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Service Enablement Ecosystem
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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Service Enablement Ecosystem
Date  Report
Jun 13
Cisco unveiled new developer capabilities, including open APIs for its DNA Center and expanded DevNet developer community membership, fortifying its intent-based networking (IBN) ecosystem credentials, but IBN complexities can slow down adoption.

Jun 1
Openet’s recent MDS Global partnership, using the vendor’s real-time charging capabilities to augment its digital BSS-as-a-service offering, confirms it is differentiating its portfolio to meet the new digital service innovation demands of operators.

May 31
TIA’s new Network Service Assurance Program aims to bring best practices to new network-dependent consumer services, but will be challenged to bring carriers and vendors on board for yet another project designed to foster digital services success.

May 11
ZTE’s decision to cease all major operations in the wake of a seven-year export ban imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce is prompting – for now – a change in all GlobalData’s ZTE company and product ratings.

May 11
Digital transformation in the Middle East represents a significant opportunity which Huawei is committed to supporting through its updated vision, cloud- and AI-powered product portfolio, and ecosystem-led approach.

May 8
Nokia acquired SpaceTime Insight to enhance its AI credentials and expand its IoT asset management capabilities. SpaceTime is small, but brings a significant customer base that should boost Nokia’s prospects in non-CSP verticals.

May 4
Tech Mahindra used its TechMNxt event to showcase an expanded focus that includes more emphasis on moving up the services “value chain.” For the communication sector, that includes an expansive focus on enabling network transformation journeys.

May 1
Huawei used the 2018 analyst summit to put strategic emphasis on the central role AI is playing in its ROADS-driven telco software portfolio development, but needs more message consistency and differentiate more directly against AI-driven rivals.

Apr 26
Incognito unveiled its Digital Home Experience Solution, augmenting its ACS offering with new capabilities aimed at accelerating and automating resolution of customer multi-device home WiFi network issues, but VoWiFi capabilities must be added.

Apr 24
The seven-year export ban imposed on ZTE by the U.S. Department of Commerce hurts ZTE first and foremost, but could have major repercussions for many U.S. suppliers, ultimately reducing their role in the complex global telco value chain.

Apr 17
Telco software vendors are updating their AI solutions, with Nokia bolstering its Customer Experience Index with automated machine learning, but they need to augment their multivendor and AI-specific services capabilities to win more AI business.

Apr 12
Operators must execute their omnichannel strategies, delivering a consistent, rewarding customer experience according to customer shopping preferences, whether at the retail outlet or online using any device, or lose badly to the digital brands.

Mar 20
For years, vendors have been investing in – and talking up – the possibility of transmitting data using light waves. A trial launched by Philips Lighting in March is a clear sign that meaningful LiFi deployments may be just on the horizon.

Mar 13
TEOCO has launched AirborneUTM, a platform developed to allow operators delivery of drone-based IoT services, markedly differentiating its portfolio, but managing 3D radio environments and scaling UAV services requires broader ecosystem support.

Mar 7
Netcracker unveiled its 5G monetization solution at MWC18, targeted at enabling operators to accelerate the commercialization of new 5G services, but identifying the winning 5G use case is paramount for delivering long-term competitive success.

Feb 27
Amdocs debuted its AmdocsONE platform to spur digital transformation of operator business models, by enabling DevsOp-led deployments of microservices and cloud-native applications, but competition is already intense and operator barriers loom.

Feb 22
Accedian acquires network and application performance management specialist Performance Vision, rapidly boosting its European and enterprise presence, and augmenting its telco assurance portfolio, but risks dilution of telco channel focus.

Feb 21
Nokia’s new Security Risk Index and a white label option help differentiate the vendor’s managed security service offering, but it should identify security partners in order to establish more security ‘street cred.’

Feb 14
AT&T is tapping Accenture to help develop microservices for an internal ordering system, expediting service delivery to the end customer by creating a more agile ordering system, ensuring Verizon does not run away in building out microservices.

Feb 14
Openet’s new open Digital APIs offer reduced digital platform integration costs and timescales, directly challenging incumbent OSS/BSS solutions, but major rivals are ready with their own flexible, cost-saving platforms.

Feb 13
ONAP reached an inflection point in gaining acceptance as the de facto industry-wide standard by adding Verizon and Samsung as ‘Platinum’ backers and Bell/Amdocs showcasing DevOps’ vital role, but the ETSI-aligned OSM alternative remains a barrier.

Feb 6
At MWC 2018, RAN vendors will target the enterprise opportunity; 5G focus will be on evolving the core. End-to-end security will be pervasive, while cellular IoT vendors and operators will push “stability” to differentiate from LPWA alternatives.

Feb 1
Ericsson reported another quarter of revenue decline, significant losses and restructuring pains. Despite faint signs of stabilization on the horizon, executive departures reflect a company that has yet to properly adjust its sails.

Jan 5
Mavenir acquired mobile sponsored data specialist Aquto and unveiled its hosted service plan model to renew innovation of prepaid mobile services, but did not gain the postpaid monetization apps key to boosting loyalty in integrated environments.

Jan 3
GlobalData’s Global Telecom Technology & Software team prepared 2018 predictions. This document summarizes key findings and takeaways across all segments, providing a thorough view of the telco infrastructure market to aid in 2018 planning.

Dec 28 2017
While EXFO moves to finalize its acquisition of mobile assurance specialist Astellia, boosting its service assurance telco footprint and portfolio and spurring consolidation in the assurance market, it must act quickly to establish differentiators.

Dec 21 2017
Operators are eager to make progress on digital transformation goals in 2018 by adopting flexible software licensing and pricing, DevOps, and expanded full-stack implementations, but barriers to automation and collaboration loom.

Dec 19 2017
As 2017 ends, Nokia’s focus on end-to-end solutions and continued commitment to its ‘lead-expand-grow-create’ strategy are logical. Differentiating on end-to-end and executing on non-telco strategic focal points will remain challenges.


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