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What to Expect at Oracle OpenWorld Communications’ Sessions: A Quick Guide

Susana Schwartz
Communications Content Specialist

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle Communications will host a series of conference sessions and panel discussions about transitioning to the digital world, the evolution to 5G, innovative monetization strategies, and addressing fraud and security concerns. Additionally, we will feature customer speakers from BT, Teleena, HSBC, Chegg and Intuit, to name a few.

Below is a quick guide to the Oracle Communications sessions that will help communications and digital service providers better understand digital customers, ecosystems and networks.

Evolution from 4G to 5G

At OOW 2018, Oracle Communications’ subject matter experts and customers will cover every aspect of the 5G evolution — from leveraging a 4G network for “5G-like” capabilities, to the actual construction of a 5G core, to monetization of 5G, integration of 5G into cloud, and securing the ever-blurring borders between the two.

The common thread in all of these 5G discussions will be the different options available for introducing 5G into operations, namely constructing a path from 4G to a full 5G core. What are the iterative steps that will take operators from where they are today to where they want to be, providing a 5G “experience” using an existing 4G network in the journey to a complete 5G core?

Learn how standards like option 3 NSA (non-standalone architecture) will help operators leverage 4G networks, and how different flavors of option 3 (i.e., 3A and 3X) will make use of LTE base stations.

Also on speakers’ agendas will be discussions about the role of the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), as with the 4G EPC network over which services are often deployed today. See how to avoid making the EPC network an “overstuffed” one-size-fits-all network that becomes very difficult to manage.

Naturally these conversations will trigger debate about the viability of network slicing over a 4G core and whether CSPs can effectively offload their EPC through separate overlay cores and utilization of 3GPP’s network slicing Dedicated Core Network (DECOR).

If you are a service provider transitioning from already-overloaded networks, discover how to incrementally grow while simultaneously protecting your current investments. Join us in Metropolitan II for discussions about how to enhance business and operational agility as you grow.

Digital Evolution

To kick off discussions and debates about the digital journey, Oracle Communications Senior Vice President and General Manager Doug Suriano will examine how leading communications and digital service providers are developing smart ecosystems and the impact 5G and next-generation solutions will have on the development, deployment and monetization of digital services. Attend the General Session October 22 | Park Central (Floor 2) at 9:00 am.

For a high-level look at “going digital,” attend Transitioning to the Digital World: Challenges and Opportunities October 23 & 24 | Park Central (Floor 3) – City, as it talks about transcending process changes or data migrations in the pursuit of complete transformations of operational models. Hear how to better engage customers through their preferred channels and with simplified, yet personalized services whose performance and value to customers can be measured through new metrics and targets.

Monetizing Digital and Subscription Services will be led by Oracle experts in the areas of subscription and digital commerce. Find out how companies can form lasting customer relationships and generate recurring revenues through new digital services. Market leaders will discuss the ways in which they are differentiating themselves using innovative pricing models, new charging metrics, non-currency resources, flexible discounting, and pooling—all powered by real-time customer engagement. Join us Tuesday, Oct 23, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Metropolitan II

Accelerate Your Digital Business will examine how digital business experience platforms can help companies pragmatically transform and launch new digital services with continued innovation—without business model limitations—and all from Oracle Cloud. Join us Monday, Oct 22, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Metropolitan II

Grow Your Business by Modernizing Experience with Digital Engagement will showcase Oracle Live Experience Cloud and options for companies that want to participate in the growing B2B2x segment, extending their reach into the customers’ value chain. See you there Monday, Oct 22, 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Metropolitan II

For a closer look at protecting against security threats opened up by real-time communications, hear Oracle Communications’ customer HSBC in Enterprise Security: Taming Managed Services, Wednesday, Oct 24, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 3) –City. In this review of fraud and identity theft, learn how to mitigate vulnerabilities by putting protections in closer to the user and the edge of the network. HSBC will also look at how combining IP sessions data with AI, ML and analytics can help protect against expensive outages, loss of sensitive data, and potential network breaches.

Digital Business SeminarHear industry experts explain why cloud and digital are key to future growth. See you Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Palace Hotel, Twin Peaks Room, 2nd Floor.

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