The CENX executive team was in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress this year. With the theme of “the connected life”, and roughly 90,000 attendees, the event proved to be both exciting and productive. Here’s what the CENX executives had to say while at MWC15:
How does CENX’s technology fit into this year’s MWC themes?
Ed Ogonek, President and CEO
"Well, we've wrapped up an exciting and productive Mobile World Congress 2015 for CENX. We really lived the theme of a connected life. Within 90,000 attendees we were able to expand or build new connections with global service providers, with partners, with system integrator, with analysts, with the industry as a whole, around the exciting solution we're bringing to market with Cortx.
With Cortx, we're actually allowing our service provider customers to get connected to their data services. We provide a real-time search capability, and the ability to take that search and turn it into actionable analytics and actionable management capabilities. Because of this, the carrier gets better agility in how they're bringing services to market and how they're managing their ongoing services.
We're really excited with the feedback we've gotten from our customers and partners with all these connections that we've made at mobile world congress and we're looking forward to ensuring that the connected life is an agile life for software defined networks and virtualized services."
Paul McCluskey, Director of Business Development
"The big themes this year were connected life and the Internet of things. Everything connects to the internet now and the ability to manage that is actually much harder than it sounds. Billions of devices all connecting to the same network means we need to understand how that network performs and how to fix problems. This is really important and that's where CENX can help in managing service assurance with machine-to-machine for example."
What new things are being showcased by CENX at MWC this year and what sets CENX apart from its competitors?
Jay McMullan, SVP Sales
"This year at mobile world, CENX will be showcasing our next generation release for VoLTE visualization, NFV, and real-time search for your entire network."
Andrew Doyle, VP EMEA Sales
"Really, what separated CENX from all the other orchestrators is the full breadth of functionality that we offer. It's just absolutely end-to-end and has the ability to mine the data extensively but meaningfully which is one of the things which I've picked up when I've been speaking to people so far this week. They just love the information that's presented to them, the way it's presented to them, and what they can do with it."
Marc-Antoine Boutin, Director of Product Management
"This year at mobile world congress we're showing something very exciting. Basically NFV and virtualization are the focus. We're actually showing full end-to-end visualization of a back-haul connection going through a core with ram performance data, back-haul performance data, and VoLTE performance data all going through a virtual infrastructure. We actually have virtual gateways in our network and we're capable of visualizing a full virtual infrastructure. Marc Antoine Boutin, Director of Product Management: This year at mobile world congress we're showing something very exciting. Basically NFV and virtualization are the focus. We're actually showing full end-to-end visualization of a back-haul connection going through a core with ram performance data, back-haul performance data, and VoLTE performance data all going through a virtual infrastructure. We actually have virtual gateways in our network and we're capable of visualizing a full virtual infrastructure."
How do CENX's solutions fit into the growing markets at MWC?
Marie Fiala Timlin, Director of Marketing
"Well with all the excitement at MWC, you really get the feeling that service providers are stepping up to the challenge of delivering IP services in the best way possible and that's where Cortx service orchestrator fits in.
It's a software tool that allows service providers to roll out those differentiated services so much more quickly because they have a single very intuitive gooey by which you can quickly provision those needed Ethernet IP MPLS connectivity services from one end-point to the other end-point. On top of that, not only is it about service fulfillment but after those services are provisioned and deployed, you need a real easy quick way to troubleshoot and to keep your service performance up at a high level of quality for the end consumer. That's what Cortx Service Orchestrator does."
Chris Purdy, CTO
"I think everyone understands the telecom market is undergoing a massive shift with the virtual CPE that’s taking place and the whole SDN movement from hardware based networks to software.
One of the greatest challenges associated with making that transition from the old to the new is how that’s going to be operationalized and how services will be assured during that migration to software and I think CENX is one of the leaders at actually helping to make that transition possible."