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Evolving Service Assurance to Support 5G

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.

Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation

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?

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

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

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?

Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.

WiC Radio: Sigma CTO Talks Transformations

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

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

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

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

PCCW exec David Hughes eviscerates the telecom 'poor me' mindset but with a light touch, Carol Wilson writes.

SevOne Adds Containers to Its Quiver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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