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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of operations support systems.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 1/16/2018
ETSI's new automation group, the snappily titled Zero touch network and Service Management Industry Specification Group (ZSM ISG), has attracted a broad range of new ...
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 1/12/2018
Operating NFV-based services and networks is the next priority for progressive communications service providers (CSPs). And it's not easy. In fact, CSPs are telling ...
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 ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/3/2018
A veteran industry strategy consultant says the traditional standards development process isn't going to play much of a role going forward because it's too slow, and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/18/2017
Wholesale connectivity provider Epsilon is on the verge of turning off its legacy provisioning system, in favor of an automated platform three years in the making ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/18/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia offers cloud-friendly data processing; UK infrastructure czar slams mobile coverage; Deutsche Telekom invests in e-health ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
EnterpriseWeb may not be a new name amongst those in the NFV, telco cloud and OSS communities, but 2018 could be the year when it becomes a much more familiar name ...
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 12/14/2017
Back in 2014 the regulatory winds were favorable in European telecoms with consolidation in both the German and Austrian markets taking the number of mobile network ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
The ETSI group focused on zero-touch networking and automation, which has been in gestation for the past few months, has been officially launched with the likes of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/11/2017
WOW began virtualizing network functions more than a year ago in a push to automate service provisioning, connection optimization and network security for business ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 12/8/2017
From mining to insurance, companies across multiple industries are talking about digital transformation. For some, digital transformation is about selling existing ...
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 12/7/2017
During a time in which telco IT departments are facing increased pressure to reduce transformation budgets, many service providers in Heavy Reading's Thought ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/5/2017
The opportunities enabled by automation are among the top five areas of focus for BT management as the company examines its potential to become more efficient, ...
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Google Launches 3 Submarine Cables
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/16/2018
Google says it'll be the first major non-telecoms company with its own undersea ...
Comcast Taps Amazon As 'Preferred' Cloud Provider
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/16/2018
Comcast is turning to Amazon Web Services as it looks to augment waning ...
Telco Transformation
TBR's Antlitz: Automation Fundamental to Navigating the 5G Era
Chris Antlitz, Senior Analyst, TBR, 1/16/2018
5G and the cloud will usher in an era of automation, reassignment and retraining ...
Digitalization Requires Operations Overhaul – Study
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/12/2018
A software-driven operations with an emphasis on automation is key for CSPs to ...
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Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway ...
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