Light Reading's week-long coverage effort on Service Provider IT (SPIT) kicks off with a focus on Telecom Service Brokers
NEW YORK, March 1 -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (http://www.lightreading.com), the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, is celebrating Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) Week, five days of focused content that covers many of topics and technologies identified in Light Reading's SPIT Manifesto published in February (http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=187395&).
SPIT, or Service Provider Information Technology, is Light Reading's new term describing the evolving set of non-traditional telecom (and data networking) technologies that allow for a greater degree of flexibility in the creation, management, delivery, and monetization of new-generation communications services. Beginning today, Light Reading is showcasing some special coverage devoted to the topic during a special week of coverage that has been generously sponsored by Nokia Siemens Networks.
We're kicking off SPIT Week with a Special Feature, "Who Makes What: Telecom Service Brokers," which covers an emerging category of devices and techniques service providers are using to deal with third-party applications stores and online service development and creation environments (http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=186314&).
Also today, Light Reading TV (LRTV) publishes an interview with Ravinder Jain, the CIO of Aircel Ltd., India's fifth-largest mobile operator. Jain talks about the growing importance of the CIO in modern service providers, and how the CIO's team is no longer confined to the back office, but is increasingly involved in front-line business transformation processes (http://www.lightreading.com/video.asp?doc_id=188481&).
"The ongoing developments in the service provider IT sector, whether in new-generation OSS, convergent billing, service delivery platforms, or policy control, are vital to the strategies of today's communications service providers, and need to be identified and understood," says Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's International Managing Editor. "We hope our coverage will go some way toward highlighting the key SPIT issues impacting service providers and will identify some of new technology developments underway at many of the industry's major players and innovative specialists."
SPIT Week will be accompanied by a series of SPIT-related Webinars and a SPIT-related virtual event, Three OSS Imperatives: Customer, Cost & Cloud, scheduled for April 20. The first Webinar, titled "Generating New Revenue Streams While Improving Differentiation & Efficiency," will take place on Thursday, March 4 and is sponsored by Nokia Siemens Networks. You can register for the Webinar here: http://www.lightreading.com/webinar.asp?webinar_id=29374. The Webinar is free to attend. For information on SPIT-related sponsorship and speaking opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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