Next-gen OSS and LSO Ecosystem Shifts
The expectation from the service providers, based on our survey data and interview feedback, is that many legacy software vendors in the OSS market will be slow to evolve, so service providers will be aggressive about vetting incumbent OSS players and will perform some development work themselves to kick-start the process.
Due to the size and complexity of OSS and telecom IT markets, a blend of new software and integration with existing systems is required for growth in the Next-gen OSS and LSO Ecosystem. For that reason, there will be plenty of both new and established players to provide, not just technology and software, but integration and consulting services. While we don’t expect that CSPs will repeat the processes that resulted in today’s legacy OSS and BSS systems, the reality is that next-gen OSS and LSO products will not be off-the-shelf purchases. Neither will there be a simple one-package one-button install from the open source community.
What SDxCentral expects is market entry from new integrators and vendors who are already familiar with the new open source components that next-gen OSS and LSO systems depend on. These new players will enter the next-gen OSS market using open source components to build semi-custom LSO solutions for the CSPs. In addition, both incumbent and new vendors will bring in new cloud-type architecture products into the fray and we’re already seeing some of these new products in the marketplace.