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Will this Router Kickstart IoT in the Home?

Routers are utilitarian devices. They provide a reliable Wi-Fi signal to connect your phones, laptops, smart TVs and gaming consoles. Beyond that, they quietly operate in the background. But what if the router could be more than just a tool for delivering Wi-Fi? In 2013 Almond kickstarted it’s idea to make the router the center of…

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APIs: Making Smart Ideas a Reality

This month, Sigma System’s John Frame met with TM Forum’s Annie Turner at TM Forum Action Week in Lisbon to discuss the importance of API’s in the connected world: “The APIs are really the actionable effects of TM Forum. They are what will actually allow us to have the smart cities, the smart grid and so on….

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How to Ride a Tsunami

We’ve all talked about it. Dumb pipe vs full service provider. Is OTT competition a death knell for the telecom industry or its future? Your marketing team is doing its job. They are watching the competition, scanning the marketplace and studying what new products appeal to customers. They are feeding those requirements to your IT…

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Will Mobile Banking Change the Third World?

Technology changes lives. It’s been proven by some of the greatest leaps forward, to the small technological advances. Bill Gates envisions that mobile banking will have its biggest impact not on the developed world, but on the lives of the world’s poorest countries. Via The Verge  

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Visualized: 2014 Smartphone Shipments

2014 was a big year for Apple. It’s biggest ever. But what did the global smartphone market look like in 2014? Telecoms.com has released some numbers showing total smartphone shipments in 2014: While opinion about unpublished numbers, such as Samsung’s, will always be divided among analysts, it’s clear that Apple’s stellar Q4 has brought its…

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Top Benefits of Embracing a Comprehensive Product Catalog

The service provider landscape is inevitably evolving thanks to the rapid growth of network services (for example, 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE), which research shows is driving global market growth through the roof). To keep up with a competitively growing marketplace and to secure market share, providers must expand their service offerings to see greater revenue….

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The Acronym of Things (AoT)

What is the number one toughest thing about starting a new job? Finding out where to get the best coffee and the most reasonable price, while not looking like that guy who refuses to drink the “It’s actually pretty good” (No it’s not) office coffee, or what I like to call the BACWAOO. Best Affordable…

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Sigma Systems: Catalog Driven BSS / OSS for Telecoms

The Right Tools to Create, Sell and Deliver Your New Products Now For resellers, creating, selling and delivering new products is the name of the game. But a solid mixture of tools, technologies and the right approach is the only way to effectively nurture the cycle of bringing new products to market. Resellers that lack…

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4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Homegrown Provisioning System

The growth of mobile and the increasing requirements for high-speed data has caused periods of hyper growth in some emerging markets. Service providers in these markets, including Latin America, Mexico, Africa, Eastern Europe, India and China, are seeing an increasing strain on their back-office infrastructure for ordering and provisioning new services. Many of these providers…

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Sigma Systems Rolling Along

Summer has been anything but slow for our team here at Sigma Systems. We are eagerly preparing for our annual user conference Evolve 2014, which is centered on helping service providers prepare for what’s next in their markets; we are also reserving space on our calendars for Dreamforce 2014—an event slated to build upon our ever-growing relationship with Salesforce….

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