Telecom IQ
Learn about the latest trends and strategy in the communications industry from experts in HP’s Communication & Media Solutions team.

NFV Executive Insights: The future OSS - bringing NFV & analytics together

Author:  Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Domain Business Lead, HP




blog_498x271_NFV Executive Insights.jpgBig data – and now NFV

Like me, you are no doubt amazed by the continuous evolution of our industry over the years, and thrilled by the fact that every two years or so, there is a new buzzword which impacts the whole telecom industry and drives new business and innovation – as well as becoming the main theme at trade shows and the like.


A few years back, “Big Data” was the new concept entering our vocabulary. Of course, big data extends way beyond telecom. The challenge of getting useful information out of very large data sets is shared by physicists, governments, advertising agencies, banks, and internet search engines, to mention just a few.


In telecommunications, the need for big data technologies is mainly a consequence of the dramatic explosion in users, devices, apps and data traffic in recent years, which has resulted in data stores that are too large or complex to process with traditional tools. At the same time, big data and analytics techniques enable us to understand individual customer experience and service usage, which is necessary to deliver superior quality and experience to customers.

Adoption of Virtualization and cloud by TV industry



The media market trends and consumer-usage patterns are pushing the TV industry towards a transformation never seen before.


What challenges and opportunities are CSPs and media companies pursuing?


Which innovative functionalities are needed to successfully transform the TV value chain, by using cloud solutions and network virtualization adoption?

Tags: Cloud| NAB| NFV| TV

Telefónica CTO & HP NFV SVP and GM: HP selected as prime on UNICA project

At Mobile World Congress a few weeks past, HPunica.jpg and Telefónica announced that HP has been designated as the technology provider and systems integrator for UNICA, Telefónica’s global network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) project.  For an review on the announcement, we invite you to watch the following four minute interview of Enrique Blanco, Global CTO of Telefónica, in conversation with Saar Gillai, SVP and GM of Network Functions Virtualization, HP.

OpenNFV Progress: a MWC update

We’ve come a long way since we launched booth.jpg

our OpenNFV program at Mobile World Congress last year (check out our traction here ) and with the news and demos we shared this year, we’re excited at the opportunities ahead. If you weren't able to join us in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, we can get you up to speed on what you missed.

Upgrade to Carrier Grade: The Nuts and Bolts of NFV

NutsAndBolts.jpgBy: Tariq Khan - Chief Technologist SDN/NFV

Arun Thulasi - WW Lead Technologist, NFV POC Center of Excellence & Master Solution Architect, Global Solution Engineering


Enterprise clouds are akin to the John Smiths of our world. Their needs are centered on virtualizing large pools of infrastructure that are rapidly scalable to meet elastic workloads and provide significant cost reductions. Telco clouds, like the Bruce Wayne, are tellingly different.

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Follow Us

About the Author(s)
  • Alain Decartes has over three decades experience working in the Telecommunication and IT Sector. Here he has had roles in a variety of sectors including the Value Added Service, Cloud Services and Apps Store market worldwide. He has strong skills in international sales, marketing and business development. Alain is HP Software’s worldwide Industry Solution Marketing Lead for the Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) industry and sub-segments. In the past, Alain has held senior roles with Unisys, Comverse and Prodata Belgium. He is a popular speaker, moderator or chair at worldwide industry conferences. Alain has been a Board member at the International Association for Enhanced Voice Services. He has also won a number of Industry accolades including The Messaging Industry Association Special Recognition Award. Alain received a Civil Engineer in Telecommunications degree from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons in Belgium.
  • I am working on business process consulting. My interests are in telecommunications space with a special focus on media market. I coordinate knowledge management activities and thought-leadership programs
  • I’m the HP executive leader of the Big Data and Analytics product line for the Telecommunication market. 20+ years of valuable experience in: building new business, strategy, delivery, partner channel, alliance, sales, marketing, product and people management in Big Data analytics and in Telecommunication.
  • Sigge Andreasson is Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager for OSS Transformation, CMS at HP. Sigge has more than 25 years of experience in the telecom and software industries, and has held a number of different positions during his career with HP, spanning telecom engineering, pre-sales and marketing. Sigge holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • Julia Mason-Ochinero is WW CME Marketing Lead, HP Enterprise Marketing. In this role, Julia is responsible for driving dialog with CSPs on how they can transition to sustainable, profitable business models and enter into co-opetition with over-the-top (OTT) content providers who are changing this industry’s landscape. She joined HP in 2010 from Accel Partners (where she worked as a consultant.) Prior to Accel, Julia held marketing leadership positions with companies including Adobe, Nuance, OpenWave, Novell, Nuance Communications and RealNetworks. She began her career in Chicago working with organizations including AT Kearney, Andersen Consulting and Ameritech. She currently resides in Silicon Valley.
  • Marie-Sophie Masselot is bringing her thought leadership in business transformation in the telecom arena, thanks to her latest role as the marketing lead for the HP Solution Consulting Services practice worldwide. She is coming with a technical background as computer sciences engineer, having held different positions from software development through supply chain or sales support in telecom companies.
  • Michel Ferachoglou has over 20 years in IT and Communications, holding senior Product Management, Business Development, and Marketing positions with HP, as well as held various people management, strategic and business planning roles. Today, Michel is leading the NFV marketing program for CMS, along with a number of cross-portfolio activities within HP CMS Solution Enablement team.
  • Marie-Paule Odini is a seasoned HP executive, bring over 25 years of telecom experience. She has deep expertise in both the networking and IT environments, bridging voice and data. Marie-Paule is the HP CTO for Europe, responsible for the Communication and Media Solution organization, focused on customer innovation and emerging trends. She leads the technology discussions for M2M, Analytics and Cloud. She seats on ETSI and other standard bodies. She is a frequent industry speaker and editor in professional magazines, blogs on HP Telecom IQ and tweets on CMS twitter account. Marie-Paule’s prior responsibilities include managing HP’s worldwide VoIP program, HP’s wireless LAN program, and HP’s Service Delivery program. Since joining HP in 1987, she has held positions in technical consulting, sales development and marketing in Europe and in the Americas. Those roles have focused on strategic and operational responsibility for Networking, IT and operations. Marie-Paule holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University and business education from INSEAD, Paris. Prior to joining HP, Marie-Paule spent five years with France-Telecom/Orange research and development labs, defining architecture and value-added services launch for corporate customers. She also worked with standard bodies and industry forums at that time. She enjoys skiing and outdoors in general.
  • Oded Ringer overlooks HP's worldwide marketing and enablement for Actionable Customer Intelligence (ACI) solutions. With many years in the Telecom industry, at companies like Alcatel-Lucent and TTI-Telecom, Oded focuses on Go-To-Market strategies bringing together Products, Business, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
  • Richard Arthur has enjoyed the last two decades of the wild ride that has been the communications industry since deregulation. He is currently leading the Services and Solutions Marketing team in HP’s Communication and Media Solutions business unit. This role embraces transformative telecom solutions including telecom cloud services, outsourcing, solution lifecycle services, OSS/BSS and network platforms. Richard is also managing the CloudSystem Service Provider Program in HP.
  • Grace has initiated and implemented in last decade the first support contracts for large Telecom operators like France Telecom, Vodafone, BT...Today she is in charge of developping support services which are maturing with a shift from reactive break/fix models to more-proactive and enhanced offerings that add business value.
  • Tiffany Alvano works for HP in the NFV Business Unit and helps drive the overall marketing strategy. Tiffany is a social media professional and has been blogging since the start of NFV.
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.