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TM Forum looks to build on Live event, focus on open API, smart cities

TM Forum is looking to building on its recently completed Live event with continued focused on its Open API and Smart City Maturity Benchmark models

On this week’s show, we have a featured interview with Joann O’Brien and Carl Piva from the TM Forum to discuss the organization’s recent Live event in Nice, France, including key themes coming out of the event and the organization’s focus moving forward.

But first let’s take a look at some headlines from across the space over the past week.

The Open Network Lab’s ONOS project unveiled its seventh release targeting a software-defined networking operating system, dubbed “Goldeneye.” ONOS said the Goldeneye release includes advances such as improved adaptive flow monitoring and selective DPI from ETRI, claimed to provide lower overhead flow monitoring and Yang tool chain support from Huawei; integration of northbound intent subsystem with the Flow objective subsystem; a six times improvement in core performance to support consistent distributed operations; and southbound improvements to Cisco IOS NetConf and Yang tool chain.

Collaborators on the latest release included AT&T, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Fujitsu and Huawei.

Also this week, a new report from Technology Business Research predicts a steady decline in North America infrastructure spending through 2021 as carriers turn to SDN and network functions virtualization. The report predicts the market is set to drop from $30.4 billion in 2015, to $27.4 billion in 2021, with the impact coming from operators shifting their focus from “network coverage build outs and redistribute spend from legacy technologies to software-mediated networks, specifically orchestration, automation, SDN and NFV.”

TBR notes a majority of LTE coverage was completed by 2014, with current plans focused more on densification efforts that typically don’t require the same level of service to deploy. The next move toward “5G” technologies is not expected to ramp up until the 2020 timeframe, though those deployments are expected to initially be more use- case driven rather than focused on broad coverage.

Equipment vendors are also expected to see a hit to their traditional service contracts as software-based deployments will not require the same level of vendor upkeep.

As previously mentioned, this week’s featured interview is with Joann O’Brien, who is VP of API and ecosystens, and Carl Piva, VP of strategic programs at TM Forum, who share some of the main themes coming out of the recent TM Forum Live event as well as where they see the organization focusing its efforts over the next year.

Let’s take a look at those interviews now.

Make sure to check us out again next week when we are scheduled to speak with F5 on the need for more concurrency in NFV deployments.

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