Management World 2010 Q&A – Telcordia

More views on TMW from the people investing in being there. What’s bon? What’s mal? We go there every year – pourquoi?

Robert Curran, Operations Solutions Marketing, at Telcordia looks forward to a packed show…

Telcordia has been around a long time. In fact, the company celebrated its 25th birthday last year. What is Telcordia all about today?

Telcordia enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs), enterprises, suppliers and government entities to successfully deploy innovative and advanced services that help our clients realize operational efficiencies, drive revenue, and maintain a competitive edge in the new era of services-dominated communications. Telcordia has globally trusted expertise in software and services to meet the needs of customers and partners, including, consulting, next-generation OSS, network and application interconnection, service delivery and charging  solutions, industry research and new technology development.

Is TMW Nice still considered the major OSS show of the year for you?

Yes. It has the most international audience compared to other tradeshows, and has not been overshadowed by billing vendors or topics.

TMW is a great event to judge the mood and the themes in the industry, and also to understand the OSS community's own evolving structure. This year we hope to determine what the major OSS-related priorities are, how they are expressed, and how their value is referenced.

Do you expect show attendance to be up or down this year?

Up. This industry can't stand still for long.

And for all those attendees, ash and British Airways strikes permitting, what should they expect to see from Telcordia next week?

TMW 2010 will see Telcordia talking about the ways in which we're able to help providers in wireless, broadband, enterprise and wholesale services realize the potential of their market opportunities, and of their investments in network and systems. We will have a couple of very interesting and timely new solutions on show, for wireless and fixed-line networks.

And catalyst projects in the Forumville?

Yes, the COMPASS catalyst project with T-Com Croatia. It's about using a service catalog driven approach to fulfillment. Telcordia has provided the core catalog component used within the end-to-end fulfillment process.

Finally, what one feature of Nice should first-time visitors not miss?

The bathrooms at the Negresco (act like you're staying there).

Right! See you all there! ROFL.

If you want to hook up with Telcordia at the show contact Sharon Oddy or simply visit them at booth #40 on the Expo floor. More about Telcordia at Management World 2010 here.

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