Awakening 5G Technology – The CSP Collaboration Framework

Axiata Digital Labs launches Phase II of the CSP Collaboration Framework - A step closer to 5G technology

We are participating in the industry renowned Catalyst program – hosted by TM Forum. Namal Jayathilake, Vice President of Engineering & Emerging Technology #atthelab, will present the Proof-of-Concept (POC) catalyst program that focuses on applying digitally transformative and progressive innovation to tackle the challenges faced in the industry.

Namal Jayathilake, tells us that he will be participating in the project; App Trading Marketplace, which is a framework for collaboration between Communications Service Providers (CSPs). The project is realizing Phase II this year, and we are excited to demonstrate it to the world – how CSP collaborations can accelerate progress in the industry.

Phase II of the CSP Collaboration Framework will demonstrate the following key features:
  • An end-to-end digital platform that empowers CSPs to align with TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture and Open API Standards.
  • Deliver new digital services and assets to consumers and enterprises.
  • Extended Use cases.
  • B2B opportunities for enterprises and CSPs in relation to 5G use cases.
  • Demonstrate how SD-WAN can be used to facilitate smart surveillance.

Correspondingly, the Phase I of the project demonstrated seamless partner onboarding, product onboarding, configuration within the product catalog, and end-user consumption resulting in the project to win the award for Outstanding use of TM Forum assets at the 2019 event Digital Transformation Asia. 

Collaboration and Innovation

This project is championed by Dialog Axiata and Robi Axiata and brings together Axiata Digital Labs, Appitum, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, and IBM.

Namal Jayathilake explained to us “The App Trading Marketplace empowers CSPs to collaborate and share their success stories between them. The Collaboration will lead to innovation towards 5G technology, new B2B services, and overall revenue growth. Championed by Dialog Axiata, Robi Axiata and Smart Axiata and in close collaboration with the other participants, Phase II of the project leverages 5G technology to bring newer, more complex, use-cases for CSPs and Enterprises.”

Over 145 different companies and hundreds of individuals participated in 34 Catalyst projects at Digital Transformation World 2019 in Nice, France. The projects included 5G use cases and monetization, IT and network transformation, applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain, Open APIs, the Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Ecosystems and more.

All things considered, the world of technology is only going to evolve, resulting in telco’s and CSPs to struggle with platforms and solutions while continuing to meet customer requirements.  Learn more on how #thelab invests and dedicates its services in revolutionizing the local and global telco industries, through cutting-edge and innovative solutions on our BLOG page and to discover the unknown of the global telecommunication market.



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