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According to Opera, in March 2009, more than 23 million people used Opera Mini, a 12.1% increase from February 2009 and more than 157% increase from March 2008. Those users viewed more than 8.6 billion pages in March 2009 and, since February, page views have gone up 17.4%. Year over year, page views have increased 255%, says Opera.

In March 2009, Opera Mini is said to have served 148 million MB of data to handsets worldwide. Since February, the data consumed went up by 19.3%. Data in Opera Mini is compressed 90% on average and, according to Opera, if this data were uncompressed, Opera Mini users would have viewed nearly 1.4 PB of data in March. Since March 2008, data traffic is up 319%.

Opera says that the mobile Web is booming in Latin America. From March 2008 to March 2009, overall page views in the top 10 countries listed increased 673%. From March 2008 to March 2009, overall unique users in the top 10 countries listed increased 164%. From March 2008 to March 2009, overall data transferred in the top 10 countries listed increased 510%.

Examining the top sites, Google, Live and Facebook all do well in Latin America. Orkut remains the dominant social network in Brazil and Paraguay. Smaller social-networking sites, such as hi5, are also strong in several Latin American countries.

The mobile Web continues its rapid growth worldwide. For the first time, Opera's State of the Mobile Web report profiles page-view and user growth in the top 10 countries, finding triple-digit page-view growth in most countries, with double-digit user increases in all countries. Nigeria is the exception to both as it experienced more than 4,000 percent page-view growth and almost 1,500 percent user growth since March 2008.

"A mobile phone will be the device most people use to access the Web," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "As millions of people each month discover the Web through Opera Mini, content providers have an incredible opportunity to seize competitive advantage in this new medium. By simply ensuring their content works on any device, they will open themselves to the next generation of Web users."

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), a global association for the growth of mobile marketing and its associated technologies, today announced that it has gained 28 more members since February. The new members come from all segments of the mobile marketing industry, from brands looking to incorporate mobile into their marketing strategies to agencies, mobile service and technology providers. The new member companies also represent a diverse geographical range from South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Indonesia to Europe and North America.

The latest companies to join the MMA include:

  • Adfortel BV
  • Advertising Database, Inc.
  • Banco Citibank
  • Be-Mobile
  • BIG Evolution (ANARESPA S.A.)
  • Breeze Tech UK Ltd.
  • Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Ez Texting, Inc.
  • Foundation Media Group
  • Indiagames Ltd.
  • InMarkit
  • Media 24: Emerging Markets
  • Mobilize Systems
  • Neo Network USA, Inc.
  • Netcore Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Omniture
  • One2Many.BV
  • PlayNetwork, Inc.
  • PT. Indonesia/
  • Ryan iDirect
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Synovate
  • Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
  • Xipto, Incorporated

"The solid month to month growth that we've seen serves to demonstrate the desire of all involved in deploying mobile marketing strategies to play an active role in how the industry evolves, and that mobile continues gaining global recognition," said MMA President and CEO Mike Wehrs. "The increase in members from our Middle Eastern, South American and Asia-Pacific regions is also testament to the MMA's global reach."

With application data migration now firmly on the agenda of communication service providers (CSPs) as a key transformation enabler, Celona will present a real-world case study as part of the TM Forum's Catalyst Program at the  Management World Conference 2009, in Nice next month.

This Catalyst project will demonstrate how a new approach to Data Migration is now possible as a next generation enabler for OSS/BSS Transformation with a real-world case-study.  This first phase of the catalyst project showcase demonstrates how to:

    • Build the business case for OSS/BSS migration deployments focusing on business processes and data relationships
    • Deliver early RoI from business-focused migration
    • Reduce risk, costs and business disruption during migration
    • Enable business flexibility and change during migration
    • Meet varied compliance and audit requirements with 360 degree visibility
    • Enable adoption of the TMF operating models (eTOM, TAM and SID and NG OSS/BSS) in Business-Centric Data Migration.

Tony Sceales, Celona's CTO commented: "Traditional approaches to data migration based on scripting and high levels of customisation can result in high risk, expensive and disruptive programmes, and in many cases these tools do not meet the requirements of the 21st Century CSP. Transformation is now a continuous state for operators, not a series of discrete programmes.  Relationships, operations, regulation and compliance must be maintained while data is in-flight between source and target environments, and new business initiatives must be supported with zero downtime and minimal business impact." 

