The New Disrupter Quintant is Ready
Telco Republic’s updated Disrupter Quintant is now available to the public.
We performed a rigorous and in-depth selection, evaluation and analysis of 13 leading NG-TOBS vendors.
The 60-page report provides a deep dive into these vendors’ ability to disrupt the traditional operations support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS) markets by enabling communications service providers (CSPs) to transition from traditional OSS and BSS to NG-TOBS infrastructures, composed of horizontally architected, cognitive, cloud-based operational and business infrastructure as well as monetization and customer management orchestration.
We assess vendors across five “quintants” and two dimensions to provide guidance to CSPs how to navigate this emerging market, and how to make the best technology buying decisions.
The following are some of the key findings:
- Vendors have adopted product innovation across their entire solution stacks, with a particular focus on technologies such as cloud, embedded AI and autonomous operations.
- All new NG-TOBS products and solutions are cloud-native but CSPs are slow to migrate to the public cloud. Most implementations remain on premise or in the private cloud.
- Most NG-TOBS vendors have made their solutions available on multiple public clouds, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.
- New vendors with agile solutions are emerging as potentially disruptive alternative sourcing alternatives for communications service providers (CSPs).
- Transformation leadership across technology, business and organization continues to be a top priority for CSPs as they strive to scale their innovation initiatives.
- Non-technical buyers, such as CMOs, heads of B2B and CDOs, have a significant impact on OSS and BSS sourcing decisions. The justification for ROI, or return on investment, based on emerging business models, developing partner ecosystems and novel revenue streams, can determine the success or failure of deals.