How to combat insider threats as organisations increasingly rely on cloud computing to telecommunicate

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Read why Matt Middleton-Leal says that it is difficult to combat insider threats as more and more business communications are using cloud on Tech Radar : Cloud providers including Microsoft, Google, and others, have recently acknowledged that they are struggling to deal with a spike in remote tools usage. As organisations hastily adapt for remote working, […].

Microsoft to acquire Metaswitch Networks, bolstering Azure telecommunications efforts

GeekWire

Microsoft said it will acquire Metaswitch Networks , a 39-year-old company that develops software for cloud-based communication networks. The acquisition builds on Microsoft’s existing cloud-related work to help telecom companies with their 5G deployments. Microsoft inked a 5G partnership with AT&T last year and made a similar acquisition earlier this year, acquiring Affirmed Networks , a Boston-area startup that sells virtualized network software to mobile operators.

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Prepare For Blockchain’s Impact On The Telecommunications Sector

Forrester's Customer Insights

big data blockchain digital transformation telecommunications servicesBlockchain offers telcos opportunities for new business, improved compliance, and efficient operations.

MWC19: Where Telecommunications and Cloud Meet

Cloud Musings

With its highly-rated conference program and assemblage of telecommunications visionaries, it seemed like the perfect venue for getting details about how the cloud is driving changes across the mobile and wireless landscape. Cloud computing and digital transformation have rapidly redefined telecommunications. Ericsson Digital taught me quite a lot about the intersection of cloud computing and telecommunications.

Telecommunications firm turns to ERP to shed new light on international processes

IT Toolbox

More than a year after it paid a whopping $795 million settlement to resolve bribery allegations, telecommunications firm Veon Ltd. has decided to adopt a unified enterprise resource planning system in a bid to improve transparency. Finance chief Andrew Davies said Veon, which renamed itself from VimpelCom Ltd. in February, said the ERP system is one element of a much broader company-wide

MWC19 Los Angeles: The value of blockchain in the telecommunications sector

Tech Republic Security

Here's how the telecommunications sector can benefit Blockchain isn't reserved for bitcoin.

CEO update: COVID-19's continued impact on global telecommunications

Spearline

Telecommunications infrastructure continues to adjust to changing demands as the Covid-19 impact changes geographically and intensifies in key epicenter areas. While some mild telecommunications service variations have been noted, overall, service quality is holding for both connection rates and audio quality. In the US there have been some mild telecommunications service variations noted, but overall, service quality is holding for both connection rates and audio quality.

Make Omnichannel A Cornerstone Of Your Digital Transformation – The Telco Angle

Forrester Omnichannel

telecommunications. CIO Customer Experience Digital Transformation Telco carriers cultural transformation customer lifecycle multichannel omnichannel telecommunicationsSource: Forrester, "Make Omnichannel A Cornerstone Of Your Telecom Digital Transformation" Poor customer experiences remain the Achilles' heel of telcos' digital transformation efforts.

Gear Up Pragmatically For 5G

Forrester's Customer Insights

age of the customer chief information officer (CIO) chief marketing officer (CMO) customer experience enterprise architecture infrastructure & operations telecommunications services 5G CIO CX emerging technology Telecommunications5G Presents Immense Innovation Potential 5G promises to usher in not just new use cases in every industry but also new business models.

CORD for Telcos Now a Linux Project with Google’s Backing

Data Center Knowledge

The biggest consumer of computing power by volume may very well be the telecommunications industry. Data Center Design Networking architecture CORD Guru Parulkar Kubernetes open source telecommunicationsIn recent years, the world’s major telcos have been desperately urging engineers and developers to build a real cloud that works for them — one that can be staged, provisioned, and orchestrated like.

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Huawei Executive One Step Closer to U.S. Extradition After Major Loss in Court

Gizmodo

huawei meng wanzhou iran sanctions iran sanctions banking finance crime technology china us china trade war telecommunications espionageThe chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, is much likelier to end up facing prison time in the United States after her legal strategy to avoid extradition from Canada suffered a massive blow on Wednesday. Read more.

The Coronavirus Crisis Puts Telcos Back On The Map As Strategic Providers

Forrester's Customer Insights

Age of the Customer customer experience management digital business mobile technology network security omnichannel customer experience 5G telcos TelecommunicationsThe coronavirus crisis offers telcos an opportunity to reposition themselves. Over the medium and longer term, the stronger telcos will benefit from the crisis.

