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Lean NFV Ops @ Carrier Network Virtualization 2015


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This turned out to be another intensive year (more on that in my next post) and the above pictures capture our team’s presence at Carrier Network Virtualization, the last public event on the Lean NFV Ops program for 2015. I like to thank Christie Rice for her invitation to present at Intel Network Builders Summit in Palo Alto, and couldn’t be happier to hear that my presentation, Communication Networks Reloaded, was well received (see slides below) by the workshop participants. I would also like to thank Sue Morehouse with our Events Team and Andy Mast at the Cloud Innovation Center for all the work that went into getting our team organized for CNV15.



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Photo album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskptDZXC


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New Lean NFV Ops Webinar on Chanel123: “Applying LEAN Principles”


“To maximize the opportunity presented by SDN and NFV we need to start planning operational tasks from a new perspective. In this session Alcatel-Lucent will highlight how Lean principles are being applied to the operationalization of NFV to enable efficient and automated dynamic services. The session will outline a framework for network and service orchestration followed by a demonstration of Lean NFV Ops launching VPN and VoLTE services using an OpenStack based platform.” – Channel 123, “Applying Lean Operational Principles to NFV.”


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Applying Lean Operational Principles to NFV

60 min @ Channel123
September 29 2015

Lean NFV Ops

60 minutes @ NFV Mashup Series #18
May 29 2015


Just yesterday, Phil and I delivered a new webinar on Lean NFV Ops. Our team would like to thank Layer123’s Robert Jones and Mark Lum  for all of their support with that session. I am also posting the link to an earlier webinar hosted by Valery Noto back in May who will be speaking about the NFV ecosystem at Carrier Network Virtualization in December.

Regarding the above two webinars, both are 60 minutes long. Though, the one on the right was first delivered as a 30 minute live session, which was re-recorded afterwards to provide an extended 60 minute version given growing interest in this topic.

May’s Lean NFV Ops covers a few more use cases, such as smart placement and self-service-ops (SSO) while yesterday’s shares more insights on the underlying Lean principles. This last webinar was scheduled in advance to SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, Alcatel-Lucent being a diamond sponsor. Feel free to see the live version of the Lean NFV Ops demo at that event and take advantage of consulting with NFV experts such as Andreas Lemke. In the meantime, my previous post provides additional materials on Lean NFV Ops, starting with the latest tech talk at GSMA North America just a week ago.


I am now gearing up for IIT’s Real Time Comms in Chicago, my tech talk has been scheduled on Tuesday, October 6 at 2:00 pm. This presentation complements the Lean NFV Ops demo, which Ted East will deliver at 10:00 am, his not-to-miss session title is “Communication Networks Reloaded.”

Last but not least, I’m adding one more quick note on the Lean NFV Ops Roadshow to share that I will be at Dell World in Austin, TX, later this month and Carrier Network Virtualization in Palo Alto, CA, in December. See you there : ) 

Lean NFV Ops at GSMA NA #67.


“The GSMA’s Regional Interest Groups provide forums in which the mobile industry can discuss and address issues that are specific to particular regions or the regional angle on global issues. The GSMA has Regional Internet Groups in Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Arab World, Africa and North America.” – GSMA Regional Interest Groups.

“GSMA North America is steered by its CTO Advisory Group, which drives the activities of its various technical working groups. These working groups, which meet several times per year, include the Services Working Group, the Smart Card Group, the Terminal Working Group, the Fraud and Security group, the Inter-Working, Roaming Expert Group (IREG), the Billing, Accounting & Roaming Group (BARG) and the Standards & Wireless Alerts Task Force.”GSMA North America.

“GSMA NA NG (formerly IREG): This group specifies technical, operational and performance issues supporting international roaming. It focuses on the study, from a compatibility and interoperability perspective, of the signaling and inter-working of roaming issues between PLMNs (Public Land Mobile Networks), PSTNs (Public Switched Telephone Networks), ISDNs (Integrated Services Digital Networks) and PPDNs (Public Packet Switched Networks) modes, to define guidelines and test procedures for voice and data services.”GSMA NA #67.


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Last week I attended the GSMA North America – Region Interest Group (RIG) event in Chicago. Steven Wright, AT&T, moderated the “Operator Panel Discussion” which followed presentations from his company as well as Sprint and Verizon on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (NFV). These talks addressed network operators’ expectations, strategies and progress made. By the way, Steven also discussed the variety of activities involving standard bodies and technical communities.

My tech talk on Lean NFV Ops was scheduled for the following day as part of the Network Group’s (NG) agenda. I would like to thank Nars Haran, NG Track Chair, for all of his help and for extending my session from 60 to approximately 90 minutes given the topic’s interest, following and audience participation. This was the presentation I covered for this event, which I delivered on behalf of our Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) at Alcatel-Lucent: 



Note that I a have updated page 14 to better show the difference between Present Mode of Operations (PMO) and Future Mode of Operations (FMO). I am glad to share that the room was full and I am grateful for everyone’s positive response. Right after my talk I became engaged in a couple of hallway conversations, which focused on “NFV Deployment Strategies” on page 3, the “ETSI NFV Use Case #5” outlined on page 10, and Lean NFV Ops’ definition on page 18.  Please see the below table for questions on additional materials:


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10+ minute video on YouTube

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2 page brief on SlideShare

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60 min webinar


Additionally, here is the Lean NFV Ops Roadshow brochure should you be interested in scheduling a live demonstration:



Once again, I’d like to thank everyone attending my tech talk this past week in Chicago and I sincerely appreciate the encouraging emails received to date. Last but not least, there is a need for crediting Jack Kozik’s coaching, his invaluable insights and time spent when preparing for this event.

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