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Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
What's Hot in Software-Defined Operations?
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11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw highlights the key debate topics from the Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network event in London, including the data analytics challenge in a 5G world and how service assurance appears to still be an afterthought in virtualization strategies.
BT's McRae: Vendors Need to Support Automation or They're Out
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11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendors that want to get their technology deployed in BT's network will need to prove to the operator's chief architect that they can support his automation plans, he tells the Light Reading event audience.
Colt Automates Network Service Delivery With On Demand Portal
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Colt's Mirko Voltolini explains where the operator has seen success with its On Demand service platform, but also addresses why the traditional service delivery model still has staying power.
Is Open Source the Right Approach for NFV Orchestration?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
WiC Radio: Sigma CTO Talks Transformations
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/4/2018  |  1 comment
Join Sigma Systems CTO Catherine Michel on January 11 for an inside look at transforming your network, operations and company culture to compete in the digital era.
Skilled Women Can Fuel Tech Growth
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
12/4/2017  |  1 comment
LONDON, 12/4/2017 – There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.
Sigma's Michel: Digital Economy Demands Inclusion
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
AI & Machine Learning in NFV/SDN: Key Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Operators are applying artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to leverage the power of their new programmable, software-based networks.
The Wit & Wisdom of David Hughes
Rewired  | 
11/8/2017  |  22 comments
PCCW exec David Hughes eviscerates the telecom 'poor me' mindset but with a light touch, Carol Wilson writes.
SevOne Adds Containers to Its Quiver
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Service assurance software vendor making strides in the cloud-native direction while retaining its other options, including VMs.
NFV & SDN Are Generating Profit$, Claims Netcracker
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11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VP of strategy tells OSS event audience that its business-focused operator customers are making money and getting services out faster.
Debating the Common Information Model
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11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 11/3/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event in London, Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre talk common information models and automation.
Sprint & MSOs Drawn to ETSI's Automation Group, Says DT's Martiny
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11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
New industry group focused on automated processes and zero touch networking is attracting potential new members, including Sprint, and prepping for an initial meeting in January, says DT exec Klaus Martiny.
The Business Case for Next-Gen Operations
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.
Heavy Reading: Common Data Models Unlikely
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2017  |  5 comments
Getting operators to agree on a common data model that rises above the lowest common denominator is seemingly impossible.
BT Berates Virtualization Vendors for Lack of Conformity
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2017  |  3 comments
The UK operator is training staff to use data modeling languages so that it can address the lack of conformity it sees from virtualization system vendors.
People in Comms, This WiC Event Is For You!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Join Women in Comms on Nov. 1 in London for a luncheon geared towards men and how they can be important allies for women in the workplace.
Untangling the Operational Complexities of SDN & NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV is the industry's premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations and OSS.
BT: Virtualization Must Include Legacy
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2016  |  1 comment
Today's physical network assets have to be part of any virtualization approach, says chief architect.
Virtualization Frustration Sees Telcos Rebel
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2016  |  1 comment
Service providers are increasingly unhappy with their suppliers, and they are making their feelings known.
Latest NFV Headache: Software Licensing
News Analysis  | 
11/7/2016  |  11 comments
BT's Neil McRae injects the issue into day-long OSS event and industry leaders agree there aren't easy answers right now.
Vodafone: Desperately Seeking Cloud-Centric Tech
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone is on a multi-track journey to implement its SDN/NFV strategy but needs cloud-native, cloud-ready next generation tools from its technology partners, explains David Amzallag, the operator's head of network virtualization and SDN/NFV.
Heavy Reading: OSS Reality Sinks In for CSPs
Coyne’s Corner  | 
10/5/2016  |  3 comments
There are still no final answers as to how they will manage their new virtualized networks alongside the legacy networks and OSS.
My Most Memorable Moments of 2015
Rewired  | 
12/29/2015  |  6 comments
Here's a look back at the highlights from the live events Light Reading held last year, including best keynote and best event.
Can Telecom Unite on Info Models for NFV?
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2015  |  2 comments
The debate over whether to create a common information model for virtualization management is pushing some standards development organizations (SDOs) to come together and some vendors/SPs to try something else.
