Subex to lead catalyst on Dynamic Asset Management in SDN & NFV at TM Forum Innovation InFocus 2016
Subex Inc, a global provider of Business and Operations Support Systems (B/OSS) for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), will be the Dynamic Asset Management in SDN & NFV Transformations catalyst that will be demonstrated at TM Forum Innovation InFocus 2016, in Dallas, Texas.
As a catalyst lead, Subex has led the catalyst team in identifying the critical industry challenges, along with several comprehensive solutions, associated with managing dual Legacy and SDN/NFV networks. The catalyst is championed by a major European operator (Orange, France) who is seen as an international leader in SDN/NFV transformations; this operator has acknowledged the seriousness of the challenge, and has worked hand-in-hand with Subex and the catalyst team to validate the detailed data model Subex has created to support a structured dual network operation.
The catalyst, a combination of advanced network technology and analytics, has several participants. For its part, Subex has primary responsibility towards Discovery, Analytical Modelling, Forecasting, KPI Visualisations and Data Persistence of Legacy, Software-defined, and Virtual Assets of a hybrid network, using the Subex ROC Asset Assurance platform. The goal of the project is to provide a set of solutions to the hybrid network operations that every operator will be facing in the next decade and beyond.
In the coming years, networks that operate both SDN/NFV and legacy gear will face a slew of obstacles in terms of load balancing, capacity planning, Capex planning along with many other challenges. Through the catalyst program Subex, along with Operator Champion Orange France and team participants ESRI and Teltech, aim to demonstrate a comprehensive, repeatable and scalable approach to understand and effectively manage complex facets of hybrid network asset management.
Catalysts are proof-of-concept projects developed collaboratively by TM Forum members. These projects bring together companies large and small to create innovative solutions to common challenges demonstrating how this can be achieved leveraging key TM Forum best practices and standards ensuring scalability, reuse and reduced costs and risk.
As part of the Dynamic Asset Management in SDN & NFV Transformations Catalyst, Subex and Orange France will be demonstrating how to employ a robust Asset Management program to successfully navigate a complex, multi-year SDN/NFV transformation and highlight business cases where transformation is necessary along with the financial and capacity impacts.
“We are honoured to lead the TM Forum Dynamic Asset Management in SDN and NFV catalyst which is focused around the transformation of dynamic networks to SDN/NFV networks. In the ecosystem where the network operates both legacy along with SDN/NFV, operators need to have a clear understanding of their entire network, capacities, and forecasted growth needs in a limited Capex scenario to be able to effectively maintain network quality, sufficient service availability and most importantly, Capex preservation.
Through the catalyst program Subex, along with Orange France and our team participants ESRI and Teltech, aim to demonstrate an approach which will help operators understand and effectively manage all facets of their network assets.” said John Brooks, VP – Product Management at Subex.
The Dynamic Asset Management in SDN & NFV catalyst projects will be demonstrated at TM Forum Innovation InFocus 2016 in Dallas, Texas, during the 2nd and 3rd of November.
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