Openet, a leading global provider of real-time BSS (business support systems) will be demonstrating an ETSI NFV proof of concept (POC) demonstration of real-time OSS/BSS as the MWC 2015 kicks off today in Barcelona. Joining hands with Procera, Amartus, Red Hat and Intel, Openet will be showcasing the virtualization of OSS/BSS network components and how the application of NFV will deliver on the business benefits and improved customer experience that it promises, brought by increased system agility, faster time to market, reduced TCO, increased elasticity and greater service availability.
According to Openet, the virtualization of OSS and BSS functions such as DPI, policy, charging and analytics is essential to achieving a dynamic network environment that can keep pace with, and monetize new service innovation. This extends to access control, and broader revenue handling systems. The POC, which is endorsed by Vodafone, the London-headquartered global telecommunications company with presence in 22 countries globally, combines leading technologies brought by the partner companies, who are industry leaders in virtualized OSS/BSS, added Openet.
The demo, said Openet, will showcase how the virtualized Network Functions (PCRF, PCEF) can be combined to provide telco grade performance, scalability and resilience and how virtualized BSS components (OCS) can be included to provide a complete distributed Policy Management and Charging Control system. It will also demonstrate integrated analytics and orchestration for scaling automation and Virtualised Network Function (VNF) resource allocation, utilising real-time monitoring of VNFs and a combination of historical data and machine learning to predict demand and mitigate underutilisation of assigned resources. Apart from this, visitors will also be shown how the OpenStack support for Intel® Architecture-based systems helps enhance performance of the NFV OSS/BSS.
Openet added that the live demonstration of the POC will be available each day at both Openet (2F36) and Procera (5H61) stands at the MWC 2015.