February 20, 2009
Comptel this week issued a PR about their recent benchmark results with IBM. It's a bit different from the Cramer OSS benchmark I wrote about a few weeks back when looking at a new BSS benchmark, also on IBM kit. For starters, Comptel's transactions are more billing and mediation than service design and provisioning. Secondly, […]
February 17, 2009
It says here: "Intelsat, the world’s leading fixed satellite services provider, has selected NetCracker Technology software and services to improve the automation of its service delivery processes." This is presumably addressing provisioning in the 'service layer' as satellite operators don't have a huge amount of fixed line network, not enough to spend much on OSS. […]
February 3, 2009
I proudly discussed my finely crafted SQL statements in a previous post about Celona and data migration. The need to invest quite some time in learning a few more SQL tricks and building logically complex and very large single SQL commands (as opposed to conceptually simpler procedural PL/SQL routines) came about because I was trying […]
January 29, 2009
It wouldn’t be fair to note Telcordia’s birthday but not NetCracker’s, would it? Perhaps due to it being an otherwise quiet time of year for PR, a trend is emerging in announcing company birthdays. This month is NetCracker’s 15th birthday! Woo hoo! Please could someone in Waltham send me some birthday cake wrapped in foil? […]
January 28, 2009
Two wins to update you on… On January 21st Amdocs announced a win for both an OSS and BSS solution at Canadian communications and media company Rogers. The extended multi-year contract will support quad-play services across their wireless, cable and telephony network. On January 27th Amdocs announced a win to expand use of their OSS […]
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.