White Papers

  • Enabling Location-based Services to Drive Business

    The latest advancements in location-based services (LBS) are bringing about major improvements in the accuracy, the reliability and the types of services delivered to consumers and businesses.

  • Seizing the Carrier Ethernet Opportunity

    Leveraging New Service Activation Testing Standards and Automated Service Assurance

    The increasing demand for Ethernet services, particularly from enterprises, is great news for service providers, but it comes with demands for better service quality and faster responsiveness to service change requests. Delivering on these demands can be challenging, especially for service providers that rely on labor-intensive testing processes for service activation testing (SAT). In this paper, we examine the challenges providers face activating Ethernet and IP services, and show how new standards ensure thorough and accurate activation and benchmarking of services. 

  • Blue Planet network orchestration software

    The Next Leap Forward in Network Virtualization:

    The Blue Planet brochure provides a high-level view of the Blue Planet network virtualization and service orchestration software.


    Orchestrate and manage services from end-to-end across both physical and virtual domains with Ciena’s award-winning Blue Planet network orchestration software. Blue Planet reduces operational costs by abstracting network complexity and drives greater competitive advantage through a level of previously unachievable service programmability.

    To read more please fill out the following form:

  • Overcoming the Top Five Data Center Interconnect Challenges

    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.

  • IBM - Using analytics to transform customer marketing

    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.

  • Empowering the Digital Telco Transformation

    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.

  • Not so Dumb Pipes - Opportunities for Telcos to Manage the Digital Value Chain

    Many mobile operators are actively pursuing partnerships strategies in order to open new revenue streams and deliver a wider range of services to their customers. Download this white paper to learn:

  • Technology Innovation for Web-scale Data Center Interconnect

    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.

  • Tecnotree - Powering the digital marketplace

    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.

  • Telecoms Industry Survey 2015

    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

    To view whitepaper click here

  • Transforming to Thrive in a Web-scale World

    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.
  • Oracle Communications Network Service Orchestration Solution

    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.

  • Monetizing the Digital Experience with Convergent Charging and Policy

    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.

  • Network Lifecycle Management from Oracle

    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.

  • What Do Mobile Business Users Want from Wi-Fi?

    Many mobile providers see Wi-Fi as a threat to their traditional mobile business and a risk to their revenues from corporate customers. However, Wi-Fi does offer new opportunities to enhance the overall mobile customer proposition and experience, along with new commercialization models.

    Service providers must consider several important implications and potential strategies to position themselves to capture Wi-Fi opportunities in the business market.

    Download this new whitepaper from Cisco to understand the opportunity for your organisation.

  • Show your Network some Love

    Everything is changing

    As the pressures on operators mount from every direction – OTT competition, data-hungry subscribers and business customers, LTE, and VoLTE – the need for strategically realigned new business models dominates the agenda. Telcos define their competitive advantage by their ability to innovate and to keep pace with – or, better still, ahead of - the changing technology landscape. This means delivering services that consumers will love because they can enhance the mobile lifestyle. On top of that, it means meeting the ever more sophisticated requirements of enterprise customers.


    The impact on the business

  • Charting a Path to Wi-Fi Profitability

    The rapid growth of mobile data and the popularity of Wi-Fi have created many new and innovative money-making opportunities for service providers. The question is no longer “Can service providers make money from Wi-Fi? rather, it is “Where should they focus their efforts, and when should they deploy?”

     Download this exclusive whitepaper from Cisco and understand the opportunity and the way forward for your organisation.

  • Is turning up and verifying DAS installations a problem?

    Distributed antenna systems are proliferating as carriers scramble to enhance quality-of-service in densely packed venues such as sports stadiums, shopping malls, and convention centers. In such environments, cell-tower coverage simply cannot handle the dense traffic of tens of thousands of voice calls and the image/video transfers endemic to smartphones.

    The carrier who does handle the traffic sets itself apart as a provider, and that is why DAS are becoming so popular.

  • Critical Alarm Prediction

    Current methods of anticipatory service assurance are failing to provide optimal results – it is time to look at what contextual and predictive analytics can do. This paper describes one specific business application, Critical Alarm Prediction, which benefits the CSP in OPEX reduction, revenue loss prevention and customer experience management. 
  • Ecosystem, Not Ego-Systems

    Networking vendors and operators are now mustering to address and benefit from the sea change that SDN/NFV represents, making this an opportune time to establish a broad industry ecosystem, not a series of ‘ego-systems’ revolving around particular vendor implementations, forming competing siloes, and reducing the scope and sweep of operator choices. The successful establishment of an expansive ecosystem requires embracing expansive openness throughout the top-to-bottom architecture.

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European Communications is now
Mobile Europe and European Communications


From June 2018, European Communications magazine 
has merged with its sister title Mobile Europe, into 
Mobile Europe and European Communications.

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