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    Telefonica is working “to ensure innovation finds its breeding ground in telecoms networks”

    So said the operator group’s chairman, José María Álvarez-Pallete, at the South Summit yesterday. He added that the company is moving towards this end by...

    Roy ready for Totem deals

    Tall propositions from technology stack to towerco In an exclusive interview with Mobile Europe Totem’s new CEO Nicolas Roy explains the differences in business culture...

    GitOps, developers’ experience and security as code are increasingly critical for telcos

    Philippe Ensarguet*, Group CTO at Orange Business Services, explained why in an interview at MWC. Many telcos have a handle on CI/CD/CT – continuous integration,...

    Verizon’s network-first ethos has given it a head start in delivering value beyond connectivity

    Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer for Verizon Business, talked about the thinking behind the operator's success and future direction at MWC. Many telcos talk about...

    Automation is about networks complexity and customer experience, not cool tech

    Dr Kim (Kyllesbech) Larsen, CTIO and board member at T-Mobile Netherlands talks about his approach to network automation, its role in the operator’s notable...

    Focus on customers is how to benefit from new technology

    BT's Neil McRae on Open RAN, public and telco cloud, network as code, partnerships and searching for the edge with Annie Turner.

    José María Álvarez-Pallete becomes chair of GSMA’s Board

    Telefónica's Chairman will serve from February 2022 to December 2024

    DT appoints new group CTO as incumbent Choi heads for R&D

    Another major European telco is undergoing changes at the top, in this case at DT's central Technology & Innovation division.

    Orange Slovakia appoints new CEO – Mariusz Gatza

    More changes at the top in Orange as the CEO of Orange Moldova moves to lead the opco in Slovakia from 1 April

    Virtualisation and automation will bring a shared future to benefit all

    Abdallah Nassar, Chief Engineering and Network Officer at Orange Cameroon, talked to Annie Turner about the long but fast-moving journey from telco to techco

    When five 9s are not enough, AI is needed to extend automation

    Michaël Trabbia, CTO at Orange Group, talked to Annie Turner about the telco of the future.

    Reinventing operations through cloudification, automation and disaggregation

    Thomas van Briel is SVP, Architecture & Strategy at Deutsche Telekom. He talked to Annie Turner about DT’s end-game ambitions – creating value for customers.

    CTO of the Year 2021: Being network-native is a powerful digital springboard

    Philippe Ensarguet, Group CTO at Orange Business Services, was the judges’ unanimous choice for the Trailblazer CTO of the Year Award 2021. He talks to Annie Turner.

    CTO of the Year roundtable debate throws up diverse views among EMEA’s leading CTOs

    There were differences of opinion concerning Open RAN, edge, hyperscalers and the move to cloud native and more. Annie Turner reports.

    CTO of the Year: Consistency and determination are key to changing the telco game

    Our judging panel named Enrique Blanco, Global CTIO at Telefónica, Gamechanger CTO of the Year 2021. He talks to Annie Turner about what inspires him and why OSS is “the last piece of this extraordinary puzzle”.