This third iteration of the Catalyst project expands on the work in the previous Catalyst, named Skynet, focused on enabling a diverse ecosystem of partners, including multiple operators from different geographies, to seamlessly provide a set of end-to-end hybrid services, based on virtualized and physical networks as well as wireless and fixed networks.
By collaborating with the medical Universities located in Milan, Paris and Tokyo and leading medical equipment vendors, the team focuses on delivering services to the medical and academic sectors via 5G slices for use cases related to medical simulation, artificial intelligence and virtual
reality, introducing the service and network assurance aspects of the solution.
Assurance of services provided by CSPs to remote medical education will further secure mission-critical traffic by taking into account external social information at the time of the epidemic or disaster situations.
The project also expands the inter-carrier fulfillment and settlement aspects of what was analyzed in Skynet. One of the goals is to enable operational automation and dynamic scalability of network resources.
The Catalyst expands the previous work of mapping all the components in TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture (ODA) using Open APIs.
On the business layer, the Catalyst designs the business scenario in CurateFx and proposes a model for the deployment of the APIs in the business applications themselves in order to support, for example, the remote management of medical mannequins.