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What we talk about when we talk about digital transformation

Digital Transformation is one of the core buzzwords in the communications industry nowadays, but it can mean quite different things to different parties. This Telecoms.com Intelligence special briefing looks into how the industry practitioners have undertaken the tasks of digitally transforming their businesses, what are the key success factors as well as the main obstacles […]

Challenges & Key Issues of Constructing ‘MEC-Ready’ 5G Bearer Networks for Carriers

5G applications are widely used across various industries. A newly developed mode “5G+edge computing+AI” enables carriers to help vertical industries realize digital and intelligent transformation. This brings four new challenges for operators’ bearer networks. To build an MEC-ready 5G bearer network, carriers need to fix six key issues.

Satellite Synchronization is Critical to 5G Mobile Cellular Network Operation

Synchronization in carrier networks has been in use forever, but because of its elevated role in 5G, it is now getting more attention. Mobile cellular networks must be synchronized so that towers (base stations) with overlapping coverage do not interfere with each other causing dropped calls or service degradation. 3G and 4G mainly needed frequency […]

4G and 5G Capacity solutions – comparative study

Operators are looking to optimize their costs while increasing their 4G/5G network capacity to meet the ever-increasing demand for data. Among the strategies being employed is the use of various antenna technologies to enable higher data rates. These include multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) techniques such as beamforming, as well as the use of multibeam and active […]

Modernization of OSS/BSS with Open Source, Part 3: Integration

This is the third article of a four-part series, companions to a set of four webinars[1]. In the first article, we describe how open-source software can speed the evolution of OSS and BSS to a modern cloud-native microservices-based architecture. In the second article we explain how open source can be used to automate business, network […]

Viavi 5G Fronthaul Handbook

The 5G Fronthaul Handbook is a guide to understanding the impact of 5G on transport networks and key test considerations for ensuring reliable performance and high quality of service. 5G technology is touted as an innovation platform that will enhance our connected world. To deliver on this promise, 5G will demand the network supporting it […]

Increase OSS and BSS efficiency with Red Hat agile integration

Disparate operations support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS) lack scalability and limit the value of network and application data. IT teams need federated access to legacy systems and data, while developers and partners need secure, easy access to systems. An application programming interface (API)-centric approach to integration, secured via API management, addresses these […]

Live panel stream: The Advent of 5G

Join us on the 16 December at 14:20 PM for an exclusive Executive Panel on The Advent of 5G, a live event that will be streamed online at Telecoms.com.

This live panel discussion, organized by Telecoms.com, will feature industry leaders discussing various topics concerning the development of 5G in UK.

Hear from speakers representing O2, 3UK, and Telecoms.com, as they discuss future industry trends and key 5G deployments in 2020.

Modernization of OSS/BSS with Open Source: Part 2: Automation

This article is sponsored by Red Hat This is the second article of a four-part series. In the first, we described how open-source software can speed the evolution of the OSSs and BSSs to a modern cloud-native containerized microservices-based architecture. In this paper and in the companion webinar, we describe how open source can be […]

Telecoms.com Annual Industry Survey 2019

As we move towards the end of another eventful year, Telecoms.com has once again conducted its Annual Industry Survey, inviting fellow telecoms professionals to look back on 2019, and look ahead towards 2020 and beyond. In this report, we share with you the key findings of the survey as well as our analysis of them, […]

The 5G hype is for real

The fast rollout of 5G services in different parts of the world has caused many in the telecoms industry to question how much of the 5G hype is for real. Telecoms.com and IBM recently conducted an industry survey that aimed to answer that question with first-hand findings. We trust you will enjoy seeing the results […]

Understanding 5G: A Practical Guide to Deploying and Operating 5G Networks

To help business executives and network professionals understand the path to 5G implementation and adoption, VIAVI is pleased to introduce a new book, Understanding 5G: A Practical Guide to Deploying and Operating 5G Networks. The latest in our series of 5G industry references, Understanding 5G explores the revolutionary architecture and describes how each segment of […]

The Symbiosis of Humans and Machines: Planning for Our AI-Augmented Future

Our work of tomorrow is going to look vastly different from the work we do today. Artificial intelligence (AI) is augmenting workers in certain roles, and soon this trend will expand to the vast majority of the workforce, allowing humans to do the work that matters and, in the process, vastly improving workforce productivity and […]

Microservices-Based Cloud Native Modernization of OSS/BSS with Open Source

This article is sponsored by Red Hat Market forces and changes in subscriber needs and expectations are leading Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to transform their entire service delivery and management infrastructure. At the forefront of this transformation is the modernization of the systems that enable the management of network services, the operations support systems (OSS) […]

Bringing Internet to the Other Half of the World

While global internet penetration is growing rapidly, half of the population is still unconnected, largely in emerging markets. This Telecoms.com Intelligence special briefing looks into what the business community and the public sector can do to overcome connectivity barriers on both the supply and demand sides. The aim of connecting the unconnected is not only […]

Unified Network Automation for a Digital World

As CSPs transform to enable more on-demand, customizable digital services, the primary hurdle remains how to remove legacy network silos. This white paper reviews open source-based tools that enable fully automated, end-to-end networks across MPLS, Optical, IP and Cloud resources. By merging network resources, CSPs are learning how to thrive in this dynamic market place without the fear of vendor lock-in.

Monetization in the 5G era: Are your business systems ready?

5G promises an extreme broadband experience with ultra-high reliability, low-latency, and  massive scalability, enabling a wide range of new use cases. This is a significant opportunity to build more compelling offers for consumers and enterprises, but also to do this profitably. This presentation discusses the need for service providers to leverage a monetization solution that is designed to address the requirements of 5G-enabled use cases and […]

The immediate 5G ‘choke point’: Rolling out 5G NR fast and efficiently

The arrival of 5G is elevating the visibility and relevancy of a wide range of innovative technologies across areas such as vRAN, SDN, NFV, IoT, AI/ML, MEC, network slicing, blockchain, quantum cryptography and more. Although the core 5G network architecture will evolve significantly in the coming years based on some of these technologies, the immediate […]

Open Source for Modernizing Telecoms OSS/BSS

The future of telecommunications operations and business support systems (OSS/BSS) is automated. To meet this challenge, communications service providers (CSPs) are modernizing their OSS/BSS architecture and transforming into digital service providers (DSPs). ACG Research identifies the steps for implementation and recommends an agile, cloud native, microservices-based environment powered by managed open source software with advanced […]

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