February 25, 2013
Oracle Expands its Oracle Communications Operations Support Systems Suite
By Shamila Janakiraman
Oracle (News - Alert) released a new version of its Oracle Communications Operations Support Systems (OSS) suite. This expanded Oracle Communications OSS suite can be configured for the Oracle Communications Network Resource Management solution to help communications service providers (CSPs) to plan, build and transform networks.
Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications, said, “This latest release of the Oracle Communications OSS suite further demonstrates Oracle’s commitment to providing our customers with an integrated application suite that helps enable revenue growth through the rapid launch and delivery of customer-facing communications services and helps reduce complexity and cost with more efficient network resource management.”
The solution suite will help in building out mobile backhaul and fiber broadband networks, and repatriating stranded network assets enabling easy network consolidation and migration besides making leased capacity costs affordable.
The Oracle Communications OSS suite can be configured for the Oracle Communications Rapid Service Design and Order Delivery solution. In these cases it effectively accelerates communication service providers’ ability to rapidly design, launch and deliver new services encompassing LTE (News - Alert), IPTV, VoIP, broadband access and data services.
According to company officials the new release facilitates easy deployments owing to its simple graphical configuration for the user interface and enhanced inventory support that enables assigning of channels for connectivity services.
Also the deployments feature pre-built support for a number of standard technologies making them less risky as in SDH and SONET deployments which includes support for multiplexed communication transmission like E-carrier, T-carrier and J-carrier digital system standards.
Oracle Communications OSS suite has been certified on a technical platform that supports Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux operating systems, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database. Upgrades are also supported for incorporating new technology, security features and performance updates, added officials.
Besides other features the new release also ensures increased accuracy of the network inventory data via productized integration of network discovery as is required in the case of large, capital-intensive optical networks.
In related news Gartner has placed Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2013 report, “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.”
Edited by Rich Steeves