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Implementing SCRUM at Comfone: a success story

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I am the EVP Development at Comfone. Part of my role involves achieving the best possible results for customers by coming up with more effective ways of working. Although we often work behind the scenes, Development is a really important component of Comfone. Focusing on this area can create more efficiency and agility, allowing us to do more with ...
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My monologue on how we achieve global connectivity

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 I occasionally tutor African refugee students in my community. Last week I tutored a boy from Eritrea in math. When we finished, I was leaving the community center and passed a teenage boy who looked like he wanted to talk and we started chatting. His name is Zawadi. He is 15 years old and is from the Republic of Congo. I asked Zawadi what he...
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Can a job as CFO be fun?

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In this blog post, Jürg discusses his job as a CFO, and helps to overcome the stereotypes to explain what makes his job interesting. Small talk  At parties, I dread people asking me what I do for a living. Conversations tend to go like this: 'So, Jürg, what do you do?' 'I am the CFO at Comfone' 'What's a CFO?' 'Chief Financial Officer' And sud...
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Iryna's advice on how to become more successful in international sales

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In this blog, I discuss my 20 years of experience in the Telco industry, discuss what I have learnt and provide some tips on how to be a successful businessperson.   A brief history of telecommunications During the 1990s there was an international trend towards liberalisation in the telecommunications market. Before that, most countries in the...
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Growing our garden of services and applications

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In this blog, I will discuss my role as a Software Developer at Comfone. This will give you some insights into what we do, how we do it and what makes us different. I will also discuss one of my current projects working on DIOT and explain how it can support your Financial Clearing service. On Monday, I wrote about my love of gardening, and how wit...
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Virtualisation at Comfone

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Technology moves fast at Comfone. During the first half of 2020, Comfone engineers migrated Comfone's core DRAs and core STPs to a new generation platform. Performing four large-scale "hot swap" operations in less than 6 months requires thorough preparation, Swiss timing, precision, execution, and bright solutions when things do not happen as plann...
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Will roaming end?

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Is this the end of roaming? For over 10 years, some telecom and roaming market professionals have been telling me that roaming is about to end. They comment on how 'EU IOTs would jeopardize the market, SS7 is obsolete, pricing erosions will drop all revenues, SMS product life was over, commoditization of services would deeply affect our industry' a...
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What does a developer do?

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I work at Comfone as a software developer and enjoy developing new features. One of my favourite things about my job is the opportunities it provides to work with many different technologies, and to learn new things. It can sometimes be challenging to understand what a customer needs, and learning to connect the business side with the IT is key to ...
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Hubbing and Clearing: A collaborative approach

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When Key2roam Hub was launched 16 years ago, only a few roaming relations were opened and managed by the pioneering Hub in the market. Today we proudly boast more than 450 networks and over 24,000 connections worldwide. During peak season, we manage over 2.1 million happy roamers using our connections.  In my role as EVP of both Hubbing and Cl...
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From customer to colleague: what I've learnt along the way

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I have worked in the telecom industry for over 10 years. Most recently, I was working as a Roaming Manager, and my old company purchased the majority of services and applications from Comfone. Last year, I decided to make a change in my career and move from buying services from Comfone to selling for Comfone. This offered not only a challenging car...
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