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Content tagged with OSS/BSS posted in June 2017
Windstream Formally Embraces Open Source
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Move to join ONAP driven in part by its IT team, after a period of informally monitoring multiple open source efforts.
Alibaba Set to Acquire ZTEsoft – Rumor
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese web-scale giant is supposedly closing in on a deal to buy ZTE's software unit in a bid to strengthen its international cloud computing strategy, according to Bloomberg.
Eurobites: BT's Italian Trials Not Over Yet
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bolsters UC with Cisco Spark; Nokia goes on Chinese expedition, closes Comptel deal; Telegram app does as its told in Russia.
Calix: Russo's Not-So-Overnight Success?
Rewired  | 
6/28/2017  |  9 comments
Russo, the man who cashed in pretty quickly on his first major success, Cerent, is leading a much longer-term effort to bring software-defined networking to the access realm at Calix.
Ericsson Denies Ditching the Enterprise Market
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson may have scaled back its ambitions for new opportunities outside the telecom market while it works on a turnaround at its main networks business, but it hasn't abandoned them altogether.
Cisco Spent $2M to Close Minor Pay Gaps
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  4 comments
Improvements in analytics have allowed Cisco to granularly understand its employees' pay and rectify any gaps after an upfront investment of $2 million.
Bagel Downloads & Virtual Cappuccinos
Morris Lore  | 
6/26/2017  |  4 comments
The obsession with being a software company is getting out of hand.
Soft Loans, Trade Hardball: ZTE Seeks $11B in Credit Finance
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
A financing move by China's ZTE has resurrected the issue of unfair state support for the country's telecom giants.
CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.
CENX Names Industry Veteran Kennedy CEO
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Ed Kennedy, a big name in the optical space, will take over the CEO slot at CENX, currently being filled by CFO Kim Butler.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
NTT Claims Largest SD-WAN Footprint
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Company says its 100% software-defined network lets it reach 196 countries with SD-WAN service that is highly customizable.
Verizon Adds Cloud-Based VNFs
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Initial offerings include the usual suspects: SD-WAN, security and WAN optimization, and the company expects most firms will go hybrid.
Element AI Raises $102M to Bring AI to All
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  1 comment
Montreal-based startup says it will use the series-A funding to hire more, expand internationally and advance AI to the point where any company can plug-and-play its data for easy analysis.
Data Sharing Key to AT&T's AI Push
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  3 comments
SDN, AI and machine learning are changing how AT&T manages its network, but breaking down silos and empowering all its employees to be data scientists has been the real key to its transformation.
Calix Crafts 10G EPON Backing for Cable
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Seeking to make a bigger splash in the global $2 billion cable access tech market, Calix has introduced a 10G EPON version of its AXOS virtualized network platform for MSOs.
Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/9/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Spanish Core Network Deal
News Analysis  | 
6/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH Council Europe calls for investment-friendly regulation; Nokia upgrades Swiss air traffic control network; online giants could face police data grab; Telefónica plugs in to renewables.
Calix Combines Edge, Access on AXOS
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2017  |  1 comment
New Subscriber Management Module (SMm) streamlines service activation and other functions in a centralized approach to policy.
Big Names Board the ONAP Express
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW, VEON, Juniper, Red Hat and Accenture are among ONAP's new members, but it still doesn't have as many supporters as the Open Source MANO initiative.
Eurobites: BT Dumps PwC in Wake of Italian Scandal
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comarch lands Croatian deal; Orange signs up to Cloud Foundry; fashion's loss is 3's gain.
Eurobites: Operators Slam EC's 'Timid' 5G Efforts
News Analysis  | 
6/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson heads up connected car project; Actility forges IoT alliance in Sweden; Nokia brings 'mixed reality' to neurosurgery live streaming.
Level 3 CTO: Lack of NFV Standards a Hindrance
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/2/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE, Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan told Light Reading that the lack of NFV standards is a 'pain point' and a hindrance to achieving scalability.

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