Communications Software (OSS/BSS)

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May 18, 2022

I attended the Qualcomm 5G Summit in San Diego on 9-11 May 2022. These are the key points that I took away and some insights gained. Trends on which Qualcomm Is Basing its 5G Strategy Qualcomm is building on its traditional product strengths, working with its ecosystem partners to provide adva ...


March 18, 2022

There are three main approaches for implementing autonomous network operations driven individually by the automation tool vendors, the network element vendors, and the all-in-one OSS vendors. It is probable that the optimal path for a CSP will involve all three of these, depending on a CSP’s s ...


March 17, 2022

Netcracker, an NEC company, has long supplied comprehensive suites of BSS and OSS software to CSPs worldwide. Now, Netcracker has launched the Netcracker Digital Platform, its all-inclusive BSS/OSS suite. It provides a full range of business and network operations functions for CSPs’ operation ...


Nov. 3, 2021

I was delighted to chair an Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) session on #autonomousnetworks at #ubbf2021 in Dubai during the week of 18 October. UBBF is a yearly executive-level invited event sponsored by the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and Huawei. This year t ...


May 3, 2021

This article evaluates the goals, philosophy, and implementation path of the Huawei Autonomous Driving Network product plan vision against industry criteria as established in the TM Forum Autonomous Networks vision, as articulated in its AN2.0 release from October 2020. This paper builds on the f ...


Jan. 4, 2021

2020 was a year of reacting for Communications Software, OSS/BSS, and operations, not planning, not dreaming, just reacting to the constantly changing environment:[1] CSPs scrambled to add bandwidth and access capacity for remote workforces and reworked their processes to remote their own work ...


Dec. 8, 2020

Operations support systems and business support systems are being rewritten or refactored to cloud-native, microservices-based apps capable of running on hybrid cloud and multicloud computing and storage infrastructure. This is creating a new commercial cooperative development model between software ...


June 19, 2020

Netcracker, an NEC company, has long distinguished itself by offering a suite of OSS and BSS systems for communications service providers that take a very business-oriented approach. Its Netcracker 12 suite brought a strong integrated story to its overall offerings. Now, Netcracker 2020 completes th ...


May 18, 2020

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) want to digitalize their networks, their operations, their customer interactions, their entire business to revolutionize their cost basis, increase customer satisfaction, and grow revenue. To compete effectively with the web-scale players, they need projects t ...