Ericsson nears top spot for OSS, BSS and Service Delivery PlatformMarketwire
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 06/04/12 -- Ranked #2 worldwide on report on Telecom OperationsManagementSystems (BSS, OSS and SDP) 2011 based on revenue
Including the recently acquired Telcordia, Ericsson wouldhave toppedthe worldwide chart, states the report
Key position in service fulfillment, assurance, networkoptimizationand real-time charging through Telcordia acquisition
As a result of a strengthened focus on OSS and BSS and the recentacquisitionUS-based Telcordia, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) ranked second in Operation andBusiness Support Systems (OSS/BSS) and next generation Service DeliveryPlatforms.
A new report by analysis house Gartner ranks Ericsson #2 in this growingmarketand states that had Ericsson's numbers included the performance of recentlyacquired Telcordia's solutions and services - the company would have toppedtheworldwide chart in 2011.
Per Borgklint, head of Ericsson's Support Solutions business, said: "Withtheincreased need for operators to rapidly respond to changing consumerdemands andthe need for increased efficiency and innovation, Operations and BusinessSupport Systems are a key element of any operator's network strategy. Wealreadyhave a leading position in key areas such as charging and billing, where weserve 1.7 billion people with our solutions."
Through the acquisition of Telcordia, completed on January 12, Ericsson hasalsostrengthened its position in service fulfillment, assurance and networkoptimization, as well as significant capabilities to support operatorsend-to-end.
Through Ericsson's global consulting and systems integration engagements,Ericsson offers end-to-end solutions to service providers that coverbusinessprocesses, competences and technologies in OSS, BSS, and next-generationServiceDelivery Platforms. This enables business innovation, improved customerexperience, and operational efficiency. In total in 2011, Ericsson signed33 newsignificant contracts for OSS, BSS, SDP and Data Center build, out of which26were for OSS and BSS.
High speed Mobile Broadband will be a technology catalyst to transform OSSandBSS solutions for Operators. Ericsson's combined experience and knowledgeinservices, products and software are key, when transforming organizationsand ITenvironments utilizing true real-time competence and creating configurableOSS/BSS solutions. This gives the ability to monetize and manage anyopportunitywith the trust of a global experienced partner.
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Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Todaymore than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericssonnetworks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billionsubscribers.
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