NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology have announced that the 5G Intelligent Service Operations team won the Outstanding Catalyst Communications Award from TM Forum during Digital Transformation World 2018. In the Catalyst, NEC/Netcracker and its collaborators proved the technology is ready for IoT use cases that will generate new revenue streams through the deployment and management of 5G slice-based services, such as 4K video streaming.
The Catalyst was championed by some of the world’s leading service providers, including AT&T, Orange, Telecom Italia, KDDI Research, Telenor, BT, NTT Communications and Vodafone, highlighting the importance of this project in the industry as 5G deployments become imminent.
The Catalyst team demonstrated a complex use case based on the Tour de France which required multiple network slices, including high-bandwidth drone broadcasting and ultra-low latency drone control. Using NEC/Netcracker?s advanced Service Orchestration, network slices of any type could be deployed and managed dynamically in real time by automating their lifecycle. In addition, the Catalyst was able to support complex SLAs by using artificial intelligence and machine learning to react instantly to unpredictable events from the network or external forces, such as weather.