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Cataworx Joins the MEF Community as a Startup Member

On the heels of their success at MEF 17 in November, Cataworx has joined the MEF Community as a startup Member. At MEF 17 Cataworx showcased their MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata interface implementation for a federated product catalog which simplifies searches, service availability/feasibility checks and real-time quote generation while providing real-time pre-sales analytics reporting. “We are very excited about the MEF 3.0 vision for defining, delivering and orchestrating next generation connectivity services across multiple provider networks”, said Brian Hedstrom, Co-founder [...]

Cataworx Showcased their MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata APIs at MEF17

Cataworx, one of only two telecom software startups to exhibit, received great reception for their bot-based federated product catalog at MEF17 in Orlando FL last month. Cataworx showcased their MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata interface implementation for a federated product catalog which simplifies searches, service availability/feasibility checks and real-time quote generation. In addition, Cataworx demonstrated real-time pre-sales analytics reporting including insights into partner catalog searches and quote management. Catabot, the company’s AI-driven Bot, highlighted scenarios where buyers benefit from bot-assisted searching while [...]

MEF Welcomes Telecom Software Vendor Cataworx as the first Startup to Showcase their Innovative Pre-Sales Enablement Platform At MEF17

Boulder, CO, 13 October 2017 — Cataworx announced today their participation in MEF’s 4th annual global networking event, MEF17, during 13-16 November 2017 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Cataworx will be the first technology software startup vendor to attend MEF17 since the MEF introduced a new Start-Up Company Station Sponsorship this year. Cataworx was founded on the principles of helping Service Providers automate service lifecycle stages using software automation and integrations via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Cataworx aims to redefine how communications service providers buy [...]

Cataworx Announces Beta Release of their Carrier Ethernet Wholesale Pre-sales Enablement Platform

Cataworx, a software telecom startup redefining how communications service providers buy and sell wholesale services, today announced the beta release of their pre-sales enablement software platform. Request a Demo Today Cataworx Product Modeler — the first component to be released as part of the platform — provides a simplified approach to defining Carrier Ethernet wholesale services based on MEF industry standards. The Modeler produces common, standards-based product specifications which provide the common language operators have been waiting for in the [...]

Sustained Business Growth Through Automation of Buying and Selling Wholesale Ethernet Services

According to research firm Vertical Systems, the top three providers of Carrier Ethernet services for 2016 are Orange, Colt and AT&T. The fact that they operate markets in three different countries is an indication of a global nature of the CE market and the fact that no single operator has a global footprint. Operators must buy and sell wholesale services from and to other operators. The problem is that the process of buying and selling is largely manual which leads [...]

Cataworx Contributes to MEF’s Euro17 LSO Hackathon

Boulder CO startup Cataworx recently contributed to the acceleration of the development of the LSO Sonata interface in the context of the MEF Euro17 LSO Hackathon in Frankfurt Germany. MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) aims at automating the entire lifecycle of connectivity services. In particular, services orchestrated across multiple provider networks. The LSO Sonata east-west interface supports the management and operations between two network providers at the Business Support System layer. MEF is currently focused on advancing development of the [...]

Cataworx Recognized as Top 3 Graduating Company from Founders Institute Accelerator

Boulder CO startup Cataworx is excited to announce their graduation from the 2017 Founders Institute, the world’s premier idea stage accelerator. Co-founders Brian Hedstrom and Adolfo Perez-Duran successfully completed their startup launch program. “The FI program was instrumental in our market validation of the problems Carriers face when buying and selling wholesale services with each other”, said Brian, CEO, Cataworx. “FI provided an excellent entrepreneur mentorship platform allowing us to fill gaps we had in the business model and [...]

The Rise of Telecom SaaS

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become a major software delivery model for many business Enterprises. From Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to accounting to service desk management, Enterprises are turning to SaaS for nearly every facet of running their businesses.  However, for Network Service Providers, managing and operating their networks has traditionally been a centralized, on-premise, and often homegrown, software solution approach. There are many advantages for a Telco SaaS model for managing and operationalized network services.  Reduced operations costs along with greater [...]

Telecom Startup Cataworx Enters Founders Institute Business Incubator

Boulder CO startup Cataworx is excited to announce their acceptance into the 2017 Founder’s Institute business incubator. Follow us along this journey, as we’ll be sharing our progress and successes through our blog. Brian Hedstrom, Co-founder and CEO, says “Service Providers are eager to accelerate their transition to a digital eco-system of self serve, on-demand interconnected dynamic network services. To reach this goal, their day-to-day operations and support systems must evolve to a scalable, agile and software driven technology.” Cataworx, has [...]