Technology Research & Innovation within Openserve, Telkom South Africa
Brite Devassy leads Research & Innovation in Openserve with a focus on Technologies, Network Architectures and System Development. The Technology and Network Strategy is guided by direct influence on Spectrum and Standard Bodies such as ITU & WRC, ETSI, MEF, BBF and SABS. Key focus areas include Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization and the realization of 5G. Responsibilities cover various technology domains including Access, Transport, Core Networks and Services, as well as System Development comprising of in-house development and OSS/BSS transformation initiatives.
IoT Emerging Markets
Emerging Markets face different challenges to the Developed World. Though these may be addressed using the same Technology Solutions, customised implementations and use cases are required to gain the most benefit in an emerging market. I will talk through a few challenges and solutions as well as what Telcos in emerging markets are moving towards.