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network management


August 12, 2010  4:06 PM

Amartus’ connectivity service layer play: Close, but no cigar

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amartus, connectivity service layer, network management, network operations, network operators, service layer architecture, service layer management

At least one network software player is now embracing some elements of the new-age operations model we've been touting -- Amartus is promising a "connectivity service layer" that...

January 15, 2010  9:59 PM

Network management trends requires business model change

Posted by: Tom Nolle
network management, OSS/BSS

Amdocs has just published a survey of network operator management views on the future, and one very interesting point is the degree to which it matches our own results....

May 5, 2009  12:13 PM

Network outsourcing trend grows from operations economics

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, network management, NSN, outsourcing, Sprint

Sprint is rumored to be looking at outsourcing its network management/operations to Ericsson, another data point in the growing number of management outsource deals. While there are certainly some potential savings involved in this...

March 26, 2009  12:38 PM

EU telcos weigh economics of network management outsourcing

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, network management, NSN, outsourcing, telecom service providers

The EU says telcos there are weathering the economic storm so far, better in fact than most industry sectors. This contrasts with other stories that telcos are outsourcing network management to reduce costs.

We think that the truth of the situation is closer to the EU version. We’ve...

February 25, 2009  3:38 PM

Juniper focuses on preparing for economic upturn

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, data center, Juniper, network management, Virtualization

Juniper’s analyst event was a tour de force by any standard, and especially good for a company that has had problems communicating its value proposition in this kind of forum. Juniper related its position...

January 6, 2009  4:23 PM

Enterprise management challenges mirror service provider issues

Posted by: Tom Nolle
enterprise networks, network management

Enterprises may be heading down the same trail to management challenges according to many sources, and our own research tends to bear out the main conclusions. IT organizations have many of the problems of service providers, especially the larger enterprises, but they have been slower to embrace...


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