DigitalRoute has launched DR Xplore (DRX) an IT and data management innovation hub based in Gothenburg, Sweden as it continues to redefine and extend the boundaries of mediation.
To fuel the lab, the global leader in mediation technologies will work together with similar facilities at key OEM and VAR partner organizations to ensure that its own research is integrated and consistent with other application developments across the wider BSS/OSS ecosystem.
“15 years ago, DigitalRoute re-defined telco billing mediation. Since then, we’ve expanded our portfolio of solutions to include Online Control offerings, Service Assurance Mediation and more. We continue to revolutionize the Network-IT integration and push the boundaries even further through DR Xplore.
Our challenge is, together with our partners, to imagine what is possible for the Service Provider Community as the industry evolves, then create solutions that enable the possible to become a reality.
DRX’s strategy, architecture, design and content will mainly be done here in Sweden but the work of the new lab will benefit our customers around the globe. We’re incredibly excited to take another step in cementing DigitalRoute’s reputation for innovation and leadership.”
- Said Johan Bergh, CEO DigitalRoute
DR Xplore will focus on identifying advances in key operational areas where the impact of the data explosion is most evident. These include:
• The Internet of Things (IoT)
The processing requirements demanded to support the evolution of machine-to-machine services from simple telematics to today’s growing range of more complex offerings such as infotainment are evolving rapidly. If this trend is to become profitable for the Service Provider, the need to differentiate traffic is critical. An example is segmenting traffic that would be paid for by the content provider versus that purchased and paid for by the end user. DR Xplore will focus on areas such as traffic routing and monitoring including counting and control and will seek to fuel the transition between simple device metering to continuously metering and reporting services and usage, a shift that will require more advanced data processing capabilities than CSPs are used to. Cisco estimates the IoT carries a $19tn global value creation opportunity in increased revenue, decreased costs, business process improvement and innovative urban services creation by 2022.
• Mediation and Software Defined Networks (SDN)
The transition to SDN has already started and as “hard”-ware becomes software, significant TCO gains are expected for operators. But to make a true difference in operational costs the SDN controllers need be aware of the networks utilisation and customer experience to then be able to optimize resources in the most effective way. The success of self optimising networks is dependent on having network resources virtualized and then being able to make real-time decisions on reconfiguring and retrieving the right measurements from the network in a timely manner. The opportunities for data capture and, thus, mediation will increase. DR Xplore will be at the head of the curve turning mapping in already proven Service Assurance Mediation and Online Control technology into the new virtualized network world.
Topics: Innovation, Online Control, Mass Data Processing