Outsourcing strategies for next-generation network operations

Telecom service providers are implementing outsourcing strategies for network operations to deal with increasingly complex next-generation network infrastructure, fast-paced service deployment and a shortage of engineers with cutting-edge skills.

Doing even more with less is a credo striking a chord with telecom service providers as they begin to implement outsourcing strategies for next-generation network operations to help deal with increasingly complex network infrastructure, fast-paced service deployment and a shortage of engineers with cutting-edge skills.

The real driver here is the bottom line.

Tom Nolle
President
CIMI Corp

The trend is for telecom carriers to take a cue from how they manage integration contracts for next-gen network deployment and extend those outsourcing strategies to achieve cost-effective network operations on an ongoing basis. That means taking the revolutionary step of outsourcing network operations to a trusted vendor.

If managed properly, network operations outsourcing can help telecom service providers reduce errors as well as costs, maximizing service opportunities while boosting your bottom line in the process. Follow our lead. The future is now.

To help you get ahead of the curve on outsourcing strategies for network operations, we've compiled a guide for telecom network operations outsourcing. You'll get the scoop on how to handle the transition to external services management, find guidelines for launching and overseeing a network operations outsourcing project, and learn how to optimize your project by leveraging the connection points between network integration and network operations.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Telecom network operations: Outsourcing the challenge

• Outsourced solutions for next-gen network integration and operations

• Telecom outsourcing: Network operations and planning guidelines

• Launching a network operations outsourcing project

Creating outsourced network operations plans during integration

Network integration outsourcers need network operations know-how

Vendor telco services grow faster than equipment sales, report finds



CONTENT SUMMARIES

Telecom network operations: Outsourcing the challenge

Next-generation network complexity and rising costs are leading telecom service providers to explore outsourcing strategies for network operations to help integrate and manage their networks.

Outsourced solutions for next-gen network operations

To avoid interoperability problems, telecom carriers can outsource next-generation network integration and operations to their technology partners.

Telecom outsourcing: Network operations and planning guidelines

Outsourcing network operations may be the answer for telecom service providers managing increased stress on their next-generation networks, but specific guidelines and procedures must first be created to manage the transition.

Launching a network operations outsourcing project

Outsourcing strategies for network operations are becoming more common in the telecom industry, but successfully starting an outsourcing project requires careful planning.

Creating outsourced network operations plans during network integration

There are four main steps that network operators must follow when designing outsourcing strategies that leverage the links between next-generation network operations and network integration services.

Network integration outsourcers need network operations know-how

Integrators with strong network operations skills are winning telecom carriers' confidence in professional services procurement for next-generation network integration projects.

Vendor telco services grow faster than equipment sales, report finds

Telecom equipment vendors and systems integrators are finding success in offering services and products, with revenues growing faster than equipment sales.

This was first published in November 2009

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