Intelligence for the Telco Cloud

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Feb 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Telco Cloud, defined as virtualized infrastructure to run digital services and agile operations, has not only paved the way for digitalization of CSP businesses, but also opened up new avenues for data monetization.

Through 2017, CSPs will continue to make investments in analytics to drive focused investments in network and services, manage customer experience better and personalize services. To support this, data monetization solutions that offer customer intelligence out of a Telco Cloud and how it can be monetized will be critical and much in demand.

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Topics: OSS, NFV, IoT, Analytics, Automation & Orchestration, CSP Digital Transformation, Network Function Virtualization, Digital Service Quality Management, OSS Transformation, Network Monetization, Digital Transformation, Service Quality Management, Customer behavior, SDN, Telco Cloud

Leveraging OSS for network monetization and digital service assurance

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Dec 5, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Digitization of businesses and virtualization of networks promise business benefits but are also introducing new challenges for the communications service providers.

Ongoing exponential increase in data consumption by subscribers, especially of video applications and OTT, has taken a toll on the capacity of mobile networks, forcing CSPs to carry out continuous expensive capacity upgrades. In this context, IoT will only exacerbate the problem by adding another layer of traffic to the existing CSP networks.

Through customer-centric analytics, which offer insights into customer behavior, trends and predictions, a new approach to the resolution of capacity problems can be introduced. Carrier-grade business analytics with automation capabilities can solve critical capacity bottlenecks. Using such analytics (real-time and non-real-time), CSPs can trigger automatic processes for proactive or prescriptive actions to solve capacity issues.

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Topics: OSS, NFV, IoT, Analytics, CSP Digital Transformation, Network Function Virtualization, Digital Service Quality Management, OSS Transformation, Network Monetization, Digital Transformation, Service Quality Management, Customer behavior, SDN

Leveraging OSS for business benefits in digital networks

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Nov 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

With transformation and incremental evolution of current OSS systems, the CSP’s digital business can realize digital business benefits faster

It is well acknowledged that digitization of services and networks reduces capex as well as overall cost of operation and allows launching services that are tuned to the customer needs. The future digital network, a multi-layer composite of NFV/SDN, IoT and 5G, will be technically equipped to meet the digital service demands of customers over the next 10 years. In this period, in order to make the digital business successful, OSS will play an instrumental role in supporting the required dynamicity, speed and scale of the digital networks and services.

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Topics: OSS, NFV, IoT, Analytics, 5G, CSP Digital Transformation, Network Function Virtualization, Digital Service Quality Management, OSS Transformation, Network Monetization, Digital Transformation, Service Quality Management, Customer behavior, SDN

Getting ready for IoT monitoring

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Nov 18, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Getting ready for IoT monitoringIoT devices, networks and services need extensive monitoring. Hundreds of thousands of devices are being added daily to the IoT ecosystem, connected to each other and the cloud through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular and fixed networks. New communication networks based on EC-GSM, LoRa, LTE-M, NB-IoT and SigFox are being considered by IoT service providers to deliver their services. While the IoT service providers could potentially operate separately from Communication Service Providers (CSP), IoT networks are currently being overlaid on existing communication networks and therefore require the CSP’s support in managing the inter-device communication and in maintaining its quality.

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Topics: OSS, IoT, Big Data, Network Analytics, CSP Digital Transformation, OSS Transformation

Readying OSS for NFV

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Nov 11, 2016 10:56:53 AM

The introduction of NFV in legacy telecom networks will bring about disruptive changes, which will have an immense impact on network, service and customer experience

OSS systems are expected to fulfil many business objectives of virtualized telecommunication networks. One of the most spoken benefits of OSS for NFV is driving operational efficiency by over 50% through continuous closed loop self-healing, scaling up and down of resources and allowing introduction of new services to the market much faster than ever before.

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Topics: OSS, network design, NFV, CSP, Network Connectivity, CEM, Customer Experience Management, CSP Digital Transformation, Network Function Virtualization, Digital Service Quality Management, OSS Transformation, Service Quality Management, QoS, SQM

Overcoming OSS barriers for future digital networks

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Oct 4, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Current Operation Support Systems need to quickly transform and evolve so that they can support and enable the future digital networks.

