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From Lego to Plasticine. Molding a platform for product development, Werner Eriksen, TADSummit 2018

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From Lego to Plasticine. Molding a platform for product development
Werner Eriksen, CTO at WorkingGroupTwo

Traditional best practice in the telecom industry is to buy and integrate a bunch of building blocks with standardized interfaces, not unlike Lego.

However, with the move to open source software and cloud services, this traditional approach is challenging.

We will describe a new approach to open-up previously locked-in mobile network assets; building telecom networks like software.

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From Lego to Plasticine. Molding a platform for product development, Werner Eriksen, TADSummit 2018

  1. 1. Lego and Plasticine Werner Eriksen CTO and Co-Founder werner@wgtwo.com
  2. 2. Today ● What we do ● Our story ● Our inspiration ● Why we exist ● How we do it
  3. 3. ● have built a mobile core network from the ground up to cater for product development ● offer this mobile core network as a service ● to mobile operators We ...
  4. 4. Our story
  5. 5. Our story 2013 Phew - product development in the mobile core is tricky 2014 What if we could apply some open (source) software engineering principles to the mobile core network? 2015 Wow - we can do it … even from the clouds! 2016 Bring on some 9’s (while still daring to innovate) 2017 Working Group Two is born 2018 Going live, first product developed by customer
  6. 6. Our inspiration Working Group Two
  7. 7. 1G
  8. 8. 2G
  9. 9. Why we exist ● Enable MNOs and MVNOs to care about product innovation
  10. 10. Why we exist ● Enable MNOs and MVNOs to care about product innovation ● … and do something about it
  11. 11. https://hanspetter.info/ikke-ring-uten-at-du-har-tekstet-meg-forst/
  12. 12. https://bgr.com/2018/09/19/spam-calls-forecast-will-explode-next-year/
  13. 13. How we do it
  14. 14. Radio Access Core Network VAS Billing Customer Service Marketing Sale MNO Reseller (Thin MVNO) MNO Service Provider MVNO MNO Enhanced Service Provider MVNO MNO Full Infrastructure MVNO (Thick MVNO) Solution scope
  15. 15. Radio Access Core Network VAS Billing Customer Service Marketing Sale MNO Reseller (Thin MVNO) MNO Service Provider MVNO MNO Enhanced Service Provider MVNO MNO Full Infrastructure MVNO (Thick MVNO) Solution scope
  16. 16. GSM network integration with WebEx Teams collaboration platform The power of APIs “Real-time” speech to text transcription POC examples webRTC integration Speech-to-text Any webRTC end-point as your device Exposing basic APIs to the IFTTT platform to control digital and physical worlds through your private subscription Voice as an interface Having voice assistants available in your regular conversations, and leveraging the eco-systems. Cisco Umbrella Internet security through DNS based filtering Can have both family, consumer and enterprise uses WebEx Teams Collaboration
  17. 17. ● have built a mobile core network from the ground up to cater for product development ● offer this mobile core network as a service ● to mobile operators We ...
  18. 18. werner@wgtwo.com

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