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Satellites: The Secret Ingredient of 5G Services

Satellites: The Secret Ingredient of 5G Services While a satellite launch is very cool to watch, the role of the satellite industry in the coming wave of 5G services is often an afterthought. If you think about it for a moment, then it becomes clear that satellite technology is destined to play a major role…

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MWC 2019 Takeaways, 5G, “Killer” Robots, and the Real Opportunity for Service Providers

MWC 2019 Takeaways, 5G, “Killer” Robots, and the real opportunity for service providers. Well, another Mobile World Congress has come and gone, another badge put to rest reminding me of how many years I’ve been at this game. As grueling as it can be, I’m quite fond of the ritual descent upon Barcelona and the…

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NaaS in Action: So Hot Right Now

Recently, Sigma attended the TM Forum Asia summit in Kuala Lumpur. In addition to interacting with service providers and other players in the region, we — and when I say we, I mean our own Drew Jordan — showcased Sigma’s participation in the NaaS in Action Catalyst project, one of the many catalyst projects we…

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Digitalization – What We Thought Is What We Now Know

There’s been a lot of buzz about Ericsson’s recent announcement regarding the write-down of their next generation BSS Revenue Manager solution. Lots of analysis, lots of reasoning, but I haven’t seen anything that actually looks at the logic behind what happened. Let’s start the discussion with “digital transformation” — the buzzwords of the moment (remember “convergence”?)….

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Haunted By Ghost BSS Software? You’re Not Alone.

Haunted By Ghost BSS Software? You’re Not Alone. In the world of BSS/OSS software, there’s a problem that’s known but not often talked about by industry players. I call it “ghost software” and it haunts a number of service providers. On the 10th January 2018, Ericsson, one of the largest BSS vendors in the market,…

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The Time is Now To Figure Out 5G Monetization

I was lucky enough to attend the 5G Realised event last week in London, a kickoff for the summit in April 2019 to put momentum behind the roll-out and adoption of 5G in the United Kingdom. The organizers brought together a lively and opinionated group of people – always a good combination – from government,…

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Impressions from TM Forum Digital Transformation World Asia

As I wait for transportation to the airport in the too-grand-for-the likes-of-me lobby of the Shangri-La Hotel, it’s given me a bit of time to reflect and put down some thoughts on the happenings at TM Forum Digital Transformation Asia just held in Kuala Lumpur. Bigger and Better The event itself is growing and it…

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Focus on ‘Create-Sell-Deliver’ to Become Lifestyle Service Providers

Learn why the create-sell-deliver approach stands in contrast to service providers who have traditionally invested in the post-sales experience.

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Award Season is Here

Sigma is proud to have been shortlisted for several awards due to be handed out in the coming weeks.

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Cleaning out the Smart City Desk Drawer

A collection of thoughts on our recent work around Smart Cities.

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