BROWSING: BSS

Five lessons from three years in the public cloud (Reader Forum)

As a company, three years ago, we decided to head toward the public cloud — and do so in a very public and aggressive way. It was seen as an interesting move, perhaps too far ahead of its time, but an idea worth keeping...

CSPs must revisit the data layer of their networks to capture 5G opportunity: A Q&A with Volt Active Data

'There is an important confluence of IT data and OT data that is going to drive the SLAs and services provided by CSPs,' says Volt Active Data exec According to Dheeraj Remella, the chief product officer at Volt Active Data, 5G stands out from...

No-code BSS: The next evolution of BSS (Reader Forum)

An operator’s marketing team wants to launch a new offer. They also want to grow the subscriber base and develop a new referral scheme to attract new subscribers. The customer care team are under pressure to increase net promotor score and have developed a...

VoltDB Webinar: 3 Keys to Unlock 5G Monetization: Real-time Data, Automated Decisions, BSS Modernization

  5G moves the world into an ever more connected state. Organizations that adapt to this movement will survive - and even become leaders in their industries - while the laggards will wither away. The three keys to unlock the doors towards this adaptation are: •...

Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6: New features offer better, faster connection

With Wi-Fi 6, the frustration of a slow connection in busy areas might be a thing of the past 802.11ac, or Wi-Fi 5 was released in 2014, and at the time, was the newest, fasted, and most reliable version of Wi-Fi. However, 802.11ax, or Wi-Fi 6, is...

Rethink your BSS … Or fail at monetizing 5G (Reader Forum)

5G is coming and bringing with it an explosion of data. In fact, experts anticipate that mobile networks will be handling more than 77 exabytes of data per month by 2022. That represents an astonishing growth rate of nearly 50 percent per year. But...

OSS/BSS challenges ahead for SDN/NFV rollouts, Netcracker says

  The increasing virtualization of telecom networks offers the promise of faster launches of new services. But are back-end business and operational systems ready to support the flexibility and rapid services launches that SDN/NFV is supposed to provide? Now that operators are past their first steps toward...

TM Forum develops digital architecture principles with ODA program

TM Forum announces Open Digital Architecture (ODA) program TM Forum, a nonprofit industry association for service providers and their suppliers in the telecom industry, premiered its ODA program today. The purpose of the program, according to TM Forum, is to replace traditional operational and business...

Reader Forum: As providers push NFV/SDN, 3 key issues remain

Boosted by early adoption from carriers such as AT&T, Telefónica and China Mobile, communications service providers (CSPs) are beginning to ramp up their investments in NFV/SDN initiatives. The market has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but now seems to be moving...

Reader Forum: 5G investments for mobile operators – ensuring speed and services to promote new revenue

The 5G ecosystem will require greater collaboration between providers and users and more flexibility on billing options. Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say to...

Reader Forum: Can SDN help service providers build a better bundle?

Operators looking to unlock the true potential of SDN and NFV need to focus on OSS and BSS integration. Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to...

Reader Forum: Digital OSS for the digital world

What role are digital OSS platforms set to play for telecommunication providers as they move down the road of software-based virtualization deployments? Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with...

As cable evolves, enterprise opportunities and challenges arise

Netcracker discusses technological needs of cable companies looking to grow into the enterprise space The cable industry is changing – massive network footprints are being leveraged to offer cutting-edge residential services while tailoring more products and services to the lucrative enterprise space. But, as this change...

Reader Forum: 3 tips for rethinking retail’s digital role

Amdocs examines ways mobile telecom retailers can rethink their digital role to enhance the in-store buying experience A successful digital business is more than just the sum of its digital channels and products. Behind every effective digital business is an understanding of the need to...

Reader Forum: How telecoms lose $90B per year – and are OK with it

Should telecoms be OK with losing $90B per year on waste? Over 50% of a telecom’s annual capital expenditure is invested in acquiring expensive network assets that are the foundation of their services for the customers. This capex number globally is $350 billion, which is...

Reader Forum: Using big data to create premium customer experiences with ACM

Excelacom sees opportunity in using big data and ACM to bolster the customer experience As systems become increasingly intelligent, companies are able to collect extraordinary amounts of data about their products and their customers. The term “big data” emerged several years ago to describe this...

ETSI Open Source MANO group set for aggressive NFV work

The ETSI OSM group announced leadership structure and roadmap for first specification release in 2 months, subsequent updates every 6 months The European Telecommunications Standards Institute said its Open Source MANO group has laid out a roadmap for work this year on management and orchestration...

Reader Forum: User experience monitoring in NFV environments

Ixia looks at options for user experience monitoring in NFV deployments Ensuring a quality subscriber experience is a critical requirement in traditional and mobile carrier networks. Monitoring subscriber experience in these traditional carrier and mobile networks is well understood. It involves tapping into the necessary...

BT selects Openet’s charging solution for MVNO venture

Openet’s BSS to allow the launch of new mobile services Irish company Openet, a provider of real-time business support systems, today announced U.K. operator BT installed its network functions virtualization-ready Evolved Charging solution to monetize its consumer mobile service. With its new mobile virtual network operator...

2016 Predictions: Content, Wi-Fi, BSS and NFV set to change industry

Openet predicts content partnerships, Wi-Fi, BSS and NFV will alter mobile space in 2016 Editor’s Note: With 2016 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. Content partnerships 2.0 Data...

Reality Check: A real-time mobile enterprise

Real-time mobile enterprise Real-time enterprise mobility is on the rise. Increasingly, businesses are looking to mobilize their employees, offering the opportunity to work remotely while providing more flexibility than ever before. With new statistics forecasting the market to be worth $510.39 billion by 2022, servicing...

Reader Forum: Is a lack of digital maturity bleeding you dry?

Who would have dreamt that within two years the demand from communication service providers for digital capabilities would rank alongside those of IT, research and development and innovation in one of Gartner’s surveys – Increasing Investment Areas, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rankings: A Shift...

Reader Forum: Taking INs out – next-generation BSS for LTE

One of the biggest challenges facing communications service providers today is how to best monetize mobile data and avoid data becoming a commodity. To do so effectively, CSPs need to look at the value that data enables and not just think of pricing based...

Video: TM Forum Live editorial recap, day 3

NICE, France – RCR Wireless News editorial team members provide a video recap of news coming out of the TM Forum Live telecom software exhibition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGI0wGMpgp8&feature=youtu.be TM Forum is an industry trade association that brings together communications service providers and vendors to discuss the latest in...

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