Partners with Zero Touch Automation Congress 2019

 

HOST OPERATOR
Telefonica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers with a comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing company it prides itself on providing a differential experience based both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer interests.

The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and 350 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 5,037,804,990 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.

For more information.. http://www.telefonica.com

FOUNDING PARTNERS
Deutsche Telekom

As one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service providers, Deutsche Telekom AG is setting international standards.

Deutsche Telekom offers millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services - whether fixed-network, wireless and broadband or complex IT and telecommunications (ICT) solutions for business customers.

For more information.. http://www.telekom.com/home

Orange

Over the last few years, innovation, and particularly digital innovation, has been accelerating at an incredible rate. New services and products are launched each day that aim to simplify and enhance our daily lives. Revolutionary concepts are now arriving in quick succession and may come from any of the five continents.

Innovation at Orange has always been designed for and around our customers and their needs. The startup companies and developers themselves are at the cutting edge of new market trends. Their flexible way of working means that innovative services can become a reality in just a short space of time.

Orange believes that working together to take an open approach to innovation is of real benefit to our customers. It is about getting unique solutions onto the market quickly, to obtain ever simpler and more intuitive innovations that are based on how customers will use them.

For more information.. http://www.orange.com

NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest mobile service provider, serving more than 60 million customers. The company operates a high-quality nationwide 3G network and an ultra-high-speed LTE network, one of the world's first launched in 2010, which will be available to more than 98% of Japan's population by FY2014.

Under its philosophy of "creating a new world of communications culture" DOCOMO is expanding its core business centered on FOMA 3G and Xi LTE services, as well as developing more diverse mobile multimedia services both for daily life and business. DOCOMO also is taking steps to maximize its corporate value to heighten the trust and value that shareholders and customers place in the company.

For more information.. https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english

BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.

Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.

BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For more information.. http://www.btplc.com/innovation/index.cfm

Verizon

We live in dynamic times. To move forward, you need a partner who can combine technology and possibility in new ways. What serves your enterprise today is merely groundwork for what will propel it tomorrow.

Our experts help global banks adapt and transform their business. Manufacturing firms capitalize on their valuable data. Global retailers personalize their customer experience. And U.S. government agencies protect their data from security threats. Every solution deepens our partnerships with our customers.

From mobility, IT, and networking to Internet of Things, security and business communications, our proven solutions can help you connect people, places and things around the world - simply, securely and reliably. Without complications and without limits, we can help you seize new opportunities to innovate and grow.

The future is wide open with possibility. Embrace what's next with innovative solutions from Verizon.

For more information.. http://www.verizonenterprise.com

Colt

Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers' digital transformation through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and growing.

Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first, with a focus on delivering connectivity for enterprises that are global yet need local attention. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt counts 19 of the top 25 global telecoms companies and 18 out of the top 25 global media companies (Forbes 2000 list, 2016) amongst its customers. In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.

Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). Our customers know connectivity matters and so do we.

Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price.

For more information.. http://www.colt.net

2019 SPONSORS - PLATINUM
Huawei

Huawei Technologies is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its employees.

Committed to creating maximum value for our customers, we have developed world-leading end-to-end solutions spanning network infrastructure, application & software, devices and professional services.

With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress

For more information.. http://www.huawei.com

FORUM PARTNERS
ETSI

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognised by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.

ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 750 member companies and organisations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents world-wide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.

For more information.. http://www.etsi.org

MEF

An industry association of 200+ member companies, MEF recently introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated services over a global ecosystem of automated networks.

MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, and certification programs.

MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Layer 1, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks.

For more information.. http://www.mef.net

TM Forum

TM Forum is the global industry association that drives collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers.

Our vision is to help communications service providers (CSPs) and their suppliers to digitally transform and thrive in the digital era. We do this by providing an open, collaborative environment and practical support which enables CSPs and suppliers to rapidly transform their business operations, IT systems and ecosystems to capitalize on the opportunities presented in a rapidly evolving digital world.

As a neutral, non-profit member organization, TM Forum represents over 850 member companies generating US$2 trillion in revenue and serving five billion customers across 180 countries.

