NfV Solutions: 7 Benefits for CSPs

The business environment for telecom service providers is changing and growing more challenging and competitive. The pressure to innovate, offer new services, eliminate downtime, and meet the expectations of increasingly demanding customers who can easily change providers can seem overwhelming. This is why many communications service providers (CSPs) are looking at NfV: network functions virtualization. With NfV, virtualization technologies are used to manage core networking functions via software as opposed to having to rely on hardware to handle these functions. Using NfV, virtualized network functions such as network security and firewalls, network address translation (NAT), domain name services (DNS), [...]

September 11th, 2019|Tags: , |

Six Ways 5G Will Change Network Management and Service Assurance for Tier 1 Telecoms

5G is a major initiative that will continue to gain momentum for tier 1 telecoms and a significant concern for network managers. The term “5G” refers to fifth-generation cellular technology that provides faster connections and lower latency than the previous standard, 4G. 5G presents additional revenue opportunities to communication service providers, as it is expected to become the backbone of smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT), ultra-low latency gaming, autonomous vehicles, and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) applications. According to Gartner research, 66 percent of all organizations have plans to use 5G networks by 2020. Tier 1 telecoms will be [...]

August 5th, 2019|Tags: , , |

What are the 3 things Federos and Apollo 11 have in common?

It would make a great film script, if it hadn’t actually happened of course… INT: APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, July 20th, 1969 Two astronauts are intensely focused… BUZZ ALDRIN “Got the Earth straight out our front window.” NEIL ARMSTRONG “Sure do. Houston, [I hope] you’re looking at our Delta-H.” Armstrong is focussed on landing onto the Moon’s surface. He has just 30,000 feet to go… INT: HOUSTON MISSION CONTROL Charlie Duke and backup crew members Jim Lovell and Fred Haise in Mission Control during Apollo 11’s descent. CHARLIE DUKE “That’s affirmative.” The whole room in Houston Mission [...]

July 19th, 2019|Tags: , , |

It’s a Wrap at the 2019 Young Enterprise South East Finals

I fondly remember of the famous ‘The 4 Yorkshiremen’ sketch by Monty Python. If you are not familiar with the sketch, it involves four well-dressed men sitting together at a vacation resort, with ‘Farewell to Thee’ being played in the background on the Ukulele. As they reminisce “the bad old days” – each man recounts a more harsh experience than the previous. The final four conversations are… Terry Jones: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o’clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had [...]

June 28th, 2019|

LEAP’ing into Digital Transformation – Part II

As mentioned in Part 1 of my blog, our TMForum Catalyst project this year, titled AI LEAP, covers a number of areas. Yesterday, I examined improving the quality and accuracy of inventory data using machine learning and AI and today, I will look at the detection of anomalies and deviating signals across several use cases. Event Analytics and Machine Learning Using solutions from Federos and Arago with data analysis supported by algorithms developed by Galileo Software, the AI LEAP project focused on three areas where event analysis and machine learning could be applied to drive more intelligent automation. 1. [...]

May 15th, 2019|Tags: , |

LEAP’ing into Digital Transformation – Part I

This week I am at the TMForum’s Digital Transformation World in Nice. Having attended Carrier events throughout most of my career, this particular opportunity however is my first to get hands-on with a TMForum Catalyst project. The Catalysts, which develop over time and mature in deliverability by being showcased at multiple TMForum events bring together companies to work collaboratively to build innovative solutions to challenges.  This year Federos was eager to participate alongside AT&T, BT and Orange to collaborate on the AI LEAP Catalyst project. Along with these champions of industry, we were joined by Galileo Software, Arago and [...]

May 14th, 2019|
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