ItsOn: Is It On or Is It Off?

Ron Westfall
Ron Westfall

Summary Bullets:

  • ItsOn introduced its Smart Services platform this summer and has already announced OSS/BSS wins with Sprint and its subsidiary Virgin Media USA.
  • The ItsOn Smart Service platform delivers the OSS/BSS automation, customer self-care, sponsored data support, and boost in time to market intervals for new services to merit consideration from operators exploring their OSS/BSS transformation strategies.

ItsOn competes as a supplier of automated OSS/BSS solutions. With the OSS/BSS competitive landscape already heavily crowded how can ItsOn compete long-term as a relatively new entrant? Even more importantly, can ItsOn meet the business transformation objectives of top-tier operators on a sustained basis? Continue reading “ItsOn: Is It On or Is It Off?”

Stuck in the MANO with You; Who Supplies the VNFM?

David Snow
David Snow

Summary Bullets:

  • Despite the VNFM becoming better defined, the question of who is best placed to supply it remains an open issue.
  • Vendors are taking different approaches to VNFM development; they will need to be harmonized if carriers are to realize multi-vendor NFV MANO.

While the work of the ETSI Steering Group on NFV management and orchestration (MANO) has never been a secret, the draft specification (GS NFV-MAN 001 V0.6.1) just published throws up some interesting questions. Continue reading “Stuck in the MANO with You; Who Supplies the VNFM?”