August 14, 2020 by Kevin Kuo

Bringing Your OSS Up to Speed for Tackling Today’s Complexity


The telecommunications industry is currently going through a major transformation which creates both opportunities and challenges for today’s communications service providers. Everyone would agree that networks are rapidly changing and continue to become increasingly complex, as are the services delivered by them. In today’s multi-solution networks, the process of OSS integration can be complicated, costly, and time-consuming. To add to this, you also have to address and account for the constant stream of new technologies being launched within the telecom industry that just adds more complexity to your access network and management systems. This will only be exacerbated with the introduction of the diverse set of applications that a 5G world would enable for your subscribers in the very near future.

The complexity issue you’re facing makes it hard for anyone to stay ahead within today’s intensely competitive markets. You are continually being challenged to innovate and simplify your OSS network architecture to support more complex operations. Market pressures are mounting to further reduce your operational expenditures (OPEX), to be even more competitive through increased agility by supporting new service introductions and delivery.

The integration and alignment of Operational and Business Support Systems is a pressing topic for many in the telecommunications industry. The Operational Support Systems, or OSS, are the set of processes and systems that is responsible for the smooth delivery and maintenance of your networks and services. They support the infrastructure over which services are delivered and activated – and are thus essential for their overall performance and ability to function. To that end, the area of OSS and BSS integration is a clear opportunity for you to take more effective control of your businesses and in doing so, will better position you to introduce the service agility you’ll need to thrive in the future.

Join us for an upcoming Network Edge Innovation Tech Talk webinar where you’ll learn how you can accelerate your deployment capabilities while introducing and delivering services with agility during these challenging times. Calix will be joined by GLDS, NISC, and Cumberland Connect to talk about the partnerships they’ve forged in defining OSS/BSS back office strategies that have resulted in dramatically reducing complexity levels while significantly accelerating integration timelines. You can register for the webinar here.