What open solutions are all about and how NFV is where the ‘rubber meets the road’

There is a lot of talk about “open solutions” and NFV in the telecom industry. TelecomTV televised an interview with Ariel Efrati, CEO of Telco Systems, to better understand these terms and where the market is heading. The interview, entitled “Closing the loop with OSS & BSS Systems,” was conducted by Guy Daniels, the Editorial Director of TelecomTV during the GEN15 event in Dallas in November, 2015. This is what Efrati had to say. Open Solutions Open is an overused term. Everybody speaks about open, and to be honest, we…

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Orchestrated assurance – ready for the world

Over the recent years, network service orchestration has gained widespread traction from communication service providers (CSPs) all around the world as a means to automate the tedious and error-prone tasks required to configure network devices. What if the orchestrator could also automate the deployment and configuration of an accompanying service assurance solution, tailored to the specific services being delivered? This is now becoming a reality using a concept called Orchestrated Assurance. Orchestrated Assurance redefines existing practices that were built on separated workflows for network configuration, service activation testing and service…

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