HOW AI IS REVOLUTIONIZING TELECOMS
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term AI? Is it Stephen Spielberg’s 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence or perhaps it’s machines taking over the world, marking the end of human civilization? Just recently it seems everybody is talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially in the realms of telecoms. AI →
WHAT IS A HYBRID NETWORK INVENTORY ANYWAY?
Telecommunications networks are becoming virtualized as physical appliances are being replaced with cloud based software functions. But despite its obvious attractions such as dramatically reducing costs and increasing network functionality, network virtualization also brings with it more complexity for services providers. Both physical and virtual networks will need to co-exist for the foreseeable future, at →
TM FORUM CATALYST PROJECTS SPARK THE IMAGINATION
The TM Forum Live 2017 event in Nice last week was buzzing with activity and as usual, both stimulating and thought provoking. Leaders from all walks of the communications industry joined together to discuss the latest hot topics including network virtualization, 5G, Internet of Everything and which parts of the value chain service providers can expect →
ROBOTS AND DRONES ABOUND AT MWC 2017
Robots and drones were in abundance at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year with plenty of tech to be enjoyed as attendance figures reached record levels. With around 108,000 individual attendees and more than 2,300 companies exhibiting according to GSMA, it can without doubt hold its position as “the world’s premier mobile ecosystem event” as →
MOTION GRAPHICS VIDEO GETS MORE COST EFFECTIVE
Video content is on the rise for digital marketing, and it’s only just the beginning. Video can grab attention much quicker and more effectively than written content and can lead to a much higher conversion rate. According to a recent report published by Forrester, just by including video in an email can lead to a →
4CONTENT’S IOE PREDICTIONS FOR 2017
While 2016 saw significant developments in the world of Internet of Everything (IoE), 2017 is predicted to grow even faster as IoE verticals mature and more companies join the ecosystem. Smart energy, digital health and connected vehicle all scored highly in a recent survey we carried out in October for the TM Forum. 2016 was →
MANY OPTIONS TO MONETIZE AND MANAGE IOE SERVICES
The Internet of Everything (IoE) is becoming a hot topic for service providers and our recent TM Forum webinar on monetizing and managing IoE services provided quite a lively debate. IoE extends the Internet of Things (IoT) to include people, processes and the data that flows between them. Market verticals include everything from smart cities →
SMART AGRICULTURE HELPS FEED THE WORLD
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 793 million people still suffer from chronic hunger. It has been predicted that to keep pace with population growth, food production must increase by 70% by 2050, but as production increases, so will pollution and the demand for fresh water supplies. While the planet is still →
IoT: SMART HOMES NEED TO GET SMARTER!
Internet of Things (IoT) brings us smart homes but should we be worried about leaving our homes to be run by internet based automaton? According to analyst firm MarketandMarkets the smart home market is expected to grow from USD 46.97 Billion in 2015 to USD 121.73 Billion by 2022. Connected or smart homes are not →
WHAT DO WOOD FROGS AND M2M DEVICES HAVE IN COMMON?
When it’s time to reduce energy consumption in the bitter winter, the North American wood frog must take the award for the most dramatic and effective survival method. At the first touch of ice its body quickly transforms to enter a state of cryogenic suspension – allowing two-thirds of its body water to freeze solid →