Software AG Highlights SOA-Based Teleco Framework
Software AG, recently showcased an SOA-based implementation of support for the TM Forum's New Generation Operations Systems and Software (NGOSS) model at the TM Forum's Management World 2008 in Nice, France in mid-May.
Software AG, recently showcased an SOA-based implementation of its support for the TM Forum's New Generation Operations Systems and Software (NGOSS) model at the TM Forum's Management World 2008 held in Nice, France in mid-May.
The NGOSS model includes principles, architecture, data models, process frameworks and specifications to create more efficient and agile service providers.
"The focus of Management World 2008 [was] in helping service providers embrace their digital future," said BjÃ¶rn Brauel, Deputy CTO, Software AG, in a statement. "As their products are now entirely defined as digital bits and bytes, they need to ensure that their underlying business infrastructure provides the flexibility required by IP-based networks. By using our proven SOA and BPM technologies to take advantage of the industry best practices captured within the NGOSS model, they can fully leverage their existing strengths to create highly-differentiated products and services."
Software AG illustrated how its SOA and business process management (BPM) portfolio could assist telecom providers looking to implement key NGOSS components quicker and with less risk. Among the key NGOSS components Software AG demonstrated were: Technology Neutral Architecture (TNA), enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM), Shared Information Model (SID) and NGOSS Contracts.
Another key theme at the TM Forum for Software AG was to illustrate how telecom providers can employ the NGOSS model to reduce operational costs, more quickly comply with government regulations and user service level agreements (SLA), improve customer service, and reconfigure existing products into new, more valuable offerings more easily, the company said.
Among telecom customers, Software AG has helped customers like COLT Telecom, Cox Communications and Vodafone: