Industry Leaders Drive “Platform IoT and Anything as a Service” Catalyst at TM Forum Live!

Vodafone Champions Catalyst with Key Support from Centina Systems, Huawei, Infosys, and InverCloud

NICE, FRANCE – May 16, 2017 – Announced today the “A Platform for IoT and Anything as a Service” Catalyst will take place during TM Forum Live!, May 15-18 in Nice, France. The objective of the Catalyst is to demonstrate how to leverage the platform model and create the network effect for IoT services, enabling service providers to drive new IoT services and open up new revenue streams.

The catalyst project is “championed” by Vodafone and includes solutions from Centina Systems, Huawei, Infosys and InverCloud. In addition to an onsite demonstration in the catalyst area of the show floor, White Papers on the subject and API contributions to TM Forum, this team will present their proof of concept on a panel session titled “Orchestrating a ‘Developers & Drone as a Service’ Platform Based Business Models for SDN/NFV with Open APIs.” The panel, which takes place on Wednesday, May 17th at 2:45pm, will cover topics including:

  • Why are platform based business models been championed by Vodafone and what ecosystems are being built?
  • Why did the team look at ‘Developer and Drone as a Service’ scenarios in particular and why is infrastructure enablement important?
  • Why is orchestration and assurance core to infrastructure enablement?
  • What Open API’s were leveraged and what new API’s were contributed to the TM Forum to realize this scenario?
  • What are the challenges to achieve the agility that Vodafone is looking for and how have the team addressed them?

“This Catalyst has bought several leading industry players together to show how platform business models together with orchestration and closed-loop assurance can deliver innovative new services and new revenue streams to our industry,” said Lester Thomas, Chief Systems Architect at Vodafone.

“TM Forum Live! is a convergence of the most relevant players in the industry, and we are thrilled to support the Catalyst and session for a group of our peers,” said Anand Gonuguntla, Co-Founder and CEO at Centina Systems. “It has been a great opportunity to work with Vodafone, Huawei, Infosys, and InverCloud on such an exciting initiative.”

“From the deep collaboration that we have undertaken with these partners, InverCloud are more convinced than ever of the exciting opportunities for the Telecoms community as Platform operators,” said Colum Horgan, CEO of InverCloud. “We feel that telcos, working together with the TM Forum API ecosystem can define a reference architecture and governance framework that will give telcos a leadership position in the new platform economy.”

To learn more about the Catalyst or to schedule a demo at TM Forum Live!, email
David Warnock at dwarnock@centinasystems.com.

About Centina Systems
Centina Systems is a global leader in network performance and strategic assurance solutions for
communications service providers globally. The company’s vSure™ product suite helps operators transition to
virtualized services by providing the assurance they need to deliver improved levels of service across
traditional, hybrid, and virtual network environments. For more information, visit www.centinasystems.com.

About InverCloud
InverCloud are the leading innovative product company providing the core technology for Platform
operators in the Telecoms and ICT channel. The company provides a cloud-first agile Marketplace
Platform that operators can use to launch and operate a complete multi-party cloud platform built on open
APIs. The InverCloud marketplace is pre-integrated with all leading cloud platforms and provides an agile
out-of-the-box platform governance model that agile partners love. www.invercloud.com

Contacts:
Gregg Hara
Centina Systems
+1-469-298-0471 ext. 1515
gregg@centinasystems.com

Lyndsay Pocorobba
SmartMark Communications, LLC for Centina Systems
+1-215-504-4272
lyndsay@smartmarkusa.com

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