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Telcos Embark on Transformation Agenda

According to Keith Willetts, Chairman of the TeleManagement Forum, service providers worldwide are jockeying for position in the converging global landscape. Competition is rapidly moving into high gear as everyone wants a piece of the other guy�s pie.

It is still a largely technological competition as the operators play out various scenarios and combinations of networks and services. But it doesn�t look like the same 'me too' competition we saw 3-5 years ago. This time, there are several different approaches being taken but they are all rooted in a 'transformation-based' agenda.

At the TeleManagement World event in Nice, France, the TM Forum announced two major new initiatives to speed up the availability of real, implementable standards for OSS and BSS. First of these is that the OSS through Java group will join forces with TM Forum this summer.

Second was that the combined organization has launched the 'Prosspero' program �- a practical, implementer oriented approach to delivering packages of open-source software, test tools, implementation guides; training and online support to radically cut the costs; timescales and complexity of building open OSS/BSS interfaces between systems. This program is backed by major operators and suppliers, some of whom have already started to mandate procurement against Prosspero.

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