TM Forum Live 2015 – Day Three

Day three at TM Forum Live in Nice. A time for everyone to really get down to business but also to recognise some great technical contributions…

And the Best Catalyst Project Is…

OSS Line loves a good Catalyst project. They’re probably the most interesting and innovative thing on show in Nice this week.

The list of winners in full:

Most Innovative Catalyst – Digital Health (Orange, Verizon, Ericsson, BaseN). This Catalyst demonstrates how partners can leverage TM Forum Open Digital APIs for Catalog Management, Order Management, and Billing, along with the effective use of the new Open Digital business canvas to create multi-partner, M2M based healthcare solutions.

Most Significant Contribution to Frameworx – Dynamic APIs for the Connected Carrier (AT&T, Verizon, Orange, BT, Vodafone, NTT, EnterpriseWeb, Comverse, DGIT, NBN Co, Qosmos). This Catalyst shows that TM Forum Open Digital APIs can be used to integrate with an NFV MANO Orchestration for Domain Orchestration and leveraged to support diverse marketplaces where products are routinely composed of partner components.

Best Adoption of Frameworx – Recover First, Resolve Next, Closed Loop Control for Managing Hybrid Networks (AT&T, Orange, KDDI R&D Laboratories, IBM, Nokia, Cisco, Tech Mahindra, Hewlett-Packard). This Catalyst project demonstrates the move toward closed-loop control of hybrid networks (traditional and virtualized). It brings out challenges and demonstrates potential solutions relevant for CSPs operating hybrid mobile networks such as automated fault recovery and SLA-driven closed-loop control to remediate service performance issues.

Best New Catalyst – Enabling the Smart City Digital Ecosystem (BT, The Agile Fractal Grid, BearingPoint, The Open University, Cloudsoft, The University of Bedfordshire, MK:Smart). This Catalyst focuses on the Smart City use case of MK:Smart (Milton Keynes UK) and addresses how to commercially enable the ecosystem of information providers, application developers, service providers, end users, and M2M interfaces. It demonstrates the Data Hub as a key enabler, with live use cases such as transport, water, energy and waste disposal, leveraging streamed data from prototype sensor networks in Milton Keynes and additional data and services from ecosystem partners.

Best Quote of the Day

Too Much NFV?

Talking of Catalyst projects, TM Forum points out that there are ten of them addressing NFV challenges. Ten!

NFV is here, but who will be the winners and losers?

If We Keep Doing the Same Thing…

We’ll get the same results.

Some great technical achievements in Nice this week. But is there enough innovative thinking? Enough new ideas? Or the same faces, the same companies, in the same town? What do you think?