Telco Virtualization: Bottoms up and Tops Down. Seriously

by Keith Brody Nov 08, 2017

Here’s the third (and final) part of our review of Heavy Reading’s recent OSS in the Era of NFV/SDN conference in London. Even if the event raised many more questions than it provided answers, that alone is a pointer to the present state of virtualisation in telco networks.

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Mobile World Congress 2016 - Reflections

by Keith Brody Mar 16, 2016

Looking Back on Barcelona 2016

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Reflections from Berlin: Use-cases for Policy Control, supporting market innovation, rapid and lean deployment

by Lars Månsson May 11, 2015

I published some of my initial thoughts from Berlin, where I attended Informa’s recent Policy Control conference, a couple of weeks ago. Having now had a little more time to reflect on various conversations, here’s a little more analysis and insight.

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Highlights from the Policy Conference in Berlin

by Lars Månsson Apr 24, 2015

Last week, I attended (and participated in a panel discussion at) Informa’s Policy event in Berlin.  Some interesting discussion points were raised.  Here are my thoughts on some of them in a two-part blog, the second half of which will be published next week.

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The New Generation of Policy Control

by Lars Månsson Apr 10, 2015

No longer fragile, the new generation of Policy Control solutions mean agility enables improved subscriber relationships

PCRF 1.0 (the first generation of Policy solutions) mainly used enforcement as a means of enabling the telco to leverage the fragile relationship it has with its customers. 

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In the IT world, shooting yourself in the foot is easier than it seems…

by Magnus Hyttsten Dec 11, 2012

but our policy might save you from yourself!

In the world of IT, I think these two statements are both accurate:

  • Disruption is constant and permanent.
  • If something is considered unlikely to be true, then as long as the majority agree, there will be no need for further debate or real proof.

Both statements exist happily beside each other.

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Computaris blog post “DigitalRoute highlights on their webcast “Why Policy Now?

by Keith Brody Nov 12, 2012

“Why Policy Now?” and “How do I get the Policy decision right?” Those are the two central questions that’ll be addressed by DigitalRoute’s upcoming webinar on the new Computaris information platform. Most of us in the industry know that Policy Control has been an attention-grabbing topic for the past couple of years at least, but as is often the case the early solutions to market have raised as many questions as they’ve solved problems. Indeed, one analyst told us recently that over 200 PCRF solutions had been identified, but doubted more than a handful were in any way valid or fit-for-the-purpose.

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Policing Voice over LTE - high voltage opportunity, don’t get burned

by Jonas Wejdin Nov 12, 2012

With full rollout of 4G LTE networks globally coming in 2013, Voice is threatening to become the killer app that redefines the communications landscape. If, as predicted, Voice over LTE takes off, the service provider’s traditional hand could quickly become significantly devalued in an entirely new, high-stakes poker game for market share. In the data network, minutes won’t matter anymore meaning traditional billing and charging paradigms (and their supporting BSS infrastructures) could become irrelevant while, simultaneously, mediation – the means of collecting and aggregating the data – will come to the fore as that challenge takes on new dimensions.

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