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TM Forum’s exclusive Catalyst projects showcase collaborative and innovative solutions to real-world challenges
MORRISTOWN, NJ—April 30, 2012 —As service providers look to adapt their business operations to take advantage of today’s rapidly changing digital services ecosystem, TM Forum announced that its Catalyst program at Management World 2012 brings to life 11 exclusive solutions that focus on a range of hot industry issues, such as digital services, cable services, IT transformation and business assurance. Located on the expo floor at Management World 2012, TM Forum’s Forumville area features these Catalysts projects and the work of over 75 leading companies that collaborated to solve some of today’s most critical communications problems.
China Mobile Communications, France Telecom-Orange, Swisscom AG, Time Warner Cable and Vodafone D2 are just a few of the service provider champions leading Catalyst projects at Management World 2012, held May 21-24, at the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland.
“TM Forum’s Catalyst program takes an innovative approach to creating leading-edge solutions by providing a neutral and collaborative environment to rapidly create standards-based solutions for some of the most urgent operational and IT challenges in the industry,” said Martin Creaner, president and CEO, TM Forum. “These short-term projects culminate in live demonstrations at TM Forum’s Management World events and substantially contribute to improving TM Forum’s best practices and standards.”
At Management World 2012, TM Forum’s Forumville area features four Catalyst project zones targeting key industry issues:
Cloud and New Services Zone Focused on bringing together the value chain, these Catalyst projects demonstrate key concepts for managing cloud services and networks in a complex, multi-party environment while reducing operating costs and risk and improving customer satisfaction:
· Bandwidth Exchange -- Champion: BT Group plc.; Participants: Amartus, First Derivatives Ireland Ltd., Intune Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks
· Frameworx for Multi-Partner Lifecycle Management -- Champion: Saudi Telecom Co.; Participants: Ericsson, IBM Corp., SAP AG
· Resilient Cloud: Maintaining Service in the Face of Developing Threats -- Participants: CA Technologies, Inc., ESRI, Layer 7 Technologies, Thales Communications SA
Implementing Frameworx Zone
Highlighting TM Forum’s Frameworx, including the Business Process Framework (eTOM), Information Framework (SID), Application Framework (TAM), Integration Framework, and Interfaces, these Catalyst projects show how to enable service-oriented transformation across converged networks offering a wide range of services:
· Alarm Management for Converged Networks -- Champions: China Mobile Communications Corp., Deutsche Telekom AG, France Telecom-Orange, SaskTel, Vodafone D2; Participants: Comarch S.A., Hewlett-Packard, Huawei Technologies Ltd., IBM Corp., SaskTel, TEOCO Corp., The OpenNMS Group, Inc.
· Converging the Resource View to Improve Customer Experience -- Champion: China Mobile Communications Corp.; Participants: Alcatel-Lucent, Beijing University of Posts and Communications, Beijing BOCO Inter-Telecom Technology Co., Ltd., Inspur Communication Information Systems Co., Ltd., Huawei Technologies Ltd., ZTE Corp.
· Optimizing Lead to Cash with Frameworx – ITIL Integration -- Champions: China Unicom, France Telecom-Orange; Participants: Huawei Technologies Ltd., Infonova, Microsoft, Progress Software, Tribold
Revenue Management Zone
Showcasing today’s technologies that enable swift executive decision-making for improved business performance and customer experience, these Catalyst projects include:
· Advancing Customer Experience Management Analytics -- Participants: Genband, IBM Corp., Network Critical, Ventraq
· Business Assurance Automation -- Champions: O2 Slovakia, Portugal Telecom/Optimus, Swisscom AG; Participants: cVidya Networks, Inc., WeDo Technologies
· Real-time Charging for High Volume Mobile Data – Champion: France Telecom-Orange; Participants: Capgemini Service, DigitalRoute, Matrixx Software, Vedicis
· Revenue Assurance Impact Measurement Phase II -- Champions: China Mobile Communications Corp., China Telecommunications Corp., China Unicom, MTS Allstream Inc., Swisscom AG; Participants: cVidya Networks, Inc., Ericsson, WeDo Technologies
These Catalyst projects prove how cable operators can utilize TM Forum’s Frameworx to solve business and technical challenges, including the rapid deployment of new cable services such as TV Everywhere, the management of cable video service quality, and service level agreements with partners:
· Frameworx for New Cable Services: Rapidly Design and Fulfill New Services -- Champions: Time Warner Cable, UPC Broadband Operations b.v.; Participants: Incognito Software, Inc., Oracle Corp.
· Frameworx for New Cable Services: Video Quality and Partner Service Level Agreements -- Champions: Time Warner Cable, UPC Broadband Operations b.v.; Participants: IBB Consulting Group, Sandvine, TMNG Global/Cartesian
Now in its 13th year, TM Forum’s Management World 2012 blends thought-leadership, real-world case studies and interactive debates to help service providers rethink the business of communications. Register at www.tmforum.org/rethink by May 1 to save 15% and a chance to win 1 of 3 golf packages at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. New Gold Pass registrants from now through May 1 will be entered to win automatically.
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