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By Light Reading, 5/29/2018
Tim Spencer, CEO of Sigma Systems, sits down with Light Reading at TM Forum Digital Transformation World 2018 to discuss its newest customer, Telekomsel of Indonesia, and give the company new branding.
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 ...
By Iain Morris, International 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, International 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 ...
LRTV Documentaries
5G4REAL: MWC19 Handset Warning

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Let's get serious about 5G phones. They're going to be cool, gorgeous and they're mostly going to run at 4G speeds.
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MWC 2019: 5G's AI Power Struggle

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5G will usher in an AI power struggle between the mobile operators and the web services giants, predicts Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica.
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Metro Transformation: Simplicity. Agility. Automation.

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In telecom networks worldwide, Metro is the hotbed of innovation driving today's digital experience. Juniper's Amit Bhardwaj, Director of Product Management, provides enlightening insight to Metro trends, evolving services, disruptive influences and available architectural transformations that can change monumental challenges into paradigm shifting opportunities ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Europe, Huawei, O-RAN & Legere

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The guys can't resist talking about Europe, with the Brexit moment of truth fast approaching for the UK, and debate whether one consequence of it will be a return to the bad old days of roaming charges and bill shock. They move on, inevitably, to Huawei and its ongoing drama, before concluding with a look at the growing O-RAN Alliance and the unique qualities of ...
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MWC 2019: 5G & the Capex Question

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With 2019 set to be the year when 5G really starts to shift from slideware to the network, the head of Ovum's European telecoms team, Dario Talmesio, talks about the impact on carrier capex.
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Ahead of 5G, or a RAZR Reboot, Motorola Unveils New Low-Cost 4G Phones

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Motorola launches its new G7 family of LTE phones in NYC. All use the Android 9.0 operating system. The photo-friendly G7 Plus comes in at $299, the battery-conscious Power at $249, and the Play at $199. Ahead of 5G, this is one of the ways the smartphone market is evolving, offering decent 4G performance and features at bargain prices.
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MWC 2019: Ovum's Key IoT Trends

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As the IoT market shifts further from proofs of concept to real deployments, Ovum's IoT expert Alexandra Rehak talks about the key IoT trends, such as new business models and data management, that she'll be discussing in Barcelona.
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Analyst on Why CES Left a 'Bad Taste'

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Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica, returned from CES with a 'bad taste' left by an overload of gimmicks and lack of substance.
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Service Provider Opportunities at the Edge

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Calix Chief Development Officer Michel Langlois talks with Iain Morris as they look closely at the changing service provider landscape and the opportunities and challenges in key areas like edge computing, 5G and IoT.
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MWC 2019: Ovum on the 5G Device Buzz

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Smartphone expert and Ovum senior analyst Daniel Gleeson says 5G devices, and foldable displays, will take center stage on device stands in Barcelona, but it will likely be 2020 at the earliest before Apple joins the 5G device fray.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, Nokia & GDPR

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Everyone's favorite, award-winning, telecoms industry podcast is back with the usual suspects wearing the effects of the inaugural Telecoms.comMeetup the previous night. Inevitably Huawei leads the agenda once more, with the US accusing it of a bunch of crimes and misdemeanours, and Jamie has a juicy conspiracy theory to share. They move onto Nokia's quarterly ...
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Cable Next-Gen Is Calling

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Could our Cable Next-Gen Tech event make your cable dreams come true? Or are we just being delusional? In his head, LR cable guy Alan Breznick is there already...