TM Forum members champion rapid prototyping projects to take on
challenges of transforming to a digital business, including: AT&T, BT,
China Mobile, Cox Communications, Orange, Reliance Communications, Saudi
Telecom Co., Telecom Italia, TELUS, among othersClosing the Loop: Data-Driven Network Performance Optimization for
Self-Optimizing Networks (SON) and Network Functions Virtualization
(NFV) – This Catalyst uses TM Forum’s Performance Management
Interface and European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI)
NFV orchestration and 3rd Generation Partnership Project SON scenarios
to build a closed loop using network key performance indicators, such
as customer experience, performance and service quality data, to
enable network changes, optimization and self-healing.
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As companies around the world address the business and operational
challenges of digital service delivery, TM
Forum focuses on helping global enterprises, service providers and
suppliers transform to become a digital business through its renowned Catalyst
demonstration projects featured at TM Forum Live! events.
The 15 Catalysts showcased at TM
Forum Live! (June 2-5 in Nice, France) demonstrate how TM Forum’s
member community is driving the digital economy to create innovative
solutions to common challenges in virtualization, digital health, cyber
security, data monetization, customer experience, cloud computing,
Internet of things and more. Some of the world’s largest service
providers are involved in the projects, including: AT&T, BT,
China Mobile, Cox Communications, Orange, Reliance Communications, Saudi
Telecom Co., Telecom Italia, TELUS, among others.
TM Forum’s Catalyst projects are rapid collaboration projects driven by
Forum member companies. In less than six months, members work together
to create proof-of-concept solutions for today’s most pressing business,
operational and IT challenges. Their work ultimately develops and
enhances the Forum’s Frameworx
suite of best practices and standards, helping the Forum’s 900-plus
members reduce cost, risk and time-to-market.
TM Forum Live! features 15 Catalyst projects in The Hub, the place to
explore everything the Forum has to offer. Within The Hub, attendees can
network with TM Forum’s member community, and see breakthrough
demonstrations and the latest work underway at the Forum.
“Our unique Catalyst program delivers real-world solutions to the
challenges global enterprises and service providers face when
transforming their businesses to meet the demands of the digital world,”
said Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer, TM Forum. “Because the Forum
takes a practical, proof-of-concept approach combined with agile
collaborative techniques, we can solve common challenges in record time.
The projects demonstrated at this year’s TM Forum Live! prove the power
of our member community, industry collaboration and its ability to
deliver rapid, innovative solutions.”
TM Forum Live! Catalyst projects are as follows:
Reliance Communications, Telecom Italia
Mycom, TEOCO, Wipro
CloudNFVTM: Adaptive Management Built on
Frameworx– This project shows how TM Forum’s Information
Framework (SID) and Business Services Suite can be enhanced to make
processes dynamic and event-driven to enable zero-touch orchestration
and unified management.
Champions: AT&T, BT, Orange
NFV Management Ecosystem –This projectuses an
implementation of management and orchestration (MANO) as defined by
the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group as the platform to
demonstrate real-time, dynamic management of capacity, performance,
quality of service and SLAs, as well as enabling real-time billing and
Champions: AT&T, Telecom Italia
DigitalWave, Resolvetel, SunTec Business Solutions, Svarog Technology
GroupOrchestrating Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and NFV while
Enforcing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) over Wide Area Networks
(WANs) – This Catalyst demonstrates the use of a cloud
orchestrator with OpenStack integration to provision a virtualized
network topology while monitoring and enforcing SLAs via SDN-OpenFlow
across a legacy multiprotocol label switched WAN. In partnership with
Data Center Alliance (ODCA), this project serves as a proof of
concept of ODCA’s Master Usage Model which was recently revised to
Champions: AT&T, Commonwealth Bank of
Service Bundling in a B2B2X Marketplace – This Catalyst uses
established ebXML interfaces and newly-added REST APIs to show how a
buyer can bundle a collection of services sourced from different
suppliers, such as traditional network access products, as well as NFV
and infrastructure as a service products, and deliver them seamlessly
to a customer.
Advancing the Customer Digital Footprint – This project
demonstrates the use of the recently developed Over-The-Top (OTT)
Connect application programming interface (API) to facilitate
collection and correlation of service provider and OTT provider data
in a unified environment, enabling tailored offers and more.
Big Data, Big Profits: Harnessing the Power of Analytics – This
team shows how organizations can harness the power of big data
analytics to improve customer experience and achieve business growth
by proving out best practices from TM Forum’s Big Data Analytics
Guidebook using multiple commercial products to implement solutions.
