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Private Line Transformation for Media and Broadcast Service, Operators’ New Blue Ocean Market

High-definition (HD) or ultra-high-definition (UHD) video signals are essential to meet increasing consumer demands on content and experience. Higher rates are needed to bear HD/UHD signals, which in turn drives the upgrade of private lines for media and broadcast services. Forming the network infrastructure of the video industry, private lines for media and broadcast services […]

The Road to Network Configuration Automation

The fast growth in the telecom industry, not only in size and value, but also in the types and volume of traffic that goes through the networks and the complexity of the systems, has made network configuration ever more demanding on operators, because it holds the key to the quality of the network, how it […]

Countdown to Commercial Use of Operator-provided Cloud VR

In 2014, Facebook’s US$2 billion acquisition of the virtual reality hardware company Oculus brought about explosive growth in the VR industry. The market researchers institute IDC predict that the sales volume of VR/AR devices will increase from 8 million units in 2017 to 12.4 million units in 2018, reaching 68.9 million in 2022, an 800 […]

How 5G Microwave Can Fast-Track Mobile Broadband Growth in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets have huge potential for data growth, a major factor in the fast deployment of mobile transport infrastructure As emerging markets realize the social benefits brought by the information superhighway, many nations are developing broadband plans from a strategic perspective to speed up the deployment of fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure. With the rapid […]

Building a 5G-Ready Experience-Centric Converged Transport Network

Building a 5G-ready Experience-centric Converged Transport Network With the 5G era and ubiquitous connectivity now within reach, telecom operators are battling it out with industry peers and over-the-top (OTT) players to see who will be the first to supply the public with all the benefits that come with 5G. Some traditional operators have started enhancing […]

5G Field Trials Show the Power of Applications

China Telecom Shenzhen is running one of the first six 5G field trials for China Telecom. In partnership with Huawei, the operator has invested in 5G innovation and begun researching how to commercialize 5G technology. 5G applications based on the 5G trial network In the Shenzhen Software Industry Base, China Telecom Shenzhen completed the deployment […]

Internal Culture Key to Transformation: Huawei GTS

Internal culture is the most important factor in digital transformation, according to Bill Tang, president of Huawei’s Global Technical Services (GTS) business unit. Tang told the Huawei Operational Transformation Forum (OTF) that this was the lesson he drew from the digital transformation experience of his own team. That’s because the transformation process shakes up traditional […]

A 4-Step Plan to Cloudification

A recent blog by McKinsey poured scorn on the concept of “digital transformation” as a panacea for telecom operators struggling to remain relevant in the 21st century. As the article points out “labelling an initiative ‘digital’ is counterproductive since it often alienates more-experienced managers and results in a handful of pilots that are eventually too abstract to […]

What is China doing to accelerate 5G transport network deployment?

What is China doing to accelerate 5G transport network deployment? Since the 1980s, a new generation of revolutionary mobile communication technologies has emerged every decade. Mobile communication evolved from 1G to 4G, with a focus on people-to-people communication. In the future, 5G will become deeply integrated with technologies such as cloud computing, big data, AI, […]

What is Zun: A Typical Component of Openstack to Provide Container Management Service

OpenStack is a mainstream open source cloud management platform, aiming at providing rich cloud platform services supporting easy implementation, large-scale scale-in/out and unified standard. Hundreds of global famous enterprises are operating businesses based on OpenStack to reduce costs and act faster. Zun is the component of Openstack to provide container management service, established in June, […]

Beijing Unicom: 4G IP RAN Evolution to Build a 5G Transport Network

Mobile communication is entering a new era. 5G, the next-generation standard in mobile communication, will not only boost user experience in mobile Internet, but also enable the large-scale networking of billions of IoT devices. It will allow everything to be connected and facilitate the deep integration of many important industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and […]

New Business Model for Multi-Service 5G Transport Networks

GSMA forecasts that, by 2025, the number of global 5G connections will reach 1.1 billion, with one third of the world’s population connected to 5G networks. As the 5G industry matures, 5G will enable the connectivity and digitalization of everything. As a result, the operator market will also extend from individuals and homes to industries, […]

ZTE 4MIX Distributed Cloud Solution Builds 5G-Ready Cloud Infrastructure

Cloudified reconstruction of telecommunications networks is already the consensus of global operators. Virtualization technology brings many advantages such as cost reduction, flexible scale-in/out. However, with the advent of 5G, new challenges and problems are constantly emerging. 5G has three major application scenarios: enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), focusing on 4K/8K HD video, VR/AR and other high-bandwidth […]

Digital Business Transformation: Where Should You Begin?

Digital business transformation is a huge and confusing topic, making it very difficult to know where to begin. The Open ROADS Community has created the Digital Mastermind to answer this question and guide your entire transformation journey. The essence of this method, which we call “Digital Thinking” is to “Identify a Scenario, then Start Small, […]

Multi-Service and Multi-Tenant: A Typical Application of Access Network NFV

Multi-Service and Multi-Tenant as a New Requirement for Access Networks Of the Optical Access Network (OAN), the Optical Distribution Network (ODN) is a key resource and an important asset for operators. In addition to vigorously deploying home broadband services based on Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) technology, operators also actively develop other services and explore new business models […]

Keep Running to Lead the Race

“It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place”, this is a dialog between Alice and the Red Queen in the film Alice in Wonderland and also perfectly depicts today CSPs’ status quo. CSPs were leading the technology and innovation in the past decade, but almost lost the battlefield to […]

Network Operations Modernization via Automation & Intelligence

Axiata (MYX: 6888) is a telecom operator with extensive operations across Asia including Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, and Pakistan as well as stakes in operators in India (Vodafone-Idea) and Singapore (M1). Axiata’s Malaysian mobile operation, Celcom, generates around 26% of group revenue but generated 52% of profit after tax and minority […]

Learning From HKT’s Digital Transformation

HKT is the incumbent operator in Hong Kong with slightly over 50% share of the residential fixed broadband market and around 30% share of mobile subscribers, placing it ahead of the three other MNOs. HKT’s revenue (excluding handset sales) rose 1% year on year in the six months ending June 2018 to US$1,749 million while […]

A Phased Approach to AI Adoption in Network Operations & Maintenance

Here’s a story that will seem familiar to many operators across the world: Not so long ago, China Mobile was struggling to simultaneously ensure network quality and improve customer experience while at the same time reduce its operational costs. A key enabler to achieve these goals was its shift from reactive maintenance not just to […]

Only Digital Transformation Can Unlock Value of 5G & AI – Experts

Telecom operators need to carry out digital transformation in order to be able to seize the benefits of 5G and AI – that was the verdict from the latest Huawei Operations Transformation Forum (OTF). “The telecom industry needs to adopt new ways of working. It is the only way to join the digital economy and […]

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