Italtel develops products and services based on IP protocol for networks and next generation communications. The company provides everything from VoIP to SDN, NFV, unified communications & collaboration and next generation data centers, which are backed by heavy R&D investments. At this year's CeBIT, Italtel is showcasing advanced telemedicine, SDN and NFV solutions, and quality of experience monitoring tools for the many industries it supports.
According to the company, in order to leverage the technology it develops and find new monetization opportunities, it has identified some core offerings for service providers and enterprises. In addition to the advanced telemedicine and monitoring tools, it is also integrating its expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity and analytics to help discover more opportunities.
“As everything in the world becomes digital and smart, operators must find new ways of working to succeed. The solutions we will display at CeBIT will show operators and enterprises how we can support them in the digital transformation process, including IT and network convergence, smart health, interoperability and quality of experience monitoring,” said Stefano Pileri, CEO of Italtel.
Some of the topics Italtel has covered at the event include IT / network convergence, interoperability, monitoring and Smart Health.
The issue of healthcare is a global one, and Italtel has created a solution based on its DoctorLINK platform by integrating IoT devices along with telepresence tools to provide remote care with long distance specialist consultation capabilities.
DoctorLINK takes advantage of all the connected devices in the healthcare industry to track a wide range of data sets. This includes monitoring chronic conditions, quality of life, remote consultations and more. The platform provides communication between patients and doctors with audio, video, text and images to diagnose, treat and follow-up. Clinical data is available in a secure database so healthcare professionals can consult with each other with state-of-the-art informatics and telematics technologies.
As far as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Italtel is addressing interoperability issues as many systems are still being developed in isolation. With the ETSI Network Functions Virtualization Industry Specification Group, Open Flow and others making an effort towards that end, solving the challenges of wider adoption may be around the corner.
In addressing the interoperability issue and the potential of NFV, Federico Descalzo, Vice President and Chief Marketing Technology Officer at Italtel, said, “Operators and manufacturers require access to a flourishing ecosystem of NFV and SDN architecture from which to develop reference models. With this, and further cooperation to generate agreed standards, there is no reason why NFV and its benefits cannot become widespread in networks and, in turn, revolutionize operators’ businesses.”
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