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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 ...
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 Custom TV
Cloud AR/VR, Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Among Early Use Cases for 5G

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The GSMA's Peter Jarich discusses what we're going to see people doing in the next 24 months as 5G services really get going. He touches on consumer applications like AR, VR and eMBB, to name a few early use cases. Down the road, Jarich says that AI and other technologies will help 5G become a secure, foundational infrastructure on which to build more complex and ...
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5G Arrives Faster Thanks to New Chipsets & Smartphones

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GSA President Joe Barrett discusses how the spectrum needs of 5G are being met worldwide and then discusses the availability of 5G smartphones and other devices. The availability of new chipsets is spurring the advancement of 5G smartphones and that will mean that 5G's adoption will happen a lot more quickly than 4G.
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How to Differentiate & Protect OTT Services?

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Alok Gera, CTO at Synamedia, presents two main areas of opportunity for OTT providers: content aggregation and a comprehensive content security strategy.
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BT & Casa Systems Demonstrate 5G Convergence of Wireless & Wireline Networks at MWC 2019

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5G core is not just for wireless. It supports fixed broadband networks as well. Maria Cuevas, principal manager of mobile research technology at BT, and Phil Harvey at Light Reading discuss Casa Systems' 5G convergence proof of concept at MWC 2019 and how it demonstrates 5G convergence of wireless and wireline networks that will provide subscribers with a seamless ...
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, Regulation & 5G Spectrum

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Super-sub Ray plays a blinder off the bench once more as he crosses the topic of AI for Scott and Jamie to nod in. The guys kick off by exploring the use of AI in networks but also in the wider world and mull over the ethical implications of letting machines make decisions for us. Scott forces a pass to Jamie on the topic of regulation and the team makes full use ...
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Turning People's Eyes Into Probes

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Understanding the end-viewer's experience is the only true way to measure perceptual quality. With that understanding, broadcasters can make confident technology decisions throughout their processing and distribution workflows to satisfy 'TV everywhere' subscribers.
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Open Source Opportunities for OTT 2.0

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Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect for the Red Hat North America Service Provider team, provides perspectives on the role of open source technology in the streaming video market. Learn about the role of innovation for upstream automation, orchestration and management components. Topics include OTT streaming services, media function virtualization (MFV) and media ...
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IHS Markit: Huawei Is No.1 in Global 5G Market

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Stephane Teral, Technology Fellow from IHS Markit, spoke to Light Reading group's Jamie Davies about the global 5G market: 'If you look at the dynamics of the 5G market, Huawei is in the driver's seat and is No. 1.'
LRTV Interviews
Philo Noodles Next OTT-TV Moves

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Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing. The platform is gaining traction despite the lack of news or sports content from its skinny bundle.
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Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0

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In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' session at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that making OTT video profitable remains a major challenge and that containing – rather than stopping – piracy and password sharing has become a major focus for studios, programmers and their OTT distributors.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Tech Politics & Notspots

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The usual suspects kick off with a look at some of the first commercial 5G launches, with South Korea leading the way. While Scott is a bit confused by the tariffs, they nonetheless weigh up the pros and cons of paying for 5G. The conversation moves onto the political pressure tech companies are increasingly under, both internally and externally. They conclude ...
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5G4REAL: The 5G Chinese Boogeyman

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The specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman loomed large over a recent gathering of US policymakers, service providers and vendors.