TM Forum leads collaboration between CSPs, technology suppliers, consultancies and systems integrators to solve the collective problems of digital transformation.

For more information.. https://www.tmforum.org

The Broadband Forum

Broadband Forum is the communications industry's leading organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development. Our members' passion - delivering on the promise of broadband by enabling smarter and faster broadband networks and a thriving broadband ecosystem.

A non-profit industry organization composed of the industry's leading broadband operators, vendors, and thought leaders, our work to date has been the foundation for broadband's global proliferation and innovation. For example, the Forum's flagship TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol has nearly 1 billion installations worldwide.

Broadband Forum working groups collaborate to define best practices for global networks, enable new revenue-generating service and content delivery, establish technology migration strategies, and engineer critical device, service & development management tools in the home and business IP networking infrastructure. We develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing architecture, device and service management, software data models, interoperability and certification in the broadband market.

For more information.. http://www.broadband-forum.org

3GPP

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) unites [Seven] telecommunications standard development organizations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC), known as "Organizational Partners" and provides their members with a stable environment to produce the Reports and Specifications that define 3GPP technologies.


The project covers cellular telecommunications network technologies, including radio access, the core transport network, and service capabilities - including work on codecs, security, quality of service - and thus provides complete system specifications. The specifications also provide hooks for non-radio access to the core network, and for interworking with Wi-Fi networks.


3GPP specifications and studies are contribution-driven, by member companies, in Working Groups and at the Technical Specification Group level.

ONF


Our Mission:

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a non-profit operator led consortium driving transformation of network infrastructure and carrier business models.

We are an open, collaborative, community of communities. The ONF serves as the umbrella for a number of projects building solutions by leveraging network disaggregation, white box economics, open source software and software defined standards to revolutionize the carrier industry.

For more information.. https://www.opennetworking.org

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason is a global consultancy and research firm specialising in telecoms, media and technology for more than 30 years.

Since 1985, Analysys Mason's consulting and analyst teams have played an influential role in key industry milestones and helping clients around the world through major shifts in the market.

Our consulting and research divisions continue to be at the forefront of developments in digital services and transformation and perfectly positioned to advise clients on new business strategies to address disruptive technologies.

Our experts located in offices around the world provide local perspective on global issues.

For more information.. http://www.analysysmason.com

GlobalData

4,000 of the world's largest companies make better and more timely decisions thanks to our unique data, expert analysis and innovative solutions delivered through a single platform.

At GlobalData, our mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative.

Through our acquisitions, we have now become one of the largest data and insights solution providers in the world.

For more information.. https://www.globaldata.com

IHS Markit

The Technology Group at IHS Markit is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's technology ecosystem - from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers.

Businesses and governments in more than 150 countries around the globe rely on the deep market insight and expert independent analysis of our 300+ industry analysts in technology sectors spanning IT, telecom, media, industrial, automotive, electronics, solar and more.

For more information.. https://technology.ihs.com/

Appledore Research

Appledore Research is a global research and consulting firm specializing in the telecommunication software market.

We provide market share, forecast, industry trend reports, and custom research in the areas of NFV, SDN, analytics, IoT, service assurance, service fulfilment, customer care, and real time charging in the telecommunication and media market segments. Our clients include global software and infrastructure suppliers, CSPs, and investment banking firms. Our analyst team brings 20+ years of experience working at both CSPs and major suppliers in the industry.

For more information.. http://www.appledoreresearch.com

Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics Networks & Service Platforms (NSP) assesses how new technologies can profitably support service providers data growth and offset declining revenues. NSP translates new technologies into solutions that:

· Optimize Capacity, Cost (OPEX, CAPEX, TCO) and Market Timing
· Reduce Churn with QoS and QoE
· Enhance Revenues from new Services

Key Technologies NSP focuses on are:
· Software Defined Networking (SDN)
· Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
· 5G: New Radio, IoT and Network Slicing Requirements
· Wi-Fi, IPX and Seamless Roaming
· Small Cells, HetNets and SON
· Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) & Gi-LAN Services
· 4G/LTE and Evolution to 5G
· Telco Cloud for Operator and Subscriber Services
· Video Optimization and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
· Traffic Load Management and Mobile Backhaul

Strategy Analytics works with Mobile and Fixed Service Providers and Infrastructure Vendors to balance investment choices with market timing through in-depth reports, custom white papers and strategic analysis.