Matt Hooper, Celona's CMO continued: "This first phase of the catalyst project aims to demonstrate how leading TMF companies have re-thought Data Migration as an enabler for this new approach to OSS/BSS Transformation with a real-world case-study and showcase, which looks at the example of Network Inventory Management application data migration."

Attendees of the conference can see the demonstration at regular intervals throughout the show at the TM Forum Catalyst Program Forumville. TM Forum Management World 2009 takes place between the 4th and 8th May, 2009.

TM Forum, the world's premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, and the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC)@USC in Hollywood have established a liaison with the goal of rapidly eliminating the barriers to new distribution revenues for content and communication services providers, it was announced today.

The liaison follows more than two years of informal cross-industry collaboration on content distribution between TM Forum and ETC@USC, who bring together the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries to collaborate on opportunities for new consumer entertainment offerings today and into the future. Together with mutual member companies including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and TCS, the new partnership will significantly enhance the dialog and collaboration between content owners, media industry suppliers, and communications service providers.  Initial joint projects plan to address content metadata and identification schemes to advance interoperability across digital distribution value chains.

According to Jim Warner, vice chairman and head of content media and advertising, TM Forum, "The liaison with ETC is a perfect fit for both parties and is related very much to our highly-successful content sector and value chains initiative.  Initial work will focus on the interactions between content owners and communications providers in order to radically simplify the creation, distribution and monetization of digital media services.  Aligning the major players from these two key industries not only sends a powerful message, it will eliminate much of the ‘friction' in today's distribution chain - driving down operating costs while improving time to market."

KC Blake, director of business development ETC@USC said "We look forward to working with TM Forum in the effort to streamline the delivery of content across platforms.  We feel that this collaboration is a valuable step in ensuring that consumers have access to their content anytime and anywhere."

Following the announcement, over the next three months the two organizations plan to create a roadmap that spells out the specific deliverables, milestones and actions needed to achieve the shared goal of enabling seamless and profitable Digital Media services. This will include looking at digital video distribution value chains model issues, standards gaps, and solution trends in the current content metadata landscape, particularly in identification and descriptive areas and the monetization and profitability implications to both content owners and service providers.

According to a new study from Ovum, the global economic downturn depressed valuations and dealmaking in the telecom sector in 4Q08. Based on Ovum's report, Financial Deals Industry Insight - Telecommunications (4Q08 edition),M deal count was 129 in 4Q08, from 192 in 4Q07, with only four deals valued above US$1B, from 10 in 4Q07.

Public stock offerings dried up, from 14 deals in 4Q07, to just two in 4Q08: both from carriers based in the relatively robust Middle East  Africa region. Private placements also fell, from 25 deals in 4Q07 to just six announced in 4Q08: five small ones, and a large one in Asia Pacific: Telenor's $1.2B for a 60% stake in India's Unitech Wireless. Venture financing was flat year-over-year in 4Q08 (deal count and value), with most funds targeting US-based vendor start-ups.

Matt Walker, Ovum principal analyst and author of the report, says "the financial market turmoil resulted in the acceleration of some deals, but uncertainty was the dominant factor. While this uncertainty lasts, there is incentive to sit and wait, until expectations and valuations stabilize. Preliminary analysis of 1Q09 results confirms this view, but finds activity picking up in some areas."

Noting that telecom is a huge industry worldwide, with service revenues of roughly US$1.4 trillion in 2008, and network capex of $200 billion, Walker says it was inevitable that the industry be impacted by macroeconomic conditions. However, he adds, "Telco financial health is stronger than several years ago. The industry has a variety of funding mechanisms available, and it is still perceived as central to economic growth".

Further, in several large markets - such as China, the US, Germany and Australia - telecom players are receiving government support (e.g. direct subsidy, tax breaks, and so on) aimed at offsetting the recession's impact on telecom's fortunes.

3 UK is opening up its network to allow anyone with a 3 SIM and a compatible handset to have unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and instant messages without ever having to pay.  From 1 May, there will be no data charges or top-up fees for either contract or pay-as-you-go customers who use Skype on 3's UK network.

