Date Added: May 2011
Today's communications industry is characterized by intense competition, limited resources, and continuously shrinking margins. To be successful in this environment, service providers must be first to market with new, differentiated services; offer instant activation of those services; and reduce operational expenditures by improving the way services are delivered. To do this, you must offer both voice and data services over a common network infrastructure (such as circuit-based services on packet-based networks). This means that your service activation solution must cost-effectively support: multivendor networks and application servers, a variety of standards in a single network, a variety of technologies, Layered network characteristics.