This blog post is interesting in its proposition as it states that system integrators (SIs) are back in the mobile operators’ game. The article says it is a good thing for mobile operators, as this trend is somehow opening up the market for operators offering them more provider options for each specific network function instead of having to buy the whole system from just one big company. It is a clear statement from a specialized OSS/BSS vendor against the big power houses such as Huawei or Ericsson that offer their OSS/BSS along with other network infrastructure, such as the RAN. And, yes, operators need options in their transformation, but it would be wise not to forget that the current OSS/BSS mess is in part due to the integration of way too many systems. So, rather than just going backwards to rely on SIs, perhaps we need to develop a new set of players called System “simplificators”.
Digital transformation strategies sees re-emergence of SIs in service providers
It would appear that the system integrators are back in service providers. Digital transformation is resulting in a shake out of the systems and processes used: driven by a change in how service providers do business. Moving to become a digital service provider is not about doing the same things as before and sticking a web based front end onto existing systems. It’s about a business transformation. And this scale of change is seeing the re-emergence of the large system integrators into service providers Keep reading the original post here