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Network Monitoring in Transition: Business Opportunities in the shift to IP/IMS Product Image

Network Monitoring in Transition: Business Opportunities in the shift to IP/IMS

  • Published: January 2008
  • Region: Global
  • 55 Pages
  • Mind Commerce LLC

This is a time of fundamental and monumental change in telecommunications network monitoring.  The shift currently happening is nothing less than the wholesale transformation of the entire communications network infrastructure built up over the last generation. There are several forces driving this transformation, including the Internet and the mobile phone.  All participants in the market must evolve to survive and adapt to thrive. This report key questions for service providers, investors and vendors including:

-What is the generational shift happening in the network and how will it affect my business?
-How does this shift affect OSS / BSS, Network Monitoring and Services?
-What new challenges and opportunities are emerging as a result?
-Who are the players in the market and how are they positioned relative to the current transition?
-What specific steps shall I take as a service provider, investor, or vendor in this space to defend and grow my current market position, aggressively move into a leadership position, and/or invest wisely to bring shareholders dramatic returns.

Target Audience

-Carriers: Looking to operationalize and assure networks READ MORE >

Executive Summary. 4

I. The generational shift 6

What is network monitoring? 6

Service Assurance. 8

Performance Management11

Revenue management13

Customer Relationship Management 16

The eTOM Model 19

How is this shift from TDM to IP occurring in the network? 20

New priorities in the network. 21

The all-important "subscriber experience". 21

New Reference points and Protocols. 21

New Services to be monitored. 24

IPTV.. 25

Mobile TV.. 26

Mobile Content Downloads. 27

Fixed-Mobile Convergence. 27

Mobile Advertising. 27

Email27

Why is network monitoring especially important during this shift?. 28

Market Dynamics. 28

Consolidation. 28

Saturation vs. emerging markets. 29

Price/margin erosion. 30

II. The network monitoring market landscape. 31

The Network Monitoring Landscape. 31

Comparative Analysis. 32

Monitoring Solutions-Range. 32

Applications Supported. 33

Completeness of Vision. 34

Ability to Execute. 34

Comparative Performance. 36

Vision, Direction, Business Model, Strategic Activities and Disruptive Factors. 38

Agilent38

Anritsu. 39

Astellia. 40

Brix Networks. 40

Empirix. 41

JDSU.. 41

Narus. 42

NetScout43

Nexus. 44

Polystar OSIX.. 44

Radcom.. 45

Tekelec. 46

Tektronix. 47

ZCTT. 48

III. Business Opportunities - Blueprints for Success. 49

Key factors in the evolution of the market 49

Analysis of existing and emerging business models and associated value chain. 49

Blueprints for success - how to take advantage of this information. 50

What should Service Providers do now?. 50

What should Vendors do now?. 53

What should Investors do now?. 54

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