Home » TM Forum Catalyst Digital Showcase 2020
Event Start Date: 7th July 2020
Event End Date: 7th July 2020
Time: 2:30 pm
MDS Global is participating in the 2020 TMF Catalyst Digital Showcase as part of the 5G Ride On catalyst. The purpose of this catalyst is to demonstrate how a complex ecosystem of partners, systems and business processes, as found in the electric vehicle charging market, can be orchestrated and monetised by a virtualised 5G service provider using an autonomous network framework. The catalyst will:
- Demonstrate how a telecom service provider can offer an assured service with improved SLAs that self-heals from network outage and assures service performance.This is a common community and enterprise IIoT need, prime for operationalisation and monetisation.
- Employ the latest 3GPP, TMF and ETSI standards, including 5G network slicing, multi-access edge computing (MEC) and virtual network functions (VNFs) to achieve the desired result.
- Create an autonomous network orchestrated through a cognitive closed-loop process using TOSCA templates and VNFs that route traffic to a fail-over MEC.
- Use a TMF multi-vendor ODA-aligned architecture, covering fulfilment, assurance and billing eTOM processes, that serves ecosystem customers, suppliers and curators from order to production.
We also demonstrate how such a service should be monetised to deliver greater returns on 5G investment, and how the business curator plays a critical role in helping the service provider co-create the key elements of this dedicated 5G-assured service to meet market expectations and support its commercialisation, launch and marketing.
This industrial IoT use case involves multiple nuanced parties, stakeholders and network service needs, so we further emphasise simplicity in stakeholder on-boarding, transparency and control through a digital e-commerce platform. This role is played by MDS Global, with its enterprise BSS solution, B2BonDemand. Our sister company, Incognito, is responsible for orchestrating the fixed, mobile and app services, seamlessly integrating with MDS Global's BSS system, and providing a platform for assured connectivity.
MDS Global is working alongside BT, Orange, TIM, Incognito, TEOCO and Huawei to deliver this project and contribute to TMF standards. The following diagram illustrates the multi-vendor architecture of this catalyst environment: