• An Incremental Approach to BSS/OSS Improvement
    In today’s economic environment, a communications service provider’s ability to fund large end-to-end BSS/OSS system replacements is severely limited. Rather than a full-out systems replacement, many instead are trying a new “overlay” or incremental ...More
    April 29, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • TM Forum Presents a Service-Oriented Blueprint
    The TM Forum launched a new initiative today called Blueprint that will build on its library of Solution Frameworks and provide a roadmap for helping service providers become service-oriented.Based on a standard Service Oriented Architecture – a technology ...More
    February 3, 2009 By Tim McElligott Posted in News
  • Healing the OSS Wounds in the MSO
    The launch last year of a Cable Interest Group at the TM Forum was a game-changing moment for the MSO industry. Cable and satellite MSOs all were asking if their operations support systems were putting their businesses at a disadvantage? After all, these MSOs were looking ...More
    September 9, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • TM Forum Acquires IPsphere
    TM Forum announced Tuesday it has acquired IPsphere Forum, a non-profit international consortium focused on developing a universal operational framework for the assembly and delivery of services on converged infrastructures.The IPSphere Framework will be integrated into the ...More
    September 9, 2008 Posted in News, Service Creation & Delivery
  • OSS Observer: Best Days are Ahead for SOA Market
    Commercial success is catching up to the high expectations for the service oriented architecture according to a new report from OSS Observer. Over the next four years, the research firm projects the SOA market to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent. SOA ...More
    April 16, 2008 By Tim McElligott Posted in Articles
  • French Operator Builds OSS/BSS for the Multiplay
    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has become something of a de facto standard for service providers to integrate complex systems and processes in a loosely coupled, and therefore highly flexible, fashion. But SOA isn’t the only integration technology in town. Many ...More
    November 15, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • HP Delivers SDP 2.0 Solution
    A second-generation service delivery platform was unveiled Wednesday by HP, which said its original SDP is in use by about two dozen service providers. The focus with this release of the product is on service management, said Peter Dragunas, director of domain solutions for ...More
    November 7, 2007 By Paula Bernier Posted in News, Billing, Service Creation & Delivery
  • PAETEC Leverages Oracle to Build a “Market of One”
    PAETEC focuses on enterprise customers, and no two have the same set of services. Bob Moore, CIO of PAETEC explains how he's worked with Oracle to develop an infrastructure that supports high levels of both automation and customization to meet customers' unique demands. ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • SOA Success Depends on Flexible Data Integration
    SOA is the latest integration technology to promise greater speed and flexibility, along with reduced time and cost to integrate. But SOA initiatives are running into semantic data disparities that must be addressed for operators to realize the promised benefits. ...More
    July 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Web Services: Paving the Way to SOA
    If telecom is truly to be a service-oriented industry that ties products together creatively from a large number of providers, then SOA will be vital to overcoming interoperability barriers. ...More
    January 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Billing, Service Creation & Delivery
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