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Netcracker win at Mobinil

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.

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Amdocs win at Vodafone D2

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.

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Guy Dubois on the Mach

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.

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Telcordia at 25

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 […]

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Make OSS People Happy: Give Them Less Choice!

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'. […]

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Top 5 OSS Platform Architecture ‘Things’

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 […]

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OSS Line (Beta) is Up!

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 […]

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Data Migration and Celona

Anyone with a technical background will have a few pieces of development work they're quietly proud of. It's not something I bring up at parties to impress people, but I myself have fond memories of writing single SQL statements that spread over two or three pages, incorporating those weird table-joins whose syntax I can rarely […]

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Vodafone Selects Amdocs Operational Support Systems

Amdocs continues to build on the success of the Cramer suite of OSS products within the Vodafone group of companies. Today Amdocs announced a win, presumably comprising product licenses and services, to allow Vodafone to deploy OSS to manage IP/MPLS data networks across Europe. The size of the deal was not mentioned in the press […]

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