Look to over-the-top services to secure mobile, says specialist

Computer Weekly

Mobile network operators should look to 3G and 4G while enterprises should consider OTT services to provide the best security, says telecommunications industry veteran and pioneer Charles Brookson

A Closer Look At Google’s 5G Mobile Edge Cloud Strategy

CTOvision

Last week, Google shared its vision for enabling telecommunication providers to deliver business services through 5G networks. Through the Global Mobile Edge Cloud (GMEC) strategy, Google and telecom companies will offer unique applications and services running at the edge delivered via the 5G networks. Through 5G, telcos will be able to deliver unmatched speed and […].

A Timeline Guide For Your 5G Strategy

Forrester's Customer Insights

age of the customer 5G carrier networking telco TelecommunicationsThe rollout of 5G is much more evolutionary than the rollout scenarios of previous cellular standards.

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 2 - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

The International Telecommunication Union (2010) reports that 71% of the population in developed countries are online. The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (2011) reported that there are 95 million digital handsets (aka “smartphones”) with wireless broadband access in the United States and that 98% of the United States population is covered by wireless broadband. CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO.

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5G In The Retail Sector

Forrester's Customer Insights

age of the customer retail 5G infrastructure networking Telecommunications5G will speed up the transformation of the retail sector by delivering technology building blocks for frictionless end-to-end experiences.

[Guide] 2018 Cable, Satellite and Telecom Industries Outlook

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Business Optimization cable communications customer experience digital transformation Management Consulting Satellite strategy Telecom telecommunications WirelessUsing the insights we’ve gleaned from conversations with clients, perspectives from industry executives, and statistics from market research reports, we have prepared a guide that describes the current state of the communications sector. Use it as a barometer to measure the impact of your own activities and initiatives.

Intel’s James Named Vice Chair of U.S. President’s Telco Security Committee

Data Center Knowledge

Industry committee advises president on telecommunications security Read More. Government Intel Security

Nonpublic 5G Networks Will Be A Critical Building Block Of Your Enterprise Network Strategy

Forrester's Customer Insights

application modernization mobile architecture network management network security networking security & risk telecommunications services virtual network infrastructure (VNI Nonpublic 5G networks promise better privacy, data security, compliance, and cellular network performance; they also offer safer and more private features for dedicated user groups.

Videotron Acquires Quebec Colocation Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Canadian telecommunications companies continue to expand data center business lines through acquisition Read More. colocation Deals

UK Will Ban the Installation of Huawei 5G Equipment After September 2021

GizModo VR

On Sunday, the British government announced that the country’s telecommunications companies would not be allowed to install new 5G equipment from Huawei after September 2021, Bloomberg reported. The UK has taken another step towards removing Huawei from its 5G network.

Learn From Telcos And Network Infrastructure Vendors About Innovations For Networked Solutions

Forrester's Customer Insights

age of the customer communications infrastructure Innovation local area network (LAN)/wide area network (WAN) network management networking software-defined networking (SDN) telecommunications services virtual network infrastructure (VNI The report “Connected Solutions Are A Catalyst For Tech-Driven Innovation” highlights how technology-driven innovation by telcos and network equipment vendors can help CIOs from outside the telecoms sector with their innovation initiatives.

Transformation Initiatives Are Critical in Telecom and Cable

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Business Optimization cable communications customer experience digital digital transformation innovation Management Consulting Mobile Product Satellite strategy t-mobile Telecom telecommunications Transformation WirelessWhile innovation thrives and the “regulatory environment seems favorable to consolidation,” according to John Legeras, CEO of T-Mobile, obstacles persist.

Digitalization In Industry — Observations From Hannover Messe 2019

Forrester's Customer Insights

APIs & API management chief information officer (CIO) customer experience development & operations (DevOps) digital business Innovation open data telecommunications servicesHannover Messe, the leading global trade fair for everything industrial, offers a great opportunity to feel the pulse of digital momentum in the industrial context.

Digitalization Will Help Telecom, Cable, and Satellite Win Big

Perficient - Digital Transformation

As it stands, the outlook for broadcast, cable, and telecommunications providers looks very bright. Management Consulting advertising AT&T Business Optimization cable Charter Communications communications customer experience digital digital ads digital transformation marketing Mobile Satellite strategy Telecom telecommunications verizon WirelessIn a Q3 2017 earnings call, John J.

How CIOs Can Avoid Being Fired

The Accidental Successful CIO

It can also include taking care of the company’s telecommunications network. Career business units computing facilities data centers delegated fired IT resources management telecommunications networkIn order to hold on to their jobs, CIOs need to know how to not get fired. Image Credit: Bill Alldredge. During my career, I’ve been fired twice. I can tell you from personal experience, it’s never a good feeling.

