This year’s edition of Mobile World Congress (MWC) was as energetic and exciting as ever. Over the course of four days, the event saw a record breaking 101,000 attendees and more than 2,200 exhibitors descended onto the “Mobile World Capital”, Barcelona, Spain, to take part in the industry’s largest event. Once again, CENX had the opportunity of joining telecommunications vendors and service providers in the unparalleled experience of showcasing new and innovative technology to the world.
At CENX, we believe our Exanova Service Intelligence software truly fosters MWC 2016’s mantra of “mobile is everything”, by assuring the quality of mobile data services! Our mission going into the event was simple: to show the industry we are trailblazers in delivering service providers with end-to-end data service assurance over existing physical and emerging virtualized hybrid networks. Those who stopped by our booth during the show got the chance to see a live demonstration of how CENX’s Exanova Service Intelligence’s real-time troubleshooting makes the difficult tasks of aggregating network data, collecting alarms, analyzing them, and presenting them in a easy-to-understand format, an easy automated process.
CENX also had the privilege of collaborating with other industry leaders at MWC 2016. Prior to the event, we announced successful interoperability with Ixia, Mitel and VMware for our demonstration of comprehensive real-time assurance of mobile data services for virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC). We showcased that demo at VMware’s NFV Pavilion. Furthermore, our own Director of Business Development, Paul McCluskey, was invited to take part in the “Managing Operational Transformation for NFV” panel at VMware’s Theatre. CENX co-founder, Nan Chen, participated in NetScout System’s video taping discussing how virtualization helps enable IoT services, alongside Guillaume Le Mener, Business Development Director at NetScout. Nan also sat down with Cisco CTO, Dave Ward, and Ericsson VP of Technology, Mats Karlsson, at the tail-f panel “Model-driven Technology Vision”, where he elaborated on MEF’s move towards NETCONF and YANG for information modelling.
In addition to the CENX representatives, there were a few A-list celebrities who also generated buzz by making an appearance at MWC. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, attended a panel discussion where he highlighted his company’s desire to continue to venture into the mobile industry, and Mercedes’ Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton was on stage promoting the new concept for a “connected” car. It is clear by such presentations that the market for reliable Internet of Things (IoT), dynamically scalable connectivity, and cloud services is increasing. As a result, there is a driving demand for service providers to expand differentiated service offerings, and leverage the agility, elasticity and cost-efficiency of NFV infrastructure (NFVI). 5G is still a ways in the future, but IoT is already placing demands on networks today. Our Exanova Service Intelligence solution, as seen in our demo, can certainly help service providers meet those market demands by providing rapid service assurance across hybrid networks.