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Looking ahead to the 600 MHz incentive auction

In the interview Steven shares his thoughts on the key challenges being faced by competitive carriers throughout the U.S., the industry’s concerns looking forward to 2015, and the path towards a competitive landscape for all carriers.

The pros and cons of RCS

The team from the Rich Communications Summit, which takes place in Berlin on November 3-4, spoke to BICS Strategy and Business Development Manager Luc Vidal-Madjar prior to the event.

ETSI and the birth of NFV

Perhaps one of the most important sources of standards in telecoms is ETSI – the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. ETSI has been around for over a quarter of a century, spanning the growth of digital right through to the present day mobile revolution.

Mobile money in Africa

Charles Niehaus is Consultant Mobile Money at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of World Bank Group. He will be a speaker in the Mobile Money programme at AfricaCom this year, with a case study on achieving interoperability through mobile financial services in Tanzania.

Orchestrating the virtual – making NFV a reality

Today, you’ll find Telecoms.com awash with talk of IoT, 5G, software defined networking and network functions virtualization. While it would be fairly argued the first half of that list is still some way off of becoming a reality, NFV has begun showing promising signs recently.

Customer adoption of NFV and SDN

Although the development and deployment of both Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization technologies has to be driven by the Telcos themselves, the success almost entirely relies on the attitude and acceptance of the Customer.

A tale of two gigabit cities

The modern metropolis needs to ensure it is a digital hub. Coventry, one of the UK’s only gigabit cities, has managed to remain a step ahead of the game since embarking on its first significant phase of regeneration a decade ago.

Oracle Communications Business Services Solution

The Oracle Communications Business Services Solution has been recognized for its innovative and effective use of the TM Forum Frameworx to deliver tangible cost reduction and efficiency improvement. Watch this videos and understand how this solution addresses the need for transformation and see case studies of how this solution manages offer design, order capture and order lifecycle management.

Unified Communications Suite Solution

Business requires us to use a collection of applications and devices, ranging from email to desk phone to conferencing. This can be disruptive and disjointed leading to friction and frustration. How do you remove the friction? The answer is Advanced Unified Communication and Collaboration – watch the video now.

Telefónica discusses its Thinking Things IoT platfom

You’d be forgiven for thinking the Internet of Things had to be great news for operators. They are, after all, in the business of connecting stuff, and once the perennially emergent IoT ecosystem has finally actually emerged, there’s going to be a ridiculous amount more stuff to connect.

Swisscom details its progress in the connected home market

Just as with the rest of IoT, the connected home has been the subject of a lot of speculation but little end product. One company that hasn’t been afraid to try some out on its customers is Swiss operator Swisscom.

The European Commission and the Internet of Things

Idealists and sceptics alike could agree that the European Union and the Internet of Things have a lot in common. An idealist might be inclined to see both as seeking to pull down divisions that have traditionally separated bodies of knowledge and industry, to create an intelligent, integrated whole.

Citrix ByteMobile on the new encrypted traffic landscape

Telecoms.com recently partnered with Mark Davis from ByteMobile at Citrix to discuss the impact encrypted content is having on mobile networks. In this interview, Davis explains how it’s taking up an increasing share on traffic on the network, brought in by the increasing relevance of content providers and pending standards like HTTP/2.

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