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Open data drives decision making and investment

Data drives decision-making and it drives a lot of the services we all consume… It’s a simple example: By publishing the data it allows everyone inside the city and outside to go in and add intelligence and services on top of it. Los Angeles is now rated the number one open data city in the country”. – Peter Marx, Chief Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles.

2017-03-20

OSS For LTE – What’s the Plan?

On the eve of Mobile World Congress, we’re preparing to hear tales of LTE deployment and mobile network convergence as we navigate the new venue and get lost among the endless rows of exhibits. Operators are nearly unanimous in their belief that LTE is an opportunity for a fresh start. 3G was a rapid response to unanticipated data demand but 4G and LTE – well that’s a different story. So surely operators cannot contemplate a fresh start without considering OSS. Once the design, deployment, testing, and acceptance of the network is completed – then what?

2017-03-19
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What does it mean to be a digital service provider?

There is still a wide-held belief among many people in this industry that today’s communications service providers (CSPs) will fail because they will be unable to provide value to the end user in this new digital economy. But in fact the opposite is true. CSPs are evolving precisely in order to grasp the opportunities that the digital economy and this digital life will provide.

There is still a wide-held belief among many people in this industry that today’s communications service providers (CSPs) will fail because they will be unable to provide value to the end user in this new digital economy. But in fact the opposite is true. CSPs are evolving precisely in order to grasp the opportunities that the digital economy and this digital life will provide.

2017-02-28

Don't Punish Your Partners

Telecommunications is a live sector and changing rapidly so operators must remain responsive in order to keep up. In a hyper connected world where billions of devices are connected to each other and transmitting huge amounts of data, there is no alternative but to partner. Digital service providers (DSPs) need partners for infrastructure, partners for services, partners for sales, partners for delivery and partners for support.

Telecommunications is a live sector and changing rapidly so operators must remain responsive in order to keep up. In a hyper connected world where billions of devices are connected to each other and transmitting huge amounts of data, there is no alternative but to partner. Digital service providers (DSPs) need partners for infrastructure, partners for services, partners for sales, partners for delivery and partners for support.

2015-03-28
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Implementing a Single Point of Configuration Includes Billing

Billing may be functionally separate from provisioning and assurance, but the configuration of billing is an important part of fulfillment. Billing configuration used to be easy – start on this day, stop on that day, or change to a new pricing plan. Needless to say, billing isn’t what it used to be. There is now a variety of complex products, offers, and billing thresholds. There is dynamic pricing, time-of-day pricing, bundled offers, and volume and quality adjustments.

2015-03-26

Are OSS/BSS vendors failing the telco community?

Mobile World Congress is almost upon us. Over the coming week, Barcelona will be awash with representatives from operators and vendors alike, as we all make use of this opportunity to sit down with customers and peers and thrash out what’s really important for the development of this industry now and in the near term.

2015-03-25
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