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Kill the RFP? Yes please! Agile procurement can save billions and accelerate innovation

Posted by Payam Taaghol, CEO at MYCOM OSI on May 28, 2019 3:40:56 PM

We have contributed to the most recent TM Forum research report “Time to Kill the RFP?”, looking at how the telecoms industry approaches procurement and how the process can be improved to save time, money and effort for all involved – CSPs and vendors alike.

Yes that’s right, a report into procurement processes – I can almost hear the collective groan.

But this is important. It’s costing the industry billions and erecting roadblocks to innovation that are actively harming the ability of CSPs to compete in the digital economy – and will be a key agenda item at the upcoming Telecom Assurance Cloud Summit (11 June 2019).

Time to Kill the RFP? Reinventing IT Procurement for the 2020s’ suggests that the telecom industry’s traditional Request for Proposal (RFP) process, which dates back to the 1980s, is broken – and that bad procurement is costing the industry over $1 billion annually.

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Topics: 5G, CSP Digital Transformation, Service Assurance in Telecom, Digital Transformation, SaaS, Assurance Cloud, "RFP", "Procurement"

How to monetise the 5G experience

Posted by Payam Taaghol, CEO at MYCOM OSI on May 13, 2019 7:41:12 AM

As 5G rollouts begin in earnest, significant questions remain as to how the business model will stack-up for next generation networks. It’s actually a little shocking that despite investing billions in spectrum and billions more in network buildout, this is still even a question. 

We know 5G will bring increased speed and decreased latency. But so what? Will this alone be enough to recoup the investment?

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Topics: Automation, 5G, Cloud Computing, CSP Digital Transformation, 5G Transformation, Telco Cloud

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