All TM Forum (TMF) articles – Page 3

  • btw306-08-01 Light tunnel

    Infosys and BT Group flag “multi-million pound” transformation savings


    BT bringing systems virtualisation benefits forward into a hybrid network set-up through solutions developed in conjunction with Infosys under the auspices of the TM Forum. Greater network efficiency through NetSecOps expected to materialise alongside cost-savings and improved customer experience. Enterprise leading the way with new OSS deployment, and accelerating ...

  • Lester Thomas, Vodafone's Chief Systems Architect, on "zero touch" partnering
    Strategy & Change

    DTW19: Another Vodafone Group signal of coming partner platform refit


    Vodafone recognises need for improvement in partner collaboration, to fuel 5G success. Chief Systems Architect looking to reshape IT, to help open-up while protecting “secret sauce”. TM Forum and University of Surrey among collaborators.

  • Erik Meijer, Strategy Group Product Manager for Innovation at Deutsche Telekom, speaking at DTW19
    Partnerships & Alliances

    Deutsche Telekom: introvert telcos plan mould-breaking 5G party (DTW19)


    DT plans to step up “conversations” with partners in a bid to ensure 5G return-on-investment. Execs concede telcos remain “quite poor” on enabling collaboration. ’Fast telecoms’-vision mooted, with repeatability across numerous services, but can traditionally closed telcos deliver? Hints of increased focus on services long-tail, and beyond flagship tie-ups. ...

  • Daniel Vaughn, Telefónica México, on a panel discussing the realities of AI

    Telefónica embraces short-term pain for data flexibility


    Telefónica Mexico provided insights on building momentum on creating replicable data-driven local systems, with potential for wider deployment. Groundwork on establishing principles, and ensuring standardisation, vital to ensuring benefits can flow through to subsequent use cases. Real-world implementation of a standardised approach can cause initial localised pain, but is ...

  • The Big Debate: Edward Tian, China Broadband Capital Partners, Digital Transformation World 2019
    Network & Infrastructure

    Operators, other industries struggle for 5G commonality


    5G expectations have been raised, and now need to be met: lots of talk of potential, but monetisation not clear cut. Scepticism over network readiness for advanced, challenging applications, such as in gaming and sport. Supplier establishment again chided for dragging feet on harmonisation and cloud-ification; operators stuck in ...

  • Open Digital Framework session, Digital Transformation World 2019
    Innovation (R&D)

    TM Forum champions APIs as telcos battle web giants


    More big hitters are joining TMF’s Open API programme, although numbers remain lower than anticipated. Ongoing focus on standardisation and consistency saw a pause in API development to ensure strong foundations. Adoption of SDN and virtualisation is blurring the remit of traditional standards bodies.

  • Skynet Catalyst: Outstanding Catalyst depicting Business Assurance awareness (TM Forum, Digital Transformation World 2019)
    Innovation (R&D)

    TM Forum DTW19: 2019 Catalysts spark pragmatic innovation


    Rundown of key Catalysts, joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.

  • Nik Willetts, Chief Executive, TM Forum (Digital Transformation World 2019, Nice)

    TM Forum’s DTW19 event underlines need for collaboration and speed


    The telecoms industry’s annual pilgrimage to Nice on the French Riviera is set to take on a somewhat different tone in 2020. France has become inextricably linked with the flagship TM Forum (TMF) event – apart from two forgotten years in Dublin – but, following its rebranding as Digital Transformation World in 2018, the event now looks set to transfer to Copenhagen, apparently in order to provide more space.