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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, 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 – OSS/BSS Transformation, 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, News 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, News 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, News 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 ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/16/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- The TM Forum is launching a new software app that will allow telcos to monitor their progress on digital transformation amid concern that some departments ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/15/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- Ericsson is considering buying companies that could strengthen its digital services business and is predicting a "tangible turnaround" at the ailing unit ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/15/2017
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live -- If open source has swiftly become the latest religious practise in the telecom industry, it is still attracting its share of skeptics and unbelievers.
By Caroline Chappell, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/22/2016
The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was automation. Important questions were addressed: What's driving the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/12/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Orange CIO Pascal Viginier had to address board-level concerns that lack of IT sophistication would be the downfall of the Essentials2020 strategy the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/11/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Having benefited from its previous acquisition of Tribold in 2013, OSS/BSS specialist Sigma Systems is closing in on the acquisition of {complink ...
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Video Experience Crowdfunding Promotes the Rapid Development of China Unicom

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China Unicom shares successful experience in mobile video experience management.
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PCCW's Hughes: Intent-Based Networking Puts the Customer in Control

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DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- David Hughes, VP of IP Engineering at PCCW Global, explains how intent-based networking simplifies network provisioning and "puts the customer in control of the provisioning process." Hughes addresses PCCW's own efforts to implement intent-based networking and looks at how the technology will affect service delivery for customers ...
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Versa Networks on SD-WAN's Impact to Service Providers

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Kelly Ahuja, President and CEO of Versa Networks, discusses Versa's latest developments over the past year, how technologies such as SD-WAN impact the service provider's business model and market, and if these innovations are taking away opportunities and revenue from them.
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Women of Wall Street CEO Offers Discrimination Solutions

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Blind hiring, raising awareness, encouraging dialogue and ending binding arbitration agreements are a few ways the industry can thwart gender discrimination, says former Wall Street executive Karen MacFarlane, who saw first hand how pervasive it was in the financial industry.
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Don't Panic: CenturyLink's McBride on Automation's Impact on Operations

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DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- Kevin McBride, principal architect for SDN & NFV Technologies at CenturyLink, explains how CenturyLink's operations teams are adapting to the operator's efforts to move toward a data-driven network. McBride address what's next for CenturyLink on the road to increased automation and why he considers it to be the glue to ...
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Oracle on Cloud, Virtualization Progress & Customer Adoption

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Light Reading's Founder Steve Saunders chats with Doug Suriano, SVP and GM of Oracle Communications, about where their telecom customers are on the path of cloud and virtualization adoption and what they're currently offering to service providers.
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Windstream Makes 'Waves' Within SDNow

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Jeff Brown, director of product management and marketing at Windstream, says operators' efforts to further automate the WAN are driven by a need to compete with and differentiate themselves to OTT providers. Brown also addresses progress made and challenges Windstream had to overcome in deploying its SDN Orchestrated Waves (SDNow) transport service in 55 markets.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Mind Your Language

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The pod regulars are joined by Ray from Light Reading once more this week. They start with a discussion about how inadequate the policing of the digital economy is, with legislators and regulators struggling to keep up with the pace of technological change. Jamie feels so strongly about it that he's moved to frankly shocking profanity. He then composes himself ...
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CenturyLink: Automation Is Glue for Data-Driven Network

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DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- In a keynote address, Kevin McBride, principal architect for SDN & NFV Technologies at CenturyLink, details CenturyLink's digital transformation journey and how to prepare for a data-driven network where the "glue" is automation.
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Partnerships Are Key to Success!

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Watch Dr. Marcus Hacke and Dietmar Geiler tell the story of how Comarch and ngena worked together to deliver future-proof VPN services over a global SD-WAN network!
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CableLabs' Levensalor Levels on Automation & 5G

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DALLAS – Automation Everywhere – Randy Levensalor, lead architect for CableLabs, explains how CableLabs is utilizing partnerships and open source to drive NFV interoperability in an effort to enable operators to spend more time focusing on their automation strategies.

Levensalor also tells Light Reading's Dan Jones about the cable industry's ...

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Why Hardware Still Matters in the SDN Era

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Kontron's GM, Robert Courteau, discusses how hardware still matters in a software-defined world. He explains how vendors like Kontron and its partners have made significant strides to eliminate the arduous integration efforts of open source.

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