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

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

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

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