MYCOM OSI to enable futuristic experiences in Tour de France PoC

MYCOM OSI to enable futuristic experiences in Tour de France PoC
Published: 19 April 2018 - 5:56 a.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer

MYCOM OSI is participating in two TM Forum 5G Catalyst Proof of Concepts (PoCs) that use the world famous Tour de France cycle race to demonstrate the power of 5G to deliver innovative immersive subscriber experiences, fast and reliable connectivity for broadcasters and efficient automated, AI-driven operations for CSPs.

Providing connectivity for the Tour de France – to broadcast 6,300 hours of video to 190 countries on 100 channels – is a huge challenge. The massive span and scale of the event requires a new network to be created on each of the 21 days of the race, as the race moves along 3,535km of often hostile terrain, making traditional planning obsolete.

With 5G technology, CSPs can deliver a new range of enriched experiences and capabilities that existing networks cannot offer whilst greatly simplifying the complex task of connecting the race to the 12 million on-the-ground spectators and millions of broadcast viewers around the world.

The TM Forum 5G Catalyst PoCs ‘5G Intelligent Service Planning and Optimisation and ‘5G Intelligent Service Operations’ will demonstrate new experiences and capabilities that have the potential to be applied to other major sporting events and future networks.

In the Catalysts, MYCOM OSI’s Experience Assurance and Analytics (EAA) solution will provide closed loop, automated, real time assurance to guarantee QoS and SLAs for multiple 5G network slices with different service quality requirements. They include enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) for broadcaster video, subscriber video and telemetry slices, and ultra-reliable low latency communications (uRLLC) for rider telemetry and emergency services slices. These 5G network slices will be dynamically created in response to rider, spectator and network behaviour, either reactively or proactively through predictions based on AI/Machine Learning (ML) to anticipate demand.

MYCOM OSI will also demonstrate how its closed loop assurance uses policy-based and KPI-driven automation that integrates AI/ML based predictive and prescriptive analytics, to ensure that QoS and SLAs are continuously delivered in dynamic 5G network slices. The capabilities include automated root cause analysis across all domains and from network through service, customer and device.

“Network slicing is a key 5G capability that offers significant business opportunities for CSPs to deliver new digital and IoT services within new business models, but this is wholly dependent on guaranteeing the quality of service for each slice,” said Mounir Ladki, president and CTO of
MYCOM OSI.

“The challenge is how to assure QoS and SLAs whilst managing the complexity of highly dynamic, real time, on-demand network slices. We are delighted to show in these TM Forum 5G Catalysts how we address these challenges with our automated closed loop assurance solution.”


The ‘5G Intelligent Service Planning and Optimization’ Catalyst is championed by AT&T, BT, NTT, Orange, and Telecom Italia and demonstrates how a movable 5G network that enables new immersive experiences can be dynamically planned, optimised, integrated and assured during the Tour de France. It will show dynamic service creation and planning along with reactive and proactive closed loop automation in conjunction with AI to provide optimal experience. Ecosystem participants include Ericsson, MYCOM OSI and Wipro.

The ‘5G Intelligent Service Operations’ Catalyst is championed by AT&T, BT, KDDI Research, NTT, Orange, Telecom Italia and Telenor and demonstrates how CSPs can enable new revenue streams by managing and launching 5G slice-based services, including 4K video streaming, drone-based broadcasting and IoT provided statistics at events like the Tour de France. The catalyst showcases end-to-end slice management, dynamic service orchestration, reactive and proactive assurance and policy management that assure SLAs and customer experience using multi-level closed loop automation. Ecosystem participants include Huawei, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker, Tech Mahindra, TEOCO and ZTESoft.

MYCOM OSI is Silver sponsor of the event and exclusive sponsor of the CTIO Summit running in parallel. At the event, it will demonstrate and launch new products and automation solutions within its cloud native Experience Assurance and Analytics (EAA) suite of applications, and present its latest research and developments in AI/ML.

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