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Be Open, Build Better: The Importance of Ready for ODA Status


Adaptability and collaboration have become the cornerstones of success for communication service providers (CSPs). The key to unlocking this potential lies in the TM Forum Open Digital Architecture (ODA), simplifying integration between software components and revolutionizing operator/partner relationships.


Unlocking Integration, Collaboration and Monetization

ODA represents an industry-led set of open standards and certified software, fostering a new era of collaboration, monetization, and industry integration. Here are 5 reasons why you should take note:


1. Be Open to Seamless Industry Collaboration

ODA paves the way for seamless industry collaboration by establishing a common understanding that bridges the gap between operators, vendors and partners, accelerating the creation of unified ecosystems.


2. Be Open to Monetization

Working with the ODA framework, BSS vendors can enable a wide range of value-driven use cases and proven best practices. This, in turn, gives CSPs the widest range of opportunities to enhance their revenue streams.


3. Be Open to Industry-Leading Standards

ODA introduces industry-leading standards, such as the TM Forum Gen5 Open API portfolio. These standards ensure consistency and compatibility, making it easier for BSS vendors to stay aligned with CSPs evolving needs.


4. Be Open to Plug-and-Play Interoperability

ODA introduces a revolutionary concept of Components and Canvas, enabling plug-and-play interoperability within the operator’s software estate. This simplifies the integration process for vendors and operators alike.


5. Be Open to Industry-Focused Solutions

ODA facilitates the development of industry-focused, cross-competitive solutions that leverage zero-touch partnering, AI and automation. CSPs and their partners can leverage these solutions to stay ahead of the competition and meet the ever-growing demands of their joint customers.


The Power of ODA: Real-World Impact

ODA enables CSPs to invest in IT that transforms their business agility and operations and makes it cost-effective and easier to deploy, integrate and upgrade. TM Forum Gen5 Open APIs streamline interoperability across networks, opening up lucrative opportunities for CSPs and vendors to monetize connectivity capabilities. These APIs facilitate seamless integration and collaboration, promoting innovation and cooperation.

ODA introduces a catalog-driven approach to OSS/BSS, defining open interoperability standards. This approach, along with ODA Components and Canvas, empowers CSPs and vendors to build agile, cloud-native solutions on top of their core services. ODA is part of the broader Open Digital Framework (ODF), which includes transformational guides and AI-driven solutions. It helps organizations understand their maturity levels and guides them toward intent-based operations using AI and automation.

CSG has always been at the forefront of the adoption of ODA key principles and standards and continues to pave the way for a more innovative, customer-centric and competitive landscape. Join us at TM Forum’s DTW23 (Booth 310), taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark 19-21 September 2023.  

To find out more about TM Forum’s ODA initiative, visit the TMF Industry Showcase at DTW23 – Ignite, or visit: www.tmforum.org/oda/.

Embracing ODA readiness is a strategic imperative in today’s telecom landscape and enables CSPs to unlock new opportunities, simplify integration, and drive real-world benefits. 

CSG is once again participating in the Channels & Market Catalyst at DTW 2023, helping CSPs form efficient partnerships, innovate market offerings and boost revenue by removing the ‘catalog barrier’ and accelerating product diversity.

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