The report discusses how two key developments – namely, NFV/SDN and increased operator activity in new service areas (e.g., Cloud, IoT, digital services) – are making open source's strengths more relevant than ever. These primarily center on open source's ability to drive capabilities related to 'agility', such as customizability, faster time-to-market, and experimentation.
Philip Laidler, Consulting Director and Partner, of STL Partners / Telco 2.0 commented, "The telecommunications industry has witnessed only limited adoption to date of open source software – broadly, software for which the source code is freely available for use, subject to certain licensing conditions. In core communications, adoption has primarily been limited to lower levels of the software stack and integration environments in OSS/BSS, with networking itself remaining largely proprietary."
Open source software (adoption) is both an enabler and a symptom of operators' efforts to transform. The white paper concludes with six specific recommendations for operators who are deciding on their open source approach. Additionally, the white paper discusses the barriers to open source success in operator environments.
Request a copy of the report by going to http://web.dialogic.com/open-source-survey.
Dialogic is a leading cloud-optimized solutions provider for real-time communications media, applications, and infrastructure to service providers, enterprises, and developers around the globe. Based in Parsippany, NJ with offices worldwide, Dialogic helps 48 of the world's top 50 mobile operators, and nearly 3,000 application developers build and deploy on agile networks. Learn more about how Dialogic is enabling agility by following us on Twitter @Dialogic, and visiting www.dialogic.com and the Dialogic Blog for the latest industry news, trends, and advice.
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