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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 Telecoms.com has released some numbers showing total smartphone shipments in 2014: While opinion about unpublished numbers, such as Samsung’s, will always be divided among analysts, it’s clear that Apple’s stellar Q4 has brought its…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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Customization vs. Configuration: What’s the Difference?

So, you want to roll out a new product and better compete with the over the top (OTT) players who are encroaching on your market share. You’re looking for, and you’re thinking a customized solution may best meet your unique needs. Think again. What you likely need is a solution that’s configured to meet your…

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Idea-to-Install in an NFV SDN Environment Breaks Down Barriers

Large business customers can be very lucrative for operators as they require the delivery of high-bandwidth business data services such as Carrier Ethernet, Metro Ethernet and MPLS VPNs. However, it can be very complex and expensive to provision services for these customers because each has a completely different networking environment based on equipment from different…

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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…

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