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VideoKnight
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VideoKnight,
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2/27/2014 | 10:33:47 PM
NEMs onboard
I heard that about a dozen NEMs have stepped up to be a part of the new CenturyLink post OSMINE world. I am hearing ALU, Tellabs, Infinera, and Juniper. Possibly Overture. Who else is in the CenturyLink clubhouse?
brookseven
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brookseven,
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2/25/2014 | 10:59:57 AM
Re: Alas, poor Osmine, we knew you
Yeah, it is much better now!

Try to deploy in a Tier 1 carrier until they decide they want to schedule for their inclusion in their OSS environment.

OSMINE was slow and expensive but you could do it on your own and then market to a carrier.  Now you can do nothing until you get in the OSS.  Ask the boys from Sweden how swell it was to have to be written into the Alcatel OSS environment at AT&T.  Aww gee we had to slip you out another release...oh well better luck next time.

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DOShea
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DOShea,
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2/24/2014 | 9:48:59 PM
Re: Alas, poor Osmine, we knew you
True that people have been complaining about it for so long, and amazing that it took this long for one operator to nudge this immovable object. I can think of a few vendors that are going to want a year of their lives back, having paid dearly while being stuck in this process in the past.
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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2/24/2014 | 1:12:46 PM
Re: Alas, poor Osmine, we knew you
Operations Systems Modification of Intelligent Network Elements, not only is a mouthful, but has proven over the years, most say, to be a real mess. The Telcordia verifying process could take from six to 18 months, surely leaving an opening for another way to side-step Osmine.
Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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2/24/2014 | 11:07:28 AM
Alas, poor Osmine, we knew you
I remember people wailing about Osmine 20 years ago, almost, so it's about damn time, I'd say, to see a defnitive push away from the past. 

If I remember correctly, Ericsson's migration plan involved determining how to extract data from legacy systems when needed but not be dependent on them to roll out new services and do it more quickly.

I think any move away from Osmine is also good news for those who compete in this space.


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