A month or so ago, when Amdocs announced its Actix acquisition, I wrote a blog post hinting that the BSS specialist was treading into waters that many folks would say were way out of its depth. Even with Actix, the Amdocs heritage is decidedly NOT telco network-centric. To think that acquiring a RAN optimization platform would give it the chops to compete with the likes of Ericsson, NSN, Huawei or Alcatel-Lucent – even Samsung or NEC – was borderline crazy.
This week, I traveled to San Diego for the Amdocs InTouch customer event. I ate and drank in the Southern California sunshine, and I came back with a different perspective. Seriously, sunshine and fruit of the vine notwithstanding, I got to speak with folks from Actix. I got to hear from Eli Gelman (Amdocs’ CEO) and other Amdocs subject matter experts on why the combination of Amdocs, Actix and, most recently, Celcite will form a potentially sharp thorn in the side of the aforementioned radio network equipment providers (NEPs). Continue reading “Amdocs InTouch Put Operators on Notice That It Is Serious About Networks”→