Current Problem Statements (Industry Angst)

OVERWHELMING TRANSPORT COMPLEXITY
OVERWHELMING TRANSPORT COMPLEXITYLegacy, current, disaggregation next, multi-vendor (and multi-solutions), decades of deployments…
REACTIVE MANAGEMENT
REACTIVE MANAGEMENTTransport still largely managed by ‘are you there’ or ‘waiting to break’ based network management… (Day 2 functions around planning, capacity, and network/service assurance)
INVENTORY DEBACLE
INVENTORY DEBACLEOperators' greatest source of pain… service and resource inventories still sitting in static OSS… (that goes ‘stale,’ shortly after turn-up)
HUMAN HANDS, STILL TOUCHING THE NETWORK
HUMAN HANDS, STILL TOUCHING THE NETWORKFor turn-up, assurance triage, upgrades, broader… quality, scale, human dependence, hugely impacted… (need our greatest assets, our people – to be innovating and creating value)
TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP IS COMPOUNDING
TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP IS COMPOUNDINGTransport network ‘sprawl’… people, process, and system considerations across disparate networks, and broader – not sustainable…
DIGITAL EXPERIENCE (DX)
DIGITAL EXPERIENCE (DX)Self-serve and digital interactions are the new norm. Until the rest-of-this-mess is addressed, not possible for Transport

The Answer: Programmable Networking

NETWORK ABSTRACTION
NETWORK ABSTRACTIONMake it all look the same (original SDN objective)
CROSS PLATFORM AND SOLUTION SUPPORT
CROSS PLATFORM AND SOLUTION SUPPORTLife-cycle commitment to lab certifications, engineering specifications, for automation of service orchestration and assurance… across the industry’s core solutions
DATA DRIVEN ASSURANCE & MANAGEMENT
DATA DRIVEN ASSURANCE & MANAGEMENTFix it before it breaks, and when it does break – automated triage & remediation
NETWORK-AS-THE-INVENTORY
NETWORK-AS-THE-INVENTORYActive and available inventory, discovered and maintained from the living network
VISIBILITY & CONTROL
VISIBILITY & CONTROLFull life cycle service orchestration of the service, as seen and automated through every phase of the service experience
FOR ALL OF THESE (DX)
FOR ALL OF THESE (DX)Extensible to the Customer through advanced UI/Portal and Programmable Interfaces (API-driven & Analytics-driven Visibility & Control)