NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The success of Internet service providers is driving telecom operators to transform their service-layer architectures and business models to extract a bigger share of revenue from the IP services value chain, according to the latest report from Light Reading's Services Software Insider (www.lightreading.com/servsoftware), a paid research service of Techweb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com).
NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — The success of Internet service providers is driving telecom operators to transform their service-layer architectures and business models to extract a bigger share of revenue from the IP services value chain, according to the latest report from Light Reading's Services Software Insider (www.lightreading.com/servsoftware), a paid research service of Techweb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com).
Telco SOA Frameworks: A Blueprint for Service-Layer Transformation explains what IT-based service-layer transformation is, how vendors are describing the scope of IT transformation in reference architectures, and how such architectures can be used to guide the implementation of a next-generation service-layer infrastructure using service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles and technologies. It also profiles three of the newest contenders in the IT transformation market — Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, and Nokia Siemens — that want to capture a significant share of IT transformation investment and evaluates how their grand designs stack up against each other and those of other IT transformation vendors.
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"Telecom transformation started on the infrastructure side with the disruptive development of all-IP networks, originally designed to make operators more competitive with one another," says Caroline Chappell, research analyst with Light Reading's Services Software Insider and author of the report. "But network transformation unleashed the power of the Internet, spawned a new breed of service providers that feeds off it, and created further competition outside the traditional telecom business. These Internet competitors are now forcing telecom operators to look at business transformation."
Vendors have largely defined blueprints to support their broad visions for IT transformation, but they are in a race to build out the complete set of SOA interfaces for all the component services included in their reference architectures, Chappell says. "The transformed IT layer is therefore being viewed by leading-edge telcos and vendors as a new source of revenue, with SOA component exposure leading to new types of managed-service and software-as-a-service opportunities," she says.
Key findings of Telco SOA Frameworks: A Blueprint for Service-Layer Transformation include:
— After network migration and transformation, service-layer transformation is where the next big wave of telco investment will take place. — Vendor service-layer transformation blueprints now erase the distinctions formerly made between the service delivery framework and the service management framework. — Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, and Nokia Siemens intend to take on the IT systems integrators as they target telco service-layer transformation dollars. — Vendors are racing to build out the complete set of SOA interfaces to ease integration in their service-layer architectures.
Telco SOA Frameworks: A Blueprint for Service-Layer Transformation provides critical insight and analysis for a range of industry participants, including:
— Telecom operators needing insight into how SOA-based service-layer transformation can help maintain and grow customer relationships in the emerging Web 2.0 environment — Telecom and IT technology suppliers assessing the most likely prospects for growth and development in the service transformation sector — OSS/BSS/SDF suppliers needing a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by business and infrastructure transformation, and their roles in network operator implementations — Investors looking for insight into the impact that service-layer transformation will have on the telecom services sector, and which companies are best positioned to succeed
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