Date Added: Sep 2010
As the leading mobile services provider in China, the China Mobile Group boasts the world's largest mobile network and the world's largest mobile subscriber base. As a result of the implementation of numerous generations of Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs), telco's like China Mobile now have a complex and slow service delivery environment. China Mobile wanted to simplify its service delivery environment for higher efficiency and lower cost. IBM Research was engaged by China Mobile Beijing to create a First-Of-A-Kind (FOAK) concept called the "MetaSDP." The project offered China Mobile an initial horizontal SDP framework, reusing the telco's existing service infrastructure as a starting point on its evolution to a fully convergent SDP. IBM Global Business Services then implemented a full NG SDP at Beijing Mobile.