The Digital Era of Telecom: Trends and Challenges

St. Petersburg

The IT industry is quick to grasp modern telecom technologies.
Travel aggregators, banks, taxi services, communication services providers — it seems like there’s no enterprise that hasn’t used digital services and solutions provided by the telecom industry. At the conference, we will talk about how the internet of the future is being created in telecoms nowadays and how telecom systems help businesses to establish and protect financial, organizational, and communication processes.


  • Alexey Strogov
    Telecom R&D Practice Manager, DataArt

    More than 20 years in the IT industry. Has worked in the biggest Russian and international IT-companies: Digital Design, Luxoft, Siemens, Atos IT Solutions and Services, T-Systems. Huge experience in project / program management and business development using modern standards (ISO,CMM / CMMI, ITIL, Agile) on local and international markets. In DataArt, leads the Telecom R&D-practice, which is specialized in application of the following key program technologies in the Telecom industry: Rich Communications, Network Functions Virtualization, MANO, Artificial Intelligence, BigData, Blockchain.


Alexey Strogov

“Using the Cloud for a Completely Digital Business”

The purpose of making clouds for telecommunications operators is to achieve complete business agility and scalability. That said, simple virtualization of network functions takes you only half way. The full potential of cloud solutions can only be fulfilled by using cloud-native design, the main principles of which range from stateless applications and shared-data layer to micro services and network slicing.

Telecoms of the future will use a virtual infrastructure based on NFV, and will have built-in monitoring and encryption functions.

Communications operators are developing their own Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) strategies. They also continue to develop all-IP-communications, and aim to introduce new services. They are looking for next generation software solutions using NFV, and ways to use the architecture of Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV).

VNF makes it possible to quickly deploy such complex software solutions as Software Defined Networks (SDN), Policy Traffic Switch (PTS), Vector Packet Processing (VPP) and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), providing great opportunities for the development of new high-performance network products.

Providers of solutions for the telecommunications industry, in turn, are in dire need of an efficient environment for the development of these new high-performance operator class VNFs.

Trying to integrate their solutions with ready-to-use software designed as VNF, developers have begun to act as DevOps to speed up the market launch of new and high-performance VNFs oriented at the telecommunications industry.

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Julia Gromtseva