Solutions to ignite growth
Telecom industry: redefining its value proposition for growth
The traditional telco model needs to change due to an emerging AI and automation-driven connectivity service landscape, which is also quickly combining with a shift to cloud services. All parts of the telecoms industry are challenged to look to the future and redefine their value proposition by removing technical debt through the use of Open APIs, leveraging automation (including AI), and seeking integration with enterprise IT, as they reorientate themselves for growth.
TM Forum’s Open Digital Framework (ODF) supports the telecoms industry to create agile solutions that inspire new ways to implement services, where the design is based on autonomous AI-driven networks, and show how to build composable architectures which are then run within both a CSP and supplier organizations.
Inspire your organization's growth
As the market shifts from vertically integrated solutions to horizontal platforms the ability to create trusted strong automated partnerships as part your Connectivity/Network-as-a-Service offering will be a key strategic differentiator.
TM Forum’s marketplaces collaboration work recognizes the evolution from traditional monolithic closed marketplaces to a new era of open federated or multi-marketplaces providing business guidance and architectures to create customer centric ecosystem solutions.
Building and deploying end-to-end solutions for vertical markets requires trusted ecosystem partnerships between network operators, Hyperscalers and other platform aggregators, systems integrators, and software suppliers.
TM Forum members are taking the lead here, demonstrating how the various players, old and new, can achieve the ability to easily work together to ensure that partner functionality can be quickly and automatically integrated into the heart of any new services offering. This is what we are calling multi-marketplace readiness.
Automated partnering is about establishing a suite of APIs and methods of working which will support partnering with little to no human contact (Zero Touch Partnering) across a diverse range of service types and suit the needs of all service providers.
Zero Touch, in essence, means Zero IT development and provides our industry of Communications and Digital Service Providers an approach to unleash new services and technologies.
CaaS: Intent-driven services
Network as a Service Transformation
Design your autonomous network
AI & Autonomous Networks
Build your composable architecture
Building from the bottom up, the essential starting point for all players is to ensure their internal systems and processes are constructed on a composable architecture. This is the focus of TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture (ODA), providing the key to plug-and-play software integration:
ODA Open APIs provide the only industry repository of high quality, universally available, easy-to-use Open APIs that use the latest technology to deliver a great developer experience for both the industry and other Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs).
ODA Components are independently deployable pieces of software, typically built out of one or more microservices. They have an “envelope” that provides metadata to describe their core function and specify which Open APIs they expose or depend upon.
ODA Canvas is an execution environment for ODA Components and the release automation part of a CI/CD pipeline. It's the architecture equivalent of painting by numbers and removes the guess work when integration network and products.
Build your composable architecture
Building from the bottom up, the essential starting point for all players is to ensure their internal systems and processes are constructed on a composable architecture. This is the focus of TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture (ODA), providing the key to plug-and-play software integration through its use of easy-to-use Open APIS, ODA Component and ODA Canvas:
Interactive ODA Map
Run your organization using ODA
TM Forum has created two accreditations, so that whether you are a CSP or supplier you can showcase that you contribute and collaborate on creating ODA assets and, above all, use its principles and practices within your day-to-day working process and tools: