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Fuel automation and innovation with Power Apps for the Telco Industry 

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Telecommunications Accelerator expands the Common Data Model to include 16 new attributes based on a subset of the specifications of the TM Forum Open Digital Framework and in response to input provided by Microsoft’s broad ecosystem of Telecommunications ISV and System Integrator partners. Like the seven other industry accelerators already published,...Read more

The Network: Media, entertainment, and telecommunications transformed 

We’re excited to share The Network, Microsoft’s first podcast series for the media, entertainment, and telecommunications (telco) industries. The world has changed a lot in the past year, but much of that change has been driven by trends that began as long as a decade ago. As Microsoft’s global Director of Marketing for both M&E...Read more

Reflecting on a year of transformation for media and telco 

As we approach one full year since the restrictions and disruptions in response to the pandemic took their full effect here in the U.S., I find myself reflecting on all that has occurred during that time, and how business—and perhaps life in general—has been forever changed. As I’m sure is the case with all of...Read more

Empowering the telco journey to the cloud 

Recently I had the pleasure of hosting Microsoft’s most recent Telecommunications digital forum. The focus of this 60-minute online event was empowering the telco journey to the cloud, with a focus on the migration of data and business support system (BSS) workloads to realize operational efficiencies, simplify organization-wide access to insights, and better inform new...Read more

Top use cases for IoT-enabled by 5G 

5G opens the doors for new enterprise IoT cases. The fifth-generation cellular standard offers increased security, support for large numbers of connected, low-power devices, and both low-latency and higher-speed performance. However, building an end-to-end IoT solution with cellular connectivity is complex. It requires expertise in embedded systems, connectivity, real-time, time series-based systems, antenna design, cloud...Read more

4 TM Forum Catalysts that are accelerating innovation 

TM Forum’s Catalyst program is always fertile ground for innovation and collaboration across the telecommunications solution and service provider ecosystem. The telco team at Microsoft is participating in four of the latest Catalyst projects that address a diverse set of compelling topics: an enhanced developer experience, gamified customer journeys through a dynamic partner ecosystem and...Read more

How Cloudonomics can streamline your business support systems 

Cloudonomics? What’s that? Good question—In the telecommunications world, the most obvious definition comes from the savings obtained by moving network and IT stacks to the cloud. As for the numbers involved, it really depends on who you talk to. But one thing they have in common is scale. A figure of 80 percent CapEx saving...Read more

Accelerating the digitization of telecommunications 

Despite lingering CSP hesitancy over cloud migration of corporate IT, OSS/BSS, and network applications, the telecommunications industry decision-makers surveyed and interviewed for a recent TM Forum report were able to provide more reasons for deploying workloads in public clouds than against. What’s more, those surveyed cited a number of specific benefits for deploying these workloads...Read more

Addressing the immediate priorities of telecommunications organizations 

As the world continues to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19, our thoughts are with the people affected and the medical professionals working around the clock to help those most in need.  At Microsoft, we’re working to do our part by ensuring the safety of our employees, striving to protect the health and well-being of the...Read more

The state of Communications Service Providers and the cloud 

A recent report from TM Forum looked at Communications Service Providers’ (CSP) strategies to move corporate IT, OSS/BSS, and network applications to the cloud. Notably, and despite lingering CSP hesitancy over cloud migration of (in particular) operations software, those surveyed and interviewed for this report were able to cite more reasons for deploying workloads in...Read more

Microsoft and telecommunications leaders team up for transformation 

The power of partnerships Microsoft empowers telecommunications organizations with a secure and trusted platform to deliver personalized experiences that earn customers for life, enable agile operations to increase network efficiency and scalability, and accelerate innovation and growth through new and exciting services. Once more, Microsoft’s commitment to the telecommunications industry goes far beyond the simple...Read more