Telco SOA Market Changes Mean Good News for Huawei

New service-layer transformation technology is changing the telco SOA market for the better, says Heavy Reading Services Software Insider

PR Newswire — September 8, 2010

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ –The arrival of easier-to-implement service-layer transformation technology is bringing some significant changes to the telco service-oriented architecture (SOA) sector, including not only making it easier for Tier 2/3 and emerging markets operators to deploy service-layer transformation at a reasonable cost, but also enabling new competitors such as Huawei to make serious inroads into the market, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Services Software Insider (www.heavyreading.com/servsoftware), a paid research service of TechWeb’s Light Reading (www.lightreading.com).

Off-the-Shelf Products Bring Big Changes to Telco SOA analyzes telco SOA frameworks, focusing on the development of standardized products that enable faster and more cost-effective deployment of service-layer transformation. The report explores the limits to the level of industrialization that can be applied to service-layer transformation, as well as vendor strategies for service-layer transformation. The report profiles and analyzes 10 leading companies in the sector.

For a list of companies analyzed in this report, please see:

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“Over the past three years, the number of vendors with service-layer transformation solutions has grown, and the largest systems integrators, network equipment vendors, and BSS/OSS vendors are developing increasingly sophisticated transformation approaches,” says Caroline Chappell, research analyst with Heavy Reading Services Software Insider and author of the report. “A critical weapon in these vendors’ transformation arsenal is their out-of-the-box service-layer framework, which they can apply to any operator’s set of service-layer challenges and customize accordingly.”

Operators urgently must transform their service layers, but many have delayed initiatives because transformation is perceived as too difficult, expensive, and risky to achieve, Chappell reports. “Vendors are responding by rolling out SOA-based service-layer frameworks that allow them to carry out transformation projects as subsets of an overall service-layer transformation,” she says. “They can then build on initial projects over time, adding SOA-based service-layer function incrementally and protecting a customer’s investment.”

Huawei is emerging as a key company to watch in the service-layer market, Chappell says. “It has streaked ahead of the competition with a full SOA-based framework and complete, integrated portfolio of OSS/BSS/SDP products,” she notes, adding that Amdocs and Huawei have moved furthest toward SOA-based compliance with the TM Forum eTOM process model.

Other key findings of Off-the-Shelf Products Bring Big Changes to Telco SOAinclude:

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