Service layer architecture -- Rethinking network layers for profit

Telecom carriers looking for ways to stem declining services revenues turned their attention in 2009 to creating a service layer architecture that tightly knits networks to services platforms and makes the most of owning a network.

 
 
Telecom carriers are focusing their attention on creating a service layer architecture knitting networks to services platforms.
Telecom carriers are focusing their attention on creating a service layer architecture knitting networks to services platforms.
 

Telecom carriers need to stop the bleeding from plummeting services revenue if they want to live to compete another year.

Need ideas? You can listen up, literally, about how to create a service layer architecture that will make the most of owning a network. The ripple effect, of course, will change the telecom business model and create new revenue.

2009 saw equipment vendors including Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper Networks jockeying for position with service layer visions that will go through the tire-kicking phase in 2010.

The service layer quest is also breathing new life into network testing equipment as it becomes a strategic asset.

NEXT: A revolution in telecom network outsourcing

 

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This was first published in December 2009

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