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Ericsson to buy ConceptWave

This week Ericsson announced intentions for another OSS/BSS acquisition, this time at the more customer-facing end of the stack. It says here, “ConceptWave’s unique offer is to provide an end-to-end catalog-driven suite of order fulfillment automation software with ConceptWave Order Care® and ConceptWave Rapid CRM™”. This purchase by Ericsson is all about strengthening their BSS […]

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NEC to Acquire Convergys BSS Software

NEC announced their intention to acquire Convergys' BSS assets for $449million (USD). The acquisition is intended to compliment NEC's OSS products (from the Netcracker and Subex purchases) and their bag of BSS bits they have been using to promote the Netcracker brand as a complete OSS/BSS solution. Neither NEC nor Netcracker had a great deal […]

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Comptel Acquires Xtract

More evidence that OSS/BSS vendors and their customers are starting to really appreciate data analytics. Comptel has announced its acquisition of Xtract (here), supplier of analytics products for telco (and retail/banking too). The price paid by Comptel is modest to say the least: 3.1 million Euros paid, for Xtract's last year revenues of 2.4 million […]

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NetBoss Acquires Sidonis

News from Management World Americas last week: NetBoss has completed acquisition of Sidonis, the start-up doing clever stuff in service assurance. Sidonis are a small team (I could count them on my fingers) based in Bath, UK, who have developed something that NetBoss, and many other SA players, lack. Most SA solutions focus on collecting, […]

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Ericsson to buy Telcordia

As if to prove you should never listen to rumours (eh? Light Reading?), Ericsson has announced their plan to purchase Telcordia. Priced at $1.2bn for the OSS big-hitter reported to be currently doing around $739m in revenues. Much more exciting news than my assumption of an investment bank putting up the cash. More details on […]

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Hints on Writing Bad Press Releases

Great little post by Teresa at Microsperience about how OSS and BSS press releases are hard to interpret. I’ll plead guilty to many of those crimes myself. My day job involves writing PR from time to time, as Product Manager/Marketer at Aria Networks. My occasional extra-curricular work on this blog involves reading a lot of […]

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TEOCO Buys TTI

TTI have been doing OSS stuff for some time now. They primed in service assurance but occasionally had aspirations to expand in to the wider OSS ecosystem. As it turns out, service assurance has worked quite well for them as they’ve now been acquired by TEOCO (The Employee Owned COmpany – I guess there’s a […]

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Tribold and Aldous (Updated)

Tribold have issued a PR on their new sales and marketing partnership with Aldous. Tribold provide product catalog capabilities, while Aldous sits ‘in front’ with order capture functions. It’s a sensible match. A criticism leveled at product catalog solutions is that, in isolation, they do not significantly improve service design or fulfillment times. Having to […]

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Oracle Buys Sun

Yesterday Oracle stepped in to purchase Sun for $7.4bn after IBM failed to secure a deal just over two weeks ago. The fortnight wait has earned Sun a tasty half-billion Dollars over IBMs last best offer. Oracle’s stake in Java has shot up in the last 15 months. They always had a fairly well received […]

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NetCracker Turns 15

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? […]

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