Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have new opportunities to capitalize on the promise of the Pervasive Network by creating open, software-defined and programmable solutions directly linked to their differentiated market strategy.
The already completed shift to full IP – together with the rapid onboarding of SDN/NFV and new opportunities of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) for Industry X.0 – are completely changing CSPs’ businesses, accelerating the move from tightly coupled service models in which all communication services are designed, built and framed into the underlying network, to a fully decoupled service model, where all communication services are designed and managed with an over-the-top approach.
The new real-time systems stack
Programmable Network Platforms decouples physical network and digital service platforms, setting up an optimized core systems stack for connectivity/access alongside a new real-time systems stack for all communication services.
Telco Cloud (SDN/NFV)
Accenture’s Telco Cloud platform establishes a comprehensive framework for the future ‘Network as a Service’, including open architecture blueprint, automated operating model, Telco Cloud lifecycle management, real-time intelligent operations tools, security, services onboarding, and live open NFV/SDN showcase.
Automation, orchestration and abstraction
Automated, real-time support systems continuously test, launch and decommission services, delivering next-generation OSS strategy and design, real-time federated inventory and topology, next-generation automated service management, and end-to-end service orchestration and digital enablement.
Reusability, increased time-to-market and cost-effective digital service design and deployment are enabled through a fully decoupled microservices-based architecture. Enable the seamless onboarding of new network functions into technical and commercial catalogues for B2C and B2B offerings.
Analytics and deployment
Predictive and proactive analytics link the customer to the network in real-time, using the added power of open-source, artificial intelligence (AI) and assisted machine learning to manage actionable, context-aware services and monetize network insights.