Empirix Joins European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) and Open Source MANO (OSM) Community

Community

As an active member of ETSI, Empirix also joined its Open Source Management and Orchestration (MANO) community, commonly known as OSM. This community project is designed to jointly innovate, create and deliver a MANO stack closely aligned with the ETSI NFV working group. OSM is currently the only initiative recognized by the International Standards Organization for its work in defining the critical domain of network and service orchestration in NFV.

Scoring Customer Experience for Telecom Operators in Africa

Quality of Experience

As Mobile technology moves towards 5G there’s an increased rollout of small cells capable of supporting low latency, low data rate applications like smart energy, building security, infrastructure, retail and healthcare etc. It may still be several years before we see the first, commercially viable applications actually in operation.

Scoring the “Quality of Experience” in the Transition to 5G

Smartphone user

The explosion of smartphones (~1.5 billion sold in 2015), the proliferation of applications accessible through 4G mobile networks, and the advent of over-the-top (OTT) services have all put pressure on traditional service providers to differentiate themselves, keep the customer base loyal and, most importantly, recover revenues currently flowing to OTT providers and other MNO competitors.

Why Device Analytics Will be Critical in the Deployment of Next Generation Devices

IoT

Designed for use by a service provider to manage the performance of all mobile devices on its network—2G, 3G or 4G—the solution generated interest from not only service providers, but also from network equipment vendors who are in the process of investigating not only the next generation in network technology but, more significantly, user or application devices capable of hosting next-generation services.

But That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It…

Have you ever heard that phrase muttered in response to the question, “Why are we doing it this way?” If so, you are probably not alone. In fact, you may have even heard the “Five Monkeys and a Ladder” story, loosely based on social experiments with monkeys, that is used to emphasize the need to question the status quo and embrace new processes rather than holding tightly to existing ones just because they have always been there.