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Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
7/3/2014 | 12:38:59 PM
Deja vu all over again
It's been fascinating watching carriers paralleling the changes we saw previously in IT. But I can't recall anything like ETSI NFV in IT, where big companies band together to dictate strategy to vendors.

As for the convergence of landline, mobile, and cable -- these days they're all just in the broadband business. Voice and TV are increasingly becoming legacy businesses.
kdilbeck570
kdilbeck570
7/2/2014 | 5:50:46 PM
Re: Consistent with what we see
Your observations taken in concert with Carol's earlier article 6 Degree of Separation: SPs Define Open is consistent with the message we are hearing from our members.  They want a dynamic, flexible, interoperable service enabling ecosystem. Open is a technique/technology to help realize that but if one concentrates on "open source" software" as the goal I  think they are missing the true intent. Open source like virtualization, is a technology SP are exploiting to take more control of their service environments.

 

TM Forum catalyst have definitely seen an uptake in the use of open source solutions, including those for management,  and strong interest from the SP in the pragmatic results of those efforts. I think the urgency being expressed by the SPs is the major shift here. Folks should not underestimate the momtenum behind this thinking.
futurephil
futurephil
7/2/2014 | 2:53:19 PM
willingness to change
Earler, we noted that telcos have a different view of open source software than you would have expected several years ago. They're definitely open to change if it helps their networks evolve enough to automate certain functions and create services more quickly.
Ray@LR
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7/2/2014 | 2:41:21 PM
Re: Commentary is spot on
Why don't you take JUly 4 as a day off.... as a gift from this Brit.
mendyk
mendyk
7/2/2014 | 2:21:59 PM
Conflicting interests
I would guess that the disenchantment with quasi-standards groups like MEF has a lot to do with the perception that these groups are more about building their franchises than about getting standards worked out. That may be a bit unfair, but it's a strong perception nonetheless. In contrast, a group like IETF stuck to its mission.
Carol Wilson
Carol Wilson
7/2/2014 | 2:11:32 PM
Commentary is spot on
And I'm not just saying this because you're my boss This nails it- the upside and downside of the major trends that are out there, truly shaking up the industry. 

I think we sometimes glibly chat about potential shifts such as the move to open source, forgetting that it has ramifications way beyond what we might imagine at a given moment, including some serious dangers. 

And the colloboration trend is well-cited as well. Good job, Ray.

Any chance I can get the rest of the day off?
Carol Wilson
Carol Wilson
7/2/2014 | 2:11:20 PM
Commentary is spot on
And I'm not just saying this because you're my boss This nails it- the upside and downside of the major trends that are out there, truly shaking up the industry. 

I think we sometimes glibly chat about potential shifts such as the move to open source, forgetting that it has ramifications way beyond what we might imagine at a given moment, including some serious dangers. 

And the colloboration trend is well-cited as well. Good job, Ray.

Any chance I can get the rest of the day off?


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