The future digital networks will be associated with high-volume, high-speed data transfers, on-demand services based on customer preference and dynamic orchestration of the resources. These networks will be a multi-layer composite of NFV/SDN, IoT and 5G, and will continue to meet the demands of customers over the next 8-10 years. To make digital business successful, OSS will need to quickly evolve and start supporting the expected dynamicity, speed and scale of the future digital networks. To achieve this, new OSS technologies and functionalities will be incorporated into the current OSS systems in incremental steps.

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Topics: OSS, Fault Management, CSP requirements, NFV, IoT, Automation, Orchestration, CSP Digital Transformation, OSS Transformation, Digital Transformation, Performance Management, Service Quality Management

Challenges in building OSS for future digital networks

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Sep 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Future digital networks will be associated with high speed communication, on-demand services and dynamic network orchestration. Current Operation Support Systems (OSS) will struggle in the future digital ecosystem.

The future digital networks are being designed to make digital business a success for the communication service providers and to offer competitive, advanced digital services to their customers. The networks of the future will be predominantly cloud based (virtualized), managing higher volumes of data at higher speeds and ensuring reliable connections between sensored devices. This means that new management techniques have to be incorporated for managing the networks, so that they deliver the expected dynamicity, speed and scale. This will require build-up of the capabilities of the underlying Operation Support System, especially reliability and real-time orchestration.

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Topics: OSS, Fault Management, CSP requirements, NFV, IoT, Automation, Orchestration, CSP Digital Transformation, OSS Transformation, Digital Transformation, Performance Management, Service Quality Management

MYCOM OSI receives 6 awards in 6 months

Posted by Ian Meakin on Jun 7, 2016 4:00:00 PM

May was a particularly busy month for MYCOM OSI in terms of awards and recognitions. We are still celebrating after receiving the ‘Mobile Infrastructure Innovation Award’ from Global Telecoms Business on 25th May for the ‘Building a Services-Driven Super NOC’ project with Vodafone India. But we were also either nominated or won three other awards during May as well. When we count them all up we’ve averaged an award per month for the last 6 months or so.

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Topics: Network Performance Management, Big Data, Analytics, Awards

Releasing network capacity with analytics

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Apr 4, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Ahead of his presentation at TM Forum Live!, in Nice, France, next month, Mounir Ladki, President and CTO of MYCOM OSI looks at how analytics can help service providers get more out of the network

Telecommunication networks are undergoing major technology shifts, and many of these are happening at the same time: Virtualization, IoT, customer-centricity and automation, bringing a new set of challenges with them.

As happens with every technology shift, the coverage, capacity and quality of the network are impacted. As an example, it took years to establish the 2G quality, which was ruptured when 3G arrived. This process was repeated when 4G was introduced, and will happen again very soon with IoT. While 5G is still a few years away, it is a good idea to prepare the networks for associated challenges.

Let us look at the most important reasons for the introduction of new technologies – speed and capacity.

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Topics: Network Monetization, Network Capacity Management, Telecom Network Automation

How CSPs should manage and assure digital services over NFV/SDN: defining an end-to-end digital experience orchestration architecture

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Feb 2, 2016 12:27:10 PM

NFV (Network Function Virtualization) promises to fundamentally change the nature of telecom networks, by completely separating the hardware from the software; network functions and services will be virtualized and will be delivered using standard IT hardware resources (processing, storage and bandwidth) from data centers in the cloud. This will be the real enabler for operators’ transformation into Digital Services providers, as they will be able to design and deliver new services much faster, configure digital experiences in real-time and slice their networks to deliver on-demand network capabilities corresponding to different applications (connected cars, Smart Cities, etc.) In brief this will allow CSPs to become the true enablers of the digital transformation of many industry verticals (transport, energy, smart cities, etc.) and to deliver new lucrative managed services to these verticals.

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Topics: NFV, CSP Digital Transformation, Network Function Virtualization, Predictive Analytics in Telecom

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