Date Added: Apr 2010
The convergence of communication networks onto one that is IP based is revolutionizing today's telecommunications industry. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are challenged to deliver compelling, personalized services with greater agility and lower costs than ever before. The very survival of CSPs depends on their ability to generate new revenue streams and increase Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), while at the same time delivering significant improvements in operational efficiency and time to market. Network and IT infrastructure used for service delivery has traditionally been based on proprietary hardware and software, either developed in-house or supplied by highly specialized proprietary vendors.