Dialogic's White Paper Dialogic Helps Telecom Operators
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Dialogic's White Paper Dialogic Helps Telecom Operators

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

PARSIPPANY, NJ: Earlier this week, Dialogic, a cloud-optimized applications and infrastructure solutions provider for service providers, enterprises, and developers launched a white paper for applications based on open source software designed to help telecom service providers to build and deploy infrastructure. The report is a result of the in-depth interviews with twenty-one senior decision makers at major telecom operators around the world.

"Open source is a topic of considerable interest today with our service provider customers, whether they are building applications or virtualized infrastructure," asserts Tim Moynihan, Vice President of Marketing at Dialogic. "This is why we commissioned STL Partners / Telco 2.0 to examine this topic to better understand the trajectory of open source approaches in services providers. We were keenly interested to understand where open source was taking root fastest, and the variables service providers are considering when determining open source approaches."

The NFV/SDN and increased operator activity in new service areas such as Cloud, IoT and digital services are making open source's strengths more relevant than ever. Further, the report explains that these primarily center on open source's capacity to impel capabilities related to 'agility', such as experimentation, customizability and faster time-to-market.

"The telecommunications industry has witnessed only limited adoption to date of open source software – broadly, software for which the source code is freely available for use, subject to certain licensing conditions. In core communications, adoption has primarily been limited to lower levels of the software stack and integration environments in OSS/BSS, with networking itself remaining largely proprietary," commented Philip Laidler, Consulting Director and Partner, of STL Partners / Telco 2.0.

It is believed that adoption of open source software is both an enabler and a symptom of operators’ efforts to transform. Hence, there are six specific recommendations for operators who are deciding on their open source approach in the white paper. The report also focuses on the barriers to open source success in operator environments.

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