DOCUMENT #: GSC15-PLEN-05 FOR: Presentation

Plenary; 4.2
Art Reilly ([email protected])
Alliance for Telecommunications
Industry Solutions (ATIS)
Art Reilly
ATIS Head of Delegation
Global Standards Collaboration (GSC)
Highlight of Current ATIS Activities
 ATIS identifies and addresses the industry’s and its
members’ market-driven, business priorities.
• Led by its blue-ribbon Board of Directors, its Technology and Operations
Council of CTOs, and its CIO Council of exclusively operators.
• This leadership structure acknowledges the integration of network and IT by
companies and as it is occurring in the marketplace.
 ATIS’ objective is to develop technical and operational
solutions – standards and beyond – business use cases,
best practices, requirements, road maps, definitions,
interoperability tests, market analyses, policy/technology
positions, etc.
Highlight of 2010 ATIS Activities
 Recently enhanced the processes of the TOPS Council and the
CIO Council to identify and define priorities at the “intersection” of
business and technology – including priorities impactful for the
next year, as well as longer term (3 to 5 years).
 Current emphasis on being strategic, early, and fast – expediting
the definition and study of a priority as well as the delivery of the
output in a new landscape process (higher importance on
business value, definition, and analysis, first steps “lighter” on
standardization needs).
 Define industry strategic direction and position – decoupled from
looking at just standards needs – a more expansive view.
 Standards remain a key part of the overall output, but are
recognized as now not the only needed output.
Highlight of 2010 ATIS Activities
 Two priorities are currently in Landscape process: Network
Optimization and Cloud Computing/Services with objective
to complete work in 4 to 6 weeks.
• Network Optimization definition and usage case scenarios
completed in one month –
 Defined as dynamic and automated changes in network behavior (how
traffic is routed, policed, shaped, prioritized, optimized, and manages
 Purpose of optimization: achieve increased network performance,
application performance, subscriber performance
 Now forming Focus Group for deeper study
Highlight of Current ATIS Activities
 Cloud Computing/Services
• An integrated study of the network issues associated with cloud
computing/services in collaboration with the ATIS CIO Council and IT
aspects of Cloud Services.
• Assessment will include an evaluation of cloud services from a service
provider business perspective – utilization of the SPI model (Software as a
Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service) as both a
product to end-users and also used internally to streamline operations.
• Development of a “Common Telco Framework for Cloud” that will be use
case driven and representative of the delivery of both business and IT
Services from the network and the cloud, such as media rich content, mobile
cloud services, telco API’s, and others.
 Other Priorities in Cue for Landscaping: Network Management;
Identity Management; Machine-2-Machine; Cyber Security; The
Networked Car; Smart Grid; Healthcare, etc.
Highlight of 2010 ATIS Activities
 Completed Policy Management Focus Group Report
• Current policy standards have independent, divergent approaches
for fixed access, mobile access, transport, border control and home
networking – creates CAPEX and OPEX implications and impedes
service velocity.
• Created operator-driven use cases to define standards requirements
– coordinating work into 3GPP now already underway.
• Methodology focused on operator-proposed, end-user driven use
cases to derive business requirements.
• Business requirements drove standards analysis and specific
standards input.
Highlight of 2010 ATIS Activities
 Consolidation and Convergence
• Task Force assessing the extent and complexity of the issues
surrounding facilities consolidation; convergence,
interconnection/interoperability, legacy networks, emerging
technologies, business considerations, regulatory constraints,
standards development, environmental sustainability.
• Output will be recommendations to achieve consolidation and
 IPv6
• IPv6 Task Force again active to address impending exhaust
including implementation issues.
• Developed Readiness Plan for IPv6 Transition (June 2008).
• ATIS IPv6 Task Force Report on Transition Challenges (July 2007).
• ATIS IPv6 Task Force Report and Recommendations on IPv6
Transition (May 2006).
Strategic Direction
 The pace of innovation, relevance, speed of work, and focus
on output that delivers business value and impact is more
important than it has ever been to ATIS members.
 Standards are an important piece of the value proposition,
but not the only piece.
• Accelerated development cycles of needed standards to increase
cost savings and efficiencies are essential.
 The integration of network and IT are more important and
will enable companies to provide services with an
interoperable, media-rich, service-oriented network.
 “Verticals” will be in play – Smart Grid, Telehealth, etc.
 The standards landscape is shifting: greater focus on and
value received from “standards for business sake.”
 Reset resource expectations; and contribution-driven
models are being challenged, becoming more small-group,
problem solving.
 Reinvent how we work – approaches, studies, tools, etc.
 Reshape and rethink about the “new networks” – many new
forces in play.
Traditional telephone – now media and entertainment
IPTV, 3D TV, “TV Everywhere” and Holography
IMS, Web 3.0 and IPv6
Broadband Everywhere
Mobility is the future – new devices, services, and capabilities
Next Steps/Actions
 Think non-traditionally about who to engage (applications
developers, verticals like Smart Grid, etc.) and new models
on how to do the work.
 Embrace the business value that ATIS members need as
defined by its Board, the CTOs, and the CIOs.
 Move swiftly to identify and address emerging priorities,
being flexible and nimble in how it is done.
 Accept that now is very different than a year ago – and the
future will be vastly different.