Verizon awarded for innovation at TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World

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Verizon is recognized for work with industry partners to create innovative proof of concepts utilizing mobile edge computing (MEC), 5G, Open APIs, AI, IoT, and more.

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NEW YORK, N.Y. AND Copenhagen, D.K. - At TMForum’s Digital Transformation World (DTW) Series in Copenhagen, Denmark, Verizon was named the recipient of five TM Forum Catalyst Award - the most Verizon has received at one time.

TM Forum, the global telecom industry association, hosts a Catalyst program that brings together industry leaders to collaboratively develop solutions to technology challenges. See the full list of winners here.

Verizon worked with industry partners to create innovative solutions utilizing MEC, 5G enablement, Open APIs, AI, IoT, and more. Ultimately, these solutions inform new frameworks and processes to drive digital transformation and innovation. This year, Verizon participated in ten catalysts - the most of any member company.

The winning catalysts Verizon participated in are:

Zero-touch digital marketplace – Phase III. 

This catalyst provides a Zero-touch Digital Marketplace approach to simplify the  Business to Business to Anything processes through Zero touch partnering, communications as a service & Intent-based Operations. It focuses on sports, healthcare, mining, and gaming industries to realize new revenue streams as many companies undergo digital transformation in the years ahead.

Award Category: Outstanding Catalyst Business Impact

Partner Champions + Participants: Verizon, Colt Technology, Gamestream, The Football Association, stc, Amazon Web Services, Cognizant, Hansen Technologies, NEC, Sterlite Technologies Limited

Intelligent edge for sustainable agriculture

This project provides a scalable blueprint for an integrated solution based on 5G for delivering & orchestrating  Intelligent Edge Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture. The agriculture use cases include Autonomous weeding, Smart Irrigation, and Smart Harvesting.

Award Category: Impact on society and sustainability

Partner Champions + Participants: Verizon, TELUS, CloudBlue, Epam, ETIYA, Red Hat

Supercharge edge-aware marketplaces – Phase II

This catalyst created a CSP-Managed Edge-Aware B2B2X marketplace where customers can understand and buy the edge services available in any location. In deploying these localized edge stores, operators will better understand demand and be in a more significant position to adapt and adjust pricing.

Award Category: Best ecosystem design

Partner Champions + Participants: Verizon, Vodafone, Ciena, Gotransverse, MATRIXX Software, Salesforce

Converged access for ODA

This catalyst provides a reference model to adopt an open converged access domain across multiple access domains irrespective of the type of access like Cable, Fiber, and Wireless. It allows operators to monetize their investments better and deliver improved business flexibility for customers.

Award Category: Best new Catalyst in the show

Partner Champions + Participants: Verizon, Etisalat UAE, GCI Communication Corp, NBNCo, Telstra, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT), Future Connections, Incognito Software Systems, Sterlite Technologies Limited

Async Open APIs for event-based architectures

This catalyst looks at an Event-based asynchronous version of Open APIs for Open digital framework architectures. The expected benefits are lower costs & time of integration.

Award Category: Best new Catalyst in the show

Partner Champions + Participants: Verizon, BT, CityFibre, Orange, Reliance Jio, Telenor, Vodafone, Aria Systems, Bit2win, Epam Systems, Tech Mahindra, Yupiii

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