White Papers

This white paper discusses the benefits and challenges of NFV, and examines how Wind River® Titanium Server, the industry’s first feature-complete NFV server, achieves an extremely high level of reliability, providing a solid foundation for building carrier grade NVF network equipment, networks, and services.

The digital age has changed the way we communicate and interact with our family, friends, peers and colleagues. Digital technologies and online services are changing our lifestyle patterns and the speed at which we embrace digital change is a real challenge for communication service providers. Customers demand better end-to-end customer touchpoint experiences, frequent online interactions and full control over their services. These digital capabilities have been key to the revenue success of OTT service providers who have been instrumental in shaping the digital needs and expectations of customers. As a communication service provider, you must lead this business transformation to meet your customers’ needs and pursue the development of new revenue streams in order to compete in a more dynamic digital marketplace.

Openet partnered with a leading telecoms publications company to produce the BSS section of this report. Download a copy of the survey results to find out:

  • What new services operators see as having best opportunity to generate new revenue streams
  • What BSS components operators are looking to replace
  • How important is BSS virtualisation and what are the main benefits to be gained

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    New dynamics, including an explosion of traffic driven by on-demand video streaming, enterprise cloud adoption, virtualized network functions, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are challenging network operators to reexamine the capabilities required in a faster and vastly larger world. This is why so many service providers and other enterprises are evaluating principles of ‘web-scale IT’ infrastructures. Ciena has the track record and expertise to help any network owners apply web-scale advances to their networks, working hard to transform capacity into capability.

    Network Function Virtualization (NFV) enables service providers to rapidly deploy and scale network services, each containing multiple interconnected network functions, in a virtualized manner on industry-standard hardware platforms. Beyond managing the lifecycle of discrete and potentially complex virtual network functions (VNFs), there is a requirement to design and introduce new network services, instantiate and terminate these network services within the network, manage their elastic scaling at run-time and optimize their use of the underlying resource infrastructure driven by performance, reliability and cost factors.

    The rise in smartphone and tablet usage, coupled with increasing data speeds, both mobile and fixed, is contributing to a geometric increase in the consumption of data services, enabling the so-called customer “Digital Lifestyle”. Oracle has solved the issue facing many service providers today – how to effectively monetize data services to increase revenues.

    A recent report stated that the telecoms sector is spending lots of money on new infrastructure, but it’s not optimising returns. Frequently the process of allocating and managing capital is both deeply flawed and frustrating.

    Conversely it states improvements in capital and operational management presents the opportunity for 40 percent savings to network operators.

    Download this report and discover the results of exclusive operator research into the challenges faced during network rollouts and learn about the tools available to help make this process potentially more efficient.

    Many mobile providers see Wi-Fi as a threat to their traditional mobile business and a risk to their revenues from corporate customers. However, Wi-Fi does offer new opportunities to enhance the overall mobile customer proposition and experience, along with new commercialization models.

    Service providers must consider several important implications and potential strategies to position themselves to capture Wi-Fi opportunities in the business market.

    Download this new whitepaper from Cisco to understand the opportunity for your organisation.

    Everything is changing

    As the pressures on operators mount from every direction – OTT competition, data-hungry subscribers and business customers, LTE, and VoLTE – the need for strategically realigned new business models dominates the agenda. Telcos define their competitive advantage by their ability to innovate and to keep pace with – or, better still, ahead of - the changing technology landscape. This means delivering services that consumers will love because they can enhance the mobile lifestyle. On top of that, it means meeting the ever more sophisticated requirements of enterprise customers.


    The impact on the business

    The rapid growth of mobile data and the popularity of Wi-Fi have created many new and innovative money-making opportunities for service providers. The question is no longer “Can service providers make money from Wi-Fi? rather, it is “Where should they focus their efforts, and when should they deploy?”

     Download this exclusive whitepaper from Cisco and understand the opportunity and the way forward for your organisation.

    Distributed antenna systems are proliferating as carriers scramble to enhance quality-of-service in densely packed venues such as sports stadiums, shopping malls, and convention centers. In such environments, cell-tower coverage simply cannot handle the dense traffic of tens of thousands of voice calls and the image/video transfers endemic to smartphones.

    The carrier who does handle the traffic sets itself apart as a provider, and that is why DAS are becoming so popular.

    Current methods of anticipatory service assurance are failing to provide optimal results – it is time to look at what contextual and predictive analytics can do. This paper describes one specific business application, Critical Alarm Prediction, which benefits the CSP in OPEX reduction, revenue loss prevention and customer experience management.