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Amdocs: Michal Harris' 2014 Trends

2013 saw service providers under serious pressure to differentiate themselves from competitors and deliver innovative new services, whilst also striving to simplify the customer experience, harness big data and optimise


How to succeed with mobile solutions

Mobile solutions have a huge potential to drastically increase the efficiency of field workers and save big money for companies in a range of industries. However, the implementation of mobile solutions is filled with pitfalls.

Network Emulation Reduces Mobile Network Operators’ OPEX

The future of network validation and optimisation is in the lab. Think about the plane industry: 100 years ago no one was using flight simulators to build and fly planes. Try for a minute to imagine the A380 being commercialised without going through intensive flight simulation. Would you board


Got a green strategy yet? Top pitfalls to avoid

There are many different ways for an organisation to reduce its carbon footprint and ‘go green.’ However, few solutions will deliver the hoped-for results if you haven’t done your homework, read the fine print and put in place the foundations necessary to leverage your


Learning Mobile Charging from Emerging Markets

When we think of emerging markets, we often tend to think they are behind the times, busy playing catch-up with developed nations. While this may in fact be the case for traditional fixed telecoms infrastructure, it is certainly not true for today’s extensive mobile networks. In fact, when it


SMS on the wane? Let’s not go over-the-top.

With the advent of smartphones, an interesting dynamic is playing out between SMS and OTT across the telecoms industry. In developed markets, operators are unhappy about the growing dominance of smartphone-based services, but it’s a very different story in emerging markets.

MegaFon becomes a Telefonica Partner

International heavyweight telecom providers Telefónica and MegaFon have agreed a new strategic partnership that will see the Russian group join Telefónica’s Partners Programme...

Differentiating networks with software

For most of the telecom industry’s history, hardware has been the focus, while software has not been widely recognised as a centre of value. However, this perception is now beginning to shift among customers in the market at large...

Global vendors form OSS alliance

Three of the world’s largest telecoms equipment vendors – Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to for the “OSS interoperability initiative” (OSSii)...

Why did Big Data get so big?

There is a huge expectation among operators in emerging markets that smartphone penetration will increase fairly rapidly over the next three to five years. Operators want to be at the forefront of this and are therefore investing heavily to ensure that they not only have the best networks


What Distinguishes a Successful OTT Network?

More and more people worldwide have access to high-speed Internet and devices capable of streaming videos; mobile phones have made it possible for consumers to access content wherever they go. With OTT streaming more popular than ever, the market is competitive...

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