January 25, 2009
I’m not in a sceptical mood today, despite the grey skies, rain and hail. So as I write about vendor benchmarks you won’t see me using idioms such as ‘take with a pinch of salt’. I have no reason not to believe that OSS vendors’ benchmarks, what few have been published, are anything but […]
January 14, 2009
Tribold have announced an injection of US$11 Million from venture capitalists Intel Capital, DFJ Esprit and Eden Ventures. The PR is here. Light Reading has a good write-up on the boost to Tribold’s reputation from not only being able to secure funding in a difficult economic climate, but also from apparently being sought-out by Intel […]
January 13, 2009
Netcracker have won a deal with Mobinil to supply inventory, discovery, design and planning. Mobinil is an Egyptian mobile operator with about 20 million subscribers. The PR in full is here, but it doesn’t say much more.
January 6, 2009
Another OSS win at Amdocs’ favourite communications service provider Vodafone. This time it’s a win at the German subsidiary, Vodafone D2. Here’s the PR. Amdocs’ strength in mobile OSS is in network planning and build which plays to D2’s requirement for a system to aid convergence with the Arcor network acquired in May 2008.
January 6, 2009
Guy Dubois, ex-CEO of Cramer Systems and EVP at Amdocs has a new job with MACH. MACH offers stuff to allow operators to manage roaming, revenue and billing things. Check out his introductory memo here.
January 6, 2009
Being part of something from the start is a great experience, one I was lucky enough to have with Cramer Systems. Early in Cramer’s life Telcordia were the incumbent competition. While a lot of the good stuff about joining a start-up is the friendship, varied work and transparency of the organisation, there’s also a feeling […]
January 5, 2009
How quickly can a team of developers, with an understanding of OSS data models and system design, produce a reasonably useful OSS application? The answer is inversely proportional (not a phrase I've used much since A-level mathematics class) to the amount of *choice* built in to the application. Note that I said 'choice' not 'complexity'. […]
December 18, 2008
Mobile Europe has a good summary of what’s been going on in BSS/OSS in the last year. There’s some speculation about what the 2009 global recession will bring to the industry but, inevitably, little certainty.
December 10, 2008
A little while ago, following someone’s good advice, I produced a one-page flyer/data-sheet/brochure outlining how I can help OSS vendors and customers with their platform architecture designs. Check it out. Offering my services as an independent consultant it’s good to have a niche; something only I and a few other people can offer. A rare combination of more common skills […]
December 2, 2008
The OSS Line design is just the way I want it, and the domain mapping DNS updates have propagated Internet-wide. So… Welcome to OSS Line, the provider of news, comments and articles for OSS professionals. The site came about to fill a gap in the OSS industry for a source of information that… Provides comment […]