The use of open-source software and commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware is making a profound impression on the telecom market — one that seems destined to follow the path blazed by web economics. To date, the telecom industry has not yet fully embraced open-source and COTS hardware, something that I believe is a fait accompli — regardless of any course of action taken by traditional vendors. Continue Reading @ OStatic.
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The situation may not be as bleak for COTS and OSS for telcos as it seems. The Mountain View Alliance, a coalition of several open standards organizations, will be hosting a conference next week on this very topic in San Francisco. As a board member of one of these SDOs, I will be on a panel addressing the issue of how to make open standards more relevant to the industry. I would like to invite you and any of your staff who cover this beat to see this panel, the other presentations and interview leaders from all aspects of the telco COTS and OSS ecosystem.