Next Generation BOSS: Practical Realities and Emerging Strategies

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 9:00am
End Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 5:00pm

The objectives of this course are to provide a distinctly different and independent view on the status of next generation business and operational support systems (NGBOSS), with extensive case studies and frank reviews of the realities behind vendor and industry forum hype. Helping guide operators on immediate simple practical steps as well as setting out a strategy based on helping operators correct the underperformance of Telco IT.

Centurion, ZA
http://www.vitaltraining.co.za

The GSMA Mobile World Congress

Event: 
Date
Start Date: 
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 9:00am
End Date: 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:00pm

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the place for mobile leaders to network, and conduct business. The event hosts approximately 50,000 mobile professionals, over 54% of these C-Level, from over 190 countries. As a serious player in the mobile ecosystem you can’t afford to miss the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress.

Barcelona, ES
www.mobileworldcongress.com

The V6 World Congress

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
End Date: 
Sunday, February 13, 2011

The V6 World Congress, will be held in Paris next February 8 to 11, 2011. The conference will demonstrate that IPV6 is no more the eternal bridesmaid without a commercial motive. Based on content providers’ testimonies and service providers’ reports, the program will address all technical and standard issues that need to be solved in order to organize the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

Paris, FR
www.upperside.fr/v6world2011

MPLS & Ethernet World Congress 2011

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 9:00am
End Date: 
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 5:00pm

The 13th edition of MPLS & Ethernet World will be organized next 8 to 11 February 2011, Paris. The 2011 agenda will again privilege operator and enterprises scenarios and testimonies. Particular attention will be paid to MPLS optical layer integration, Cloud services impact, MPLS TP OAM, mobile backhaul and multicast issues.

Paris, FR
www.upperside.fr/mplsworld2011

Mobile Backhaul Pavilion and Conference at International CTIA Wireless 2011

Orange County Convention Center, Room S 330 E-F

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 8:00am
End Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 3:00pm

Mobile Backhaul at International CTIA Wireless 2011
March 22 - 24, 2011
Orlando, FL

Backhaul is the glue that binds local access points to carrier networks. The all new Mobile Backhaul Pavilion at the CTIA Wireless 2011 show will bring together wireless and wireline technologies at North America’s largest telecom show in a way that has never been done before! Expect to see the latest technologies exhibited - from next-gen, IP/Ethernet wireline to microwave backhaul solutions.

Portugal Telecom seals $5 billion Oi deal

Marks PT's return to business in Brazil

Portugal Telecom (Lisbon, Portugal) said today it had signed the necessary contracts to seal the purchase of a 22.38 percent direct and indirect stake in Brazil's main fixed-line phone carrier Oi (Rio de Janeiro) for 8.32 billion reais ($4.98 billion). The deal, drafted last July, effectively means the return of Portugal Telecom as a major player to fast-growing Brazil after it sold its stake in Brazil's top mobile firm Vivo to Spain's Telefonica for 7.5 billion euros last year.

Iridium signs five new partners, including KORE Telematics

Digi, ACR Electronics, DeLorme, and Xact Technology also on board

Iridium Communications Inc. (McLean, VA, USA) has signed agreements with five new partners to market Iridium-based solutions for the mobile machine-to-machine sector. The company hopes these new partnerships will open up numerous customer opportunities.

Iridium--formerly "Iridium Satellite LLC"--operates a network of 66 active orbiting satellites used for worldwide voice and data communication from handsets and other transceivers.

Integrated Telecom and Korea Middle East Engineering sign $1.1 billion expansion

Part of regional $400 billion plan

Saudi Arabia's Integrated Telecom Co. (Dammam, Saudi Arabia) has signed a 4 billion riyals ($1.1 billion) deal with Korea Middle East Engineering Co (Komee) to expand the country's optical cable network, ITC said on Wednesday.

The Potential of User Analytics

Navigating the path between customer experience, customer information, and profitability

As competition and the economic crunch pit themselves against communications service providers (CSPs), it’s getting harder and harder for them to maintain profitability, so the search is on for ways of exploiting underused assets. Take customers for example – CSPs have them by the billions, yet they often know almost nothing about them other than an address or a phone number in the eyes of many providers.

Policy and Charging

The network's 'Dynamic Duo'

The surging popularity of smartphones over the past few years has caused some serious issues for the broadband networks which consumers depend on every day. Network issues revolve around a growing capacity crunch, mainly due to the availability of streaming media and rich content being accessed by next-generation devices. A report released by ABI Research in September 2010 estimates there will be more than 1.5 billion active mobile broadband consumers by 2015. In other words, network performance will continue to decline unless solutions are put in place to mitigate the congestion.

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