Anyone with a 3 Skype-enabled handset will be able to buy a 3 SIM and talk as much as they want to other Skype users without ever having to pay another penny. During the summer, 3 will expand its offer making it possible for anyone with a compatible unlocked 3G handset in the UK, to take advantage of free Skype calls, whether or not their phone is from 3. Anyone that wants to talk on a mobile for free will be able to use a Skype-enabled 3 SIM to make and receive totally free Skype-to-Skype calls and to use Skype's instant messaging (IM).  By removing these key barriers to Skype-to-Skype calls, 3 UK is creating a compelling reason for new customers to join 3 and to enjoy all the products and services available on the UK's biggest mobile broadband network.

Kevin Russell, Chief Executive Officer of 3 UK, said:  "Communication through the internet is exploding. Internet calling or VoIP, social networking, instant messaging and email are used by millions in the UK every single day. They are open to all on their PCs and laptops. We want people to be free to communicate from their mobiles in the same way as they do from their PCs. "In future you will be able to buy a 3 SIM for unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls for less than the price of a cup of coffee and talk for as much as you want without ever paying us another penny. We won't ask you for a top-up or a monthly commitment. If you want to talk on a mobile for free, just join us and give it a go. This is for everyone." 

Josh Silverman, President of Skype said:  "Demand for mobile access from our users has never been higher. The introduction of unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and instant messages across all 3 price plans is a really exciting move from a key partner. 3 UK clearly understands the desire for people to use Skype wherever and whenever they want. This is the first mobile network to show this kind of innovation to enable their customers to access Skype. 

"We believe this is how the future looks for the Internet on mobile. With this bold move 3 UK has again shown their willingness to be the customer champion for mobile services in the UK." 

Currently, 3 UK's growing Skype community is claimed to enjoy 1.5 million minutes of free Skype-to-Skype calls every day.

The launch of the first 3 Skypephone in October 2007 really kick-started the growth of free internet calling on the 3 network. With over 433 million people registered on Skype worldwide, the new free Skype-to-Skype offer from 3 opens up a world of free calling.  Two years experience of providing open access to Skype-to-Skype calling has enabled 3 and Skype to better understand the behaviour of mobile Skype users. Success with an easy-to-use Skype experience on more specialised internet-enabled handsets, such as the INQ1 and the 3 Skypephone collection; has proven to 3 that enabling customers to make free Skype calls to other Skype users on their mobiles or PCs is a real benefit.  3 UK has found that regular Skype users: 

  a.. Are less likely to churn than non-Skype users
  b.. Use more traditional voice minutes than non-Skype users in addition to calling their Skype contacts
  c.. Use Skype IM, but also send more SMS than non-Skype users
  d.. Are more likely to browse the internet on their mobile
  e.. Are higher margin customers
  f.. Are twice as likely to access social networking sites as non-Skype customers

"Today we are moving in a clear direction towards making Skype-to-Skype calling available to all UK mobile consumers," said Mr Russell. "We know that Skype users are instinctive communicators, keen social networkers and mobile internet users. They love the things that we are building the UK's biggest mobile broadband network for.  "Our network is built to deliver the benefits of the internet to the mobile. That's why we're removing the conditions and restrictions from our current Skype offer and opening up the opportunity to try free internet calling to all UK mobile users, whether they are currently with us or a competitor network." 

TM Forum, the world's premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, announced today that a high-powered group of executives are confirmed to meet at the T8 World Summit, part of the Forum's Management World conference (Nice, France, May 4-8th). The invitation-only summit will bring together C-level executives from major players in the communications, media, advertising, banking and web sectors to discuss how to generate new sources of revenue through innovative business models.

The approach - sometimes called a ‘two-sided business model' - involves providing business-to-business services to other service providers, leveraging investment in IT infrastructure by reselling services based on core competency. For example, Amazon have expanded beyond their original online retailing position to become an early market leader in cloud computing, web services and opening their platform to 3rd party retailers. Amazon's CTO Dr. Werner Vogels will brief the summit on progress they are making in this area.

With many markets approaching saturation point and the world in the grip of a global recession, new business models offer a unique opportunity to deliver new and innovative services without significant investment. The Summit will look at how web, communications, media and advertising companies can work together to leverage their individual expertise, offering new profitable services which in turn hold the potential for economic growth.

"Downturns in the market can be very productive at getting people to innovate new ideas," said Keith Willetts, chairman of TM Forum. "The aim of the T8 World Summit is to uncover the issues the industry needs to solve to make these services a practical reality. We intend this initial meeting to kick-start a significant new industry group within TM Forum that complements our work in enabling profitable communications, media and advertising services."

