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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Telcos Stance on Innovation; a Matter of Identity

Contributed by Ned Taleb, CEO and Founder, B-Yond. Over the last two decades, I have co-founded several companies serving the telecoms industry, and in the process, have met with a majority of the executives from the top telcos around the world. When you ask about how a telco perceives itself, you never get the same answer. […]

How Automation is Driving Transformational Benefits for Telcos

Contributed by Morgan Stern, VP of Automation Strategy, Itential. In the early phases of telco automation, most of the efforts were focused on simplifying and condensing repetitive tasks to gain efficiencies. Business processes remained largely unchanged, with automation primarily applied to standalone tasks within the process. The impact of these efforts was meaningful for individuals […]

Is OSS Going to Die? 

Contributed by Marcin Nowak, Senior Solutions Manager, Comarch. Is OSS Going to Die?  As telecommunications networks evolve, we can see hardware providers deploy ever more advanced software. But that’s only one aspect of this evolution. Another is that an increasing amount of specialized, very sophisticated telecommunication hardware is becoming cloud-native. With the new network models, […]