A place to experiment with new services and technologies, with minimal risk and low cost.
Massive advances in mobile devices and connected consumer electronics, new wireless broadband technologies like Femtocell, WiMAX and LTE, and - most importantly - a wave of cloud-based services are driving the significant evolution of OSS and BSS implementation by carriers. This is not without its challenges.
The Aricent Group's Innovation Lab helps service providers overcome a number of significant challenges:
Integrating and Commercializing New SOA-Enabled OSS/BSS Solutions Based on COTS Platforms
To meet the huge growth in the subscriber base, operators (particularly green field operators in emerging markets) look for cost-effective, pre-packaged solutions that are highly scalable. Our proven solutions can be implemented quickly and offer the flexibility to adjust business models.
As operators look to deploy the latest 4G technologies like WiMAX and LTE, supporting and experimenting with new business models is a key requirement that demands a highly flexible OSS/BSS system. Our Innovation Lab provides a flexible, cost effective way to determine the feasibility of new technologies and solutions that involve multiple vendors.
Delivering and Monetizing Cloud-Based Services
As carriers look to open up their network and embrace cloud services by offering SaaS solutions, they need to partner with external vendors to integrate network APIs to deliver next generation context aware services like location based social networking, mobile gaming etc. There is a critical need for creating a back office infrastructure that that makes it simple for third party application providers to monetize and roll out services.
Our Innovation Lab provides access to a large number of experts in various OSS and BSS technologies, in addition to proven processes and state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Access to a global pool of talented consultants who not only understand business processes, but are also technical experts.
Pre-integrated and pre-tested reference architectures.
Recipe books for implementation; detailed documentation on system integration pain points, technology briefs and business processes in OSS / BSS area that are used during project execution.
Dedicated lab infrastructure that comprises multiple COTS platforms.
Partner products including ConceptWave, Granite (Telcordia), BRM and SOA Suite from Oracle, HP OpenView.
Reduce integration and deployments times by up to 70% by choosing the best solutions through Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and implementing the final pre-tested reference architectures.
Reduce Integration Cost and Complexity
Reduce OPEX and CAPEX by making use of our facilities, equipment and lab investments, deep domain expertise, and trained personnel.
Ensure Interoperability of Multi-Vendor Solution Components
Custom demos and PoCs ensure that all solution components are pre-integrated and pre-tested prior to actual implementation.