SDN & NFV: Freeing-up the OSS/BSS Logjam

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SPECIAL REPORT: Filmed at Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam, 21-23 October, 2014.

Martyn Warwick lifts the lid on OSS/BSS in an SDN/NFV world in this Special Report. The history of networks is one of new technologies enabling new services and better management. However, in telecoms any big step forward in one sphere will often expose a bottleneck in another and many observers worry that this what we’re about to experience when we harness the next gen SDN/NFV network to its last gen support system estate?  In fact many think OSS/BSS is looming as a significant pain-point.  So how will OSS/BSS have to change? Is this the moment for telcos to bite the bullet and move those old, hardware-specific functions into software along with everything else?

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