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 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!