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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
The Evolution of AI for Telecoms

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At the AI Summit in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue says the telecom vendor community is getting its story together on the use of artificial intelligence tools and the link to 5G network slicing.
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The Critical Role of Assurance in 5G Monetization

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Mounir Ladki, CTO and President at MYCOM OSI, outlines the critical nature of real-time, AI/ML-powered operations in supporting the monetization of SLA-backed digital services. He discusses the role of integrated, cloud-native, real-time service assurance capability in helping CSPs transition from legacy, silo OSS/BSS towards a central, unified blueprint.
LRTV Documentaries
From 5G to Huawei to SD-WAN: A Tour of Cisco Live

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Light Reading attended the recent Cisco Live event, where 28,000 people descended on San Diego's convention center to learn everything they could about Cisco's products and business strategy. Light Reading's Mike Dano spent some time talking to top execs at the event about the 5G opportunity, the SD-WAN opportunity and how Huawei and China might affect Cisco and ...
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HR's Steve Bell on 5G Private Networks

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At 5G World, Heavy Reading senior analyst Steve Bell discusses one of the hottest topics in the 4G and 5G markets – private networks.
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How Orange Business Services Is Pursuing the SD-WAN/5G Intersection

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John Isch of Orange Business Services said the company is talking about SD-WAN with virtually all of its multinational clientele. However, he said the 5G part of that conversation is still at a very early stage.
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DT's Lautz on Edge Computing Trials

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At the 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom Senior VP of 5G, Alexander Lautz, discusses the German operator's edge computing tests and trials.
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Key Takeaways From 5G World

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Light Reading's Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the key issues – spectrum allocation, Verizon's progress, the impending UK ruling on Huawei, uptake in South Korea – from the first morning of the 5G World event in London.
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How Integrated Approach to 5G & WiFi Creates Value for Network Service Providers & Subscribers

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While 5G was the undisputed queen of the scene at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it's important not to get lost in the headlines and miss the critical role that in-home wireless networks will play in meeting consumers' expectations globally. There is a lot of action and interest around the business and opportunities that are swirling around ...
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Supercharge 5G Fixed Wireless

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NetComm's Director of Marketing, Els Baert, discussed how service providers can generate new revenue streams by leveraging existing networks and spectrum at the Big 5G Event in Denver, Colorado on May 8, 2019.
LRTV Documentaries
5G4REAL: Storytellers Unveil 5G-Powered Projects

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In late 2018, Verizon and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) invited a cohort of creators to explore how 5G technology could breathe life into their work. After a months-long residency at RYOT Studios in Los Angeles, three creative teams showcased how 5G can make live motion capture, a typically cumbersome production process, both faster and cheaper. Initial ...
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f5: Three Essential Components for 5G Security

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Jim Hodges of Heavy Reading interviews Geoff Petersen from F5 Networks at Light Reading's Big 5G Event.
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Edge Compute – 5 Design Considerations

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Western Digital's Oded Sagee discussed the trade-offs inherent in edge computing and what can be done about them at the Big 5G Event in Denver, Colorado on May 8, 2019.