Migration of first line support tasks to Celfocus-supported CIAS system set to extend to ‘big four’ territories of Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK. Target is 50% of functions to be zero-touch by end of 2020. Project said to reflect shift to new collaborative models within Vodafone and ecosystem.
Ongoing work with NEC’s Netcracker will see Telefónica|Vivo upgrade its systems for selling to, and supporting, enterprise customers.
BT bringing systems virtualisation benefits forward into a hybrid network set-up through solutions developed in conjunction with Infosys under the auspices of the TM Forum. Greater network efficiency through NetSecOps expected to materialise alongside cost-savings and improved customer experience. Enterprise leading the way with new OSS deployment, and accelerating ...
Executives claim progress in Europe’s digitally-flavoured simplification plan, flagged at DT’s last Capital Markets Day. OneApp customer support platform nears full reach across Europe area. E-commerce and TV services next. Data-analytics layer in pipeline.
More big hitters are joining TMF’s Open API programme, although numbers remain lower than anticipated. Ongoing focus on standardisation and consistency saw a pause in API development to ensure strong foundations. Adoption of SDN and virtualisation is blurring the remit of traditional standards bodies.
Rundown of key Catalysts, joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.
Fresh contracts with long-established suppliers Ericsson, HPE, and IBM. Merger partners wield more procurement power as VfI. Focus on back‑office streamlining, virtualisation, and digital transformation. CEO Sharma says post-merger synergy targets are “ahead of track”.