Connectivity Assurance for the IoT Service Provider

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Mar 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The success of IoT is dependent on two key elements of the IoT ecosystem: performance of the things (sensored devices) and performance of the networks that connect them. The latter offers a greater risk to the Service Provider, as the devices often are required to have very reliable and high quality connectivity to support the services offered to some high-revenue industry verticals.

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Topics: OSS, OSS Transformation, IoT, Digital Service Quality Management, Service Quality Management, Analytics, Customer behavior, Automation & Orchestration, Fault Management, Performance Management

Simplify Operations for the Telco Cloud

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Feb 28, 2017 8:55:39 AM

As CSPs undergo digital transformation - which means offering digital services through a Telco Cloud environment – they face a whole set of operational challenges, including operating a new virtualized network, focusing on customer experience more than before and providing high reliability and availability for upcoming IoT services. Simplifying the operations can help in tackling these challenges.

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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, Telco Cloud, Automation & Orchestration

Service Quality in Virtualized Networks

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Feb 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM

For a digital service provider, virtualization promises the creation and deployment of new services in shorter time periods, down from a few months to a few days. NFV technology offers the required agility in creation, modification and retiring of services. However, to assure the QoS of NFV-based services, the role of an enhanced Service Quality Management (SQM) system is key.

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Topics: OSS, OSS Transformation, NFV, SDN, IoT, CSP Digital Transformation, Digital Service Quality Management, Analytics, Customer behavior, Automation & Orchestration

Assuring the Telco Cloud

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Feb 21, 2017 4:00:00 PM

As CSPs undergo digital transformation - which means running their business out of a cloud, selling digital services and operating like web-scale internet companies - assuring the Telco Cloud business will take high priority. With networks virtualizing, services digitalizing and IoT looming large, the business risks are much higher than envisaged. Assurance of the Telco Cloud network and services will be key in assuring the new Telco Cloud business.

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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, Telco Cloud, Automation & Orchestration

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, 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, Telco Cloud, Automation & Orchestration

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

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

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

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

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

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