Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI

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View from the top – latest digital transformation insights from executives at TM Forum Digital Transformation World 2018

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Jun 27, 2018 3:39:39 PM

In May 2018, TM Forum held their annual flagship conference, Digital Transformation World (DTW), in Nice, France. This leading industry event was a rich and inspiring gathering of industry experts and CIOs/CTOs exchanging visionary ideas and sharing experiences about the latest advancement in our industry.

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Topics: NFV, IoT, 5G, SDN, Telco Cloud, Service Assurance, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, CSP

Digitalization of telco business and the role of service assurance

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on May 3, 2017 10:30:00 AM

CSPs need to simplify and rationalize their service assurance systems across all networks: mobile and fixed, enterprise and IT/data center, so that they can be maintained at peak performance and maximize the utilization of the network resources. As a consequence of evolving digitalization, there is a great need to build operation centers that are predictive, customer-centric, analytics-driven and highly automated to help CSPs achieve speed and massive opex savings.

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Topics: CSP Digital Transformation, Service Assurance, Service Quality Management, IoT, Automation, Virtualization, Analytics

Developing a blueprint for zero touch, end-to-end service orchestration across hybrid and multiple networks

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Apr 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The telecom industry is witnessing the start of a profound transformation process that will allow Communication Service Providers to evolve into Digital Service Providers. The promise is to utilize new cloud, software, IoT and big data technologies to provide intelligent connectivity and value added digital services to consumers, enterprises and various industry segments. This includes the connectivity and management of smart factories (Industry 4.0), smart connected vehicles (autonomous driving), smart grid networks or SD-WAN networks for enterprises. This also includes digital services to consumers, such as connected homes, virtual-reality gaming and rich high-definition multi-media entertainment catalogues.

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Topics: CSP Digital Transformation, 5G, Automation, Analytics, IoT, NFV, OSS, Virtualization

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

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

Future 5G Networks - Revolutionary capabilities and disruptive management approaches

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Oct 12, 2015 12:53:00 PM

5G, the next generation standard of mobile communications has entered into its initial requirements definition and research phase with commercial deployments expected to start around 2020. 5G will not just be an improvement to current mobile technologies, 4G/LTE, it is supposed to become de-facto standard for broadcasting and for connecting billions of devices and sensors opening the possibility for Communication Service Providers to transform into Digital Services Providers.

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IoT: A perspective on the industry from Dubai

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Jun 16, 2015 5:44:00 PM

Internet of Things (IoT)I want to share some perspectives and observations from the IoTx conference that took place in Dubai (8-9 June 2015) and brought together the city of Dubai with eminent representation of the IoT ecosystem: Cities (San Francisco), facility management companies, technology companies, Systems Integrators, Data analytics specialists, universities and research institutes.

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Topics: IoT, Big Data, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, CSP, Network Analytics, Network Connectivity, Cloud Computing

5 principles for continued simplification and agility of telecom operations

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on May 27, 2015 9:39:00 AM

Complexity of telecom operators' business models, offers, networks and systems has never been higher. The result of this increased complexity is higher costs and reduced operational margins, lengthy time to market and degraded customer experience. The reasons for the surge of complexity is partly rooted in the nature of the mobile industry and partly related to current business trends.

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Topics: Service Assurance, Network Performance Management, TM Forum, CSP, Network Analytics

Smart City and the opportunity for the Telecom Industry

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Feb 23, 2015 2:56:00 PM

Cities and urban areas are growing at an unprecedented pace and are having an ever greater impact on human life. In fact the global urban population has grown from less than 1 billion people in 1950 to more than 3.9 billion people in 2014. And according to a United Nations report published in July 2014, the world population living in urban areas will grow to as much as 6.5 billion people by 2050 accounting for around 70% of the world’s population.

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Topics: Smart Cities

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