BROWSING: OSS

How to manage 5G complexity—’Automation, automation, and automation’

Oracle on automation as key to operationalizing and evolving 5G The continued evolution of 5G is very much an exercise in rapidly increasing network and service complexity. On the network side, the shift to cloud architecture, cloud-native core, edge clouds and RAN virtualization make...

Altran White Paper: 5G Network Operations

To manage such highly scalable and recursively sliced 5G networks and to maintain the customer QoE and SLAs in real time, the OSS systems managing the operations must be autonomous and self driven. It should be AI/ML based and must support cognitive algorithms for...

VoltDB White Paper: The 5G Revolution: Challenges, Opportunities and Data Requirements

5G is here and it is redefining expectations - and rewriting standards - with regards to data processing requirements like volume, velocity and latency. The 5G revolution also creates new opportunities for CSPs roll out new revenue generating applications, transform their OSS/BSS systems, or...

The people part of network automation

A closer look at network automation investments from T-Mobile The complexity of 5G network management and service delivery will require network automation. In turn, network automation and the ability to develop and launch services on the fly will require operators to re-orient their workforces, merging...

OSS/BSS challenges ahead for SDN/NFV rollouts, Netcracker says

  The increasing virtualization of telecom networks offers the promise of faster launches of new services. But are back-end business and operational systems ready to support the flexibility and rapid services launches that SDN/NFV is supposed to provide? Now that operators are past their first steps toward...

Delivering real-time, dynamic service assurance in a hybrid NFV environment (Reader Forum)

  As communications service providers (CSPs) continue to transition their networks to a virtualized environment, for the next several years, they’ll be operating their legacy physical network in tandem. The resulting hybrid network environment demands higher efficiency and interoperability in the provisioning and deployment of...

TM Forum develops digital architecture principles with ODA program

TM Forum announces Open Digital Architecture (ODA) program TM Forum, a nonprofit industry association for service providers and their suppliers in the telecom industry, premiered its ODA program today. The purpose of the program, according to TM Forum, is to replace traditional operational and business...

Reader Forum: As providers push NFV/SDN, 3 key issues remain

Boosted by early adoption from carriers such as AT&T, Telefónica and China Mobile, communications service providers (CSPs) are beginning to ramp up their investments in NFV/SDN initiatives. The market has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but now seems to be moving...

Reader Forum: 5G investments for mobile operators – ensuring speed and services to promote new revenue

The 5G ecosystem will require greater collaboration between providers and users and more flexibility on billing options. Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say to...

Reader Forum: Can SDN help service providers build a better bundle?

Operators looking to unlock the true potential of SDN and NFV need to focus on OSS and BSS integration. Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to...

Reader Forum: Digital OSS for the digital world

What role are digital OSS platforms set to play for telecommunication providers as they move down the road of software-based virtualization deployments? Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with...

As cable evolves, enterprise opportunities and challenges arise

Netcracker discusses technological needs of cable companies looking to grow into the enterprise space The cable industry is changing – massive network footprints are being leveraged to offer cutting-edge residential services while tailoring more products and services to the lucrative enterprise space. But, as this change...

Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia renew commitment to interoperable OSS

OSS Interoperability Initiative geared toward simplifying deployment and management Three global ICT powerhouses – Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia – renewed and updated the joint OSS Interoperability Initiative initially agreed to in 2013. The goal of the OSSii is to enable operators to use operations support systems from...

Reader Forum: How telecoms lose $90B per year – and are OK with it

Should telecoms be OK with losing $90B per year on waste? Over 50% of a telecom’s annual capital expenditure is invested in acquiring expensive network assets that are the foundation of their services for the customers. This capex number globally is $350 billion, which is...

Reader Forum: Using big data to create premium customer experiences with ACM

Excelacom sees opportunity in using big data and ACM to bolster the customer experience As systems become increasingly intelligent, companies are able to collect extraordinary amounts of data about their products and their customers. The term “big data” emerged several years ago to describe this...

ETSI Open Source MANO group set for aggressive NFV work

The ETSI OSM group announced leadership structure and roadmap for first specification release in 2 months, subsequent updates every 6 months The European Telecommunications Standards Institute said its Open Source MANO group has laid out a roadmap for work this year on management and orchestration...

Reader Forum: User experience monitoring in NFV environments

Ixia looks at options for user experience monitoring in NFV deployments Ensuring a quality subscriber experience is a critical requirement in traditional and mobile carrier networks. Monitoring subscriber experience in these traditional carrier and mobile networks is well understood. It involves tapping into the necessary...

Reality Check: A real-time mobile enterprise

Real-time mobile enterprise Real-time enterprise mobility is on the rise. Increasingly, businesses are looking to mobilize their employees, offering the opportunity to work remotely while providing more flexibility than ever before. With new statistics forecasting the market to be worth $510.39 billion by 2022, servicing...

Huawei unveils OSS-as-a-service platform

Huawei claims the OSSaaS platform maximized ROI, operating efficiency, service agility The evolution of telecom networks continues to see legacy systems move toward new delivery platforms, the latest of which is Huawei's unveiling of an operation support system-as-a-service option. Huawei said the OSS-as-a-service platform is designed to maximize...

Cisco, Tektronix partner with Ericsson on OSS platform

3-year OSS deals to support Cisco SON, Tektronix analytics services The movement to align operating support system platforms received a boost this week as Ericsson said it has licensed its OSS interfaces for integration to Cisco Systems and Tektronix Communications. The three-year deals call for Cisco...

NetCracker scores OSS expansion with Maxcom

OSS expansion deal bolsters Mexican service providers reconciliation, workforce management Mexican quad-play communications provider Maxcom signed a deal with NEC and its NetCracker subsidiary to bolster its current NetCracker supplied operating support systems platform in a move to “improve business agility, infrastructure deployment,” and inventory...

Oracle updates OSS platform to handle NFV deployment challenges

Oracle OSS update looks to tackle challenge of operating NFV across virtual, physical networks Oracle Communications updated its operational support systems suite in a move to help communication service providers better handle the ongoing move toward virtualized platforms using network functions virtualization. The update is said...

Telefónica overhauls OSS with VPIsystems software

Goal is to use network analytics to improve planning, efficiency and quality assurance Major global communications service provider Telefónica is overhauling its operations support system using software solutions provided by VPIsystems. Telefónica, which has some 340 million customers around the world, tapped VPIsystems to provide predictive...

Reader Forum: Is a lack of digital maturity bleeding you dry?

Who would have dreamt that within two years the demand from communication service providers for digital capabilities would rank alongside those of IT, research and development and innovation in one of Gartner’s surveys – Increasing Investment Areas, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rankings: A Shift...

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