Service management shift

Motorola's recent move to acquire Leapstone may have fueled suspicions that major network equipment vendors are getting more involved in nitty-gritty aspects of service delivery. One new industry report suggests the biggest network hardware vendors now have the edge in the service delivery platform market, a notion which might find disagreement among companies like Telcordia, CA, Oracle, Convergys and Amdocs (to name a few) who have not only carried the market thus far, but also consolidated it on their own to create more comprehensive platforms and clearer options for carriers.

Are carriers asking their primary vendors to bring service delivery into their own offerings? If so, is it because carriers want to be less involved in managing their own service delivery functions, and choosing separate vendors to support those functions? Let me know what you've heard.-Dan

And for more about that new industry report:
- find it at Light Reading

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