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Content tagged with OSS/BSS posted in July 2014
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Comcast Strengthens Billing Bond with CSG
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2014  |  5 comments
BSS vendor will take on all of Comcast's residential billing services, adding 2.3 million customers to the platform it has already deployed with the cable company.
Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2014  |  6 comments
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business as it reports Q2 financials, but investors are showing signs of nerves.
Eurobites: BT Boasts of FTTX Expansion
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Spirent preps more M&A action as revenues rise; Telefónica suffers currency crunch; Colt's voice strategy hits sales.
Verizon, thePlatform Team Up on IP Video
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2014  |  1 comment
Verizon Digital Media Services and Comcast's thePlatform are partnering to deliver an end-to-end IP video solution.
Singapore's IDA Preps HetNet RFP
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2014  |  3 comments
As Singapore readies a wireless HetNet RFP for its Smart Nation network, its trial starts with a crackdown on rule-breakers.
Eurobites: BlackBerry Buys German Security Firm
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Apollo's fat pipe; KPN reports sales decline but stock leaps; Test vendor Rohde & Schwarz buys a security specialist; and more!
Is Windstream Boldly Setting a New Trend?
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2014  |  20 comments
Strategy separating services organization from network operations could catch on elsewhere and is already a big hit on Wall Street.
Ericsson Goes Beyond Telecom with MetraTech Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2014  |  9 comments
Vendor's acquisition was all about expanding its OSS for the IoT, which requires more flexibility, agility, and cost-effective platforms.
SDN Powers AT&T, IBM On-Demand Cloud Connections
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2014  |  5 comments
New proof of concept builds on SDN-based API that allows traffic to burst on any layer of the network, on-demand.
Cisco Ships Its SDN Architecture -- Almost
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2014  |  6 comments
Cisco tosses its ACI hat in the SDN ring.
No Crocodile Tears for AWS Just Yet
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2014  |  5 comments
Amazon Web Services' price cuts contributed to the parent company's bad quarter and stock plunge -- but there's still gold in its clouds.
Eurobites: Regulators Delve Into IoT
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei teams up for the European soccer season; KPN trials VoLTE; Telecom Italia joins the drones brigade.
Verizon Applies 3G Throttling Policy to LTE
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2014  |  12 comments
Verizon's heaviest LTE data users who are still holding on to unlimited data plans will soon see their speeds throttled if they hop on a congested cell site.
Startup Octoblu Wants to be An IoT Connector
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  6 comments
A startup emerges from stealth mode with an eye toward being a pre-standards connector on the Internet of Things.
BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator
LRTV Documentaries  | 
7/24/2014  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
HP Looks to Conquer Carriers With NFV
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  3 comments
The company already serves carrier IT departments, but hopes network functions virtualization can drive onto carrier networks.
Eurobites: DT's Hungary Operation Cuts Jobs
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica doubles down on security; Nokia holds steady in Q2; "right to be forgotten" row continues.
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/24/2014  |  7 comments
Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
Nokia Holds Steady in Q2, Raises Outlook
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  21 comments
Nokia's three remaining business lines, including Networks, unveil stable financial numbers for the second quarter and expect a positive second half of the year.
IEEE Picks Up 25Gbit/s Ethernet Cause
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  1 comment
The IEEE starts a study group aiming to pursue a 25Gbit/s Ethernet standard for data centers.
Juniper Sells Security Unit, Feels Carrier Pinch
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Portfolio transformation sees sale of mobile security unit as Juniper braces itself for a dip in US telco spending.
Pics: Cisco's IoT Fog Rolls Into Chicago
Slide Shows  | 
7/23/2014  |  6 comments
Cisco and friends visit the Windy City to stake their claim in the Internet of Everything.
Big Switch Intros Flagship Big Cloud Fabric – At Last
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  4 comments
Big Cloud Fabric is designed to let carriers and enterprises get their feet wet with SDN.
Colorado Utility Adds Mobile Intelligence
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  2 comments
Fort Collins Utilities gives customers a mobile-optimized web portal to provide more insight and control over energy and water usage.
Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Specialist Flurry
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  3 comments
The Internet company plans to raise its mobile app analytics game with an acquisition thought to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
VeloCloud Reimagines Enterprise WAN
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  4 comments
VeloCloud offers a cloud-based WAN service for delivering enterprise-grade service over regular broadband lines.
