Tag Archives: Nortel

Service Delivery Platform (SDP) Asia. Day One

This article provides a brief summary on Day One of Informa’s SDP Asia conference in Singapore on the 26th November.  A preview of the conference was given in this article.  With 70 registered attendees and about 55 attendees in the room on Day One, APAC is bucking the trend in conference attendance by showing solid […]

A Managed Services Primer

In the telecom industry Managed Network Services (MNS, aka Outsourced Network Operations) is likely to be a $10B business in ’08, with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of between 13-17%.  Europe accounts for 45% of the market.  The leading supplier in the market, Ericsson, rips-out other supplier’s equipment and installs its own in the […]

SofNet Day Two. A Jungle of Capabilities and a Services Desert

Summarizing day two of SofNet. Panel session, “How Can 21CN Help Make Customers Successful?”  was a who’s who on UK telecom executives with John Cunliffe, Ericsson; John Frieslaar, Huawei; Geoff Hall, Nortel; John-Paul Hemingway, Ciena; Phil Dance, BT; David Soldani, NSN; Andy Stevenson, Fujitsu; and Phil Tilley, ALU.  With so many suppliers in such a […]

OSS Consolidation Part 2: Recommendations on Service Delivery

What is a ‘service delivery architecture’?  It really depends upon with whom you are talking.  Are they are a vendor trying to sell IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), or a Java games download platform; or are they an operator responsible for value-added communication services, IPTV, or content services.  Each will likely give quite different answers.  Service […]

Unified Communications, the Enterprise, the Mobile Phone and the Threat to Mobile Operators

UC (Unified Communications) brings together the communication and data networks of an enterprise.  The Innovative Communications Alliance (ICA), led by Nortel and Microsoft, is creating the hype surrounding UC.  The purpose of this article is not to discuss UC within the enterprise, rather look at the emerging mobilization of UC and the impact it could […]