Alex Leslie reports to BillingViews that a recent market forecast by Informa Telecoms and Media (here, subscription required) finds that "The BSS market will grow faster than the OSS market between now and 2017 .. By 2017, the BSS market will be worth $42.8 billion (from $30.6 billion in 2013), with OSS at $31.8 billion (from $28.4 billion in 2013) .. Informa do not see huge growth in cloud based BSS, nor indeed OSS .. Clearly real-time is now a priority for operators who need to ‘think like internet providers.’"
Informa also finds that:
- "The most important driver behind OSS/BSS revenue growth over the forecast period be LTE.
- Major trends shaping the BSS sector are transformation, outsourcing and the drive towards centralized BSS.
- OSS growth will be relatively strong in network management, data collection and presentation, particularly in terms of outsourced-management and software-management tools".
See "The OSS/BSS market to grow by $12 billion in next four years" - here.