A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
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.
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.
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.
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
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.
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.
Jay Shah, chief AI officer at MyRepublic, explains how the service provider is leveraging AI to optimize its operations, control costs and manage churn.
Disruptive Indian operator is embracing open source as it evolves its back office strategy.
Heavy Reading recently managed a request for information (RFI) process for a network operator – here's what happened...
Masergy provides an AI boost for enterprise network management.
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.
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.
The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.
SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.
Aaron Boasman-Patel, the TM Forum's VP of AI, Customer Experience and Data, talks about the real-world uses of AI in the telecom sector.
If AI is to play a role in communications network operations, a high degree of trust will be required. Explainable AI might be the route to gaining that trust.
The Networks division is helping the Swedish operator improve its top line numbers but 'strategic contracts' hit margins and other divisions are still in turnaround mode, dragging the vendor's share price down.
International wholesale operator wants to play a bigger role with enterprise customers but adding services such as data center interconnect and SD-WAN requires additional operational and business support tools.