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Content tagged with OSS/BSS posted in June 2019
Protecting Enterprises From State-Sponsored Hackers
Column  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.
Podcast Interview: IT & Telco Vet Bill Walker
The Philter  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Business disruption, telco transformation and big-league bowling. Crack open a cold one and listen to our podcast chat with former CenturyLink explainer-of-things Bill Walker.
Eurobites: Fastweb & Wind Tre Join Forces on 5G in Italy
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle begins work on photonic backbone; Openet nabs more Ericsson talent; EU probes Broadcom; Huawei hits the road.
Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.
Telcos: Security Is Not In Your DNA
Column  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos are in denial if they think they are security experts, says outspoken industry analyst Patrick Donegan.
Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
The Philter  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
Acumos AI Project Adds Smarts With Boreas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest release from The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project offers some interesting incremental improvements.
Former Verizon Exec Takes Helm of Ericsson's Edge Gravity
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Kyle Okamoto starts as Edge Gravity's CEO on June 24, taking over a slot previously held by Marcus Bergström.
Crunch Time for the Edge
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Edge computing looks to be an essential piece of the 5G puzzle but it's going to take a long time to slot into place, as MobiledgeX is finding out.
5G Could Usher in New Era of Mobile Cloud
Column  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Telecom operators need to take control of the customer experience to really benefit from 5G.
Tech Specs Groups to US Commerce Dept: 'Give Us Clarity on Huawei'
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Twenty-six technical specs and standards bodies, including the Ethernet Alliance and the Broadband Forum, have written to the US Dept. of Commerce seeking clarity on whether they can still engage with Huawei whilst the 'Entity List' ruling is in place.
How Blockchain Will Be Used in Telecoms
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
At the TechXLR8 event in London, Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks about how blockchain can be used to make, and save, money in the telecoms sector and identifies some of the innovative startups in the sector.
Eurobites: Altice's Drahi Brings Down Hammer on $3.7B Sotheby's Deal
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three begins 5G fixed-wireless broadband trials in London; Nordic systems integrators merge; Spyder Facilities snapped up; UK government homes in on service providers' rip-off ruses; and more.
Huawei Cuts Sales Forecast as US Blacklist Bites
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei's founder says revenues will be lower than previously expected in the short term, due to pressure exerted by the US, but that it will be ready to grow again from 2021.
The Evolution of AI for Telecoms
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
At the AI Summit in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue says the telecom vendor community is getting its story together on the use of artificial intelligence tools and the link to 5G network slicing.
Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  2 comments
The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.
VMware Banks on Data Center Agility With Avi Networks Buy
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware and Avi share multiple customers and they don't expect the combo and subsequent integration to cause much disruption as VMware aims to bring a public cloud experience to the data center.
Would a 5G Delay Really Be So Terrible for CSPs?
Column  | 
6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
A delay to the launch of 5G networks might be just what telcos need.
Dell Technologies Has a New CTO
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Ihab Tarazi has left Packet to become CTO of Networking and Solutions at Dell Technologies.
Telco Staff Face Crisis as Cuts Claim 127K Jobs at Big CSPs Since 2015
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers tracked by Light Reading have cut 7% of jobs since 2015, and reductions look set to continue.
Telstra's Chief Executioner Hones His Axe
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The Australian operator is reportedly slashing 15,000 contractor jobs and 8,000 internal positions as part of its T22 plan to become a more streamlined, 'digital' business.
CenturyLink's No Sweat Approach to AI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/4/2019  |  1 comment
US operator is moving toward a more proactive and predictive operational model as it uses AI tools to extract greater value from its data, but there are hurdles to overcome.
Eurobites: Nokia Exercises Its 5G Bragging Rights
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei launches ad campaign as Trump tightens the UK's security thumbscrews; Scottish QoE specialist Ciqual acquired; Kinnevik divests shareholding in Millicom.


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