June 17, 2008 11:12 AM BST
in the topic Merge or co-exist
in the forum Billing
In the course of market consolidation and telcos merging one questions constantly pops up: should the OSS/BSS of the individual companies be merged (i.e. consolidated into one single system) or stay as they are?
While in some cases big consolidations have been performed, other operators decided to avoid the risk and keep separate systems.
I would be interested in general market observations and trends as well as ideas on how to approach this challenge.