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Koen Peeters talks about AsyncAPI catalyst and ODA

Fostering collaboration and innovation continues to prove essential to drive industry-wide progress. Our next guest, Koen Peeters, Founder of OryxGateway, brings a wealth of expertise and insights to the table.
In this exclusive interview, we delve into Koen’s perspective on the transformative partnership between alvatross and OryxGateway, the significance of TM Forum and ODA compliance, the power of the AsyncAPI Catalyst, and the pivotal role played by OryxGateway’s Event-Based Gateway in the telco landscape.

Get a glimpse of the accelerating standardization in the telco market. The future of telco is closer than you may think!

How does the collaboration between Alvatross and Oryx affect telco integrations?

The partnership between Alvatross and OryxGateway represents a significant leap forward in telco integrations. Historically, integrating different telco applications was a lengthy and complex process. This has introduced a fear of change at most telcos. And that is a serious blocker for innovation. Now, with these two companies joining forces, they've demonstrated in the catalyst project that interoperability can be achieved within a few hours, not weeks. This not only speeds up processes but also sets a new standard for the industry, pushing others to innovate and streamline their operations.

Why should telcos trust TMF- and ODA-compliant vendors?

TMF and ODA compliance is more than just a badge; it's a commitment to seamless integration. Vendors that adhere to these standards have redesigned their applications with a focus on easy integration. This means that when telcos choose these vendors, they're opting for solutions that can be swiftly and smoothly incorporated into their existing systems. The days of multi-year projects for full-stack implementations are fading. With TMF and ODA-compliant vendors, telcos can expect rapid deployments, fostering a more adaptable and innovative environment.

What benefits does the AsyncAPI proposition bring to the industry?

AsyncAPI is revolutionizing how businesses and IT teams communicate. By using event-driven architectures, the language of events mirrors how business professionals describe their processes. This alignment bridges the understanding gap between business and IT, leading to more effective and efficient collaborations. Additionally, the flexibility of AsyncAPI means applications can be updated without long, synchronized release cycles. And crucially, its many-to-many communication nature ensures that data is readily available, paving the way for advanced applications, especially in AI.

How does Oryx Gateway's Event-Based Gateway fit within TM Forum and the ODA?

OryxGateway is a beacon of modernization in the telco world. While many telcos operate with legacy systems, OryxGateway offers a solution that marries the old with the new. By providing standard TMF openAPIs on one end and producing events on the other, it bridges the divide between synchronous and event-driven architectures. This not only simplifies integrations but also ensures that systems are primed and ready for AI integrations, heralding a new era of efficiency and innovation.

How close are we to achieving standardization in the telco market?

The pace of change in the telco market is accelerating. With events like DTW showcasing ready-to-deploy components from various vendors, and the rapid integration capabilities of tools like Alvatross and OryxGateway, the industry is on the cusp of a standardization revolution. The plug-and-play nature of these integrations signals a future where vendors who can't adapt quickly will struggle to stay relevant. Within the next 2 to 3 years, we anticipate a significant shift towards this new standard.

Thank you, Koen, for sharing your time and insights in this interview. The ongoing collaboration between visionary leaders like Koen and our shared dedication to innovation is proving instrumental in driving interoperability and delivering exceptional value to customers. So we can only extend our heartfelt gratitude to Koen for his valuable contributions and look forward to the continued evolution of the industry.

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