The T8 World Summit will be moderated by former AT&T Chief Transformation Officer, Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi along with Eric Pulier, chairman of SOA Software. "We are delighted that such a prestigious group of executives from all sides of the digital marketplace will gather in Nice to kick-start a whole new chapter for web-based ‘cloud' services. This initiative brings together previously separate industries to identify the opportunities and challenges new business models present," commented Willetts.

The T8 World Summit builds on an already impressive backdrop of the Forum's flagship Management World conference, which will explore many similar topics through an impressive keynote line-up and presentations from more than 200 industry experts. The conference exclusively includes Forumville, offering live demonstrations of TM Forum's Technology Catalyst work, including two projects which utilize Amazon's cloud computing environment. "The Forum's not just talking about these issues, our members are already working together to address them at a practical level," added Willetts.

TM Forum, the world industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, today announced 12 finalists for its 2009 Excellence Awards program. The awards recognize leadership and innovation across the communications industry, and attract entries from leading service providers and suppliers around the world. Winners of this year's awards will be announced during the Keynote Perspectives session at TM Forum's Management World conference in Nice, France on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

The prestigious Excellence Awards this year feature two categories recognizing best practice within the industry - one for Communications Service Providers, the other for solution suppliers and system integrators. An independent judging panel comprising 10 industry experts selected the strongest entries in each category to produce a set of 23 Official Nominees, now refined to just six finalists in each category.

The finalists are:

Best Practices - Service Provider          


Chunghwa Telecom                                            

Cox Communications                                          

Microsoft Online Services                                    

Telecom Italia                                                      


Best Practices Supplier/ Systems Integrator



NetCracker Technology Corporation

Progress Software

Sigma Systems



More than 40 leading companies from across the industry including, for the first time, entries from the Cable and online services sectors, have battled for a place in the finals. "We've raised the bar this year, asking each entrant to demonstrate innovative and cost-effective transformation, with quantifiable results," commented Nik Willetts, VP Communications, TM Forum. "I'm pleased to say the membership has risen to the challenge, and each nominee clearly shows the value of TM Forum standards, delivering significant cost and risk reductions through a range of innovative transformation programs."

For the first time, the finalists and winner of the Best Practices - Supplier/System Integrator award have been chosen exclusively by potential customers from within TM Forum's service provider membership.  More than 300 individuals representing over 100 different service providers from the telecom, mobile, cable and defense sectors voted to decide the six finalists and winner of this category. "We've put the final decision in the hands of service providers this year," adds Willetts. "By giving the supplier's customers the opportunity to decide who wins, we're recognizing not only those suppliers who can demonstrate industry best practice, but also the solutions that service providers see as key to transformation."

The Excellence Award winners will be announced to an audience of more than 2,500 executives from the communications and media sectors at the Forum's flagship Management World 2009 conference in Nice on the morning of Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

According to a new mobile messaging report from Juniper Research, mobile messaging  revenues are set for measured growth over the next five years, as market forces take effect. SMS, MMS, mobile email and IM traffic volumes will continue their inexorable rise, but the IP evolution is resulting in disruptive business models, increased competition from the Web and commoditisation of established services, says Juniper.

The research says that the move from per-transaction to per-month billing models incorporating up to unlimited data and messaging bundles will see total P2P revenues in Western and Eastern Europe post declines, balanced to some extent by a healthy rise in revenues in developing markets, plus growth in ad-funded tariffs. Meanwhile, Web-based communities continue to integrate new messaging mediums, which could well impact MNO revenues in the increasingly open mobile Web browsing environment.

"For MNOs, mobile messaging investment is becoming a more considered decision. But mature services such as SMS will remain core revenue generators in the current economic environment, given that messaging is an economical method of P2P communication," comments Ian Chard, Juniper Research Analyst and author of the report ‘Mobile Messaging & IP Evolution: Players, Strategies & Forecasts 2009-2014.

The report found that Smartphone users in particular, will continue to drive high usage levels, while there is also a significant opportunity in using mobile messaging mediums to interconnect the disparate digital communities evolving around gaming, social networking and VoIP.

