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.
Today’s digital changes are extreme, and are forcing operators like Telefónica to completely rethink business models and how to architect operational and business support systems (OSS/BSS) for the future.
AT&T and Tech Mahindra are collaborating to build an open source AI platform called Acumos, which will make it easy to build, share and deploy AI applications.