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The CTO Perspective

Walter Rott
Chief Technical Officer
Communications Networks

Network Technology Is Particularly Important to Our Research and Development

At CSPs worldwide, CTOs are looking to implement the next generation technology and architecture – and there is always something new.

Our technology is being used today with the IMS of Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, with VoLTE, with 5G, etc. Moreover, our T-LCAP is fully virtualized, implemented as a virtual network function (VNF) with lifecycle management via leading VNF managers, such as Cloudify and Nokia’s Cloudband Application Manager. And we support containerization, e.g. in Red Hat OpenShift, Rancher Kubernetes, AWS, etc.
Our R & D is continually monitoring and implementing new standards as they become codified in our industry. We also know that few CSPs are able to uphold all standards to the book without special configurations and issues due to the historical evolution of the given network. We are flexible problem solvers, so send us your challenges.

One key concern of CTOs is often the consolidation of services and simultaneous elimination of technical debt required to support legacy systems. While we also support older telecoms protocols, like INAP and CAMEL, we are also experts at migrating services from multiple legacy platforms to one T-LCAP instance.

Low Code Empowers the CTO and Adds Value to the CSP Network

Of course, it is our work as foreriders of low code in telecoms that is most appreciated by CTOs. Perhaps, you’ve been a bit jealous of how CIOs are able to use low code in the IT realm, responding agilely to new and changing use cases and continually optimizing the user experience. Now with our T-LCAP, you can do the same with network, business and consumer products realized in your telecoms network and exploiting all of its potential.

Telecoms low code enables you to implement and continually evolve your network services agilely and flexibly. It facilitates the opening of network resources via APIs as well as the integration with third-party systems. Above all, it makes it much easier to realize state-of-the-art business and consumer services, adding value to your CSP network instead of moving the value out to third-party OTT products.

In a nutshell, telecoms low code empowers CTOs to make even greater contributions to
better business outcomes .

Network Function Virtualization for
Value-Added Telecoms Services

In this e-book, we explain the following elements of network function virtualization and make recommendations where appropriate:

  • ETSI NFV Standard Architecture
  • Element Management System
  • Network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI)
  • Virtualization Layer, Virtual Machines and Hypervisors
  • Virtualized Infrastructure Managers
  • VNF Managers
  • Artifact Lifecycle Management and CI/CD
  • Tools for Monitoring, Logging and Observability of Virtual Network Functions
  • Containerization and its Importance in Edge Computing
In conclusion, we discuss the virtualized implementation of VAS, the associated benefits and a few pitfalls to avoid.

Estimated Reading Time: 24 minutes (20 pages)