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Overcoming challenges: providing an international company with new hardware during COVID-19

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In this blog, I will discuss the challenges our company faced when procuring new laptops and other hardware to our colleagues around the world during a global pandemic, and how we overcome these challenges to reach success.    What drives a company forward? There are many different things that drive a company forward, and help to create s...
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Switzerland, innovation and Comfone

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I am originally from Spain, and my path led me to Switzerland when I married a Swiss guy. I have to admit that before I moved here, the only things I knew about this country were clichés… cows, chocolate, mountains, punctuality… But, once I started to live here and got to know the place better, I realised that this small country has way more to off...
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Roaming is about cooperation

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 Roaming can be turned on by our phones in one swipe, but it's not 1-swipe task for operators to implement. On average, each single network is connected to 600-700 other networks around the world. This allows subscribers to roam reliably worldwide. Did you know and there are more than 1200 operators globally?   Roaming agreements Thi...
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200 million MongoDB document inserts per hour with Kubernetes

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The word 'Kubernetes' is creating a buzz throughout the world of technology right now. It seems that everyone is interested in discussing the theory and concept, but we had not heard of anyone else putting any theory into practice. That is, until now. Here at Comfone, we asked ourselves the following question: Is Kubernetes a viable solution for ru...
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The Future of Roaming

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In the roaming industry, progress is fast. Subscribers' expectations are constantly increasing, the industry is expanding to include new groups and devices and we all need to keep moving forward. One of the biggest challenges in our industry is to anticipate the direction that the industry will take. We all need to plan our next steps accordingly, ...
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The challenges of finishing a Master's degree and finding an international job during a pandemic

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 We are living through difficult and uncertain times. Having recently completed my Master's Degree, I find myself at the beginning of my career during a global pandemic.  In this blog, I will discuss my experience of finishing my degree, looking for work and moving internationally, all throughout COVID-19.  Completing my Master'...
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Staying positive during a pandemic

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March 2021 marks a year since Switzerland first locked down to prevent the spread of Covid-19. A lot has changed in this time, and we have all had to find new ways to cope. For me, I have learnt to accept the situation, and do the best with what I have got. Positive thinking has been vital! In this blog I will share the good things that I have disc...
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Machine Learning - what's it all about?

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When I began in my role as Senior Data Scientist at Comfone in 2020, it became my mission to help Comfone to make progress with machine learning. Machine learning can have a reputation as something extremely complex and impenetrable, and a lot of people find it 'scary' to approach. However, I have dedicated a lot of my working life to Machine Learn...
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Why are TDRs so interesting for Comfone engineers?

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When somebody overhears talk about a TDR, their first thought might be about the WHO's Research and Training for Tropical Diseases, 'ticket deposit receipt' or even a Yamaha TDR motorcycle...  However, I work at Comfone, so when somebody mentions 'TDR', my mind jumps straight to 'Transaction Data Records'. Most people in roaming might think th...
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Financial Clearing from a different angle

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In this blog post, I discuss my journey into the world of Financial Clearing (FC) and what I have learnt along the way.   Financial or technical process?  The complexity of Financial Clearing is often understated in the industry because it is perceived to be less technical and more of an 'accounting' process. When I first heard of Financi...
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