Pure Play NFV: Lessons Learned from Masergy’s Virtual Deployment for a Global Enterprise

February 2016

Pure Play NFV: Lessons Learned from Masergy’s Virtual Deployment for a Global Enterprise

interview with Prayson Pate

NFV is just getting off the ground, but one cloud provider to enterprises making a stir in virtual technology waters is Masergy.  Here are lessons learned from Masergy’s recent global deployment using a NFV pure play software approach.

Hadoop and M2M Meet Device and Network Management Systems

November 2013

Hadoop and M2M Meet Device and Network Management Systems

interview with Eric Wegner

Telecom big-data in networks is more than customer experience managment: it’s also about M2M plus network and element management systems.  This interview discusses the explosion in machine-to-machine devices, the virtues and drawbacks of Hadoop, and the network impact of shrink-wrapped search.

NEC Takes the Telecom Cloud from PowerPoint to Live Customers

August 2011

NEC Takes the Telecom Cloud from PowerPoint to Live Customers

interview with Shinya Kukita

In the cloud computing world, it’s a long road from technology success to telecom busness opportunity.  But this story about how NEC and Telefonica are partnering to offer cloud services to small and medium enterprises shows the experience of early cloud adoption.  Issues discussed in the article include: customer types, cloud application varieties, geographic region acceptance, and selling challenges.

Telco-in-a-Box: Are Telecoms Back in the B/OSS Business?

November 2010

Telco-in-a-Box: Are Telecoms Back in the B/OSS Business?

interview with Jim Dunlap

Most telecoms have long since folded their merchant B/OSS software/services businesses.  But now Cycle30, a subsidiary of Alaskan operator GCI, is offering a order-to-cash managed service for other operators and utilities.  The article discusses the company’s unique business model and contrasts it with billing service bureau and licensed software approaches.

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