For more information.. https://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=saservice&a0=305&m=5#1

ACG Research

In tight economic times, being successful means realizing as much as possible from your existing telecom operations and capabilities. To do this involves understanding what your competitors are doing, how efficient and effective your own operations are, and what your customers are saying about you.

ACG Research is an analyst/consulting firm that provides market analysis and expert consulting. Our focus is in three areas: quantitative market sizing, business case analysis and service creation in the networking and telecom industry. Quantitative market sizing includes market share and forecast reports as well custom cuts of data. Business case analysis targets TCO/ROI models that map features or services to the economic benefit. Service creation workshops focus on the refinement or creation of new services. Our SMEs also deliver speeches, whitepapers, videos, custom research, and market impacts for all areas of the networking/telecom business.

For more information.. http://www.acgcc.com

451 Research

451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company.

With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, we provide essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to more than 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of The 451 Group.

For more information.. http://www.451research.com

Dell'Oro Group

To effectively respond to today's changing markets, you need timely, reliable data. Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables you to make strategic business decisions with confidence and maintain your competitive edge.

Founded in 1995 with headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dell'Oro Group has long-standing relationships with major telecommunications and networking companies and leverages those relationships to deliver the most accurate market research to you.

For more information.. http://www.delloro.com

EJL Wireless Research

EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem.

The firm focuses its research on the wireless radio access network, specifically on the mobile base station cell site, including base stations (macro/micro), RF transceivers, PTP radios, RF feeder/jumper cables, RF cable/bulkhead connectors, and base station antennas. In addition, the firm provides analysis on 802.11ac technology, the CPRI subsystem, mobile core, C-RAN and emerging 5G technologies.

For more information.. http://www.ejlwireless.com

IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets.

IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

For more information.. http://www.idc.com

Ashton Metzler & Associates

Jim Metzler has worked in many positions in the networking industry. This includes creating software tools to design customer networks for a major IXC; being an Engineering Manager for high speed data services for a major Telco; being a Product Manager for network hardware; managing networks at two Fortune 500 companies; directing and performing market research at a major industry analyst firm; and running a consulting organization.

Jim's current interests include Application Delivery, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). He consults with Fortune 500 companies on the evolution of their network and is a frequent blogger as well as a columnist for Network Computing and Network World.

For more information.. http://www.ashtonmetzler.com

ABI Research

ABI Research is the leader in technology market intelligence.Our analysts act as an extension of the world's most innovative organizations, accelerating their overall decision-making process to more quickly and confidently execute strategies. We assess markets to explore trends, offer insight into the changing landscape, and define tomorrow's strategic technologies.

For more information.. http://www.abiresearch.com

Exact Ventures

Exact Ventures is an independent market intelligence firm with the objective to create unbiased, enduring benchmarks for measuring market shares and understanding and quantifying market transitions and market opportunities within its coverage areas.

Exact Ventures offers market intelligence with greater depth and context than traditional, static silos of market data. exactventures' research combines both supply- and demand-side market intelligence and highlights the economics underlying emerging and transitioning markets and technologies. The firm also provides advisory services to those looking to understand these trends and how to create strategies and tactics to exploit market transitions given their specific strengths and market dynamics.

For more information.. http://www.exactventures.com

650 Group

650 Group is a global research and consulting company that offers market intelligence research on the Cloud and IoT markets, as well as the broader communications and Information Technology industries.

We offer quarterly market share reports, long-term forecast reports, custom research and consulting services for markets such as Ethernet Switch, Wireless LAN, Telecom Core, NFV, SDN, Application Delivery Controllers, Ethernet Switch ASICs and more. Our team has decades of experience in both researching and working at networking and cloud service provider companies.

