Telecommunications

Stopping Scams is not a Technology Challenge

Don’t give money to strangers! Australians are being scammed and are losing money.  Somehow when a stranger calls and says, “We’re the Tax Office, you owe us money.  Pay up. With iTunes cards,” people who ordinarily perform and function well in everyday life hand over money to strangers.   What’s the trick? Part of the conman’s […]

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Blockchain in telecom: From concept to reality

Blockchain is currently one of the most talked-about technologies. Across industries, organizations are exploring blockchain’s potential impact in their space and how they can benefit from this emerging technology. The communications service provider (CSP) industry is no exception. The biggest questions for CSPs, however, are “Where is the bang for the buck?” and “Where and […]

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A History-Changing Moment for the IoT – In Case You Missed It

This week the world crossed a threshold that many people going about their daily lives might have missed. That is, the Internet of Things, which has been touted as the greatest development to connect humanity since the internal combustion engine, went officially from theory to reality. The threshold came in the form of an announcement […]

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IBM joining ONAP Project to Accelerate NFV Adoption

Cloud-based networking with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) holds great promise for both service providers and enterprises, driving cost of out of the business while providing more agility in delivering new services to market.  Yet the adoption of NFV hasn’t always kept pace with the hopes of its supporters.  IBM’s CTO for Telecommunications, Craig Farrell, outlined […]

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Agile Network DevOps – Applying Cloud Innovation to the virtual network!

Cloud brings to the network a set of capabilities beyond virtualization.  Cloud opens an opportunity of innovation for network.  Cloud opened for IT more than optimization of delivery through virtualization.  Cloud opened an ability at scale in IT to innovate that is called Agile DevOps.  Applying this to networking opens more value from cloud-based networking, […]

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Reinventing Networks: Service Lifecycle Management

“To unify or not to unify OSS….. is there an option?” Reinventing networks in a virtual age requires rethinking the operation support system (OSS).  It requires a unification of OSS.  The keystone driving this unification is the focus on the life of a network service or the service lifecycle and the management of it throughout […]

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First-Mover Advantage for Telecoms Embracing IP Services

Recently, I have been spending time with carriers and service providers (CSPs) discussing plans to transform from legacy TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) services to Internet Protocol (IP) based services in the future.  Telecoms Embracing IP Services is necessary because: •    The cost of maintenance. Both the parts and people who understand legacy equipment are making […]

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Reinventing Networks: Unifying OSS

Last week we talked about reinventing networks and the need to “Commit, Adapt, and Innovate….Incessantly”. Reinventing networks with Cloud-based Networking using NFV/SDN compels you to think across multiple dimensions of the opportunity at the same time. We are seeing three layers of discussion occurring in this reinvention. First, in the infrastructure, much good work through […]

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VR and AR Are Precursors to the Next IT Mega Trend: Simulations

Virtual Reality (VR) has had more investment thrown at it pre-revenue than any other consumer play in history. Some analysts project a market of tens of billions by 2020. I believe it will happen, but not before the market stumbles for years because most of what will be tried will not stick in a lonely […]

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Cloud-based networking transformation: Enabling a foundation for network virtualization

While clients are moving into production with the network transformation coming from the technology shift with Network Functions Virtualization/Software Defined Networks (NDF/SDN), they notice that this is more than a technology implementation.  As we review with more clients how they are moving beyond Proof of Concept (POC’s) in the world of enabling cloud-based networking with […]

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Enabling open digital ecosystems @ TMForum {open}:hack

Join us in Vancouver on July 11th & 12th to get creative and build new services to solve challenges that can positively impact people’s lives across the globe! {open}:data + {open}:apis + {open}:platform = {open}:hack   As the world becomes more interconnected, it is also becoming more open.  Leveraging the ‘openness’ and harnessing that for the […]

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Customer Experience Strategies Made Simple

Customer experience continues to remain one of business’ perennial Georgian knots. For those few companies that manage to find an insight the rewards are substantial but sadly, for many companies, these rewards remain frustratingly out of reach. In this article we will overview some of the surprisingly simple but all too uncommon methods that have […]

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