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Demand for service orchestration and assurance is picking up among CSPs, and they want to understand how the relationship between MANO and their OSS/BSS will evolve in an SDN/NFV environment.


  • Many CSPs have reached a stage in their SDN/NFV deployments where they are planning to launch NFV-based services; therefore, they will increasingly turn to the vendor community for help in managing and assuring network performance and service delivery as virtualization increases network complexity.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the main drivers for MANO and OSS/BSS integration.
  • Explains the changes required for next-generation OSS in a hybrid networking environment.

Key questions answered

  • Why is service assurance becoming a key priority in an expanding SDN/NFV environment?
  • How are open source developments affecting OSS/BSS and MANO?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

Market dynamics

  • Web-scale disruption accelerates software investments
  • New services increase potential revenue opportunity
  • Open source developments further standardization of MANO
  • Internal challenges remain, but will lessen with time

Next-generation OSS/BSS in an SDN/NFV environment

  • Automation is a requirement for MANO and OSS integration
  • Service assurance is a priority in a hybrid network environment


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