For more information.. http://www.650group.com

TBR

Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR) is a leading independent technology market research and consulting firm specializing in the business and financial analyses of hardware, software, professional services, telecom and enterprise network vendors, and operators.

Serving a global clientele, TBR provides timely and actionable market research and business intelligence in formats that are tailored to clients' needs. Our analysts are available to further address client-specific issues or information needs on an inquiry or proprietary consulting basis.

TBR has been empowering corporate decision makers since 1996.

For more information.. http://www.tbri.com

Rethink

Rethink Technology Research was founded in 2002 by Caroline Gabriel and Peter White, both veteran analysts of the telecoms and IT sectors and leaders of previous businesses in the field. Rethink focuses on network technologies and deployments, and the business models they support for mobile, fixed-line, quad play and over-the-top service providers.

Its particular areas of expertise are in mobile and wireless network technology (access and core); digital media especially video technology; wireless Internet of Things platforms; business models and deployment plans for mobile network operators, cable operators, telcos and pay-TV providers.

Rethink has a unique global research base of over 100 network operators which share detailed deployment and business plans; and relationships of trust with many players throughout the wider ecosystem including vendors, service providers, investors, standards bodies, regulators and trade alliances.

Rethink provides biannual market forecasts in many aspects of the mobile network; broader market research studies and analyses; consulting including competitive analysis, due diligence and business model input; regular subscription newsletters and research notes.

For more information.. http://www.rethinkresearch.biz

ICT Intuition

ICT Intuition, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm specializing in connectivity strategies enabled by the convergence of Information and Communication Technologies for users, devices, and businesses.

Research will not deliver insight without the analysis and understanding that comes with genuine industry experience. ICT intuition is committed to delivering the highest quality tactical and market intuition, thought leadership, technology scouting and strategy consulting to connected customers worldwide including network operators, utilities, government, large enterprises, and the vendors that support them.

For more information.. http://www.ictintuition.com

Disruptive Analysis

Disruptive Analysis is a technology-focused business advisory firm focusing on the mobile marketplace. Founded by experienced analyst Dean Bubley in 2002, it provides critical commentary and consulting support to mobile, wireless and telecom vendors, users, investors and intermediaries.

In addition to publishing its own research reports, it also collaborates with various other advisory organisations and analyst houses, notably STL Partners / Telco 2.0.

In addition to research & consultancy, Dean also writes a pithy & acerbic blog on the wireless industry - Disruptive Wireless.

For more information.. http://www.disruptive-analysis.com

Vertical Systems Group

Vertical Systems Group is a market research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible quantification of the networking industry. For more than 30 years, the company has focused on providing in-depth statistics and analysis on how Layer 2/3 services are used by enterprises throughout the world.

The firm's Emerging Networks Service (ENS) Research Programs provide expert advisory support bundled with cloud-based access to research covering Carrier Ethernet, IP VPN services, business Fiber deployments, Cloud and Data Center connectivity, legacy services migration trends, Carrier SD-WAN and SDN/NFV solutions.

The company's biannual Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs are the industry's foremost benchmarks for measuring market presence based on customer installations.

For more information.. http://www.verticalsystems.com

Senza Fili Consulting

Senza Fili is an analyst and consulting firm that provides advisory services on wireless data technologies and services since 2003. At Senza Fili we have in-depth expertise in financial modeling, market forecasts and research, white paper preparation, business plan support, RFP preparation and management, due diligence, and training.

Our client base is international and spans the entire value chain: clients include wireline, fixed wireless, and mobile operators, other service providers, enterprises and other vertical players, vendors, system integrators, investors, regulators, and industry associations. We provide a bridge between technologies and services, helping our clients assess established and emerging technologies, leverage these technologies to support new or existing services, and build solid, profitable business models. Independent advice, a strong quantitative backing, and an international perspective are the hallmarks of our work.

For more information.. http://www.senzafiliconsulting.com

Battle Green Research

Jennifer Pigg Clark is Founder and General Manager at Battle Green Research, a Lexington, MA based market research and consulting firm.

