Next-gen network transformation planning

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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