Sponsored by: Ericsson
We spoke to Alvise Carlon, Head of Digital Services, Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania, India about some of the challenges of digital transformation, Ericsson’s extensive involvement in the digital transformation journey and how telcos can prosper.
“Seizing [the billions of dollars of opportunity] requires CSPs to embrace a true business transformation, and transformation of their role in the industry,” says TM Forum CEO Nik Willetts.
The TM Forum Catalyst project ‘Unified digital infrastructure’ seeks to ensure optimal deployment and utilization of infrastructure resources while taking full advantage of cloud computing properties.
We spoke to Ciena’s Blue Planet VP and General Manager Nirav Modi about how Blue Planet is helping CSPs seize the shorter-term benefits of SDN and NFV through network automation. He also talks about some of the CSP challenges in leveraging new technologies and capabilities.
SDN silos and dynamic services will run counter to one another. The now disparate domains will need to be synchronized and coordinated, otherwise, they’ll be mired in a two-speed architecture that doesn’t actually function well.
Standardization of testing is a critical step toward easing NFV deployment headaches when multiple VNF suppliers are involved. An important TM Forum Catalyst project called Joint Agile Delivery (JAD) has made a huge leap in this area.
How can operators automate (and guarantee) services they don’t control end to end? This is a serious question as they…