interview with John Brooks
Network provisioning and asset life cycle management is a foreign world to most
business assurance professionals because it’s a domain that lives outside
the order-to-cash stream. This article explains how new analytics and
network discovery techniques are enabling operators to better track assets,
plan capacity, and pave the way for strategic network deployments and decommissioning.
interview with John Devolites & Atul Jain
What exactly is an analytics company? This interview with executives at
TEOCO helps defines this new breed of telecom solution vendor — a cross
between software, consulting, and assurance supplier. Along with a few
Tier 1 case studies, the interview discusses: big-data vs. sampling, analytics
project management, and the importance of data access.
interview with Arun Kalavath
Partner settlement has been around a long time, but its profile is on the rise
because wholesalers are offering new services and content services are bringing
settlements into the retail sector. In this article, you’ll learn
about the market forces changing the wholesale business, the expanded portfolio
of services that require settlement, and advice on how to pick a settlements
interview with Bryan Fleming
Wireless backhaul is the unsung hero of the smartphone’s success.
This interview with T-Mobile’s carrier management architect for backhaul
reveals the behind the scenes game plan for one of the most ambitious wireless
interconnect programs ever. You’ll learn about: the reasons for
adopting a full-scale fiber strategy; the challenge of finding carrier partners;
the clever techniques T-Mobile used to simplify and cut costs; advice on building
great relationships with suppliers; and the key role that analytics, assurance,
and visualization software played.