For communication service providers (CSPs) to effectively capitalize on the opportunity provided by the Carrier Ethernet services market they must be able to bring these new service offerings to market quickly and efficiently despite the inherent complexities of service delivery over the converged IP NGN architecture.
They must also be able to differentiate their service offerings based on attributes of their performance. Lastly they need to be able to competitively price these services. Performance management is a critical element of this service differentiation with respect to price, performance, and definition of the service offering.
Through minimizing opex with a MEF-aligned, OSS interoperable, single source of truth for service performance, CSPs can offer high value Carrier Ethernet services at the lowest cost to support flexible and competitive pricing.