Gearing up for Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2015


“Last year’s industry-defining event, Mobile World Congress, was once again hosted in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, at two world-class venues, Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc. More than 85,000 attendees from over 200 countries were treated to a wealth of learning and networking opportunities; product showcases and announcements; inspiration and innovation […] We’re on The Edge of Innovation, and the possibilities are endless. The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.” – Mobile World Congress.


“Alcatel-Lucent knows that Every Success has its Network and, at MWC 2015, we will illustrate how to remove constraints that stand in the way of your success. Throughout our booth (#3K10, Hall 3) and in discussions with our executives and experts, you will discover how we are focusing on your key challenges: delivering an ultra-broadband mobile experience today with a realistic path to 5G, evolving operations to be more efficient and improve the subscriber experience, partnering to create new features and services you can sell today, and defining a 2020 network vision and a plan to get there.” – Alcatel-Lucent.


Glad to share that this year I’m joining Ted East, VP of the Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) to demonstrate innovations on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). This is an emerging and pervasive set of technologies fostering cloud solutions optimized for network operators. 

We will be happy to discuss with you “Service Innovation & Lean Ops under NFV” by means of a live and interactive demonstration experience addressing the positive impact of agile service launch subject to Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) scenarios.

This end to end solution features an application centered system involving sophisticated Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and integrates Operations Support System (OSS), NFV’s Management and Orchestration (MANO) as well as Software Defined Networking (SDN) under a modular and scalable approach.

In addition to Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio which is represented by Motive Dynamic Operations (MDO), CloudBand Management Platform (CBMS) and Cloud Node, Nuage Networks, Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), Virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) our conversation illustrates Ecosystem examples such as Quobis’ WebRTC, findings from Bell Labs Research and presents opportunities for following up with hands on activities at the Cloud Innovation Center.

This demo station delivers a fully immersive experience: deploy a service, trigger failure scenarios on the spot, or simply make a video call with Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and enjoy service continuity while operations are in progress. At our demo station you will be able to launch services and see programmability and automatic orchestration in action and, most importantly, all delivered in a cost effective fashion without compromising RAS.

Hope we’ll see you there. If you were not able to make it to Barcelona, we can schedule a visit to the Cloud Innovation Center or to any other appropriate venue. 

Last but not least, I would like to take this chance to thank the team involved in this state of the art demonstration. I also appreciate Light Reading for their kind invitation to their Cocktail Reception on Sunday, March 1, will be happy to meet at TechCrunch’s Pitch Off Event on Tuesday, March 3, and at Movistar’s Mobile World Centre located downtown Barcelona, though I don’t have a confirmed date for this yet.

Photo album: last year’s MWC.



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