Steve Reynolds Chairman of the MDA said "Global economic meltdown has changed the world forever, businesses must re-invent themselves and innovate to survive. This report provides valuable intelligence to empower mobile messaging centric businesses in developing future demand based commercial strategies"

Other report findings include:

  -.. 3% drop in total revenues but western Europe to maintain position as largest market over forecast period

  -.. Growth in revenues greatest in the Africa & Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent and South America regions

  -.. Industry looking to enrich market by converging services such as presence, while pushing subscribers to additional VAS and content

Spb Software, a specialist in mobile software, has released Spb Mobile Shell 3.0, the next-generation user interface for Windows phones. According to Handango Yardstick, Spb Mobile Shell was the world's bestselling application of 2008 among all mobile platforms.

Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 is said to have been designed for two different smartphone use scenarios: at work and at play. The application offers distinctive 'professional' and 'lifestyle' desktops, integration of picture contacts with Facebook, account-sensitive email indicators, time and weather screens, widgets, responsive kinetic scrolling, signature 3D animation engine, and other assets that are claimed to change the way a Windows phone is used altogether.

Previous versions of Spb Mobile Shell were shipped by a number of phone makers, such as Acer, O2, Pharos, Sony Ericsson, and Toshiba.

"It was challenging to design 3.0, as customer expectations are quite high," comments Yaroslav Goncharov the Spb Mobile Shell Product Manager and CTO at Spb Software. "On the other hand, this level of success gave us confidence in our basic ideas and design philosophy, and we certainly feel that Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 has all it takes to be the strong foundation for a host of new and immensely popular Windows phones."

Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 is available in 24 languages, is compatible with Windows phones running Windows Mobile 5 and later Professional platforms, qVGA, VGA, Square QVGA, and WVGA screen resolutions are supported.

Bridgewater Systems, the mobile personalization company, today announced that the company has been recognized as the global policy server market share leader in 2008 by Infonetics Research in its April 2009 report "Policy Servers Market Share, Size, and Forecasts."

The Infonetics report noted that Bridgewater's position as the #1 global policy server market share leader is due to the company's success in the 3G and 4G market. The report further states that the policy server market will continue to grow annually in the high double-digit percents over the next five years, reaching US$1.3 billion in 2013. 

Service providers are implementing policy servers to manage the explosive growth in mobile data, personalize applications, and enforce quality of service across applications and content. The adoption of 3G and 4G LTE and WiMAX networks is expected to further increase demand as multimedia applications grow in popularity and as mobile devices become more specialized and sophisticated. 

The Bridgewater Policy Controller with Smart Caps is a PCRF-compliant policy control function that provides real-time network, application, and subscriber policies to manage mobile data growth, ensure fair usage, prevent mobile ‘bill shock,' and deliver personalized services.

Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, Next Gen OSS and Policy, Infonetics Research said: "Bridgewater recognized the importance of the mobile segment of the policy server market early on and is benefiting from the continued rapid growth in this market. The company's global policy server market share leadership is based on its extensive 3G and 4G deployments. " 

David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems added: "The Infonetics report validates Bridgewater's unique network, application and subscriber policy approach to managing mobile data growth, personalizing applications such as on-demand videos and social networking, ensuring fair usage, and preventing mobile bill shock. We are delighted to be recognized as both the 2008 global policy server market leader and the leader in the mobile segment by Infonetics."

MTS Belarus and over-the-air Device and SIM management specialist Sicap have today announced the imminent marketing of a new credit screening service for MTS prepaid customers.

Sicap credit screening gives mobile users a zero-touch, always-on glance at their pre-paid balance. Real time information is enabled by connecting a Sicap over the air SIM applet to the MTS call billing server. As such, each call is immediately debited from the account balance and the updated remaining credit displayed.

MTS Belarus can roll out the service very quickly. The confirmed partners will demonstrate the credit-screening service and be committed to providing the best customer care and self-care in Belarus, market leader MTS can leverage the power of its Sicap-implemented Dynamic SIM tool kit (D STK), a flexible information delivery platform which has been in service since 2008 in the MTS Belarus network. With over 50% market shares, the leading operator MTS consistently relies on Sicap technology to sustain loyalty building and to retain custom through service differentiation. Perhaps the greatest competitive advantage of the D STK platform for MTS is the extremely quick conception to roll-out times for the new services, enabling them to be positioned as the sole operator on the market to propose credit screening.

MTS and Sicap will explore a number of similar SIM-based service opportunities which could include dynamic screening of preferential call rates, special offers or credit top-up alerts.

