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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/15/2019
It's a tough job talking about telco transformation on the French Riviera in May, but someone's got to do it... so what are the big talking points from the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France?
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/14/2019
Current procurement processes in the telco IT sector are largely broken, cost the telco sector north of US$1 billion a year and are hampering innovation and business developments, a new ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 2/20/2019
Digital transformation gets talked about a great deal within the telecoms sector, but at what stage are the major telcos in their metamorphosis and how does that shift manifest itself?
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/17/2018
NICE -- Digital Transformation World 2018 -- Two years ago, the TM Forum's annual shindig in Nice seemed to hit a low. "Mary Celeste," was how one attendee described the event. The ...
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/15/2018
NICE -- Digital Transformation World 2018 -- The TM Forum has revealed that its open APIs will be included in the forthcoming Beijing release of ONAP, due to arrive in the summer.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/14/2018
NICE -- Digital World Transformation 2018 -- Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon has delivered a troubling assessment of telco virtualization, warning industry executives gathered here in Nice that ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/3/2017
Like many businesses, wages are the biggest single cost item for most telecom operators. Anything that can be done to replace humans with software falls straight to the bottom line.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 6/9/2017
TM Forum Live!, the industry association's annual jamboree in Nice, is the key event in the OSS/BSS world's calendar -- closely followed by Light Reading's OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/18/2017
US telco giant AT&T is developing smart city offerings that other carriers will be able to resell on their own networks.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/17/2017
Ulf Ewaldsson does not seem like a man facing one of the most daunting tasks in telecom. With his ready smile and lilting Swedish accent, the head of Ericsson's newish digital services ...
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/16/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- The billion-dollar investments that operators have made in billing support systems (BSS) represent a colossal waste of funds, judging by comments from ...
LRTV Interviews
How Cable Will Broaden Its Horizons for Biz Services

12|13|19   |   06:05   |   (0) comments

David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners dives into fresh research with North American cablecos that explores which new verticals, including IoT for agra-business, e-gaming and hospitality, will keep cable's business services engine humming in the years to come.
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Cisco's Paolo Campoli: When Security Is Network-Based

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Paolo Campoli, head of the SP Sector for Cisco EMEAR, discusses the trends of security in enterprise and small to midsized companies, and the opportunity with Cisco Umbrella to make 5G and broadband networks inherently secure and suitable to support the Country Digital agenda.
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Starry Eyes Commercial Market

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Starry Internet COO Alex Moulle-Berteaux discusses the fixed-wireless player's ambitious expansion strategy with 5G, including plans to pursue small business owners and people who work from their homes.
LRTV Documentaries
Cisco Bets Its Business on 'Internet for the Future' Strategy

12|12|19   |   03:09   |   (0) comments

Cisco's audacious new "Internet for the Future" strategy, which comprises completely new silicon, operating system software and a new business model, is either going to drive Cisco's domination of Internet infrastructure for a generation to come -- or flop spectacularly. With a strategy as ambitious as Cisco's, there's no middle ground, says Light Reading's Mitch ...
LRTV Interviews
Ray Mota on Cisco's Network Vision

12|12|19   |   04:41   |   (0) comments

Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst for ACG Research, dives into Cisco's 'Internet for the Future' strategy, noting that the key focus is on helping service providers boost capacity as they roll out 5G and other new services while keeping costs in line. That's important because customers are using more bandwidth but aren't paying more for it, notes Mota.
LRTV Interviews
Cisco's SP Chief on 'Silicon One'

12|12|19   |   8:08   |   (2) comments

Jonathan Davidson, SVP and general manager of Cisco's Service Provider Business, outlines the key takeaways from the company's major new networking portfolio announcements, including the Silicon One chip launch, new router platforms, enhanced operating software and optical plans.
LRTV Interviews
Making Virtual Business Services Real

12|11|19   |     |   (0) comments

Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Satya Parimi discusses the cableco's rollout of SD-WAN and virtualized security services, the lessons learned and the challenges still ahead.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Media, Edge & Cunning Plans

12|11|19   |     |   (0) comments

This week's podcast is brought to you from the Ritz Carlton Vienna, where Scott attended the Light Reading 2020 Vision Summit and roped Phil and Iain from LR into doing a pod with him. They start by discussing where operators should get involved in media, move on to whether they should get into bed with AWS over the mobile edge and conclude by wondering whether or ...
LRTV Custom TV
Cisco's Kumar Reddy: 5G Is Much More Than a Radio

12|10|19   |     |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Cisco's Kumar Reddy discuss 5G's value relative to the applications, experiences and services it enables across wired and wireless networks. They also cover how 5G's value and revenue potential extends into consumer and enterprise markets.
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Preparing for 5G Scale

12|10|19   |   05:25   |   (0) comments

Andrew Coward, CEO of Lumina Networks, discusses the preparation needed for 5G network deployments, where the number of basestations, cell sites and backhaul connections are expected to multiply by a factor of 10s or even 100s. He highlights the important role that open source software will play in 5G strategies, particularly in the control plane of a 5G network, ...
LRTV Interviews
Comcast's X1 Platform Means Business

12|10|19   |   06:57   |   (0) comments

Comcast Business's Christian Nascimento details how this fast-growing unit of the company has adapted Comcast's cloud-based video platform to service the commercial market, including restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues.
LRTV Interviews
Cable Sizes Up New Business Verticals & Vectors

12|6|19   |   08:47   |   (0) comments

In a wrap-up of the Cable Next-Gen Business Strategies conference in New York, Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner discuss what new apps and market verticals will rev up revenues for cable business services in the years to come while also taking a look back at how this critical industry segment has expanded and evolved over the past 13 years.