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35 new companies join TM Forum

by Anthony Weaver

The Forum’s Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Programme, 5G Catalysts, and Digital Transformation Training attracts new members

PARSIPPANY, NJ— October 29, 2018— TM Forum, the global not-for-profit association focused on digital transformation, announced today that 35 new companies joined the Forum over the summer and early Autumn months.  New members include communication services provider T-Mobile Austria, media company Sky Brasil, and innovative smart-city enabler NaviParking.

One of the new members is FICO – a data analytics company serving industries including financial services, healthcare, insurance, automotive, public sector, retail, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, travel and hospitality, media and entertainment, high tech and utilities. Mel Prescott, Principal Consultant at FICO said, “Joining TM Forum is a really exciting step for FICO.  We are very much looking forward to collaborating with the community to help enable digital transformation journeys.  Our 60+ years of analytical innovation, coupled with over 20 of years pioneering Artificial Intelligence, gives us a great platform to work with the industry as it continues to adapt and move toward new business models.”  Other existing members of TM Forum’s Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Programme include AT&T, BT, IBM, Microsoft, Orange, Vodafone, Huawei, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Nokia, MTN, Telenor, Telia, NEC, and more.

Another new member is Oasis Systems – a telecommunication solutions provider, delivering high-performance solutions for the Carrier/Service Provider, Service Bureau, and the MVNO market segments. On joining the Forum Greg Steer, CEO at Oasis Systems said, “The benefits of the TM Forum membership have been immediate, through training, collaboration and support of our digital transformation initiatives”.  12,000 professionals from over 250 companies have taken more than 54,000 TM Forum training courses, with the Open API training course being this year’s most popular course.

Zetta Networks is another new member – Zeetta’s main product is a software-defined network management operating system based on patented technology for virtualisation and 5G slicing and splicing, that enables operators to increase and scale the capabilities of their networks without escalating CAPEX and OPEX. It allows delivery of application-aware, differentiated connectivity services in respond to the ever-changing dynamics of data traffic. Vassilis Seferidis, CEO at Zeetta Networks said, “We are delighted to join TM Forum because we see the convergence between network management and operations management as critical to delivering next generation 5G capabilities. We share fully the Forum’s vision on enabling operational business agility and preparing the software-defined networks of the future. We look forward to contributing and collaborating with the Forum’s large and small members alike.”

TM Forum is a not-for-profit association of over 850 digital companies that drives collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers.

Nik Willetts – President & CEO of TM Forum said “I am delighted to welcome these new members to TM Forum because every new member amplifies the value returned to all the members. Collaboration within the Forum’s structured programs creates a wealth of actionable thought leadership, proven tools and frameworks, valuable how-to guides and unique training.”

The 35 new members are listed below:


New MembersCountry
Asia Pacific CollegePhilippines
AtonomiUnited States of America
Clarity Global Pty LtdAustralia
CortexUnited Kingdom
Diksha Technologies Pvt LtdIndia
Emersion SoftwareAustralia
Fair Isaac CorporationUnited States of America
Fundação Para Inovações Tecnológicas FITecBrazil
Hrvatski Telekom d.d.Croatia
IDCUnited States of America
Jabb Technical Solutions, LLCUnited States of America
Jenny Huang Sole TraderUnited States of America
K C Armour & CoAustralia
KCOM Group PLCUnited Kingdom
Latro ServicesUnited States of America
Makedonski TelekomunikaciiMacedonia
Mascom Wireless (MTN Botswana)Botswana
Oasis Systems Pty LtdAustralia
OntixUnited Kingdom
PiA-TEAM INC.United States of America
Post and Telecommunication Institute of TechnologyVietnam
Rain NetworksUnited States of America
ShelterUnited Kingdom
SMATMASS Pty LtdSouth Africa
T-Mobile Austria GmbHAustria
Tigo TanzaniaTanzania
Zambia Telecommunications CompanyZambia
Zeetta NetworksUnited Kingdom

About TM Forum

TM Forum is an association of over 850 member companies that generate a combined US$2 trillion in revenue and serve five billion customers across 180 countries. We drive collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers. We support our members, as they navigate their unique digital transformation journeys, by providing practical and proven assets and tools to accelerate execution, and by creating digital and physical platforms that facilitate collaborative problem solving and innovation. Learn more at www.tmforum.org.

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