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The agile CSP-vendor relationship: why it holds the key to digital transformation

Posted by Ian Meakin on Mar 5, 2020 2:25:31 PM

Digital transformation – it can mean so much that it can be rendered meaningless. Is it about delivering new digital services? Platform economy ecosystems? Is it about embracing the cloud and becoming ‘cloud native’? Does it mean transforming the operations of the business? Well, yes, it can mean all those things.

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Topics: Automation, CSP Digital Transformation, Telco Cloud, SaaS

MYCOM OSI and AWS collaboration will help operators automate their networks

Posted by Ian Meakin on Jan 24, 2019 8:41:16 AM

Telecom Review interview with Mounir Ladki, President & CTO, MYCOM OSI. The interview was published on Telecom review on 21/01/2019.

MYCOM OSI is a global leader in providing cloud native assurance, automation and analytic solutions that enable communications service providers (CSPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises to manage their digital experiences and hybrid networks. MYCOM OSI was one of the first in its industry to introduce and commercialize next generation cloud native solutions coupled with innovative subscription business models. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with MYCOM OSI president and CTO, Mounir Ladki, at the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

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Topics: Service Assurance, Automation, 5G, Cloud Computing, CSP Digital Transformation, EAA

Cloud Dynamics Underpin MYCOM OSI's Acquisition

Posted by Ian Meakin on Dec 20, 2018 10:16:13 AM

Article written by Ray Le Maistre, Editor in Chief - Light Reading, and published on Light Reading on 30/11/2018

There's a good chance that the acquisition of telecom network assurance and optimization specialist MYCOM OSI by private equity firm Inflexion, announced Wednesday, might have escaped the attention of many in the industry. (See MYCOM OSI Acquired by Inflexion .)

But it's worth noting for a couple of reasons.

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Topics: Service Assurance, MYCOM OSI, 5G, Cloud Computing, CSP Digital Transformation, EAA

Three UK's Core Network Transformation Requires New Approach to Assurance

Posted by Ian Meakin on Dec 18, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Blog written by James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst - OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, and published on Light Reading on 14/12/2017 

Back in 2014 the regulatory winds were favorable in European telecoms with consolidation in both the German and Austrian markets taking the number of mobile network operators from four to three. "Market repair" was the buzzword of the day and operators were keen to see if they could achieve similar consolidation in other countries. In the UK, there were four MNOs: EE (itself a merger of Orange and T-Mobile's UK arms), O2 (part of the Telefonica Group, Vodafone and Three UK (part of Asian conglomerate CK Hutchison). With EE being snapped up by BT, Three made an audacious offer for O2 that would have created the largest mobile operator in the UK with over 40% share of mobile subscribers and a strong portfolio of spectrum. However, after a year of deliberations, in May 2016 the deal was blocked by the EU commission on competition grounds, leaving Three UK in a quandary.

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Topics: Service Assurance, NFV, IoT, Orchestration, 5G, SDN, Telco Cloud

MYCOM OSI receives 6 awards in 6 months

Posted by Ian Meakin on Jun 7, 2016 4:00:00 PM

May was a particularly busy month for MYCOM OSI in terms of awards and recognitions. We are still celebrating after receiving the ‘Mobile Infrastructure Innovation Award’ from Global Telecoms Business on 25th May for the ‘Building a Services-Driven Super NOC’ project with Vodafone India. But we were also either nominated or won three other awards during May as well. When we count them all up we’ve averaged an award per month for the last 6 months or so.

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Topics: Network Performance Management, Big Data, Analytics, Awards

MYCOM Earns Top 20 Ranking in CIO Telecom Review 2014

Posted by Ian Meakin on Oct 30, 2014 4:35:00 PM

CIO Telecom Review evaluated hundreds of vendors before selecting MYCOM as one of the providers “at the forefront of tackling today’s challenges in the telecom sector” with the “ability to spawn new advancement that has the power to re-ignite the telecom industry in the coming years,” according to the publication.

A panel of CEOs, venture capitalists, industry analysts and the CIO Telecom Review editorial board completed the assessments, with the top winners profiled in the July 2014 issue.

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Topics: Service Assurance, OSS

Meet MYCOM OSI at AfricaCom'14

Posted by Ian Meakin on Aug 12, 2014 1:57:00 PM

At the event, MYCOM will showcase its latest products and solutions on its booth (#F19), as well as deliver a "Masterclass" talk on 11 November at 12:30 p.m., which presents a Case Study on ‘How Tier-1 CSPs use network performance management to enhance QoS, reduce customer churn and deliver cost-optimized service-centric network operations.’

In addition, MYCOM executives and technical experts will be available on MYCOM’s booth (#F19) to:

  • Share MYCOM’s vision and plan following the acquisition of OSI, and describe its combinedService Assurance solution that integrates Performance Management, Fault Management and Service Management
  • Present the latest Fault and Service Impact Management solutions based on the market-leadingNetExpert™ platform
  • Demonstrate the latest version of the award-winning NIMS-PrOptima™ Network and Service Performance Management platform
  • Discuss recent customer wins, and the reasons why customers prefer to use MYCOM OSI
  • Demonstrate intelligent automated operations and optimization solutions that have provided30% OpEx savings
  • Discuss the latest developments around unified Service Assurance, CEM, NFV/SDN, Big Data, and M2M.
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