Telecommunication companies deliver digital bits to the customers for a fee. There are two kinds of bits: "fast and faster dumb bits" which is capital intensive with low margins, and "intelligent bits" with additional content component and with higher margin. Traditional Communication Service Providers (CSPs) have gone through transformation after transformation over the past several decades. All past transformations have had one thing in common, that is the delivery of faster dumb bits, leveraging the technology evolution from analog to digital, to wireless, to IP. The next wave of transformations will be very different, we call it extreme transformation, in that the CSPs have to become a Digital Service Provider (DSP) to stay relevant. In the DSP world, with billions of sensors and IoT devices, digital lifestyle will be enabled by data mining and analytics, leading to decision making, and entertainment.
The extreme transformation from a CSP to a DSP status is covered in this book, specifically: Redefinition of the offerings of "connectivity services" to "digital services"; unification of legacy redundant networks into one; Redefinition of the measurements to customer-centric QoE for all digital and connectivity services; the Best-in-Industry processes and practices to ensure a sustainable network performance at a competitively operational efficiency; a Service-over-IP (SoIP) platform to enable the introduction of unified new services with a time-to-market urgency; the regulatory arrangement for content purification, to liberalize CSPs to become DSPs; an architecture for data mining and analytics; and a migration plan from a CSP to a DSP status.
The book is recommended for telecom and digital service professionals planning to embark on transformational projects; telecom and technology equipment manufacturers to help with product development for a DSP status; institutional investors to evaluate and establish their investment decisions; telecom management consultants to help with a solid benchmark for transformation engagement; university students, majoring in telecommunication and technology products as a guide for career planning.
Kaveh Hushyar: Former Chief Engineering Officer of AT&T. Cross industry leader in Transformation. MS Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, California.
Harald Braun: Former President and CEO of Aviat Networks, Inc., and the President and CEO of Siemens Networks LLC. Engineering degree in Telecommunications from the University in Aachen/ Germany. Prominent standards influencer and spokesman in the telecommunications industry and recognized as one of America's "Top 100 Voices of the IP Communications Industry" by Internet Telephony magazine. Serial High-Tech Entrepreneur in the Digital Economy.
Hossein Eslambolchi: Former Chief Transformation Officer and president, CIO, CTO of AT&T--- with more than 1400 registered patents, 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Thomas Alva Edison Prestigious NJ inventor Hall of Fame, Info World Global Top 25 CTO award in 2005: PhD in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University
Preface. Foreword. Future of Telecom. Preparation for Transformation. Assessment of The Present Mode of Operation (PMO). FMO: The Network & Systems. FMO Integrated & Real-Time Dashboards. FMO: Operations- Network & Services. FMO: The Regulatory. FMO: The Transition Mode of Operations. Conclusion. Acknowledgement. Appendix. References.