Archive | May, 2014


OSS Line Visits TM Forum Live! 2014

The OSS/BSS trade show that’s so exciting it needs an exclamation mark! TM Forum Live(!) previously known as TeleManagement World, kicks-off on Monday 2nd June in Nice, France. It promises to be the usual mix of professional networking, insightful keynotes, and excitement over the latest buzz words. (more…)

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Maxcom Selects NetCracker

Maxcom’s quad-play OSS transformation uses NetCracker 9.0 to automate order-to-cash process and enhance network design, build and optimization capabilities. (more…)

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Ontology Systems Panoramic View of Network Data

Ontology Systems, the semantic search company for enterprise application data, today announces the launch of Intelligent 360 for Network Operators (i360-NetOps), a product to help operators gain a reliable, fast and holistic view of their network across all layers, technologies and vendors. (more…)

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Welcome ARTIN May2014

Welcome ARTIN and 1000 Readers

I am very pleased to tell you that ARTIN has become a supporter of OSS Line and our Guide to Modern OSS. And more great news: Chapter one of the Guide to Modern OSS has been read over 1000 times since it was published. (more…)

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Clarity for Sale

Announcements last week and this week from ASX, the Australian Securities Exchange, indicate that Clarity OSS Limited has suspended trading of shares, in anticipation of ‘negotiations with a potential purchaser’. (more…)

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Ericsson Data Driven May2014

Data Driven Efficiency – White Paper

A new white paper from Ericsson shows us how taking full advantage of data-driven efficiency makes operations more precise, predictable and efficient. It gives you the analytical depth and foresight to take your operations to a whole new level of value, while cutting operational expenses at the same time. (more…)

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Cincinnati Bell and NetCracker Extend Working Relationship

NetCracker Technology announced today that Cincinnati Bell will extend its professional service and data center hosting agreement with NetCracker through the year 2020 in order to ensure a steady cost structure for key processing, support functions and applications development for its mission-critical IT systems and infrastructure. (more…)

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What are eTOM TAM 640x360 May2014

What are eTOM and TAM? Should you be using them?

Of all the OSS standards available you will probably come across TM Forum’s eTOM and TAM most often. The problem is no one can remember the difference between the two. And are they even worth the huge posters they’re printed on?  (more…)

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More SDN, More Network Design

A recent post in a LinkedIn forum asked whether the introduction of SDN would signal the end for network designers. Can the centralised intelligence of the SDN controller render slow, fallible, human planners and designers obsolete? (more…)

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