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varunarora
varunarora
7/18/2017 | 9:15:00 PM
Excellent article
Open source in the telecom space is a complex beast. This article does a fine job of explaining some of the inherent conflicts.

Additionally, it should be understood that not all carriers are large enough with strong enough software teams to take on the task of integrating a bunch of different open source technologies and then maintaining them. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that there merely a handful of such operators and even there only time will tell whether they're able to effectively replace the role of the traditional software and hardware providers (Nokia, Ericsson, and the fish that's evolved into a whale and is eating everyone's lunch: Huawei). It's one thing to be fed up of paying big bucks to the traditional vendors and quite another thing to attempt to go it alone in a sustainable manner...
vances
vances
7/20/2017 | 3:04:00 AM
It's a Software World
CSP networks are quickly evolving to become software driven with as little as possible running on proprietary hardware. The lines are blurring between OSS/BSS, NMS, MANO, etc.. The scope of service creation now covers all of it. As a result CSPs are necessarily engaged in constant software development as the environment is uniquely theirs.

In this world CSPs rely heavily on software development. Over tme more and more will be done internally but they will always need third party software. Vendor proprietary software becomes less desirable as CSPs weight integration issues and the commercial realities of proprietary licenses. Open source software provides the CSPs with the greatest flexibility both from a development and operations perspective as well as supplier selection changes.

CSPs will always need healthy partners so vendors still need to make money however the advantage should go to the customer. In a software world dominated by open source capital expenses are minimized while operational expenses receive focus and the CSP spend is much more closely aligned with revenue. Established vendors with huge sales funnels with struggle with making the transition to a services ecomony while startups will thrive while we move from a handful of gorillas to a crowd of new innovators.
senazuch
senazuch
2/26/2018 | 11:14:27 AM
Thesis on Social Media
I'm now doing research for my dissertation and looking for the best place to buy a dissertation. The topic of my thesis is connected with social networks, usability and the influence of social networks on the teenagers. In your article I found important aspects for my thesis
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/26/2018 | 10:29:04 PM
Re: Excellent article
@varunarora: It's not even all about size. Age and entrenchment (and, to a certain extent, geography) matter too. Older, more entrenched, more "legacy" organizations are so entangled in a complexity of patchworks that it can be prohibitive to take on additional integration projects even with the manpower.

So much for the evils of vendor lock-in. ;)


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