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NetCracker Selected by Andorra Telecom

NetCracker will deliver a comprehensive OSS/BSS solution to Andorra Telecom. It says here, “Their selection of NetCracker underscores the industry trend toward utilizing a single, unified platform for BSS and OSS.” Andorra Telecom is the principal  telecomuncation supplier in the Principality of Andorra, a European microstate with a population of 85,000. The press release can […]

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Cisco to Buy Cariden

It seems like most of my posts these days are about hardware vendors buying software vendors. Here’s another acquisition in the OSS industry’s (not so mini) acquisition bubble. Cisco is buying Cariden for $141 million. Cariden is a small organisation focused on IP/MPLS network planning, a few tens of employees, and revenues estimated to be […]

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Riverbed to buy Opnet

The OSS mini-bubble continues with another acquisition of OSS assets by a hardware vendor. This time it’s Riverbed, who provide boxes for network monitoring and performance optimisation, buying Opnet, suppliers of software for network and application management. Riverbed are paying approximately $1 billion for Opnet which, based on expected revenues of $198 million this year, […]

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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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