Dialogic White Paper Helps Telecom Operators Examine Open Source Software

STL Partners report explores approaches to deploying cloud services based on NFV and SDN

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dialogic, a cloud-optimized applications and infrastructure solutions provider for service providers, enterprises, and developers, announced today a white paper designed to help telecom service providers build and deploy infrastructure and applications based on open source software. The report is a result of in-depth interviews with twenty-one senior decision makers at major telecom operators around the globe.

"Open source is a topic of considerable interest today with our service provider customers, whether they are building applications or virtualized infrastructure," says 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 report discusses how two key developments – namely, NFV/SDN and increased operator activity in new service areas (e.g., Cloud, IoT, digital services) – are making open source's strengths more relevant than ever. These primarily center on open source's ability to drive capabilities related to 'agility', such as customizability, faster time-to-market, and experimentation.  

Philip Laidler, Consulting Director and Partner, of STL Partners / Telco 2.0 commented, "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."

Open source software (adoption) is both an enabler and a symptom of operators' efforts to transform. The white paper concludes with six specific recommendations for operators who are deciding on their open source approach.  Additionally, the white paper discusses the barriers to open source success in operator environments.

Request a copy of the report by going to http://web.dialogic.com/open-source-survey.

About Dialogic

Dialogic is a leading cloud-optimized solutions provider for real-time communications media, applications, and infrastructure to service providers, enterprises, and developers around the globe. Based in Parsippany, NJ with offices worldwide, Dialogic helps 48 of the world's top 50 mobile operators, and nearly 3,000 application developers build and deploy on agile networks. Learn more about how Dialogic is enabling agility by following us on Twitter @Dialogic, and visiting www.dialogic.com and the Dialogic Blog for the latest industry news, trends, and advice.  

Dialogic is a registered trademark of Dialogic Corporation or an affiliate or subsidiary thereof ("Dialogic"). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.  Dialogic is not responsible for your decision to use open source software, whether in connection with Dialogic products or otherwise, nor for any resulting effects thereof.

About STL Partners and Telco 2.0

STL Partners delivers original and strategic research, consulting and advisory services for telecoms, technology and media businesses that seek transformational success in the digital economy. It:

  • Helps clients create opportunities, make new connections, deal with threats, and drive strategy, plans and effective actions.
  • Specializes in changing business models, driving innovation and growth, and is the behind 'Telco 2.0' – the leading visionary benchmark for success in Telecoms.
  • Key practice areas include: Transformation; Disruptive Strategies in Communications, Content and Commerce; Cloud and Enterprise ICT; and Future Networks.

To get involved, please call +44 (0) 247 5003 or email contact@stlpartners.com to engage with us through:

  • STL Partners Research, which includes the Telco 2.0 Executive Briefing Service, in-depth streams on the key practice areas, and the widely read Telco 2.0 industry blog and newsletter
  • Bespoke Consulting and analytical services, typically helping clients evaluate opportunities, develop new propositions and business models, and develop 'go to market' strategies.
  • Expert and interactive support for specific engagements with key market contacts and new connections.

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