Aug 18, 2020

Vegam: Making Factories Smarter Beyond Industry 4.0

Jack Grimshaw
2 min
Vegam: Making Factories Smarter Beyond Industry 4.0
Vegam, a key partner of Henkel, works to help manufacturers around the globe improve the digital transformations of the wider manufacturing industry...

The future of the manufacturing industry lies in the achievement of enhancing sustainability and safety across plants, through innovative, digitally enabled methods. Vegam is helping achieve this with its field-proven Smart Factory Solution (SFS). With this solution, Vegam is d elivering resilient, zero-defect manufacturing that exceeds the technological advancements of Industry 4.0, driving greatly improved sustainability and safety in manufacturing plants across continents.

The SFS services have been recognised by Toyota as a technology capable of launching the manufacturing industry to the next level of operations. Bringing greater transparency to operations, reduced losses, an ensured consistency in quality, enhanced yields and automatic and real-time OEE, driven by paperless operations, it’s clear to see that the Vegam suite of solutions is creating a real difference.

With prescriptive, predictive model-driven manufacturing operations, based on data analytics, Vegam customers can embrace and integrate the company’s solutions to achieve zero-defect production, which is equivalent to achieving a golden batch on every single batch produced.

Vegam customers have reported a 78% increase in quality and enhanced productivity, along with a 100% guarantee in accident-free operations. Customers have also noted an 8% increase in energy savings, a 32% reduction in complaints from consumers, and a 24% reduction in cycle times. All of this, combined with an 84% reduction in RM wastage, is testament to the services Vegam provides.

By harnessing and implementing digital mapping and simulation technologies, applicable in real-world processes, Vegam Solutions helps manufacturers to reduce costs to a minimum, whilst also enhancing safety and enabling the welcoming of new business models, built and based on actionable data insights.

Using Indsutrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, Vegam can also integrate IT and data solutions, whilst also integrating physical elements to ensure that manufacturing plants are always prepared for industry 4.0, enabling the easy, efficient communication between systems.

As a pioneer of Industry 4.0 technologies, Vegam Solutions delivers prescriptive analytics, capable of providing insights into real-time and historic data. This gives manufacturers the ability to identify patterns and receive actionable insights to make informed business decisions on the basis of. 

With the smart manufacturing execution systems provided by Vegam, customers can use the solutions to empower both man, and machines, to make real-time, data-based decisions for businesses.

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Jun 16, 2021

NetNumber: Time for a cloud-native transformation

Virgin Mobile MEA
3 min
Matt Rosenberg, Chief Revenue Officer at NetNumber, discusses how cloud-native architecture is accelerating the transition to 5G for telcos

NetNumber is accelerating the transition in the telecom industry to 5G as it starts a shift to cloud-native architecture to address the fast-paced demands of global subscribers and businesses.

NetNumber is offering the industry’s first cloud-native platform designed to ensure InterGENerational™ network performance addresses both the legacy and next-generation requirements of telecom networks. 

“NetNumber has developed the industry’s most robust cloud-native, InterGENerational platform that addresses both the legacy and 5G requirements of telcos,” said Matt Rosenberg, Chief Revenue Officer of NetNumber.

The platform provides vertical and horizontal scale-out with low latency, coupled with a suite of data replication capabilities, which provide flexible architectural options that can evolve with the changing network over time.

“Cloud-based solutions from other vendors tend to be limited in terms of supporting particular network generations or protocols. We’ve created our latest platform TITAN.IUM to allow customers to take any generation of applications, any generation of legacy services and protocols and move them into the new world of cloud-native architecture,” said Rosenberg.

“This is a really important part for a carrier to harmonise their network, bring data services together, bring legacy with new together in order to make a more effective and efficient network, as well as reduce their cost as they scale forward,” he said.

Established in 1999, NetNumber has fostered a strong team environment that leverages the industry’s best skills to offer software solutions tailored for carriers of all dimensions. Based outside of Boston and with presence in over 20 countries, the company delivers a range of products that address all generations (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) of network functions in the core network, deep rooted security products and services, STIR/ SHAKEN and set of options around data services in more than 90 countries.

Steeped in experience in building telecom solutions, software, protocol stacks, and integration of third party tools, the company’s development organisation has proven to supply to the industry with the most reliable and flexible solutions on the market.

“At NetNumber, we focus on our core competencies – we are dedicated to providing industry expertise in signaling, routing, security, subscriber management and data services. We provide customers a strong ROI through platform-based solutions that reduce Capex and Opex in the long-term,” commented Rosenberg.

Five reasons why customers choose NetNumber:

  • Expertise -  NetNumber has experts with deep knowledge in signaling/routing, security, and subscriber database management.
  • Integration - An industry-first platform brings together domain services, applications, security, and global data services.
  • Scale - NetNumber has the ability to seamlessly increase network efficiency using vertical and horizontal scaling.
  • Speed - World-class solutions have the power to help companies create new service offerings and accelerate time to ROI.
  • Savings - Customers enjoy significant savings in capex and opex, flexible deployment models, and investment protection.


NetNumber and Virgin Mobile MEA

“We're very proud of our partnership with Virgin Mobile MEA as they've taken the concept of the InterGENerational platform into their regional network strategy,” commented Rosenberg. “That’s accelerated how they develop exceptional services across the Middle East and Africa region. 

“We work with them hand-in-hand to deliver multiple applications onto our platform which has enabled them to provide exceptional, advanced and innovative services to their customers across the Middle East, who demand high quality services. 

“What they've really taken advantage of is scale. What I mean by that is they are putting multiple generations of applications and services onto the same platform and distributing that data across their network. That has resulted in an advantageous position of time to market and operational savings. 

“Rather than having different applications for many different vendors that cause operational chaos, they've been able to consolidate that and reduce their operating costs by having everything on one common architecture.  We’ve had a long-term relationship with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia, and recently signed an agreement with Virgin Mobile in Kuwait.”

Rosenberg says that with these solutions, Virgin Mobile MEA can take advantage of getting to the market much quicker and faster—which is what today’s discerning customer demands.

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