Serbian operator Vip mobile has announced that it is among the first CSPs to have successfully trialled a network function virtualisation (NFV). Vip mobile demonstrated NFV technology on Metaswitch’s Open Source IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution, called Clearwater, presenting live residential and business services.
Sometimes the dynamics of a conference can change in a moment. Any telco that only attended Day One of the CSG International 2014 EMEA* Conference in Athens last week could have left with the wrong idea entirely, and would have missed many of the ideas on how to change their business for the better in the 21st Century.
Comarch has been chosen by Telefónica as its recommended vendor of configuration management, network planning and design for Latin America and Germany. The agreement follows a similar decision made in November last year that appointed Comarch as the recommended vendor of OSS planning and fulfillment systems for Telefónica Group in Europe.
DigitalRoute. has entered into an agreement with Symsoft, trusted experts in SS7 and VAS services. Under it, DigitalRoute will extend its Service Control solution by integrating the Symsoft CTF, a Charging Trigger Function.
Syniverse has announced the launch of its Mobile Engagement Suite that helps companies securely engage with their customers and employees anywhere, anytime, and on any mobile device. The suite is composed of two solutions – Mobile Engagement for Customers and Mobile Engagement for Employees – that help companies enhance customer acquisition and loyalty strategies through personalised, two-way communications on any mobile channel.
Western European CSPs are potentially missing out on more than €2bn in gross profits according to independent research commissioned by AsiaInfo.
Syniverse has announced its significant role in enabling The Alaska Wireless Network to recently launch LTE roaming and interworking with a major tier one North America operator, marking another step in Syniverse’s LTE leadership. To make this possible, The Alaska Wireless Network signed a multiyear agreement for Syniverse’s LTE solutions, including Diameter Signaling Service, IPX Network Solution and Reach Management.
Comarch is to deploy a BSS and service fulfillment solution for a Norwegian CSP, NextGenTel. As a result of the project NextGenTel will complete a major transformation of its IT environment, leading to shorter time-to-market for new offerings and improved customer experience, thus enabling growth in both the consumer and business market segments.
Brazilian opertator, VIVO has agreed to a major expansion of its billing managed services relationship with NetCracker Technology. Under this agreement, VIVO will replace and consolidate a billing system responsible for its fixed-line data services for enterprises with its existing NetCracker billing managed service, which is currently responsible for its consumer mobile offerings.
Later this year, LTE North America, the regions only LTE focused event, will take place once again with all the major service providers from the continent in attendance. This networking event, which takes place 18-20 November, will see industry giants like AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular all in one place, allowing easy accessibility for delegates looking to create new relationships and partnerships. The carriers will educate and inform the entire LTE ecosystem, to further develop the quality and reach of LTE services in the region.
Millicom has announced that its Tigo operation in Tanzania has launched the world’s first mobile money service which offers users the opportunity to automatically earn a return on their balance direct to their wallet without the need for a separate registration.