TM Forum Launches Digital Maturity Model to Accelerate Industry Digital Transformation

Endorsed by leading CSPs including BT, China Mobile, China Telecom, Orange, and Vodafone

TM FORUM LIVE!, Nice, France—May 16, 2017TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, today announced the launch of its Digital Maturity Model (DMM) – a new tool that allows communications service providers (CSPs) to assess their digital maturity and plan their digital transformation across their entire organization.

Nokia Bolsters Software Offering with Increased Intelligence

Improves digital customer care and can drive new service provider revenue streams

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled new machine learning capabilities and expertise to help service providers strengthen the digital customer experience.

Designed to help service providers improve business processes and deliver greater value to subscribers, Nokia's new solutions include Nokia Autonomous Customer Care and Nokia Cognitive Analytics for Crowd Insight software, and the Nokia Analytics Office Services suite, each targeting high-growth segments of the software and services market.

The Keys to Meeting Global Broadband Demand

Success requires hybrid networks and flexible services

The vision of a truly connected world – where broadband connectivity is accessible anywhere, anytime and to any device – is driving new perspectives and service concepts in the telecommunications arena.

To meet today’s global broadband demands, hybrid networks including wireline, wireless and satellite are required. Satellite operators are developing new solutions to deliver increased throughput, while also embracing their role as an integral part of the hybrid networks of today and in the future.

Open NFV Testlab from China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and Enea

Close collaboration to enable NFV infrastructure and key VNFs

China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and Enea® today announced an agreement on collaboration in the China Mobile Open NFV Testlab. The collaboration will use Enea's OPNFV based commercial, Enea® NFV Core platform, and Cavium's ARM based ThunderX workload optimized datacenter server processors.

China Mobile's Open NFV Testlab will host the platform as part of China Mobile's Telecom Integrated Cloud (TIC). The work will include validation of a variety of NFV tests cases - vCPE, vBRAS, vEPC, vIMS - while supporting Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project development and integration.

Viavi Introduces NB-IoT Support for Interference and Performance Measurement

'Industry first' enhancement combats signal overlap without significant additional investment

Viavi Solutions today announced its CellAdvisor® Base Station Analyzer will support the unique signal analysis required for narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) connectivity. Available immediately, this capability – which Viavi believes is the first of its kind in the industry – meets the needs of service providers for immediate testing for the overlay IoT infrastructure that must co-exist seamlessly with the traditional mobile communications network.

Vodafone Taps NETSCOUT for Network Performance Monitoring

Multi-year deal across Europe to leverage next-generation real-time information platform

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a multi-year agreement with Vodafone Group to serve as Vodafone’s passive probing provider in Europe.

CITIC Telecom CPC Becomes First Hong Kong IaaS to Receive new Cloud ISO

Demonstrates dedication to providing cloud with high security standard

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, has been receiving local and international attention over the recent years due to its remarkable achievements in the industry.

Fibre to enable Europe’s 5G ambition

FTTH Council hosts debate about investments in 5G infrastructure at European Parliament

The FTTH Council Europe recently organised a lunch debate hosted by MEP Michal Boni in the European Parliament. This debate focussed on Europe’s 5G ambition and investments in 5G enabler infrastructure, while also presenting the latest FTTH market data on where Europe stands in global comparison on fibre deployment and penetration.

Harnessing the Customer: How Telco Companies Are Benefiting from Big Data

The way customers communicate with one another has drastically evolved over the years.  Especially when it comes to recommending specific products and services.

Today, various sites publish customer reviews, both the good and bad, for the rest of the world to peruse. These reviews can have serious effects on brand image. While these sites make managing the customer variable crucial for success, it also opens up the door for opportunities to better understand the customer journey.  

Keysight, Spreadtrum Announce Next-Gen Mobile Innovation Center

Supporting 5G, NB-IoT, MIMO OTA design and test scenarios at higher frequencies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”) today announced the Spreadtrum-Keysight Innovation Center, located in Shanghai. The Center further strengthens the strategic partnership between the two companies, first announced in 2016. The Center will provide mobile module design and test services for designers aiming to move forward the next generation of mobile communications innovations.

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