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Today’s content is consumed on demand, by users who expect easy access to video and informational services whenever they desire, from nearly any location. In this web-scale world, networks play a crucial role in connecting data centers and enabling organizations to gain greater agility, scalability, and operational simplicity to keep pace with growing capacity and performance demands.

European Communications, in partnership with IBM Analytics has created brand new pan-European industry research into how smart analytics solutions can be utilised by mobile operators to transform their customer marketing and drive new revenues.

This whitepaper details the key findings from this exclusive research.

Download today and you will discover what analytic solutions operators are currently using to improve their marketing, and understand what the future challenges and opportunities are.

In 2014, the mobile industry passed an amazing milestone – the number of mobile subscriptions (SIM cards) surpassed the human population.

While these connected devices represent a smaller subset of the global consumer base, mobile has had a significant positive impact on literally every aspect of our lives, the supply-chain of trillion-dollar industries and national GDPs.

At the heart of this transformation is the digitization of information, processes and democratization of opportunity.

In today’s global culture, high-quality content is expected to be available anywhere, at any time. The network is at the heart of this new web-scale world, playing a crucial role in connecting data centers with new benchmarks in operational simplicity, scalability, and viable business economics. Ciena’s solutions, rooted in the company’s industry leadership in DCI applications, enable data center and network operators to accelerate deployments, reduce operating costs, and raise the level of flexibility and efficiency dictated by today’s web-scale operational paradigm.

This white paper discusses the benefits and challenges of NFV, and examines how Wind River® Titanium Server, the industry’s first feature-complete NFV server, achieves an extremely high level of reliability, providing a solid foundation for building carrier grade NVF network equipment, networks, and services.

The digital age has changed the way we communicate and interact with our family, friends, peers and colleagues. Digital technologies and online services are changing our lifestyle patterns and the speed at which we embrace digital change is a real challenge for communication service providers. Customers demand better end-to-end customer touchpoint experiences, frequent online interactions and full control over their services. These digital capabilities have been key to the revenue success of OTT service providers who have been instrumental in shaping the digital needs and expectations of customers. As a communication service provider, you must lead this business transformation to meet your customers’ needs and pursue the development of new revenue streams in order to compete in a more dynamic digital marketplace.

Openet partnered with a leading telecoms publications company to produce the BSS section of this report. Download a copy of the survey results to find out:

  • What new services operators see as having best opportunity to generate new revenue streams
  • What BSS components operators are looking to replace
  • How important is BSS virtualisation and what are the main benefits to be gained

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    New dynamics, including an explosion of traffic driven by on-demand video streaming, enterprise cloud adoption, virtualized network functions, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are challenging network operators to reexamine the capabilities required in a faster and vastly larger world. This is why so many service providers and other enterprises are evaluating principles of ‘web-scale IT’ infrastructures. Ciena has the track record and expertise to help any network owners apply web-scale advances to their networks, working hard to transform capacity into capability.

    Network Function Virtualization (NFV) enables service providers to rapidly deploy and scale network services, each containing multiple interconnected network functions, in a virtualized manner on industry-standard hardware platforms. Beyond managing the lifecycle of discrete and potentially complex virtual network functions (VNFs), there is a requirement to design and introduce new network services, instantiate and terminate these network services within the network, manage their elastic scaling at run-time and optimize their use of the underlying resource infrastructure driven by performance, reliability and cost factors.

    The rise in smartphone and tablet usage, coupled with increasing data speeds, both mobile and fixed, is contributing to a geometric increase in the consumption of data services, enabling the so-called customer “Digital Lifestyle”. Oracle has solved the issue facing many service providers today – how to effectively monetize data services to increase revenues.

    A recent report stated that the telecoms sector is spending lots of money on new infrastructure, but it’s not optimising returns. Frequently the process of allocating and managing capital is both deeply flawed and frustrating.

    Conversely it states improvements in capital and operational management presents the opportunity for 40 percent savings to network operators.

    Download this report and discover the results of exclusive operator research into the challenges faced during network rollouts and learn about the tools available to help make this process potentially more efficient.