Earlier this week we held a webinar - "7 Myths about Agile Testing - Busted!" - that generated a lot of good questions about how best to conduct testing while in a fast-paced, fluid Agile environment. We didn't have time to get to all the questions, so the Aricent experts who ran the webinar, Gopinath Ramachandran, Gayatri Singla, and Srimanta Kumar Purohit, have gone through the unanswered questions and answered them below.

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The telecom landscape is evolving rapidly with mass deployment of technologies such as LTE. Base stations of smaller form factors, especially Femtocells, are playing an extremely critical role in this evolution by reducing the load on core networks through offloading. With dual mode functionality and high scalability, these products are also able to support a higher number of users. Next week, Aricent will be discussing the need for small cell solutions at two of the most important technology events for Telecom Equipment Manufacturers: the Freescale Technology Forum in San Antonio, Texas, from June 20-23, and the Femtocells World Summit in London from June 21-23. We look forward to sharing the conversations we have at both events on this blog, so check back in the coming days!

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Apple's World Wide Developers Conference keynote last week will be remembered for two things: the bloodbath of disrupted developers and apps it left in its wake, and that it was as important for cloud services as the iPod was for digital music, and that the iPhone was for smartphones.

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Two weeks ago, the impressive glass house of the CCD venue in Dublin hosted the TMF conference, an annual event that brings together the great and good of the global telco world. Global business leaders, service and product innovators, and world-class engineers gathered to mingle and talk shop. However, the forum’s real stage is for engineers and technicians to share their knowledge. They, after all, are the ones on the front lines determining the policies and procedures that will assure the delivery of the unstoppable growth of communication.

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The consulting firm Zinnov Management Consulting released its Global R&D Service Providers (GSPR) Rating 2011 last week. The rating is an annual study undertaken by Zinnov to “assist business leaders in spearheading global engineering initiatives and in order to facilitate them in identifying the right partners across geographies.”

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Failure is all the rage these days. Recently, from Harvard Business Review alone, we have David Simms talking about the power of positive failure (and Scott Anthony's response), and the excellent series on lessons from the military often touches on the topic.

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