The Threat to Telcos' Future: Malcolm Orr Just Nailed It
Shades of Ray  | 
11/13/2015  |  8 comments
If you work at a telco or a vendor that sells to traditional communications service providers, you need to watch this short video interview.
Colt: OSS Can Benefit From Microservice View
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt, says OSSs don't have to be microservices themselves but need to adopt some of those principles.
It Gets Contentious in London: OSS Event Pictures
Slide Shows  | 
11/11/2015  |  1 comment
Service providers and vendors came together in London to tackle tricky issues around OSS for virtualized networks.
Colt Dropping OSS Baton for Smarter Dance
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operator seeks to replace centralized orchestration with less complex choreography of distributed domain intelligence.
HP Defends NFV Smarts After Vodafone Attack
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2015  |  2 comments
HP Enterprise insists it is playing a leadership role in NFV orchestration but admits it does not have a recipe to address all of the challenges that operators face.
BT Wrestles With NFV Orchestration Confusion
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2015  |  2 comments
The UK operator argues for more work on standardization and theory to aid NFV rollout.
Vodafone Calls for End to Five Nines
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2015  |  15 comments
One of the world's biggest operators says the 'five-nines' concept has no place in a virtualized world.
Major Change Afoot in Managing Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2015  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading Analyst Caroline Chappell sees telecom network operators moving away from centralized management toward smarter network elements.
Telecoms Pushing NFV, Even Lacking OSS
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2015  |  5 comments
Research shows CSPs haven't got an operations strategy for NFV yet, even as more of them say they are deploying.
BT's 'Third Way' for NFV
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/11/2014  |  3 comments
BT's director of research and technology, Chris Bilton, taks about the 'third way' in which network operators can manage their next-generation assets in a world of SDN and NFV.
Mobile Operators Least Prepared for NFV
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11/11/2014  |  Post a comment
With competitive pressures less intense and the business models not so clear, mobile operators appear to be the least advanced in terms of preparing for NFV.
NFV, SDN Is a Catalyst for OSS Rethink
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2014  |  Post a comment
The introduction of virtualized functions into telco networks is a real opportunity for a re-evaluation of OSS systems – but quite how much of a revamp can be achieved is another matter.
AT&T's Mexican Capex Dance
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2014  |  4 comments
AT&T's $2.5B splurge on Mexican operator Iusacell means it needs to keep a tighter grip on capital expenditure in 2015.
Colt Evolves Its OSS for SDN, NFV
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/10/2014  |  4 comments
With SDN experience already under its belt, Colt is looking to evolve its management systems to adapt to a hybrid environment of physical and virtual capabilities.
Pics From OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV
Slide Shows  | 
11/7/2014  |  9 comments
We told you OSS was hot!! Pics of the crowds and speakers at the Light Reading OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV event in London.
The Impact of NFV & SDN on OSS
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/6/2014  |  3 comments
In the OSS arena, change is gonna come....
Colt: NFV Can't Be Backward Step
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2014  |  1 comment
Virtualization pioneer needs NFV to maintain the automatic correlation between faults and affected services.
CEM's New Hard Rules & Soft Skills
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11/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia's Head of CEM and Women in Telecom speaker Jane Rygaard discusses customer experience management in a social media-driven world and why women are well suited to tackle the challenges it brings.
Highlighting 5 OSS Strategies for NFV/SDN
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading breaks down the varied approaches NTT Communications, AT&T, EE, BT and Colt are taking to adapt their OSS for SDN and NFV.
Pics: Women in Telecom Take London
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2014  |  5 comments
TM Forum's Annie Turner, Nokia's Jane Rygaard and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell join Light Reading to discuss how to move beyond technology for technology's sake.
ETSI's NFV Group Staying True to Its Purpose
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2014  |  4 comments
Critics want more from the ETSI NFV ISG, but its chair says there are reasons to stick to its scope and work more closely with other industry bodies.
NFV Just Made OSS Hot
Shades of Ray  | 
10/28/2014  |  4 comments
For decades, OSS has been a back-office issue; now it's at the heart of telco transformation strategies.
Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  6 comments
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, and it's one that could alter the timeline of virtualization.
SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2014  |  2 comments
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
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