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OSS in the Era of SDN and NFV: Three Takeaways

LightReading’s “OSS in the Era of SDN and NFV” event in London last week provided a perfect snapshot of the state of the industry. Unfortunately, it ain’t that pretty. That’s not to say attendees didn’t learn anything. On the contrary, it was very informative. But what we learned wasn’t necessarily something wrapped up nicely in […]

Posted on: 7th November 2016 | Read more

Machine Learning Enables the Future Network

A new report from ABI Research suggests that telcos are expanding their plans for using machine learning. Specifically, exploring ways that machine learning can make network operations more intelligent, automated and efficient. Much of the focus on AI and Machine Learning in telecom is on customer-facing functions such as support and service queries. But ABI […]

Posted on: 31st October 2016 | Read more

10 Questions for OSS in the Era of SDN and NFV

Next week’s HeavyReading event “OSS in the Era of SDN and NFV” should be interesting. It’s certainly timely. Because judging by last month’s SDN Congress in The Hague, there’s a real lack of clarity over how established OSS will fit with the emerging virtualized functions. As highlighted elsewhere, published reference architectures for NFV all include […]

Posted on: 28th October 2016 | Read more

Top 10 in SDN: Your SDN Congress Primer

Next week’s SDN Congress will cover a lot of ground. In this fast-moving area, it’s important to keep track of the various acronyms and initiatives. Here’s Aria Networks’ guide to the essential industry initiatives, acronyms, buzzwords and hot topics you’ll need to hit the ground running. 1. Ocean Project Ocean is Vodafone’s umbrella name for its vast […]

Posted on: 5th October 2016 | Read more

IoT: Telecom’s Trillion Dollar Challenge

The Internet of Things is generating a fresh round of charts projecting growth and revenue. And for service providers, some analysts are predicting a trillion dollars worth of potential services revenue. But the projections gloss over some critical dependencies that a future of 50 billion connected devices rests on. To start with, designing, developing and connecting all these new […]

Posted on: 28th September 2016 | Read more

What is Optimisation?

While “optimisation” is self-evidently A Good Thing in principle, it isn’t always clear what exactly it means in practice – with frustrating consequences. Witness telecom analyst Dean Bubley’s recent comment: Does that mean we should disregard every claim of optimisation? Or can we actually solve the problem? Part of the problem is that “optimisation” always comes […]

Posted on: 7th September 2016 | Read more