Network slicing orchestration

Service providers today are at an inflexion point. Voice and messaging revenues have declined as consumers have several OTT options to choose from. Data traffic has increased exponentially, however service providers see challenges in monetizing data beyond a point. There is an urgent need to create new compelling services.

The need to analyze, understand and transform is now paramount for operators

Big data intelligence can fundamentally change how operators interact with their customers. EE, as one of the UK’s largest mobile operators and part of the BT Group, aim to deliver a next-generation customer experience management (CEM) system to analyse, understand and transform their customers' experience.

Webinar: Telecom analytics, innovations & use cases

In operator workplaces around the world, data scientists and business analysts have been teaming with their colleagues across a range of operations centers to understand how advanced analytics capabilities can best be applied to solve business needs relevant to each domain. 

Core network evolution from EPC to 5G Core made easy

The mobile core network is a central part of 5G network platforms. Where enabling functionality from 3GPP release 13 to 16 define a journey from existing 4G EPC to 5G Core. This post address how this evolution journey can be simplified, with a holistic evolution approach towards a dual mode core network, to reduce risk, cost and time to market.

Charting the course for Big Data and Analytics

Welcome to our seventh episode of our ongoing podcast series; “Transmissions from Tomorrow” by Dez Blanchfield, where we get an insider's view from people driving the next wave of digital transformation and innovation for Telco operators.

The time for onboarding NFV is now

It takes vision, confidence, a high tolerance for risk, and a big pile of cash to become an early adopter of a transformative technology. Yes, the rewards are great, but so are the risks. This has been particularly true of transformations from physical network functions to VNFs.

How to improve the voice service experience for small businesses

By combining VoLTE and webRTC, a mobile operator could provide a mashup communication services to address small businesses with a better service they can utilize when communicating with their customers. See a demonstration on how operators can improve the voice service experience for small businesses and bring in new revenue from this untapped segment.

Telecom Customer Experience, A Zero-touch Future

As highlighted in the new Ericsson Consumer and IndustryLab report "The zero-touch customer experience", service providers should evolve their customer journey into a zero-touch future, where interaction will be based on voice and gestures and supported by artificial intelligence.

5G use case catalyst at Digital Transformation World

5G is not just about quicker networks and more bandwidth, 5G will enable many new use cases that will bring new opportunities for people, society, and businesses and make the vital role of communication even more apparent than it is now.

NFV strategy, from trial to commercial operation

Although NFV and SDN have been discussed since 2012, most operators have several years left to come to a state where most of the commercial services are run on a virtualized infrastructure. The majority have started in some fashion and fairly common are trials or PoCs (proof of concepts) where a single application, such as vEPC or vIMS, is running on an appliance type of NFVI. Very few are running a large-scale commercial telco cloud to cater to a multitude of VNFs from many vendors.

5G service charging in minutes

In a recent blog post we gave an example of how to monetize 5G network slicing today. But, as we all know, one of the key issues is how quickly the business support systems (BSS) can be adapted to handle any new service.