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April 13, 2009  12:56 PM

Time to improve operations or cap services

Posted by: Tom Nolle
mergers and acquisitions, network monitization, OSS, tiered pricing

There are more and more signs, in the mergers and acquisitions space in particular, that vendors are finally getting smart on the network and operations management problem. Operators need to raise top-line revenues, lower costs, or both. Since supporting the top line has proved elusive or...

February 3, 2009  2:18 PM

Enterprise Architectures Planners’ Briefing Available

Posted by: Tom Nolle
collaboration, enterprise architectures, OSS, unified communication

We have released a new Planners' Briefing on Enterprise Architectures. This briefing explains what this new concept is supposed to do and how it relates to things like collaboration and unified communication. EA may become as important to enterprise networking as OSS/BSS standards are...

October 23, 2008  1:38 PM

ECI takes Carrier Ethernet OSS high road

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, OSS, wireless backhaul

October 23 2008 regarding carrier Ethernet and management trends.
ECI is reportedly moving into Carrier Ethernet more strongly and taking the OSS high road that we predicted would be needed in our recent TCO study on Ethernet versus MPLS.

The company has special focus on...

August 18, 2008  1:46 PM

OSS, SDP converge as vendors, providers shift business strategies

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Oracle, OSS, service delivery platform

There are signs that the OSS world and the SDP world are converging, with the driver being a combination of the strategies of major vendors and the shift of service providers toward IT dominance of infrastructure projects. Major players in the OSS space like Amdocs and Telcordia are becoming...

June 30, 2008  1:51 PM

NEC buys NetCracker for OSS and SDP presence

Posted by: Tom Nolle
OSS, service delivery platform

NEC is buying OSS firm NetCracker, a move we think sends the clearest signal so far on the importance of operations software in the telecom space. NetCracker is known for a strong service delivery platform (SDP) software position, a class of operations and service feature strategies that focus on...

May 23, 2008  12:39 PM

Vendors lag in TM Forum issues like SDPs

Posted by: Tom Nolle
OSS, service delivery platform

The TM Forum (TMF) meeting in Nice this year seemed to show that the body is becoming more relevant to key issues like service delivery platforms (SDPs), content, and even advertising, but that the vendors involved in the process are lagging in their productization of these advances. The product...

November 15, 2007  3:10 PM

Oracle launches telco OSS initiative

Posted by: Tom Nolle

Oracle is launching a major telco OSS initiative based on conformance with the Telemanagement Forum (TMF) SID data model and architecture. The move is an evolution of Oracle's growing interest in the carrier market, but it also represents a key step in its competition with IBM and perhaps for the...


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