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Six top big data solutions

Six top big data solutions

Natalie Bannerman takes a look at some of the biggest big data solutions and open source frameworks on the market for users in the telecoms industry

The changing face of data

The changing face of data

It’s an exciting time for telecom operators to innovate, not only to become more internally data-driven themselves but to also help drive big data technology globally. Jason McGee-Abe looks at what current developments are helping to redefine the big data approach

Key features of next generation revenue management system: massive, intelligent, open and dynamic

Key features of next generation revenue management system: massive, intelligent, open and dynamic

In just a few years, there will be billions of smart devices across the globe, with many countries having more than 90% penetration of intelligent terminals. The popularity of such high-speed intelligent terminals, requiring ubiquitous connection, and the pressure on networks caused by their constant bandwidth demand as users expect always-on connectivity for their OTT services will put enormous pressure on network operators.

Combatting cyber terrorism

Combatting cyber terrorism

Our homes and cities are increasingly connected via the internet of things (IoT) but while this enhanced connectivity brings vast benefits and opportunities, the vulnerability of systems and access points to hacks and cyber security threats is truly upon us, writes Jason McGee-Abe

Why data will transform traditional telecoms

Why data will transform traditional telecoms

The mobile boom propelled operators to the top of their game. However, the smartphone revolution and shift from voice and SMS to data have served to rein in the power of the MNO, writes Mikaël Schachne, VP of mobility solutions at BICS

Trends in virtualisation

Trends in virtualisation

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualisation are set to change the way telecoms operators structure their networks. So where are we now, and what are the emerging trends? Sue Tabbitt reports

Making virtual strides

Making virtual strides

Network operators are working hard to drive the virtualisation of network functions. While much has already been achieved, challenges and hurdles remain before the fully cloud-ready network is achieved. We take stock of a work in progress

Secure, dynamic, flexible

Secure, dynamic, flexible

The software-defined WAN is helping to reinvent the market for network services. But where should service providers turn for the optimal SD-WAN solution that will not limit their future potential?

Innovation and practice of ZTE 5G transport

Innovation and practice of ZTE 5G transport

As a world-class supplier of wireline network devices, solutions and integrated services, ZTE is always committed to boosting customers’ development and providing the best user experience through innovative technologies, evolving operation, diversifying services and improving brand reputation

Q&A with former FCC chair Tom Wheeler

Q&A with former FCC chair Tom Wheeler

GTB caught up with Tom Wheeler, who stepped down from the US regulator in January, to talk net neutrality, telecoms, and his new role with IoT firm Actility

Connecting the cloud

Connecting the cloud

Data centre interconnects have been around for years in service provider and enterprise networks. But the big news in data centre interconnects today is all about cloud networks, says Jay Gill, principal marketing manager, Infinera

Protecting your networks in the era of the Dark Web

Protecting your networks in the era of the Dark Web

Denmark’s 3 has revealed that cyber criminals have hacked its data and are trying to blackmail it for “millions” under threat of publishing it online. Elad Ben-Meir, vice president of CyberInt, looks at how you can avoid being a cyber security victim

Managing in a virtualised world

Managing in a virtualised world

Legacy OSS and BSS systems may not match the aspirations of service providers to transform themselves into true digital players. Is a full rethink needed? Guy Matthews investigates