Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses how Amdocs and AWS provided the AI-enabled, cloud-based business assurance solution that he sees assisting T-Mobile’s merger synergies across the vast, intricate Sprint merger process.
CSPs must prioritize FinOps management in the development of their multi-cloud administration strategies that account for security costs, the capture and development of best practices, and the fulfillment of legal mandates across a multitude of jurisdictions. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why failure is not an option since CSPs must have an optimized multi-cloud strategy in place to meet the security and legal requirements of their customers as well as deploying best practices to assure positive business outcomes as well as how Amdocs offers the Cloud Operations portfolio essential to fulfilling telco-specific FinOps requirements.
Amdocs acquires Sourced Group for its cloud migration platform and expertise, burnishing its overall cloud native portfolio. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses how the acquisition boosts Amdocs’s cloud native products and cloud support proposition across the telecommunications, media, and financial services verticals as well as market presence in the Asia-Pacific, North America, and Oceania regions, especially in supporting multi-cloud migration strategies.
Amdocs’s acquisition of Openet augments its cloud-native credentials, especially in the 5G policy, charging, and data management domains. The deal also helps diversify Amdocs’ revenue streams, particularly in light of T-Mobile’s consolidation of the Sprint assets. Now Amdocs needs to acquire more robust cloud assets in order to fulfill the strategic business objectives of the CSPs as they build-out their hybrid cloud and multi-cloud implementations in the 5G world.
HPE launches the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management initiative as an open source program aimed at easing the complexity of large-scale geographically distributed physical infrastructure deployments in 5G environments, but HPE must show it can outflank the competition in order to generate broad operator support.
Amdocs launched RevenueONE and positioned themselves to defend its market leadership in the worldwide CoSP monetization segment, especially during the early stages of the 5G era. By delivering capabilities like omni-monetization, Amdocs is meeting burgeoning service provider demand for the agile billing and charging platform key to immediately giving customers their preferred payment plans and bundles.
Amdocs recently acquired TTS Wireless, a privately-owned provider of mobile network engineering services, specializing in network optimization and planning.
The recent Amdocs/Microsoft alliance expansion builds on the initial March 2018 agreement when Amdocs announced the implementation of Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The joint approach was developed to enable operators to deliver virtual network services running on Azure, orchestrated and managed by ONAP.
The race is on to drive eSIM ecosystem influence among the major players, particularly in upping the operator’s game, and Amdocs is squarely in the lead. Challenges aside, Amdocs is establishing a sales and marketing lead in the eSIM Cloud realm, at least in relation to telco software rivals Ericsson, Nokia Software, and Netcracker. This will be an interesting one to watch.
Amdocs earnings report showcases the company’s digital transformation acumen and robust Q2 2019 Financials—proving naysayers wrong.