Technologies Impacting and Impacted by Operational Support Systems (OSS)

Published: June 2015   Pages: 32
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There are significant changes underway in the CSP industry that are causing fundamental re-evaluations of business models, technology stacks and service offerings. These disruptions to the status quo are similarly influencing, and being influenced by, OSS.  This research assesses a range of relatively nascent technologies that have the potential to change the dynamic of OSS, whether via the networks they manage, or as building blocks on which to build better OSS tools.

Target Audience:

  • Regulatory and Policy Groups
  • Exporters, Importers and Traders
  • Business and Financial Institutions
  • Associations and Technology Groups
  • Corporate and Institutional Investors
  • Government and International Bodies
  • Lawyers, Bankers, Libraries, Embassies
  • Patent Offices and Technology Executives
  • Venture Capitalists, Consultants and more
  • Management Consulting and Advisory Firms

Table of Contents:

Executive Summary 3
1 Introduction / Background 4
2 OSS Industry Overview 7
2.1 The Current Situation 7
2.2 Agents of Change 8
3 Technologies Impacting / Impacted by OSS 9
3.1 Cloud Delivery Models and Cloud Management 9
3.2 NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) 10
3.3 Network Security 14
3.4 Big Data 16
3.5 Machine learning & predictive analytic techniques 21
3.6 Commoditization of hardware and resources 21
3.7 Resource Aggregation 23
3.8 Automation and Orchestration 24
3.9 Wireless Sensor Networks and Mobility 27
3.10 Self-Organising Networks (SON) 27
3.11 Software development lifecycles (SDLC) 29
3.12 ITSM / ITIL 29




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