Mind Commerce: Next-Gen B/OSS Key to Virtualized Networks

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Thursday, January 14, 2016 with No comments

As noted by the Metro Ethernet Forum, one thing that's holding Carrier Ethernet providers back form deploying dynamic services is lack of necessary capabilities in existing Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS). In a market forecast report published late last month, Mind Commerce explores what next generation B/OSS provides by way of competitive advantages and how those features are driving adoption by communication service providers.

Major reasons for adopting next-gen B/OSS, Mind Commerce said, include:

  • Integration with IP-based frameworks
  • Emerging applications
  • Continuous customer service improvement and retention efforts
Further driving the adoption of nex-gen B/OSS are the complexities and business challenges involved with implementing emerging technologies and solutions like software-defined networks (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), Carrier Ethernet 2.0, life cycle orchestration (LSA) and MEF's emerging 'Third Network.' Throw new types of WANs (such as LPWAN) into the mix, and (lack of) compatibility with legacy B/OSS systems becomes even more of an issue.

What's your take on the importance of next-gen B/OSS to the success of virtualized networks? Drop a comment below.

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