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Orange selects Amdocs to support 5G SA Open RAN test network

Amdocs announced that it has been selected by French telecommunications group Orange to provide the business support systems (BSS) for the latter’s 5G Standalone experimental cloud network launched in July in Lannion, France. The data- and AI-driven software-enabled network is a two-year project that aims to...

What is 5G network slicing and what does it mean for enterprise 5G adoption?

Ericsson: 'Network slicing is the operators’ best answer on how to build and manage a network that meets and exceeds the emerging requirements from a wide range of users' 5G network slicing is a feature of a cloud-native 5G network architecture that leverages the principles...

Dynamic network function placement is essential in the 5G era

  Network function (NF) placement, or homing, is a set of smart algorithms which deploy services automatically across multiple sites and multiple clouds, based on a wide variety of intent and policy constraints including capacity, location, platform capabilities and other service specific parameters. Optimization of NF...

3 practical steps when automating your service and network operations (Reader Forum)

Business demands are changing rapidly and communications service providers (CSPs) are struggling keep pace. In order to manage keep on top of and manage the demands of their customers, CSPs require automation of service and network operations.  As we’re catapulted faster than expected into a...

Amdocs pays $180 million for BSS specialist Openet

Amdocs gaining deeper bench in 5G policy, charging and data management Amdocs announced on July 23 it will acquire Openet for $180 million with the transaction slated for completion before the end of the year. Amdocs, which counts more than 350 service provider customers around...

5 areas to consider when going digital post-COVID-19 (Reader Forum)

What does the term digital mean to you? Before COVID-19, the term digital felt merely aspirational when it came to business transformation. But then everything changed. There will be no going back to the world we had known before, and now a move to digital...

Why COVID-19 will accelerate the rise of experience service providers (Reader Forum)

What happens when the demand for new experiences becomes endless?  There is no going back to before the COVID-19 pandemic. The world better understands that a lot of experiences we used to do in-person can now be done digitally. Social distancing has created a ripple...

Google Cloud jumps into 5G and telco edge computing with a ‘GMEC’ vision

Google Cloud's vision for 5G and edge computing is called GMEC (because of course it is) Google Cloud is seeking to be the avenue by which telecom companies both transform their own network capabilities and enable enterprises to do the same, with a combination of...

Korea’s KT ends 2019 with 1.42 million 5G subscribers

  Korean telecom operator KT ended 2019 with a total of 1.42 million subscribers in the 5G segment, the company said in its earnings statement. However, the operator experienced a slowdown in the adoption of 5G subscriptions as net additions during the last quarter of the...

Delivering service assurance across a complex hybrid network

  As service providers transform their networks from traditional, physical infrastructure to a more dynamic, virtual one, they face new challenges in delivering high service quality across an increasingly complex hybrid network. Service assurance tools and processes have always been instrumental in helping achieve service excellence,...

Orange Poland, virtualization and the Beijing Release

Orange Poland early adopter of ONAP As it continues a "bricky-by-brick" approach to 5G, Orange Poland recently worked with EXFO to incorporate passive virtual probes into the Beijing Release of the Open Network Automation Platform; the goal is service assurance for virtualized network deployments. According to...

Bell’s network transformation initiative moves forward with ONAP

Bell completes network automation use case Making headway on its Network 3.0 transformation initiative, Bell Canada announced it has successfully implemented the first network automation use case in production using the Linux Foundation's Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). ONAP is an open source community that centers...

The hybrid-ready inventory system: why 5G depends on it

  Deployment of 5G presents new operational challenges for service providers, especially in the wake of network virtualization. 5G will leverage software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) running in a cloud computing environment to benefit from its dynamic, rapidly configurable set of...

Accelerating fiber rollout with advanced program and project orchestration

As the endless thirst for data drives a continuous push for more network capacity, fiber remains the principle transmission technology underpinning all of our core, fixed line and mobile backhaul communications infrastructure. And yet, service providers still face numerous challenges when rolling out fiber...

International connectivity key to Amdocs intercarrier service orchestration solution

Amdocs launches new intercarrier service orchestration tool Amdocs, a software and services provider to communications and media companies, rolled out a new intercarrier service orchestration solution, which enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to automate traffic scaling across multiple carrier networks. The offering addresses issues CPS's face...

Accelerating the evolution to a 5G world

5th generation (5G) wireless technology is just around the corner promising secure and ubiquitous wireless connectivity at gigabit speeds. As service providers prepare to leverage 5G, they are also faced with introducing new virtual network technologies such as software defined networking (SDN) and network functions...

Vendors advise carriers to upgrade infrastructure eyeing 5G, IoT

SÃO PAULO--Network virtualization and upgrading BSS/OSS to make them ready to support the coming demands of 5G, including massive support for the internet of things, are important preparations carriers need to undertake as the next-generation network specification is developed. That was the primary message...

Virtual transformation aided by Amdocs NFV solutions

Amdocs NFV targets service providers managing both physical and virtual features Amdocs continues to dip its toes into the network functions virtualization (NFV) market. The company recently unveiled Amdocs NFV powered by Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), which oversees the lifecycle of virtual network functions....

Feverish M&A will eventually lead us to a four integrated carrier future (Reality Check)

I see various mergers and acquisitions in the communications service provider space eventually bringing us to just four integrated carriers in the U.S. Since earlier this year, it feels like we get a new merger report each day as big players in the U.S. look...

Reader Forum: Fashionable moves – what’s behind the Intel/Mobileye deal

Amdocs’ Jeff Barak looks at the real-world link between Intel’s planned acquisition of Mobileye and Levi’s fashionable new connected jacket. Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful...

Virtualization is accelerating, but devops transition remains problematic

Devops transition is 'No. 1 pain point' as operators embrace virtualization. As operators move to embrace virtualization on the road to "5G," can the workforce keep up? Many leaders in the space have worked to aggressively retrain employees – shifting emphasis from hardware-based functions to...

As automation displaces the workforce, what’s our responsibility?

BARCELONA, Spain – Mobile World Congress 2017 provided a glimpse into how automation is currently enabled by the internet of things, and, down the line will be further emboldened by "5G" networks. Use cases ranging from lights out manufacturing to driverless trucking promise a...

2017 Predictions: Breaking the mold to forge a digital growth path

Mobile telecommunication providers need to be prepared for the challenges that come with the move towards a new digital world. Editor’s Note: With 2017 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across the mobile telecommunications space on what they...

Reader Forum: How did you do your Christmas shopping?

Online shopping continues to grow, with a recent Pew Research study indicating more than half occurred via a cellphone. Don’t tell the kids, but even Santa probably use the internet for some help with all that shopping and deliveries. My guess is...

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