Discover Ways to Get Involved

In this month's newsletter, the focus is on the exciting contributions members have recently made to the Forum and the momentum that has been achieved as a result.

Hot Topics for August


Driving automation and exploiting new business opportunities with AI

Dr Jay Perrett, CTO of Aria Networks shares his vision for the deployment of AI in telecoms networks and how AI can help build the business case for SDN and NFV. "As networks become more complex and dynamic, AI is what allows operators to scale". Click here to read more.

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Reinventing Business Assurance for the digital era.

TM Forum is establishing a pilot scheme called Innovate Working Group for Business Assurance in the context of IoE and the digital economy. It will build on the great achievements of the Revenue Management (RM) collaborative projects to create innovative solutions for IoE and digital business. We encourage you to get involved in this group. One of the first activities is to perform further research in the area of new challenges and innovations in BA. Don’t hesitate to share your views or ask any questions here or by emailing Rene Felber.

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Digital transformation through collaboration: Register for Action Week

Please join us in Vancouver this September and prepare to roll up your sleeves and work with like-minded peers and industry experts committed to driving digital business innovation. The hot digital topics to be addressed at Action Week include the Internet of Everything, Digital Platforms, NFV, Digital Maturity, Analytics, Open APIs, Security and more. Learn more and register now!

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Monetizing IoE: How to manage ecosystems, build trust and enable growth

What are the key considerations and challenges for maximizing the IoE opportunity? This on-demand webinar is a great opportunity to hear about the ways TM Forum members are approaching the challenges involved in monetizing and managing the Internet of Everything (IoE). We also preview how this topic will be explored in depth at our upcoming event, Monetizing IoE InFocus taking place in Amsterdam this October.

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Member-only report | 5G: Is platform the killer use case?

The report presents the results of a survey we conducted with 61 telecom professionals from 52 companies, including communications service providers (CSPs) and their suppliers. Nearly all the people we interviewed agreed that 5G, network functions virtualization, software-defined networking and cloud-based platform business models are all inextricably linked and represent the best (perhaps only) way forward for CSPs. Read this member-only report.

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Upcoming Events 

TM Forum Live! Asia - Catalyst project proposals due August 15!
Take advantage of your exclusive member benefit and team up with other like-minded companies to solve a common business challenge and showcase your solution at TM Forum Live! Asia 2017. Attend our informational webinar on August 10 to learn more or complete the submission form here. Registration and Live! tracks are now available for TM Forum Live! Asia. 

Join us in Dallas this November for Innovation InFocus
Innovation InFocus 2017 is a unique event where, over a full two days, attendees can learn the latest advancements in digital transformation and take away real-world strategies from peers and industry experts. Our speaker lineup includes AT&T, Verizon, Google, Capital One and more! Register now and take advantage of early bird pricing.


Forging a data-driven path to top-line growth

In this interview, Flytxt CEO Dr. Vinod Vasudevan talks about the status of data analytics deployments in the telecom sector, how Flytxt is helping operators to achieve top-line growth, and some of the enhanced capabilities that technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) will deliver. Click here to read more.

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Hyperscale training teaches common transformation language

Huawei has recently been undertaking an extensive training and certification program. In one year, over 2000 of their employees have achieved TM Forum certification, and their staff report that the training is helping them to communicate with customers better, win projects and solve customer problems, as well as improve their own career prospects. Read the case study here.

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New Research Reports

  • Microservices – Piecing together a strategy
    With the current trend of communications service providers (CSPs) migrating both their IT and network to the cloud, the deployment of a microservices-based architecture has become a realistic prospect. Download this report to examine how CSPs can learn from the use of microservices by webscale companies and which of their IT systems and network functions are most appropriate for deployment.
  • Journey to the core of customer centricity
    TM Forum has launched new research that explores how to drive value from customers that are constantly seeking the latest in innovative, dynamic services and at the same time deliver a seamless customer experience across the value chain – a true omnichannel experience. Download this report now and discover best practices for customer centricity in a multi-channel connected world.

Member Spotlight

Congratulations to NTT Comware

We are pleased to announce that NTT Comware achieved Frameworx 16.0 Product Conformance Certification for FlexibleEntry version 2.0 conformance to the Business Process Framework. Read the report here, and please contact us to independently verify and certify how well your business processes and information systems align with the industry standards found in Frameworx.

Welcome our Newest Members

  • ARGELA Yazilim ve Bilisim Teknolojileri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
  • Black Tangent Pte. Ltd.
  • Civimetrix Telecom
  • Dave Calder
  • Digalance
  • IPgallery
  • NF CSB d.o.o.
  • Siminn
  • Vocus Communications

Share Membership With Company Colleagues

Are your colleagues aware of their TM Forum membership?

We have some tools to help you share TM Forum membership with your co-workers through email or on your company intranet site. Check out “Did You Know Our Company is a TM Forum Member?” for a great infographic to get your colleagues started, and check out the full Member Toolkit here.

How can your colleagues get started? Create a user account:

  • Go to www.tmforum.org
  • If new to the website, click Log In to create a user account.  It is important to register with company domain to be recognized as a TM Forum member.
  • If they are a returning user, they will simply need to select My Account.
  • Select the tab "Update your subscriptions" and tick the box next to Inside TM Forum Membership
  • Once these steps have been completed, they will begin receiving the Membership Monthly Newsletter during the first week of next month.

Next Member Orientation Webinar

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 
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