Comcast and the Industry’s Desire to Be Most Relevant

Perficient - Digital Transformation

cable, satellite, telecommunications) sector has come. It illustrates how innovation has always been the backbone of the broadcast, cable, and telecommunications industries. Business Optimization amazon Apple cable Comcast communications customer experience digital digital transformation Management Consulting Mobile NBCUniversal Satellite strategy Telecom telecommunications Wireless

It’s Time To Dust Off Your Pandemic Plans

Forrester's Customer Insights

age of the customer security & risk business continuity climate change disaster recovery employee experience pandemic remote work risk management Security & Risk TelecommunicationsDuring the past week, despite the significant efforts of the Chinese government (including the near lockdown of the city of Wuhan and a travel ban affecting more than 50 million people), the spread of the coronavirus continues.

Toshiba telecoms exit creates opportunities for VoIP firms

IT Toolbox

Toshiba has announced that it will wind down its telecommunication systems division business, effective immediately. Many telecommunicationsWhile the company says it is committing to support warranty and maintenance obligations, its customers are being encouraged to move to third party support. Searching for a replacement for a Toshiba phone system has become a big topic in the VoIP industry.

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Telco FairPoint Expands Data Center Business in New Hampshire

Data Center Knowledge

The Telecommunications provider has a budding data center services business, opening its second New England data center Read More. colocation

Equinix, AT&T, Verizon Join Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Project

Data Center Knowledge

Open Compute Project launches telco project that will focus on telecommunications tech Read More. Blades Networking Open Compute

The Realities of Rural 5G Deployment in the US

Forrester's Customer Insights

Early last week, Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced his approval of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. This will result in a third mega-carrier in the US mobile wireless market, which is a good move for consumers like you and me. I am glad this deal will now […].

IT firms, telcos among dozens hacked in new info-stealing malware attack

CTOvision

A cyber espionage group is deploying a new type of trojan malware against telecommunications, information technology, and government organisations. Dubbed Seedworm, the group has been operating since at least 2017, and although it predominantly looks to infiltrate organisations in the Middle East, organisations based in Europe and North America have also been targets. The hacking operation — […].

Cisco Sales Forecast Points to Slower Technology Spending

Data Center Knowledge

Most of the caution in Cisco’s forecast comes from weak orders from telecommunications service providers for switches. Read More. Cisco Companies Networking Technology

Customer Experience in Telecom and Cable Is the Key to Growth

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Digital Experience Broadcasting Business Optimization cable communications customer experience cx digital digital transformation John Legeras Management Consulting Mobile Netflix Satellite strategy t-mobile Telecom telecommunications WirelessWhile operational efficiency is critical when it comes to running a lean and profitable business, it is closely intertwined with the customer experience.

Driving Operational Efficiency in Telecom and Cable

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In a Q3 2017 earnings report, Nicholas Jonathan Read, chief financial officer of Vodafone, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, said the company is investing a tremendous amount of money in technology to become more effective and lean: Supporting customers will be far more efficient and effective, given new AI applications such as chatbots and virtual agents.

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New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom

CTOvision

telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. A major U.S. in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecom company. The security expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, analysis and other evidence […]. CTO Cyber Security News

What’s In the Latest Twilio Flex Quickstart?

Perficient Financial Servies

Digital Transformation Contact Center customer care front-end development JavaScript react telecommunications Twilio Twilio Build Twilio FlexAs Twilio Flex nears a general availability (GA) date, the team continues to iterate and fine-tune the Flex Quickstart. The Flex Quickstart provides configuration and code to quickly provision a new Flex project. We’ve been installing various versions of this since the summer. In the 0.12 and 0.13

Just 37% of the world's rural areas have access to the internet

TechSpot

In the United Nation's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) annual Measuring Digital Development: Facts and figures report, the gap between urban and rural home internet access was small in most developed countries.

Freedom Mobile data breach impacts thousands of customers

CTOvision

Freedom Mobile, a major Canadian telecommunications provider, has revealed a data breach which may have exposed sensitive information belonging to thousands of customers. On Tuesday, cybersecurity researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar from vpnMentor said they were able to access a database belonging to Canada’s fourth-largest telco, which was “totally unprotected and unencrypted.” ” The database contained […]. Cyber Security News

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Connected Cars, Telematics and Connectivity-as-a-Service ?: What’s the Future?

Dataconomy

Featured Internet of Things Tech Trends Technology & IT Transportation & Logistics Connected Cars Elon Musk GPS internet of things Self-Driving Cars telecommunication telematicsVehicle-to-Cloud – yes, it is a thing! And it is making automotive insurance providers and telecoms thrive together to support telematics “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do,” this is a popular quote by Elon Musk.

Ericsson: 5G rollout will cover 1 billion people by the end of the year

TechSpot

In its latest Mobility Report released this week, telecommunications giant Ericsson estimates there will be around 220 million 5G subscriptions by the end of 2020, and 5G deployments are expected to cover around 1 billion people worldwide within the same timeframe