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Amdocs launches big data suite for telcos

CEM software giant Amdocs has launched a suite of applications designed to give communications service providers (CSPs) greater access to big data and analytics.

Amdocs acquires Comverse BSS business for $272m

Amdocs has announced the acquisition of Comverse’s BSS business units for $272 million in cash. Amdocs is positioning the deal as a consolidation and customer acquisition play, while Comverse says it wants to focus on digital services.

Amdocs and Strex push SMS payments

SMS seems so last decade, but often the simplest technologies provide the easiest solutions. Amdocs has partnered with Norwegian SMS payments outfit Strex to promote this technology and see the rise of mobile wallets from the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung as complementary.

MWC demos suggest NFV commercially ready

NFV was grandiosely unveiled at last year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and was rapidly heralded in as the next-big-thing for carrier networking. This year, multiple pledges have been made by exhibitors to demonstrate the power of an NFV-enabled architecture, with showcases expected to run all week by some of the industry’s largest players, which aim to show the tech’s move towards commercial readiness.

Telefónica Argentina hires Amdocs for BSS transformation

Telefónica Argentina and Amdocs have announced an extension to their existing partnership. Amdocs, the BSS specialist, will assume responsibility for a wider array of BSS services transformation for the telco, including billing and ordering, and legacy systems integration.

SMBs demand cloud services from comms providers

Almost 70 per cent of SMBs worldwide are more likely to select a primary communications service provider that offers cloud-based services over one that does not. Furthermore, 44 per cent of SMBs would switch providers to one that bundled cloud services with traditional services, according to research released this week.

Security issues put carriers off BSS in the cloud

The majority of operators have not yet made the call on whether to migrate their BSS environment to the cloud. More than a third have decided against the movement and less than 20 per cent have actually put initiatives in place to accomplish such a shift. The findings of the Telecoms.com Industry Survey 2014 sought to establish which elements of the BSS environment are being addressed with the most urgency along with how and where operators are looking to the cloud to enhance their performance.

Modular connected car platform unveiled by AT&T

US operator AT&T is pitching a modular connected car platform packaging connectivity, billing, data analytics and infotainment to car makers and developers to create their own customised offerings.

AsiaInfo claims first European deal with Telenor Denmark transformation project

Chinese telecoms software provider AsiaInfo Linkage has announced a supply deal with Telenor Denmark, the vendor’s first European mobile operator win since its launch in the region last year. AsiaInfo described the project as a BSS transformation, which will include the provision of its proprietary billing, CRM and real-time analytics solutions, including its Veris BSS product.

Amdocs to acquire Celcite for $129m

Customer experience specialist Amdocs has agreed to acquire network management and SON solutions provider Celcite in a deal worth $129m in cash. Amdocs added that it may pay additional fees for the firm based on the achievement of certain performance metrics.

Innovation Shouldn’t Be a Rocky Ride

Eli Itin explains how and why operators need to foster a culture of innovation within their organisations in order to combat threats from competitors, such as OTT players.

Amdocs buys Actix in $120m deal

OSS/BSS firm Amdocs, which now positions itself as a customer experience specialist, on Wednesday announced the acquisition of network management firm Actix for $120m in cash.

Vodafone signs customer care managed services deal

Operator group Vodafone has signed a five year global managed services deal with OSS/BSS provider Amdocs. Under the terms of the deal, Vodafone’s customer care and billing will be based on Amdocs software applications and the vendor will deliver application development, operations and maintenance services for the operator.

Telcos will not win out in cloud says British Gas director of tech

Telcos are not the natural providers of enterprise cloud services because they do not come from the software industry, according to Kassir Hussain, director of technology for Centrica/British gas, and a former O2, Orange and 3UK network specialist.

7/10 operators see OTT opportunity

70 per cent of mobile operators believe that over-the-top service providers present an opportunity for partnership, rather than a threat. Furthermore, 64 per cent of operators acknowledge that OTT players bring innovation to the industry, although 42 per cent of them claim they could offer any service an OTT player can deliver, but better.

Amdocs picks up Bridgewater

Business and operations support systems vendor Amdocs said Friday it has snapped up network optimisation firm Bridgewater Systems for around C$211m (€150m).

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