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 Members Country
Amborella France
Asia Pacific College Philippines
Atonomi United States of America
Clarity Global Pty Ltd Australia
COGNITY S.A. Greece
Cortex United Kingdom
Diksha Technologies Pvt Ltd India
Emersion Software Australia
EVERIS SPAIN SLU Spain
Fair Isaac Corporation United States of America
Fundação Para Inovações Tecnológicas FITec Brazil
Hrvatski Telekom d.d. Croatia
IDC United States of America
Jabb Technical Solutions, LLC United States of America
Jenny Huang Sole Trader United States of America
JSC ALFASATCOM Russia
K C Armour & Co Australia
KCOM Group PLC United Kingdom
Latro Services United States of America
Makedonski Telekomunikacii Macedonia
Mascom Wireless (MTN Botswana) Botswana
NaviParking Poland
Oasis Systems Pty Ltd Australia
Ontix United Kingdom
PiA-TEAM INC. United States of America
Post and Telecommunication Institute of Technology Vietnam
Rain Networks United States of America
Shelter United Kingdom
SKY BRASIL Brazil
SMATMASS Pty Ltd South Africa
T-Mobile Austria GmbH Austria
Tigo Tanzania Tanzania
Zambia Telecommunications Company Zambia
Zeetta Networks United 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.