Revolutionary changes in telecom network outsourcing and procurement processes

The reality of managing telecom infrastructure planning and operations for next-generation networks has left service providers scrambling, and the many new challenges have led some to consider telecom network outsourcing as a strategy.

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Some service providers are eyeing telecom network outsourcing to help manage infrastructure planning and operations challenges for next-generation networks.

The Internet has turned telecom infrastructure planning on its ear. The reality of today's network operations has left service providers scrambling to manage thousands more network elements, facing new "over the top" competitors free from network planning cycles, and tied to a standards-setting process that can't seem to keep up with the times. Enter network outsourcing as a new coping mechanism.

If you're thinking of outsourcing network operations, make sure the process is set up to succeed by establishing guidelines and forging outsourcing network operations plans during network integration.

Then find out why many telecom carriers are making a revolutionary shift in how they buy equipment and from whom by setting up procurement zones.

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This was last published in December 2009

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