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What will be the key telco IT trends to look out for at Mobile World Congress?

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you going to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2014? Or keeping an eye on events at that show from afar? Then you need to read this.

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Service Provider IT Report (http://www.serviceprovideritreport.com), the online community for service provider IT and OSS professionals, has highlighted the five key telecom software and network management industry trends that visitors to this year's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona are set to encounter.

While the show will be awash with the latest radio access network (RAN), smartphone and applications developments, the increasingly important topic of next-generation network management, the impact of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), and other key service provider IT trends will be just as prominent and important.

"Telecoms used to be all about the network, but that's no longer the case. The network infrastructure is still critically important, of course, but the software systems and IT platforms that help communications service providers run their networks, identify problems, develop new services and analyze terabytes of data are equally as important," said Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief of Service Provider IT Report and Light Reading (www.lightreading.com).

To find out all about the five key trends and why they're important, see:

Top 5 SPIT Trends to Look For at MWC
http://www.serviceprovideritreport.com/author.asp?section_id=3234&doc_id=562576

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About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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