Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) brings new challenges

We’re working on an interesting project that brings a traditional B2B service provider together with an operator that provides flexible FWA connectivity – and extending an existing CROSS deployment to provide the single source of truth for the combined organization. And, with an eye on a 5G future.

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Interview with CROSS Network Intelligence CEO, Jan Ulc

In a one-on-one interview with a Telecoms analyst and CROSS Network Intelligence CEO, Jan Ulc, true integration and its value is explored and how CROSS’s approach differs from the industry’s misconceptions about it.

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5 Tips for more effective OSS / BSS integration

OSS/ BSS integration

The integration and alignment of Operational and Business Support Systems is a pressing topic for many in the telecommunications industry. The Operational Support Systems, or OSS, are the set of processes and systems that is responsible for the smooth delivery and maintenance of their networks and services. They support the infrastructure over which services are delivered and activated – and are thus essential for their overall performance and ability to function.

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Aligning Business and Operational support systems

Aligning Business and Operational support systems – read our new white paper!

Understand the challenges faced by lack of alignment between business and operational systems, learn how to solve them and discover how to enable greater agility in service delivery.

Until relatively recently, there was often a clear separation between BSS and OSS platforms and systems. Each fulfilled its function and each was managed by different teams. Today, however, the need for telecoms operators and carriers to deliver services faster and with greater agility has shown that there needs to be much closer alignment between operational and business processes. Put simply, customers expect that orders can be activated with the minimum possible time delay.

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What does network virtualization mean for inventory and asset management?

Network virtualization

Historically, resources and services had been tied to hardware. If we needed to, for example, increase capacity for a specific service, we increased the footprint of the specific physical resources associated with it. This approach meant that networks typically required specialist, proprietary hardware, dependent on specific manufacturers.

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CNI at Digital Transformation World – what did we learn?

CNI at Digital Transformation World

Digital Transformation World or DTW, which evolved from the famous TM Forum, has long been the key meeting place of the OSS / BSS industry. The extended focus has sharpened debate and brought in more stakeholders – enabling more perspectives on end-user and partner requirements to be shared. As a result, the ecosystem is much more aligned around the challenges of transformation, the opportunities for next-generation service delivery, and the interests of providers and customers.

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Solving OSS inefficiencies – meet CROSS NI at Digital Transformation World

Digital Transformation World logo

Digital transformation projects have a number of goals. One is to reduce and eliminate inefficiencies in operators’ businesses, while another is to accelerate decision making and introduce more agile processes. Automation is key to this, as is the consolidation of resources to enable more efficient data processing, retrieval and updates.

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CROSS at FTTH Amsterdam – what are key challenges for new fiber rollout?

It was exciting to visit the recent FTTH conference in Amsterdam, which saw lively debate and some excellent contributions from industry leaders, reflecting strong industry growth. Of course, delivering FTTH remains a key strategic objective for operators and regulators, but 5G is attracting huge attention and the scope of the industry has broadened.

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CROSS NI at ComTech Forum – the new 5G wireless ecosystem is taking shape

We had fun attending a recent meetup of the ComTech Forum last month. Held at Samsung America’s HQ in Mountain View, California, the event focused on wireless infrastructure and the changing landscape that will result from the rollout of 5G technologies. Topics ranged from beamforming, 5G architecture and key applications that it will enable, such as autonomous vehicles and IoT use cases. As you would expect, the audience included a mix of operators and vendors, all seeking to contribute to the emerging ecosystem.

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News and events

  • Broadband World Forum

    15 - 17 October 2019

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    CROSS NI will be at the Telecom Council's Service Provider Forum. If you are attending and would like to meet us then why not contact us to book a meeting?

  • Download our latest whitepaper

    This document explores how CROSS and PNI complement one another and, as a result, realize benefits from the integration of Business Operational Intelligence with Physical Network Inventory Excellence.

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  • Digital Transformation World North America

    23-27 September 2019

    Dallas, USA

    CROSS NI will be at Digital Transformation World North America. If you are attending and would like to meet us then why not contact us to book a meeting?

  • Telecom Council Service Provider Forum

    25 October 2019

    Ericsson, Santa Clara, California

    CROSS NI will be at the Telecom Council's Service Provider Forum. If you are attending and would like to meet us then why not contact us to book a meeting?

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