Intelligence Types: White Papers and Reports

The growing market for OSS-as-a-Service in telecommunications

Vendor View As Communications service providers (CSPs) move towards offering more non-traditional, digital services and new business models to become Digital service providers (DSPs), they need to make their networks and software platforms more open and programmable. CSPs are starting to evolve their networks and to consolidate their operations in a move towards more agile […]

How Ubuntu OpenStack makes the cloud work for telcos and service providers

This ebook explains how Ubuntu OpenStack can help telcos and other providers to deliver cloud-based services to both internal and external customers successfully. If you’re involved in technology, business operations or service design in any organisation that fits that description, this ebook is for you. Rather than going into hands-on technical detail, it offers a valuable overview of the tools that make Ubuntu OpenStack so powerful and – importantly – an outline of their benefits in the real world.

How can smartphones be more powerful AND more efficient?

At MediaTek, we ask always ourselves how smartphones chipsets can offer higher performance while using less power. Generation-after-generation, our systems-on-chip contribute to better user experiences, slimmer device designs and more advanced multimedia features. When we introduced CorePilot™, our innovative technology to assign tasks to each of the processor’s cores optimally, we knew it would enable […]

Monetize IoT Opportunities NOW with Managed IoT Services

The demand for Internet of Things (IoT) services is expected to explode in the next few years. Communication Services Providers (CSPs) must act now if they want to make IoT services a great capitalization opportunity rather than yet another burden on the capacity of their network. Delivering IoT and M2M services requires more than connectivity […]

Empowering the Digital Telco Transformation with Convergent Charging and Policy

In 2014, the mobile industry passed an amazing milestone – the number of mobile subscriptions (SIM cards) surpassed the human population.1 While these connected devices represent a smaller subset of the global consumer base, mobile has had a significant positive impact on literally every aspect of our lives, the supply-chain of trillion-dollar industries and national […]

Telecoms.com Intelligence IoT Outlook Report 2015

Telecoms.com Intelligence recently ran a comprehensive survey to gain a more thorough understanding of the IoT opportunity for operators as it exists today. Just short of 1,000 respondents participated in our questionnaire, covering four comprehensive areas of concern: information security; cellular networking challenges; cloud and big data; and industrial IoT.

NFV: THE MYTH OF APPLICATION-LEVEL HIGH AVAILABILITY

When designing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions, some software providers approach the problem of high availability through application-level redundancy schemes (load balancing, check pointing, journaling, etc.). But application-level high availability by itself doesn’t achieve the goal of five-nines (99.999%) reliability—the standard set by service providers using traditional network infrastructure based on physical equipment

Grey is the new green: Cashing in on the A2P opportunity

Operators the world over should still see significant monetary value in SMS. Recent research indicates that the growth of Application to Person messaging is entering a golden age, a four year window where feature phones still outnumber smartphones globally. A2P messaging has the potential to replenish a revenue stream which many had considered dead for some time.

Adopt a holistic approach to network service orchestration

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technology is re-shaping how network operators instantiate, elastically scale and terminate network services in virtualized network environments. However, even with this increasingly dynamic network, how do you fully realize material business benefits, not just network benefits?

Building the Carrier Grade NFV Infrastructure

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is the telco’s version of IT virtualization, achieved by augmenting the latter with the carrier grade capabilities required for high availability, security, and performance, as well as for more efficient network management. But while it’s important for services to be reliable in the IT world, the stakes are higher in telecommunications […]

The ROADS to Providing Peak Service Experience

HUAWEI VENDOR VIEW – Driven by an increased focus on services and software-led technologies, the telecoms industry continues to transform. Operators are facing pressures from OTT players and growing consumer demand for better, faster network coverage at all times. Huawei introduces its ROADS concept designed to help telcos optimise their businesses in the changing market, and take advantage of cross-industry digitalisation.

Building Digital inCloud, Enriching Digital Business

VENDOR VIEW – Digital transformation is deepening. More and more telcos are striving to become a digital telco which can achieve growth by providing digital services. Huawei launches its Digital inCloud strategy and solution, dedicated to helping telcos to accelerate this process, aggregate more partners, build digital ecosystem and infrastructures, and gradually extend their businesses to other industries.

Cloud Transformation

VENDOR VIEW – Huawei details its Cloud Transformation Solution, which uses IT infrastructure to build a standard and shared cloud resource pool.

Telecoms.com Intelligence Annual Industry Survey 2015

Building on the industry insight we’ve been growing since 2012, the 2015 Telecoms.com Intelligence Annual Industry Survey garnered responses from 2,066 professionals from all parts of the telecoms sector. This is a substantial representation of today’s industry, with more than half of all responses coming directly from service providers, and represents one of the industry’s broadest and most comprehensive analysis pieces available today.

SDN, NFV and IP Optical Convergence: harness the power of your network

The way in which the telecoms network is being managed by service providers is changing. Evolution towards open, programmable and more flexible architectures is becoming increasingly prominent, as the network struggles to keep up with the demand generated by rapidly escalating mobile data consumption and machine to machine traffic.

Cisco Global IT Impact Survey – Increase your IT Business Impact

The results of the Cisco Global IT Impact Survey provides Insight into IT’s role as a business enabler. assesses the extent network investments keep pace with business demands and looks at IT’s likelihood to adopt new technologies that can increase IT’s effectiveness.

NFV: Insight from a systems integrator

The fundamental architectural changes introduced by Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) essentially propose the meshing of the telecom and IT functions and a welcome move away from bespoke hardware. Although this development will have a world-changing effect on the telecoms ecosystem and the way network equipment is bought and sold, this effect is secondary to the economic and operational benefits NFV is set to bring.

Polls

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