Aria Talks AI, Automation, SDN and OSS at LightReading’s OSS/SDN Event
Posted on: 24th October 2017
If 2017 was the year of NFV, then 2018 looks like the year of “automation”. At least if the recent SDN/NFV Forum in The Hague is anything to go by.
And that’s good news, because it’s a return to the historic focus for OSS.
The bad news is that over the last few years, almost everything that telecom OSS took for granted has changed:
- Telcos aren’t the only option for consumers and businesses that want to be connected.
- Video has exploded to become the primary form of traffic (and certainly the largest contributor to growth).
- The cloud has turned conventional systems architecture choices and development processes inside out
Aria believes that strategies for transformation must reconcile the original goals of OSS – automation – with the new realities of telecom. To that end, breakthroughs offered by Artificial Intelligence techniques and abstraction represent essential enablers for a new trajectory for telecom operations. Towards automation at scale, and free from a lock-in to individual network vendors and technologies.
On 1 November, Aria’s CTO Jay Perrett will join HeavyReading’s Sandra O’Boyle, plus Verizon, BT and others for a discussion on AI and Machine Learning in OSS.
Then on 2 November, we’ll join LightReading’s Ray LeMaistre at the workshop on Automation & the New Carrier Network for a panel discussion on automation and modelling.
We look forward to a lively and thought-provoking discussion!