As one year ends and another one begins, it’s time to reflect on achievements of the year and look at our plans for Open APIs in 2018.
CSPs and suppliers ranked concerns about AI displacing staff last on the list of potential challenges in our new AI report. This is troubling.
Many of today’s service provider operations and systems are largely network-focused, while actual management of services is limited. CSPs need to adapt.
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.
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.