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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/13/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
LONDON -- Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network -- If technology suppliers want to play a role in BT's next-generation network they will need to show how they will help the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/24/2018
Telcos are developing more on-demand services, but there's still a place for longer-term, traditional network service delivery, too.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/15/2018
Once upon a time there was a maharaja who decided to raise a baby elephant as a pet (stick with me…). As the elephant grew, it became more and more expensive to feed and created such a ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/4/2018
It's the start of a new year, which means that everyone is making resolutions, many of which involve some kind of transformation. For communications service providers, transformation is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2017
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.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 11/10/2017
At Light Reading's recent OSS in the Era of NFV/SDN event in London, I moderated a panel discussion on "Analytics, Machine Learning & AI in Next-Gen OSS/BSS" and wanted to share some key ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2017
LONDON -- David Hughes has little patience with telecom service providers who make excuses or blame others -- regulators and vendors -- for their problems or pace in managing a digital ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/6/2017
When it comes to doing service assurance in the virtualized telecom world, SevOne is choosing to cover all its bases. In addition to its alliance with Red Hat to combine service assurance ...
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MWC 2019: Ultra-Reliable 5G NR for Industrial IoT

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The next release of 5G (3GPP Rel. 16) will expand 5G NR to new verticals, unlocking innovation in industrial IoT with new capabilities, such as enhanced ultra-reliable low latency communication (eURLLC). Following up on last year's low latency 5G NR demonstration, we are demonstrating 99.9999% reliability in our over-the-air 5G testbed.
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Altiostar Talks About the Virtualization of the RAN & Its Role in the Rakuten Network at MWC 2019

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Altiostar Founder and CEO Ash Dahod talks about the company's efforts to virtualize the RAN portion of the mobile network at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. In addition to providing an overview of the industry's readiness for an Open RAN approach, Dahod also explains Altiostar's role in Rakuten's innovative mobile network.
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Mobile vs. Cable Operators – Partners or Competitors?

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With new 5G services rapidly approaching commercial rollout across the globe and cable MSOs initiating migration to new distributed access architecture (DAA) and converged interconnect network (CIN) architectures, Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick and Infinera's Jon Baldry discuss the changing relationship between cable and mobile networks at the Light Reading Cable ...
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Ciena Talks Converged Interconnect Networks at Cable Next-Gen

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At Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies in Denver, Alan Breznick sat down with Ciena's Fernando Villarruel to talk about Converged Interconnect Network, DAA and the path to a more adaptive network.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A Secure Foundation for the Telecom Ecosystem

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Telecommunications companies are on a journey to transform their networks and applications, to position themselves to respond to current customer needs, and ideas not yet conceived. Light Reading Editor-In-Chief Ray Le Maistre speaks with Red Hat Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Chiras about how Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a secure, consistent ...
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Why Collaboration Is Critical for 5G Security

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Joe Barrett, President of the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), discusses the reasons for heightened security concerns, the importance of network-based security and the need for broad collaboration across the telecoms ecosystem if communications services and networks are to be made as secure as possible in a 5G world.
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Cisco's John Chapman: DOCSIS Will Never Die

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The "father of DOCSIS," Cisco Fellow and Cable CTO John Chapman, discusses the evolution of the cable plant and DOCSIS for scaling to meet the needs of the future. He also outlines the essential steps cable operators should be pursuing now, and how their networks are uniquely positioned and be used enabling the next generation of 5G mobile network services.
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Radcom CEO Discusses 5G Assurance at MWC19

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In this video Radcom's CEO, Yaron Ravkaie, discusses Radcom's continuing strategy in supporting operators in their transition to NFV and 5G, taking an on-demand approach to network monitoring and helping operators differentiate themselves through delivering superior customer experience.
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Financial Inclusion to Financial Enrichment – 'Provide Customers a Hyper-Personalized Experience'

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The global communications space is fast transitioning from the mobile to mobility to digital. The impetus on players in the global payments space, therefore, is no longer merely ensuring financial inclusion but financial enrichment as well. Digital banking has, therefore, come to the forefront in this regard. New age digital platforms are certainly making their ...
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Rearchitecting Intelligent Communications – 'Omni-Channel Communication Is Imperative Today'

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The data and messaging industries are witnessing significant disruption. In this complex environment, operators must work towards transitioning from functioning as bulk SMS providers to offering omni-channel platforms for the enterprise engagement. Deshbandhu Bansal, assistant vice president of messaging and broadband solutions at Comviva, highlights why operators ...
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LotusFlare: Awesome Digital Experiences to Drive Growth

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With a founding team coming from Facebook and other Internet companies, LotusFlare bridges telecom operators with best practices from the Internet domain: modern IT systems, better digital customer experiences, and increased margins. We are backed by Google Ventures, Social Capital and headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices all over the world. Our customers ...
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Telstra US Plans to Bridge the Gap Between East & West

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Australian carrier Telstra appointed Nicholas Collins as its first US CEO in September 2018. His mission is laser-focused: help US companies succeed in the Asian market. With more than six years of experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, Collins is well-suited to bridge the gap between East and West. (Telstra's thousands of miles of trans-Pacific subsea cable may ...