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Key developments in OSS, BSS, and policy control.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/11/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/10/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/10/2019
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.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/9/2019
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.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/8/2019
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.
By Martha DeGrasse, Contributor, Light Reading, 10/8/2019
Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/8/2019
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.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/7/2019
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.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/7/2019
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.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/4/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 10/3/2019
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.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/3/2019
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/2/2019
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
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CISO No Longer the Last Word on Security – Radware
Larry Loeb, Author, 10/14/2019
The rise of DevSecOps may be the reason that 70% of respondents to Radware's ...
New 'Reductor' Malware Intercepts Browser Traffic
Larry Loeb, Author, 10/11/2019
Encrypted traffic from both Chrome and Firefox shown to be vulnerable.
Broadband World News
BBWN Bites: Consumer Tech Spending to Climb to $2.06T by 2023 – IDC
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/11/2019
Also today, Comcast is really virtualizing, Verizon counts on emerging backhaul ...
BBWN Bites: 60% of US Farmers Have Inadequate Broadband — Study
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/10/2019
Also today, Liberty LatAm to acquire AT&T's assets in Puerto Rico and the US ...
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DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
New Orleans -- Cable-Tec Expo -- The wired/wireless network "revolution" is well underway, though the speed at which that revolution will proceed won't be constant. ...
Marc Ganzi is described as a "leading visionary and entrepreneur" in his company's biography, and it's easy to see why.
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