FutureNet partners with ETSI and TM Forum on forthcoming event in London

Will automation and intelligence really deliver the network requirements of tomorrow?

FutureNet World, 26-27 March 2019, London will bring the whole ecosystem together for 2 days of discussion, debate & exploration as the industry tackles one of the greatest challenges – how to build a network for the future.

As operators are embarking upon their digital transformation, they need to radically re-think their network, from their design to the different technologies that they can deploy. Networks need to be dynamic, intelligent and flexible to deal with the increasing demand placed on them. It is predicted that by deploying AI on the network and for service management, service providers could cumulatively save $27 billion over the coming decade and increase operating profit by $46 billion through savings in customer acquisition costs and lost revenue through better network performance.

To make this happen, and to happen at the speed it needs to happen, the industry needs to be more open and collaborative than it has been in the past. The role therefore of industry organisations, TM Forum and ETSI, become increasingly important in driving coordinated collaboration and standards. ETSI and TM Forum are officially endorsing FutureNet World and see the event as the perfect platform to support their important activities and programmes.

Marion Hagemeier, Director of Branding & Events at ETSI explains, “ETSI is delighted to be partnering with FutureNet World as it aims to address the operators’ toughest network and operational challenges as part of their digital transformation. The event’s 2019 focus on Network Automation and Artificial Intelligence offers a unique insight into how operators can evolve their networks and apply intelligence and the use of AI, enabling them to take advantage of the next wave of opportunities and ensure they are ready for the 5G, data-driven world. As such fully aligned with our latest standardisation activities, ETSI is pleased to endorse and actively shape the content of the event.” ETSI’s Technical Director David Boswarthick, has joined the programme committee;  ETSI Members presenting their latest technical updates include Mostafa Essa of Vodafone Egypt in his role of Chair POC Rapporteurs ENI ISG; Bruno Chatras of Orange in his role of Vice-Chairman, NFV ISG; Andy Reid of BT in his role of Vice Chair of OSM; and Klaus Martiny, of Deutsche Telekom in his role as Chair of ZSM.

“The event’s 2019 focus on Network Automation and Artificial Intelligence offers a unique insight into how operators can evolve their networks and apply intelligence and the use of AI, enabling them to take advantage of the next wave of opportunities and ensure they are ready for the 5G, data-driven world.”

Marion Hagemeier, Director of Branding & Events at ETSI

Aaron Boasman-Patel, Vice President, AI & Customer Centricity, TM Forum also sits on the Advisory Board and comments, “I am delighted we are endorsing FutureNet World. The event takes place at a critical time when service providers are deciding what the future of their networks will look like. AI is going to have a profound effect on service providers and how they manage their network, operations and customer experience.  This event supports the work we are doing in our collaboration projects by bringing together the industry so that we can solve the problems they face when operationalising AI.”

“AI is going to have a profound effect on service providers and how they manage their network, operations and customer experience.”

Aaron Boasman-Patel, Vice President, AI & Customer Centricity at TM Forum

As new digital services are launched, and the digitalisation of society and industry continues, the amount of data that service providers will have to carry and process across their networks will reach unprecedented levels. As software begins to replace hardware with the implementation of technologies such as NFV and SDN and cloud-based service operations, network automation and intelligent networks will become the norm for network and IT operations.

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