Capacity Voice

04 Sep 2017

Building a community of automated networks that deliver on-demand services

Industry association MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. While SD-WAN has grabbed headlines of late, another major industry development has emerged, writes Stan Hubbard

10 Aug 2017

Returning harmony to the DevOps relationship

Cloud technologies hold the promise of unparalleled levels of automation and productivity for developers and application deployment teams. With new development platforms and application architectures, such as Docker containers and hybrid cloud, agile development has finally arrived. But, on-demand application deployments, along with cloud-scale requirements and workload mobility have placed new burdens on the traditional data centre network and operations teams.

09 Aug 2017

Has VoLTE lived up to its promise yet?

Last year I took a look at why VoLTE deployments were taking so long in ‘VoLTE deployments: the truth behind the delay?’ Twelve months on and I now ask; has VoLTE lived up to its promise yet?

06 Jul 2017

Dictatorship: not all bad?

When Roosevelt made his keynote speech to the Democratic national convention in 1936, he voiced the public’s fear of monopoly power: he called it “industrial dictatorship” and argued that Americans were “no longer free”.

05 Jul 2017

Creating healthy digital eco systems for the African continent

The African continent offers huge potential, with over a billion Internet users underserved - and all of them deserve healthy digital eco systems to overcome the digital divide.

22 Jun 2017

How internet-based services are re-shaping the telecoms industry

Once upon a time communications were the preserve of state monopolies. Then came the first wave of liberalisation. The state monopolies were privatized and new entrants licensed to provide competitive offerings to enhance service quality and bring prices down. At least that was the theory and to some extent it worked.

19 Jun 2017

Transforming Mobile Backhaul Networks: Top tips for CSPs

The connected society is making ever-increasing demands for capacity and services in both personal and professional circles; and as a result, enhancing network capacity in a cost-effective manner is one of the biggest challenges facing CSPs today. By adopting some of these strategies however, CSPs can make this process much easier and provide services that meet and exceed customer expectations.

15 Jun 2017

Embracing RCS as the next step in the evolution of messaging

Messaging has reached a new stage in its evolution

12 Jun 2017

The Essential ‘Top 10’ Checklist for Telecom M&A Communications

To keep up with our rapidly growing clients, we put together an essential JSA checklist for M&A communications

08 Jun 2017

Part of the family: Membership-based approaches for operators

The question of how operators treat their subscribers has become a burning issue in this era of customer-centricity. This is evidenced by the fact that customer loyalty and advocacy metrics are significant areas of focus within their business KPIs.