Securing CSP Networks from the Next Wave of Threats

As the demand for cloud services rises, opportunities for communications service providers increase. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) open up myriad possibilities, while software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) provide greater efficiencies and tailored service offerings

At the same time, there’s a world of unknowns to conquer and challenges to overcome.

Mobile network operators fear the impact of eSIM

Telecom industry faces biggest change in ecosystem since UMTS licensing in the early 2000s

The introduction of the embedded SIM (eSIM) technology to consumer markets is imminent. Management consultancy Mücke, Sturm & Company shows impressively in their latest expert study that all stakeholders are going to benefit from the technological innovation but one: The mobile network operators. The study participants fear more competition, a lower customer loyalty and a loss of previous relationships through the eSIM introduction for mobile network operators.

O2 Extends Strategic Billing Partnership with Netcracker

Multiyear Commitment Enables O2 to Economically Scale its Operations to Support a Growing Customer Base

Netcracker Technology announced today that Telefónica UK, which operates as O2, has extended and expanded its relationship with Netcracker by signing a multiyear renewal, including an enterprise license for its Revenue Management solution. O2 supports 20 million subscribers in its retail and wholesale business lines using Netcracker software and services.

Ericsson Introduces Customer Experience Management for Multi-Play Networks

Ericsson Expert Analytics Release 16.1 provides a single platform for managing end-to-end customer experiences across services

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced Ericsson Expert Analytics Release 16.1, which extends its market-leading, award-winning Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution to multi-play networks. The new release gives operators a holistic, 360-degree view of multi-play and fixed-line customer experience. The software-based solution will become available in Q4 2016.

Intraway Signs Worldwide Agreement to Globally Measure Quality of Experience at Telefónica

Telefónica improves customer experience by measuring end-to-end customers' OTT applications to enhance IP services across all of its broadband operations.

Intraway​, a global leader in Quality of Experience measuring and reporting solutions, today announced that Telefónica ​(NYSE: TEF) has selected Intraway’s unique Quality of Experience (QX) active probing solution, to deliver a measurement and reporting system for fixed broadband and mobile services across Telefónica’s global footprint. Intraway will provide a real-­time and historical customer experience performance visibility system for OTT and other IP services, relying in a system already being used by other top CSP's in the Americas over the past 5 years.
 

TelePacific Completes DSCI Acquisition, Creating National Powerhouse Delivering Managed Services with Five-Nines Guaranteed Performance

Integrates Unified Communications and Managed IT offerings into broad portfolio of solutions for business

TelePacific’s acquisition of leading managed services provider, DSCI, rewrites the MSP category by bringing leading-edge unified communications, managed IT, connectivity, cloud and continuity services together in a single provider, all backed with guaranteed performance that comes from a company with a five-nines quality heritage.

Globalstar Prepares for Release of the Next Generation Sat-Fi Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

Alpha testing of smaller, portable, more feature-rich device commences

Globalstar Inc. announced today that alpha testing of its next generation duplex device, Sat-Fi2, has commenced in preparation to fully launch the highly anticipated mass consumer and enterprise product in early 2017. Building upon its predecessor, Sat-Fi2 allows customers to use their smartphones and tablets to stay connected when beyond cellular.

Upshot Briefing: AT&T's Top IoT Exec Mobeen Khan on Real-Time IoT Data

Recently, we had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with M. Mobeen Khan, Executive Director, M2M Solutions for AT&T's Advanced Mobility Solutions division.

Strategic Partnership Between Arabsat and NEWTEC

Agreement enables MEA service providers to offer next-gen high-speed services

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – have announced an expansion of their partnership, enabling optimized solutions for broadcast and telecom customers.

Signed today during IBC 2016, the new contract will see Newtec provide Arabsat with its Newtec Dialog multiservice platform to enhance the operator’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) services, as well as its offerings in government and telecom markets.

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