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Vodafone Idea Plots Cloud BSS Future With Optiva
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10/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The Indian operator is trying out the BSS specialist's cloud-based charging system at its commercial operations in the Punjab as part of its back-office evolution strategy.
Startup Wants to Help ISPs Turn Smart Home Customer Care Into a Profit Center
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10/21/2019  |  2 comments
Fresh off a $9 million funding round, Sweepr aims to help its ISP partners offer customer care as a service to makers of smart home devices and appliances.
DT's Access 4.0 Team Loses Its Cherry & Hits the Eggnog
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10/21/2019  |  1 comment
The German operator has a long list of vendors identified for its software-enabled broadband access project. What could possibly go wrong?
From Virtualization to Containerization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/21/2019  |  Post a comment
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
Eurobites: Ericsson Adds Brain-Power to Its RAN Technology
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10/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON trials 5G in Kazakhstan; T-Systems launches private cloud trial with VMware; Openet and Evergent combine on BSS.
Broadband World Forum: What's Beyond the Fiber?
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
I've been in Amsterdam this week at the annual Broadband World Forum event – here's what sunk into my grey matter.
Remembering Analyst Michael Howard
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2019  |  16 comments
One of the industry's most well known and respected figures, analyst Michael Howard, has passed away.
Ericsson Lifts Outlook as It Targets a Bigger Role in China
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor expects 2020 sales to be at least 9% higher than last year's figure and has also raised guidance for profitability.
Optiva CEO Danielle Royston Uses the Cloud to Stand Out From the Crowd
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
Startup Celona Targets Private LTE & 5G for Enterprise
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Celona, a startup stemming from CommScope's purchase of Ruckus, is targeting the market for enterprises building their own private 5G and LTE wireless networks, eschewing WiFi.
Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers
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10/11/2019  |  3 comments
Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.
Comcast Blames Software Glitch for Broadband Data Meter Error
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10/10/2019  |  2 comments
In a small edge case that affected about 2,000 customers, Comcast says it fixed the technical issue and is crediting affected accounts for any erroneous charges and giving those subs an additional $50 credit.
Altice Cooks Up RDK-Powered Broadband Gateways
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10/10/2019  |  2 comments
Altice Labs has introduced a family of broadband gateways for DOCSIS and FTTP networks that utilizes an open source software platform managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global & Charter.
AT&T's Wheelus: From Mechanization to Automation
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
MyRepublic: 'Redefining the Economics of Telco'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.
Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks
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10/8/2019  |  2 comments
Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.
Eurobites: Cellnex Buys Arqiva's Towers Unit for £2B
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netcracker lands OSS deal with Deutsche Telekom; Nokia hopes to make squillions from Quillion chipset; Telia Norway goes all in with Ericsson for 5G RAN.
Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind
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10/7/2019  |  1 comment
Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.
Evolving Service Assurance to Support 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Among the many considerations facing network operators as they make the leap into the 5G world, service assurance is right up there with the toughest, as CSP executives will explain at the upcoming Software-Driven Operations summit in London.
The 'Ostiguide' to Observability
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
At 5G Asia, Accedian's founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Ostiguy explains the difference between 'observability' and visibility for monitoring and service assurance of 5G networks.
Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS
The Philter  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
Revamping the IT Stack for 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.
ETSI Tackles AI Security
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10/2/2019  |  Post a comment
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
The Importance of Culture Management in a 5G World
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/2/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Ericsson's Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez outlines the cultural changes needed in telco IT operations teams, and the importance of automation, as network operators embrace 5G.
Podcast: Where 5G May Be in 5 Years
The Philter  | 
10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.
Eurobites: Ericsson's Latest Smart Factory Nears Completion
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10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.

Dan Whalen, Arris's Former Top Network Exec, Heads to Adtran
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Hiring Whalen as chief product officer is another indicator that Adtran is accelerating its cable industry strategy as MSOs mull their next-gen access network moves.
Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus
The Philter  | 
9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.
Migrating OSS/BSS to the Public Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/23/2019  |  1 comment
As operational models evolve, telcos are turning to public cloud platforms to host their OSS and BSS systems, but there are still hurdles to overcome.
Leveraging AI for Increased CSP Efficiency
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Jay Shah, chief AI officer at MyRepublic, explains how the service provider is leveraging AI to optimize its operations, control costs and manage churn.
RJio Takes Baby Steps With Open Source for OSS/BSS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2019  |  1 comment
Disruptive Indian operator is embracing open source as it evolves its back office strategy.
Why CenturyLink Bought Streamroot
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Streamroot's peer-assisted CDN technology will help CenturyLink extend a video streaming bridge to hard-to-reach parts of the globe.
Anatomy of an OSS RFI Process
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading recently managed a request for information (RFI) process for a network operator – here's what happened...
What to Expect From Altice Mobile
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.
SES & Microsoft Ink Unearthly Cloud Partnership
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.
Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/10/2019  |  2 comments
Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.
Masergy Puts a 'Virtual Engineer' in Enterprise Networks
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Masergy provides an AI boost for enterprise network management.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Services, Brexit... & Guinness
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Shot on location in a Dublin pub, this week's podcast sees the regular crew joined by Openet's Niall Norton to talk digitalization, Brexit and more. Oh, and they drink some Guinness.
Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
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9/6/2019  |  2 comments
The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.
Meet AT&T's New Communications Division Leadership
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9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's biggest business unit now has a new leadership team. Here's a look at who is likely running the company's wired and wireless networks, and its overall mobile and wired Internet offerings.
Is There a Payoff for Free Wireless?
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  2 comments
Several wireless providers, including Sprint, T-Mobile and FreedomPop, have toyed with 'free' service offerings. However, the freemium business model appears tricky to implement.
Eurobites: MTS Gets 2.1 Gbit/s From Samsung Device in Trials With Nokia & Qualcomm
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9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.
Eluvio Aims to Elude Video Transcoding & the CDN
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9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Startup led by former Aspera CEO Michelle Munson enters the global OTT scene with a low-latency 'Content Fabric' designed to disrupt the streaming video market.
Deconstructing the Telco Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/4/2019  |  1 comment
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
Cox Has a Prepaid Broadband Service
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Pay-as-you-go offering, called 'StraightUp Internet,' costs $50 a month, includes a DOCSIS WiFi gateway, and delivers up to 25 Mbit/s downstream.
ZTE H1 Profits Up, but Sales Stuck in a Rut
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8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.
Eurobites: UK Mulls Supersize Mobile Masts
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8/27/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson combine on campus networks; UK's decision on Huawei due in the fall; it's a Nuuday for Agama Technologies.
US Carriers Toy With 3-Year Phone Loans
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8/23/2019  |  3 comments
US wireless network operators are increasingly breaking up the cost of a new smartphone across three years, rather than two, to make the monthly payments easier for consumers to swallow.
Comcast, Charter to Offer 5G Via Verizon MVNO
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  2 comments
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile and Charter's Spectrum Mobile MVNOs will offer Verizon's 5G service to their respective customers at some unspecified point in the future.
VMware Splashes $4.8B on Strategic Acquisitions
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware is bolstering its developer support and security capabilities with the acquisitions of Pivotal Software and Carbon Black.
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