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Wind River claims spotlight for new role at intelligent edge


Decisive moves to embrace disaggregated networks by global leaders including Vodafone and Verizon are creating opportunity for Wind River to seize an enabling role for MEC and 5G services.

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Oracle: Cloud evolution must be business-led for digital SPs

Oracle: Cloud evolution must be business‑led for digital SPs


For many years, the telecoms industry has been attempting the balancing act of managing the decline of traditional services while extracting the full value of decades of massive investment in the operational systems that enable them. The challenge of escaping this ‘technology debt’ has now been heightened by a ...

Interdependence Day — taking testing out of the lab

Interdependence Day — taking testing out of the lab


Test and assurance specialist Spirent spoke to TelcoTitans’ Vendor Voice and highlighted how the ongoing reinvention of telecoms networks is necessarily being accompanied by a reset regarding resilience. With cloud‑native services and applications becoming the new standard as next‑generation networks gain prominence, Spirent is urging operators to ‘take testing ...

Ciena: Adapting the network mindset for the new digital world

Ciena: Adapting the network mindset for the new digital world


Speaking to TelcoTitans’ Vendor Voice, key figures within Ciena underline the foundational role of networks in transitioning to the digital platform future that is now permeating telcos’ operational and customer functions. However, they also note that the embrace of models more familiar in an IT setting is causing some ...


Teradata: Telcos can’t afford to wait on CX digitalisation

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Telco investment in best‑in‑breed tools has embedded data silos that need to be opened to complete the customer picture in a data‑driven environment. Recent financial sector experience demonstrates that focus on a holistic and cloud-enabled view of the customer, and not individual product lines, is an essential element of ...

  • GSOA: The 5G and broadband view from space

    GSOA: The 5G and broadband view from space


    Aarti Holla-Maini, Secretary General of the Global Satellite Operators Association, shares priorities for satellite sector and the challenge of speaking as one voice for a diverse membership.

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    OpenUK explores Gaia​‑X data model


    Open technology advocacy group wants to keep UK engaged with Europe on developing federated data models.

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    Interview: New HQ beckons for Jansen’s “better BT”


    As BT prepares to move into a new-era head office in Aldgate, Technology HR boss Mark Murphy speaks to TelcoTitans about the Group’s physical and virtual makeover. Technology reorganisation, facilities facelift, and move to ‘smart working’ viewed as key to refreshing how BT does business. Organic and inclusive approach ...

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    Openreach Tech team powers UK fibre build


    CTIO Colin Lees shares impact of tech overhaul on network build. More effort on provisioning and repair in three-year transformation project. Openreach owns IT and Network strategy decisions; BT Digital and BT Networks are key suppliers. Three-supplier strategy for FTTP advances with Adtran, Huawei and Nokia.

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    Vishal Dixit: MVNOs are vital to Vodafone UK growth


    Conversations with potential UK MVNO partners are “in the double digits”. Asda Mobile and Virgin Media deals exemplify OpCo’s new approach to MVNO partnerships. OpCo moving away from a ‘computer says no’ approach to MVNOs.

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    Openreach pushes ahead in journey to agile


    CTIO Colin Lees discusses three-year transformation project across IT, network, and processes to support FTTP rollout. Independent Openreach Technology division treads in parent’s tech footsteps. Adopts agile development where it can and organises into Tribes and Squads. Data strategy seeks “single source of truth”. Takes pragmatic approach to cloud ...

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