Over the last year, many telcos have been vociferous on their calls for new thinking from their vendors. Not just new variants of existing ideas, but true innovation: novel technology, applied in new ways, to solve real business problems.

Hence the increased relevance of Pipeline Magazine’s annual OSS Innovation awards, coincident with the TM Forum Live event next week (15-18 May).

Having previously been shortlisted, Aria Networks has now been selected by a panel of expert judges as one of the two finalists in the OSS Innovation category.

We believe that the real success of innovations such as SDN and NFV now lies with innovation in how telecom Operations themselves works. Only by automating more of the creative, inventive aspects of Operations can the dream of autonomous, self-driving networks be realized – and the use of AI is a critical foundation. Automating the previously un-automatable.

Regardless of the winner, we thank the judging panel already and look forward to celebrating the spirit of innovation next week.

For the full list of finalists, and information about attending the event, click here.

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