Next-gen network transformation planning

Transformation has a business goal while convergence has a technical goal. But like rubbing your head while patting your stomach, service providers have to navigate their way through commitments to both at the same time.

Kate Gerwig, SearchTelecom.com Site Editor
Kate Gerwig
Transformation and convergence. Those two words are thrown around way too often, and even worse, they're used interchangeably. Transformation has a business goal while convergence has a technical goal. But like rubbing your head while patting your stomach, service providers have to navigate their way through commitments to both at the same time.

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Check out Five steps to a next-gen network transformation plan, as networking expert Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp., walks you through how to create a network transformation plan that will help you get the most out of your next-generation network investments and create a flexible service-layer architecture.

For more on profitably making your way through transformation, check out: Telecom business model transformation requires symbiotic service models and The changing requirements of telecom operations and business support systems


This was first published in January 2009

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