China Mobile, MTS Allstream, Orange, Robi Axiata, Saudi Telecom Co.
cVidya Networks, Huawei, NetCracker Technology, WeDo TechnologiesCapital Asset Management Catalyst – This Catalyst demonstrates
a comprehensive, repeatable and scalable approach to understand and
effectively manage all facets of network asset management, including
procurement, consumption, rate of change and retirement.
Mission Critical Business Services in the Cloud – Thisproject
illustrates how modern corporations will access mission-critical
business processes in the cloud, and access many core business
functions that will require highly reliable and secure clouds, a new
development in the use of clouds.
Bank of Australia
Product Lifecycle Management for Cable: On the Road to Agile –As cable providers continue to accelerate the deployment of
enhanced service offerings, embrace new technology initiatives, and
deploy services to more regions, the need for cross functional agile
processes become more and more critical. This Catalyst explores
mapping key Frameworx business processes to formalized validation and
troubleshooting automation tests, enabling more agile end-to-end
Champion: Cox Communications
Small Business, Big Opportunity: Small/Medium Business Solutions
for the Connected World–This demonstration explores how
to provide an intuitive, accurate and fully integrated self-service
solutions for management of this segment’s services and users to
enable continued rapid growth in this sector.
Participants: Amdocs, Microsoft
Internet of Things
Connected Mobile Workforce: The Front Line of Customer Engagement –
This project extends Frameworx best practices to explore repeatable
methods for mobile workforce management to maximize productive,
minimize costs and enhance customer experience.
TechnologiesDigital Health: Curing the Complexity – This project takes
service activation, deployment and assurance best practices from the
communications industry and applies them to digital health service
management. It provides a converged view across communications
providers and healthcare providers using a Frameworx-based toolkit to
accelerate integration of these industries.
Deutsche Telekom, Orange
Participants: BaseN, Detecon,
Ericsson, ISPM, TOA TechnologiesThe Privacy Triad: Balancing Legal, Commercial and Ethical
Considerations – This Catalyst supports the privacy aspects of the
smart energy, digital health and connected mobile workforce projects,
and explores the risks and opportunities associated with privacy in
Participants:Birmingham City University, TOA TechnologiesSmart Energy: Managing the Digital Handshake – Smart energy
technologies continue to be introduced at a rapid pace by the global
energy industry in a diverse set of environments – from smart homes to
smart cities to smart energy services. This Catalyst uses TM Forum
APIs and Frameworx concepts to showcases end-to-end flows across
energy and utilities management scenarios, such as response to a
widespread outage due to natural disaster.
Hydro, BT, Hydro-Quebec, Salzburg AG
ESRI, Infonova, TOA Technologies
These 15 Catalyst projects are just a few examples of how TM Forum
brings together forward-thinking members into a tight community that
helps them succeed in the digital world. Catalysts projects at TM Forum
Live! are eligible for three awards: The Most Innovative Catalyst, The
Catalyst with Most Significant Contribution to Frameworx, and The
Catalyst Demonstrating the Greatest Adoption of Frameworx. These awards
are presented on-site at TM Forum Live! on Thursday, June 5.
To learn more about TM Forum’s Catalyst Program or get involved in
future Catalyst activities, please contact Megan Lunde, Catalyst Program
project manager, TM Forum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TM Forum Live! brings together all the elements of TM Forum’s focus on
leading the successful transformation of service providers and
enterprises to succeed in the digital world. TM Forum Live! in Nice,
France, is the Forum’s flagship event and features its industry-leading Excellence
Forum Live! Becoming an Agile, Super-effective Business is
planned for Sept. 2-3, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. TM Forum Live! Digital
Disruption is slated for Dec. 8-10, in San Jose, Calif.
Early bird pricing for TM Forum Live! ends May 9th. Register
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About TM Forum
TM Forum is a global trade association trusted by the world’s largest
enterprises, service providers and suppliers to help them continuously
transform to succeed in the digital economy. We help our members reduce
costs and risks, improve business agility and grow their business
through a wealth of knowledge, tools, standards, training and practical
We bring together more than 85,000 professionals from 900+ member
companies to share experiences, collaborate and rapidly solve critical
business challenges including IT transformation, business process
optimization, big data analytics, cloud management, customer experience
management and cyber security. Our three strategic programs—Agile
Business and IT, Customer Engagement and Open Digital —enable us to
provide a platform for overcoming the barriers to an open digital
world. For more information about TM Forum, visit www.tmforum.org.
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