Giles Cummings

  1. Mobile operators, it’s time to get your mojo back

    Contributed by Ashwin Moranganti, Chief Product Officer, Affirmed Networks, a Microsoft Company Mobile operators are about to become liberated in a way that they’ve never felt before. And I choose that word because what’s happening with the convergence of cloud, edge computing, and the everything-as-a-service consumption model is an unburdening for mobile operators that, for […]

  2. What Will Make Intent-Based Automation Possible for 5G Slicing?

    Contributed by Susan White, Head of Strategy and Portfolio Marketing, Netcracker Technology.  Maximizing operations automation is essential for CSPs to offer on-demand services at the lowest cost across a network with diverse technology and service domains. With VNFs evolving into CNFs, more frequent releases, multiple cloud platforms, end-to-end network slicing, and a much larger ecosystem […]

  3. The FutureNet World ‘Operator Award’ shines a light on 6 outstanding deployments

    With populations around the globe being consigned to the task of doing very little for the past year, a scan of the recently announced finalists for the brand new FutureNet World Operator Award proves that the telecoms industry has been doing anything but! Indeed, Liberty Global were keen to highlight that, working throughout Covid, and […]

  4. Learn to Love Your Network Again

    Contributed by Christian Uremovic, Director of Marketing, Infinera. Top Six Key Learnings from Automated Orchestrated Network Migration To leverage the opportunities of 5G and Converged Interconnect Network (CIN), operators need to introduce new technology into their networks that is significantly more scalable, cost-optimized, programmable, and automation-ready. However, rack space and power limitations often prevent the installation of […]

  5. Data Ops

    Free Download. – A study in removing the barriers to Telecom Network Automation via AI Raise your hand if you’ve heard of or even been part of a program that was to leverage AI for amazing returns and yet failed after exceeding budget and under delivering on promised outcomes. A large percentage of AI programs […]

  6. Airtel’s network automation is as inevitable as water obeying gravity

    Airtel’s CTO Randeep Sekhon and Bradley Mead of Ericsson talked to Contributing Editor Annie Turner about the urgency of their joint approach to automation. Although Airtel has fixed infrastructure, our interview focused on its mobile network, which is of immense scale and complexity, and has been managed by Ericsson for some 16 years. The mobile […]

  7. Beyond connectivity: How telco ambitions are shaping their automation journeys

    This article discusses some findings from a research programme conducted by STL Partners, in partnership with FutureNet World and Nokia, between December 2020 and February 2021, comprising a survey of 100 individuals and 15 in-depth interviews with leading operators about their automation journeys. The report gives an overview of global trends in automation and shows […]

  8. March 2021 News

    Operators embrace automation as a disruptive force Contributing Editor Annie Turner rounds up March’s automation highlights, from excitement about stability and SON to supporting new ways of working. TDC NET says its network is at its most stable for 25 years, with fewer instances of unplanned downtime and customer disruptions, and a more reliable experience […]