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October 2014

Why your OSS had better get Real-Time, Real Fast!

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“It’ll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin’.” – Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin’” There are winds of change blowing in the communications industry, and with them are coming major changes in not just the network itself but also in how you need to manage the network, and the accompanying OSS components. Many will set this aside and say, “But the industry is always changing, and always has. We have managed so far, and we will continue to do it the…

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Why SDN and NFV is going to break your inventory

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Your inventory is broken. I know this, you know this (even if you won’t admit it), and everyone knowledgeable in the OSS domain knows this. Why do I feel so confident about that? Well, network inventory has always been one of the hardest things for service providers to keep up with at a level you could call anything other than “adequate”. It is commonly accepted around the industry that most companies network inventory is somewhere around 70% accurate, on average. I have personally seen that vary anywhere between 30-40% up…

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