It is no secret that Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are facing increased business challenges. Traditional voice/messaging revenues continue to decline and overall revenues are flattening, while the sustained heavy investment on network infrastructure is still dictated by increasing over-the-top (OTT) mobile broadband traffic that CSPs are unable to monetize. To make things worse, CSPs must deal with market saturation and intensifying competition that often leads to damaging price wars and customer churn.
In recent discussions with colleagues, the topic of convergence came up. Years ago, Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) would have dominated such discussions as the prospect of seamless connectivity across wireless and wireline (i.e. convergent) networks excited experts and enthusiasts alike. Today, a discussion around convergence is typically about the telecoms world getting closer to the IT world, for example in the context of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
During November, MYCOM OSI had the opportunity to participate in a number of events in the Middle East, North America, Africa and Europe. Although these events varied in scope, from general telecoms interest to specific topics such as NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), they all shared some key messages from Communications Service Providers (CSPs). In terms of requirements for Service Assurance solutions in particular, the messages from CSPs converged to three main themes: flexibility, scalability, and reliability.
How Vodafone India harnesses end-to-end network performance intelligence to deliver a superior customer experience
As part of its strategic goal of differentiating on network quality, in 2010 Vodafone India identified an opportunity to radically change the way that its operational systems were designed, managed and run so as to improve customer experience, increase operational efficiency and optimize revenue.
unified network performance management
By Stephen Breheny, President Managed Services and Solutions, MYCOM: Our business is totally focused on enhancing the performance of carriers’ networks and provides end-to-end telecom solutions across three broad areas that include 1) NIMS-PrOptima Service and Network Performance Management software, 2) an Advanced Engineering Services division for building-out network infrastructure and my team which provides 3) Managed Services and Solutions around network design, performance management, switching services and advanced device testing.
Network Performance Management,
Special Event Management,
Managed Services and Solutions,
rolling-out UMTS capacity,