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Want to Maximize the Potential of 5G? It’s Time to Take a Look at Your BSS/OSS Systems

It has been clear for a while that to a degree, 5G is here. We need not look far to see that various launches have taken place in several countries around the world – and the pace is picking up, as we head into the tail end of 2019. And the early signs are that…

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Brand Storytelling and the Consumer Experience Are Set to Undergo a Transformation – And 5G Will Make It Happen

Recent news headlines indicate that we are rapidly hurtling toward a 5G world. Though talk around 5G has dominated public discourse for a while now, the last few years have seen a marked uptick in research, development, viability testing and limited-scale deployments. From the United States and the United Kingdom to the UAE, Saudi Arabia,…

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On World Youth Skills Day, A Time to Reflect on Tech Talent

It’s fair to say that as far as the technological landscape is concerned, we are living in a time of great change. The telecommunications sector is constantly evolving, subject to emerging trends such as digital transformation, Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, smart city services and of course, the impending introduction of 5G…

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Are You Prepared for Digital Transformation?

The advent of the digital age is upon us. Whispers of ‘Digital Transformation’, ‘Internet of Everything’ and ‘5G’ have grown to a roar and there is no hiding from the increasing consumer appetite for more connectivity and more services – delivered more quickly. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) need to find out where their next big…

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The Importance of Strategic Architecture Consulting for an Effective BSS Ecosystem

With a wave of changes sweeping the telecommunications industry, CSPs are morphing as we speak. With further digitalization and 5G technology looming on the horizon, the Concept-to-Market and Lead-to-Activate domains are witnessing a host of changes, predominantly in the following ways: The diversity of product offerings is increasing, with the impact of the Internet of…

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In A 5G And IoT World, A Catalog-Driven Approach Is The Need Of The Hour For CSPs

In the face of all the 5G hype around us, the expression “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run”, coined by Roy Amara, comes to mind. It is estimated that by the end of 2019, 25 of the 72 operators who…

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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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