Benefits for the operator are not limited to accrued customer loyalty. Because real time information screened directly on the mobile device is perceived by mobile users as a great way of simplifying their mobile experience, a large number of them are prepared to pay a nominal fee for these services. As services grow on the D STK platform, the financial gain curve will quickly be exponential.

Sicap's confirmed over-the-air expertise means that they can guarantee usability of screening services in the Belarus market context on at least 80% of devices, whether on the home network or in a roaming context.

According to Simon Hofer, Managing Director of Sicap Eastern Europe, "The Sicap SIM DSTK implementation has opened up a myriad of opportunities for MTS to get to market quickly with sticky services which customers really want. We will proudly demonstrate credit screening with MTS at the 2009 TIBO congress in the Belarus capital and share with them our experience of dynamic services on two other continents."

COLT, a leading European provider of business communications, has extended the reach of its Ethernet services right across the UK in response to fast growing demand from SMEs as well as large organisations for higher speed and lower cost data networks. This is part of an ongoing programme to extend the reach and capabilities of COLT-grade Ethernet services in the UK and globally. 

Building on its long-standing reputation as a quality Ethernet services provider to businesses in London, Manchester and Birmingham, COLT can now offer highly secure and competitively priced Ethernet connections for branch offices and headquarters anywhere in the country, thanks to new interconnect arrangements (Ethernet NNI). Customers can now benefit from the same quality they are used to with COLT Ethernet on a nationwide basis. 

One of the first UK customers to take advantage of COLT's extended reach is leading intellectual property firm, Marks & Clerk. COLT has connected its 13 offices across the UK and in Luxembourg using its Ethernet Private Network solution.

Tim Roche, IT director at Marks & Clerk LLP, said, "We have expanded rapidly over the last few years and have centralised our IT applications so that we can operate more easily as a single brand. We needed one technology partner who could connect together all our offices and data centres, providing the technical expertise we don't have inhouse and a robust disaster recovery solution. COLT's Ethernet solution is the best choice for us because it is so simple to manage and easy to scale the bandwidth up and down as we grow the business further." 

Andy Horn, head of SME, COLT UK added, "Ethernet is increasingly recognised as the de facto technology for data networks because it is the simplest, most flexible and lowest cost way to deliver IT applications across a business - as IT budgets get squeezed, it's increasingly relevant.

"Ethernet has traditionally been used by larger organisations only for wide area networks, but we are now seeing real demand amongst SMEs as the number of applications and volume of data they need for their business is growing exponentially. As businesses look to increase video-conferencing, centralise IT applications and use software as a service, demand for Ethernet networks will only increase further. It's essential that businesses across the UK have access to choice and value for money when it comes to new data services." 

Recent forecasts by IDC support this growth trend. According to IDC's latest European WAN Managers survey 2008, there will be an 18% increase in companies using Ethernet in 2009. 

Ontology Systems will showcase its Service Management application, OSS/CAD, at Management World 2009 in Nice to show how service providers can achieve overall BSS/OSS data integrity and alignment, service impact and fault prioritization, and SLA impact analysis using a semantic approach to virtual Unified Service Modeling.

Launched at last year's conference, Ontology Systems' OSS/CAD simplifies the way in which service providers manage and understand their operational systems by providing customer and service transparency across the OSS/BSS infrastructure and networks. OSS/CAD enables the virtual unification of existing systems to solve the problem of siloed infrastructure data.

With version 2.0 ready for launch at this year's conference, OSS/CAD remains at the very forefront of applying ontologies and semantics - technologies originally developed in military and intelligence applications - to deliver a breakthrough approach to reinterpreting business, operational and infrastructural data as a single virtual Unified Service Model.

Over the past year fixed line, mobile and next generation carriers have used OSS/CAD to rapidly build and deliver OSS Service Management applications in a matter of weeks - not months. These deployments include: 

  • Service Impact and Fault Prioritization  
  • Overall OSS/BSS Data Integrity and Alignment
  • SLA Impact Analysis
  • Stranded Asset Identification
  • Revenue Assurance
  • 360 degree Customer View
  • Legacy Migration and Transformation
  • Unified Topology and Inventory Views
  • Change Management and Customer Notification.

Ontology will be showcasing OSS/CAD 2.0 at Booth 111 in Hall 1 and demonstrating the breakthrough innovation achieved with existing customers and projects.