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How to Position Your Company as an Industry Thought Leader: The Role of a Strategic Narrative

interview with Terri Douglas & Guy Murrel

How to Position Your Company as an Industry Thought Leader: The Role of a Strategic Narrative

Every high tech company should get smart about telling an industry story, not just giving a product pitch.  Two expert communicators tell how it’s done.

From OPERATOR CASE STUDIES

Bankai’s Wholesale Twist: We Don‘t Sell Routes to India; We Sell India Vodafone, Reliance, Airtel and Tata

interview with Bankim Brahmbhatt

A leading wholesaler explains: forces shaping international wholesale; smaller operators/OTTs challenges; a way to direct connect with Tier 1 retailers; value-added services; and easing cashflow/credit issues to spur wholesale deals.

From NETWORK/OSS

PacketFabric’s Homespun NaaS: Presence in One Data Center Connects You to the World of Networks and Clouds

interview with Jezzibell Gilmore

A detailed brief on a break-through Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is easing the pain of WAN connectivity.  One of the product’s founders explains the  development history, the cloud-like business model, and likely impact on the comms industry.

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US Legal Expert in Telecom: The Impact of Recent FCC Regulatory Changes in Business Data Services (BDS) From REGULATION

US Legal Expert in Telecom: The Impact of Recent FCC Regulatory Changes in Business Data Services (BDS)

interview with Andrew Lipman

A US telecom legal expert discusses the impact of 2017 FCC regulatory changes in Business Data Services (BDS).

From OPERATOR CASE STUDIES

Cloud Player Evolve IP: Using a Layered Defense to Control Fraud & Security Threats

interview with Peter Eisengrein

Pushing a broad IT/telecom service portfolio, a cloud play provider explains its layered-defense fraud control strategy that merges IP platform, commercial software, and in-house development.

Innovation in NYC/NJ Metro Connectivity: Easing the Pain of Doing Business with E-Commerce From OPERATOR CASE STUDIES

Innovation in NYC/NJ Metro Connectivity: Easing the Pain of Doing Business with E-Commerce

interview with Vincenzo Clemente & Ray La Chance

Two fiber providers serving NY/NJ Metro have joined forces to cross connect with each other.  The service is configured on-line and features transparent pricing, credit-card ordering, pre-provisioned facilities, and flexible bandwidth.

Seaborn’s Digital “Flying Cloud”: A New, Carrier-Neutral  Undersea Route to Brazil — Due to Set Sail in June From NETWORK/OSS

Seaborn’s Digital “Flying Cloud”: A New, Carrier-Neutral  Undersea Route to Brazil — Due to Set Sail in June

interview with

As a major undersea cable nears completion, an exec explains the power of: the carrier-neutral business model, global market research, working with technical partners, and collaborating with investors.

How Benchmarking & Streamlining NOC Operations can Lower Costs & Boost Effectiveness From NETWORK/OSS

How Benchmarking & Streamlining NOC Operations can Lower Costs & Boost Effectiveness

interview with Hal Baylor

Operators must trim the cost/performance in their NOCs to free up money for network, sales, and customer support.  A NOC efficiency expert discusses NOC assessment, benchmarks, and outsourcing.

Telinta Hosted Softswitch Platform’s Goal: Easy Market Entry for New OTTs & Comms Entrepreneurs From NETWORK/OSS

Telinta Hosted Softswitch Platform’s Goal: Easy Market Entry for New OTTs & Comms Entrepreneurs

interview with Anthony Stiso

Here’s a softswitch platform that hosts voice services, PBX features, billing, resale relationship, and an entire OTT telecom business in a low-cost cloud platform.

CDG: The Go-To Experts in C/BOS, Interconnect Billing & Mechanized Service Orders From CUSTOMER/BSS

CDG: The Go-To Experts in C/BOS, Interconnect Billing & Mechanized Service Orders

interview with Stan Redden

Constant change and disruption has brought great challenges to solution vendors supporting North American operators.  This story maps the road ahead in interconnect billing and mechanized service orders.

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