“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
What service model will be the most successful offering that OSS vendors can make to their CSPs?
On-premise? Cloud-based? OSSaaS (OSS as a Service)? Other?
Traditionally, on-premise was the stand-out leader.
But there are now situations where alternative models could be the better customer offering.
For example, if your CSP operates a virtual network operator (VNO) business model and solely want to focus on selling Telco services rather than running a network, then an OSSaaS could be quite attractive.
If your CSP has a solid core OSS suite but have traditionally lost opportunities by taking too long to go to market with a new service, then spinning up a cloud-based service could suit them well.
If your CSP needs to keep responsibility for security and privacy of its customers’s data in-house then the on-premise solution is a key selling point.
As the OSS vendor, is it possible to architect your solution to suit any of these models rather than being restricted to limited set of customers?
Or if you specialise in a certain type of customers, do you leave yourself exposed if there is a major industry shift away from that service model?