The founding members of the â€˜Product and Service Assemblyâ€™ (PSA) initiative have announced that Convergys, Microsoft, QinetiQ and TIBCO are to participate in the second phase of the Product and Service Assembly Initiative and associated TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum) Catalyst. [Read more…]
The TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum) has announced the launch of the â€œTM Forum Excellence Awards,â€ aimed at recognizing operators, system integrators and software companies that have made outstanding contributions towards 21st century telecom business transformation through noteworthy operational and service delivery initiatives. Mick Reeves, former Group Technology Officer of UK telecoms giant BT, will head up the judging panel. [Read more…]
NetCracker Technology has completed Phase III of the NGOSS Catalyst Project, which is being demonstrated live at TeleManagement World Americas, the worldâ€™s largest OSS/BSS exhibition, taking place from December 4th to December 7th at the Adamâ€™s Mark Hotel in Dallas, Texas. [Read more…]
Subex Azure, the world’s largest vendor of revenue maximization solutions for telecom operators, today announced that Subash Menon, the company’s Founder Chairman, Managing Director & CEO, has been appointed as an interim Independent Director on the Board of the TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum). [Read more…]
Eight of the worldâ€™s leading telecommunications companies (including Service Providers, vendors and professional services) have announced the launch of the collaborative â€˜Product and Service Assemblyâ€™ TeleManagement Forum Catalyst project. The collaboration, which includes Atos Origin, Axiom Systems, BT, Cable & Wireless, Celona, Huawei, Oracle and TeliaSonera, aims to create a unique IT reference architecture that demonstrates how Service Providers can dramatically reduce the cost and time to market of their product and service lifecycles in the fast developing value added IP services domain. [Read more…]
Telephony(R), a Prism Business Media publication for telecom service providers, has announced a partnership with the TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum) to serve as the exclusive publisher of the Show Daily for TeleManagement World Americas 2006, Dec. 4-7 in Dallas. In addition to the online Show Daily and a series of e-newsletters related to the event, Telephony will produce a related print supplement on Operational and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) in conjunction with its November 6 issue. [Read more…]
IBS, a leader in the Russian IT and consultancy Market, has become the first Russian IT company to gain a high assessment for its work from TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum). TM Forum is an international institution, which establishes new standards and methodologies for OSS/BSS design and development for the telecommunications market.
According to Sergei Alexandrov, the Director of IBS’s Telecommunications Solutions Center, “we have carried out a tremendous work, with its outcome being submitted for evaluation; on the part of TM Forum, a group of experts was formed to analyze our proposal for compliance with their internal criteria. The high opinion of experts has become an important international acknowledgment of our performance quality and a significant contribution to future development of the practice”.
TM Forum has evaluated a number of IBS’s solutions, utilizing the results and techniques proposed by the TM Forum experts. Particular interest was attracted by the IBS-developed SRFAL product (the System of Revealing Fraud and Analysing Operator’s Profit Losses), presented as an international best practice. [Read more…]
HP today announced its participation in a number of industry initiatives designed to help telecom companies manage voice and data networks more efficiently through New Generation Operations Systems and Software (NGOSS) technologies. The HP Integrated Service Management (ISM) platform is HPâ€™s Operational Support System (OSS) offering. It uses a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to integrate operations and business support systems to help carriers and operators manage networks and services.
HP is enhancing HP ISM with functionality from the OSS through Javaâ„¢ initiative (OSS/J). This initiative focuses on the adoption of standards-based Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and design guidelines for the development of component-based OSS systems. OSS/J technologies provide the foundation for unifying legacy systems and new applications quickly and at low cost. [Read more…]
NetCracker Technology, a provider of OSS software solutions for global telecom service providers, today announced that Sanjay Mewada, vice president of strategy, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Directors of the TeleManagement Forum. The TM Forum is a global consortium of communications professionals dedicated to improving the management and operation of information and communications networks and services.
Mewada, who oversees the strategic direction of NetCracker, brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to the TM Forum Advisory Board. Prior to joining NetCracker, he served as vice president of the Telecom Software Strategies Decision Service at the Yankee Group, where he helped clients make decisions regarding the use of business and operations support systems (OSS) software and services.
“Sanjay is a well-known and respected figure in the telecom OSS industry, and we are certain that he will be a valuable addition to our Board,” said Keith Willetts, Chairman of the Board of the TM Forum. “His expertise and experience will bring further value to our members.”
At NetCracker, Mewada has spearheaded the company’s “Service Layer Transformation (TM)” campaign, bringing his expertise and message to NetCracker customers around the globe. His career has also included working at MCI, Intelsat, and the World Bank in product management and technology evaluation functions. Mewada is a graduate of Bombay University, where he earned an M.B.A. and a B.S. degree in Physics, and of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he earned an M.B.A. in International Business. [Read more…]
cVidya Networks, a leader of Telecom Data Integrity and Revenue Assurance Systems, has announced its leadership role in The Telemanagement Forumâ€™s (TMF) Revenue Assurance (RA) Catalyst Project for the second year in a row. This is one of several such projects in which TMF member organizations collaborate to advance the framework of next generation OSS (NGOSS). cVidya’s repeated selection as team leader in this project came as a result of its position as a developer of the most advanced and effective revenue assurance solutions in the telecommunications industry. This yearâ€™s RA Catalyst is sponsored by China Unicom and led by cVidya Networks with collaboration with other companies;. cVidya Networks will also be participating in the TMFâ€™s Catalyst Project titled â€œIPTV Impact on Fulfillment, Assurance, and Billing (FAB)â€. The IPTV project is sponsored and led by Swisscom. [Read more…]
cVidya Networks, a global leader of Telecom Data Integrity and Revenue Assurance Systems, today announced the appointment of cVidya’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Gadi Solotorevsky, to the TeleManagement Forum Advisory Board. Comprised of senior executives from a global cross section of the telecommunications industry including leading communications service providers, solution suppliers, and systems integrators, the TeleManagement Forumâ€™s Advisory Board is an adjunct to the Board of Directors in which members are selected for their specific expertise and provide guidance to the board in their respective areas. [Read more…]