utility firm seeks slice of Metroweb; T-Mobile Czech Republic taps Ericsson for revenue management.
Colt Exec Wants Nimble OSS, BSS
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Nico Fischbach, the Strategy, Architecture and Innovation Director at international operator Colt, wants to see the OSS and BSS vendor community develop more nimble, agile systems rather than soup-to-nuts packages.
Convergence of the Service Layers
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5/6/2016  |  Post a comment
The conclusions of a new survey, commissioned by OpenCloud and conducted by Heavy Reading, suggests that the move towards converged service layers is now well underway.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
New companies with a focus on video graphics, smart grid predictive analytics and a quadcopter camera make up WiC's finalists for Female-Led Startup to Watch.
Salesforce Targets CSPs With New Cloud Framework
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  2 comments
The SaaS pioneer sees opportunities to play a bigger role in the communications market through a new cloud initiative.
BCE 2016: Vodafone to Make Waves With Its 'Ocean' Virtualization Strategy
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  4 comments
Vodafone's SDN and NFV group head David Amzallag is set to outline the operator's virtualization strategy, codenamed 'Ocean,' at the Big Communications Event (BCE) later this month.
Testing When There's No 'There' There
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish company that was established to answer that very question.
ItsOn Scorns OSS/BSS Rivals as It Snags STC
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  4 comments
The Silicon Valley-based SaaS player has added STC to its customer list while having another dig at its longer-established rivals.

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