She provides actionable insight in the field of service provider infrastructure, examining the challenges and opportunities facing network operators in automation and digital transformation and the solutions and technology that will meet the demands of mobile networking and cloud computing. These technologies include Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenStack, container neworking, the Evolved Packet Core, DNS, IPv6, 5G, and private LTE.

TeleGeography

TeleGeography is a telecommunications market research and consulting firm. We conduct in-depth research, compile large data sets, and present this information clearly in online reports and databases. Since 1989, our data have provided guidance to thousands of clients, including service providers, equipment makers, investors, and governments.

For more information.. https://www.telegeography.com

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
VanillaPlus

VanillaPlus - The Global Voice of Telecoms IT.

VanillaPlus is the go-to resource for digital transformation, bringing you exclusive articles, expert commentary and videos, top-level interviews and unrivalled insights from CEOs, CIOs and others who are successfully transforming their business today.

For more information.. www.vanillaplus.com

For more information.. https://www.vanillaplus.com

InfoCom

InfoCom is a market research and consultancy company with almost 30 years experience in providing expert strategic planning assistance to stakeholders in the telecommunications, IT and multimedia industries across the globe.

Our group is one of the few - integrating market research competencies with Engineering and Global ICT consulting.

Our team is multinational. The diversity in inter-cultural skills improves effectiveness and enriched the output of our analysis.

For more information.. http://www.infocom-de.com

CIOApplications

CIO Applications Europe has fast culminated into the most sought-after magazine Pan-Europe as it has transformed its course hand-in-hand with the technology and has culminated into a leading media brand, with a unique editorial focus on bringing to light the core innovations in technology.CIO Applications Europe magazine stands out with its unique approach of learning from peers approach offering professionals the most comprehensive collection of technology trends. The magazine is the single most successful initiative Pan-Europe to advice and guide decision makers regarding the latest in the fast-evolving technology landscape. We are determined to propose a myriad of additional services that can improve businesses and help customers deal with issues related to this industry.

CIO Applications in US... https://www.CIOApplications.com/

For more information.. https://www.cioapplicationseurope.com

Telecompaper

Telecompaper is a respected, well known and independently operating press agency and market research firm, with a dedicated focus on the Iinternational Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector (TMT).

Telecompaper has a global focus however, with a network of correspondents branching out across Europe, the United States, China and beyond. Telecompaper provides a mix of international news, commentaries, background articles and research reports for its customers, tailored to specific needs if required, with a general focus on the professional reader and/or user. This blend of services has attracted the attention of a wide range of international companies, organizations and government agencies, to operators, content providers and retailers.Telecompaper attracts 300,000+ visitors monhtly of which 200,000 unique, with half a million page views. 25% of the visitors come from the Netherlands.

For more information.. http://www.telecompaper.com

OFFICIAL TV PARTNER
TelecomTV

In 2001, TelecomTV transformed B2B communications by launching the first-ever online TV channel dedicated to the global telecoms sector. By combining text-based news and analysis, streaming video interviews, panel discussions and video documentary style features, TelecomTV provides 400,000 visitors annually with a unique blend of content - not just from our team of seasoned journalists (some of whom are more seasoned than others) but, equally as importantly, from the industry itself.

More senior executives from Communications Service Providers and the wider telecoms eco-system participate in TelecomTV's video programming than on any other media platform in the sector. Together they provide exclusive thought leadership and insights into the challenges facing the industry as it embarks on the transformation journey that will fundamentally change the way it operates technologically, commercially and culturally.

Our mission here at TelecomTV is to provide a trusted, independent and agenda-free platform where, through participation in our programming filmed around the globe, the industry can share knowledge, vision and experience designed to help CSPs on as they evolve into Digital Service Providers. Our interviews, debates, news coverage and video features are designed to give CSPs a platform on which to share their challenges and ambitions with the vendor eco-system and a resource where they can hear from leading technology innovators as to how transformational technologies including, but not limited to SDN, NFV, MEC, Open Source, Automation, AI, the IoT and 5G will facilitate the network evolution required for them to deliver high speed and high value services to enterprise and consumer customers in the 21st century.

For more information.. http://www.telecomtv.com