AI-enabled operations of telcos for digitalisation of industries

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on Sep 23, 2021 12:04:25 PM

How software and AI are becoming the brain of telecom networks to reinforce digital businesses.

5G is the common denominator behind digitalisation and automation, the connected world, and smart enterprises. While industries are transforming and automating at an unheralded pace, 5G service providers are being plunged into the role of agents for the success of those industries, and not without benefits – there are massive monetisation opportunities for service providers.

A digital economy worth almost a trillion dollars hinges on the capability of the underpinning networks to deliver. But to unlock the network’s full potential, telcos might want to take a leaf from the hyperscalers and their use of automation and intelligence technologies. And while billions are being spent on the development of IoT, Industry 4.0 and the connected world, far less is devoted to the automation and intelligent technologies that could enhance the quality and reliability of the telecom networks that will form the backbone of the new trillion-dollar economy.

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Topics: Service Assurance, 5G, Network Connectivity, Machine Learning, Assurance Cloud, cloud native, AI/ML

MYCOM OSI Service Impact Engine migration to Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Posted by Dirk Michel on Jul 8, 2021 12:36:03 PM

MYCOM OSI offers assurance, automation, and analytics software as a service (Saas) applications for the digital era. The Assurance Cloud Service™ provides critical end-to-end performance, fault and service quality management, and supports AI and machine learning (ML)-driven closed-loop assurance for hybrid, physical, and virtualized networks, across all domains, within a SaaS model.

MYCOM OSI’s SaaS assurance applications are Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) technology based services that are designed to be resilient, scalable, and distributed across AWS Regions as well as edge locations via AWS Outposts. Our SaaS tenants are data ingestion and analytics-heavy applications that handle hundreds of billions of incoming data records per hour, in order to serve up smart data to mission-critical network and service command-and-control centers that own the incident management process.

Redis is used for a variety of use cases such as caching real-time events and service-impact datasets, application caches, as well as session management authentication tokens and queues.

In this post, we detail why MYCOM OSI chose to migrate their application to Amazon ElastiCache for Redis. We discuss details such as drivers for moving from self-managed Redis, including the benefits achieved, the migration journey, and the architectures involved.

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Topics: Service Assurance, 5G, Network Connectivity, Assurance Cloud, cloud native

5G slice assurance in autonomous networks

Posted by Yoann Foucher on Jul 8, 2021 12:35:08 PM

5G network slices have an important role in delivering differentiated and guaranteed connectivity services to enterprise and vertical industry tenants. With 5G network slicing getting mature in 3GPP specifications and the perspective of mass scale adoption, the management of slices including assurance (monitoring and collection, analytics, and decision) plays a key role for the distributed intelligence and closed loop assurance of 5G networks. This unlocks the key for communications service providers (CSP) to become digital service providers.

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Topics: Service Assurance, 5G, Network Connectivity, Assurance Cloud, cloud native

Why 5G needs a service assurance cloud for higher performance

Posted by Sandeep Raina on Jul 8, 2021 12:34:35 PM

5G standalone networks, designed for varied enterprise services, require network functions to be created and removed, literally, in a jiffy. We are now entering a world of sub-second and microsecond network function and service instantiations.

While this speed is promised through virtualisation of 5G networks and automation of the 5G network functions, it is only a service assurance system that can constantly assure the operations of the infra, network and services at this high speed and scale, predict problems and remediate dynamically.

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Topics: Service Assurance, 5G, Network Connectivity, Machine Learning, Assurance Cloud, cloud native, AI/ML

How to accelerate 5G roll-out

Posted by Andrew Baldock on Feb 10, 2020 5:33:58 PM

From launching the first city-wide 5G network to creating network slices to monetize new enterprise services, the roll-out of 5G is about more than base stations and devices. It’s not enough to just ‘deploy 5G’, there is a whole roll-out lifecycle. However, while the race to 5G is global, no two CSPs are alike. Each market and every CSP is at a different point in their 5G lifecycle.

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Topics: Automation, 5G, Cloud Computing, CSP Digital Transformation, 5G Transformation, Telco Cloud

5G and what it means for service assurance

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on May 31, 2019 5:41:00 PM

5G; first there was a vision, then there was hype, then there were promises.  Finally, it’s here (or at the very least coming soon to a network near you).  Even in the UK, a market that was in danger of lagging behind on its 4G launches, we’re seeing EE switch on its 5G services in six UK cities this week, with Vodafone UK hot on its heels with a July launch.

So now it’s real, it’s timely to ask what will these new 5G services be? What will they deliver? And crucially how we can be sure that the promised answers to those first two questions are being delivered against?

These questions will among those posed to CSPs at the upcoming Telecom Assurance Cloud Summit (London: 11 June).

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Topics: 5G, CSP Digital Transformation, Service Assurance in Telecom, Digital Transformation, SaaS, Assurance Cloud, "RFP", "Procurement"

Kill the RFP? Yes please! Agile procurement can save billions and accelerate innovation

Posted by Andrew Baldock on May 28, 2019 3:40:56 PM

We have contributed to the most recent TM Forum research report “Time to Kill the RFP?”, looking at how the telecoms industry approaches procurement and how the process can be improved to save time, money and effort for all involved – CSPs and vendors alike.

Yes that’s right, a report into procurement processes – I can almost hear the collective groan.

But this is important. It’s costing the industry billions and erecting roadblocks to innovation that are actively harming the ability of CSPs to compete in the digital economy – and will be a key agenda item at the upcoming Telecom Assurance Cloud Summit (11 June 2019).

Time to Kill the RFP? Reinventing IT Procurement for the 2020s’ suggests that the telecom industry’s traditional Request for Proposal (RFP) process, which dates back to the 1980s, is broken – and that bad procurement is costing the industry over $1 billion annually.

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Topics: 5G, CSP Digital Transformation, Service Assurance in Telecom, Digital Transformation, SaaS, Assurance Cloud, "RFP", "Procurement"

How to monetise the 5G experience

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on May 13, 2019 7:41:12 AM

As 5G rollouts begin in earnest, significant questions remain as to how the business model will stack-up for next generation networks. It’s actually a little shocking that despite investing billions in spectrum and billions more in network buildout, this is still even a question. 

We know 5G will bring increased speed and decreased latency. But so what? Will this alone be enough to recoup the investment?

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Topics: Automation, 5G, Cloud Computing, CSP Digital Transformation, 5G Transformation, Telco Cloud

Telco Cloud - The 4 immutable laws

Posted by Mounir Ladki, President and CTO, MYCOM OSI on May 9, 2019 9:10:42 AM

A strategic digital transformation and migration of infrastructure to the cloud can cut a CSP’s IT costs by up to 31 percent. This isn’t a number I’ve made up. This is the judgement of Three UK’s director of IT transformation, speaking at their media and analyst event last week.

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Topics: Service Assurance, Automation, 5G, Cloud Computing, CSP Digital Transformation, Telco Cloud

MYCOM OSI and AWS collaboration will help operators automate their networks

Posted by Ian Meakin on Jan 24, 2019 8:41:16 AM

Telecom Review interview with Mounir Ladki, President & CTO, MYCOM OSI. The interview was published on Telecom review on 21/01/2019.

MYCOM OSI is a global leader in providing cloud native assurance, automation and analytic solutions that enable communications service providers (CSPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises to manage their digital experiences and hybrid networks. MYCOM OSI was one of the first in its industry to introduce and commercialize next generation cloud native solutions coupled with innovative subscription business models. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with MYCOM OSI president and CTO, Mounir Ladki, at the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

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Topics: Service Assurance, Automation, 5G, Cloud Computing, CSP Digital Transformation, EAA

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