Verizon Rewards Customers for Their Data
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/21/2014  |  7 comments
New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.
GoGrid Puts Cloud at Touch of a Button
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  2 comments
Cloud hosting company launches Orchestration Service Engine to simplify application deployment across multiple clouds.
Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
Column  | 
7/18/2014  |  14 comments
They can go from also-rans to leaders -- if they don't mess up.
Ericsson's Network Boss Outlines Top Priorities
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  6 comments
Johan Wibergh, the vendor's networks head, tells Light Reading his thoughts on R&D, LTE, small cells, OSS/BSS, SDN, NFV, 5G, and more.
How NFV Gets a Foot in the Door for SDN
Column  | 
7/18/2014  |  4 comments
The benefits of SDN are hard to grasp because they're so big. But NFV provides a nice, finite-value proposition.
Ericsson Leaps on Q2 Margin Boost
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  1 comment
Share price leaps as further customer investments in mobile network capacity helped Ericsson boost its margins in the second quarter.
Windstream Portal Integrates Cloud, Network
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  2 comments
Customers can see both their network and cloud infrastructure on a single portal that will soon let them make changes to both.
AlcaLu's Bell Labs Opens Video R&D Lab in UK
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  1 comment
Cambridge is home to a new video-centric R&D lab formed by Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.
BT Embraces Small Cells for Mobile Push
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  4 comments
BT's back in the mobile game with a small cell-enabled fixed-mobile convergence service, but not with its own 4G spectrum just yet.
Eurobites: Ex-Nokia Staff Fear Microsoft Axe
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom/Oi merger back on track; Anritsu gets BT gig; Carphone Warehouse plans MVNO.
Analytics, Security Key to Apple, IBM Tie-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2014  |  10 comments
The former PC rivals are now best buddies as they collaborate on devices and apps for the enterprise mobility market.
Orange Taps Apigee to Expose Its APIs
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2014  |  1 comment
Operator will use Apigee's API platform to connect with developers, monetize network resources, and build new services.
Yahoo Buys Mobile Video Startup RayV
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2014  |  2 comments
Yahoo likes RayV's mobile video streaming know-how.
Will Telecom's 'Open' Be Natural or Organic?
Rewired  | 
7/15/2014  |  10 comments
It's up to network operators to make sure "open" retains some meaning and doesn't go the way of "natural" foods.
A10 Brings the Thunder for DDoS Protection
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2014  |  3 comments
A10 claims faster performance, smaller form factor, and simplified licensing compared with competition from Cisco and Juniper.
Allot: Apps-Based Plans Bring Higher ARPU
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2014  |  3 comments
Operators are starting to offer more pricing plans built around applications and partnerships, perhaps because they're leading to an uptick in ARPU, Allot suggests.
Riverbed Faces More Pressure to Sell
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2014  |  18 comments
Riverbed faces a second-quarter revenue drop, and renewed pressure to find a buyer.
Time to Get Smart About SMB Services
Shades of Ray  | 
7/14/2014  |  5 comments
Can service providers afford to neglect small businesses in a FTTx, 4G world?
Integrated Analytics Make or Break VoLTE Rollouts
Column  | 
7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Intensive end-to-end test and measurement is essential to ensure the smooth rollout of new services like VoLTE.
Internet Giants Speak Up for Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2014  |  6 comments
A group that includes Google, Facebook, and Netflix urges the FCC to establish new net neutrality rules to protect the open Internet.
NetSocket Opens Arms to Virtual App Partners
News Analysis  | 
7/11/2014  |  2 comments
NetSocket launches its Virtual Partner Program for third-party developers as the next stage in building its apps portfolio.
Vidyo Takes in $20M to Bring Video to IoT
News Analysis  | 
7/11/2014  |  5 comments
Telepresence vendor will use the cash to video-enable connected devices, including support for WebRTC.
IBM Chips in $3B for Cloud, Big Data
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2014  |  8 comments
Funding, spread over five years, will help the silicon giant push the limits of chip technology for cloud computing and big data systems.
Dimension Data Unveils 'Buy to Grow' Strategy
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2014  |  1 comment
NTT's Dimension Data unit is looking for acquisitions to boost its presence in Asia-Pacific.
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