The role of platforms in developing and deploying vendors’ telecoms solutions

30 July 2021 | Research

Justin van der Lande

Framework report | PPTX and PDF (19 slides) | Data, AI and Development Platforms

"Platform-based approaches are replacing applications because vendors need to deliver cloud-based solutions, provide an agile development environment and encourage collaboration with customers."


A platform-based approach can enable independent software vendors (ISVs) to respond to operators that want to develop and deploy new solutions, functions or processes. Platforms also support the DevOps needs of ISV development teams as they decompose applications into microservices, add new data sources and incorporate analytics models.

In this report, we define the characteristics of platforms, the drivers for their use in the telecoms industry, and the implications for ISVs. We assess the maturity of these platforms, their features and capabilities, and the steps that ISVs need to take to implement a cloud and network IT transformation.

The report answers the following questions.

  • What is a platform?
  • How mature are the different platforms?
  • What components are in a modern platform?
  • How can ISVs benefit from using a platform?
  • How are platforms being implemented?

A platforms-based approach is replacing traditional solutions and applications


Source: Analysys Mason


Companies mentioned in this report include:

  • Amdocs
  • Netcracker
  • Nokia
  • Red Hat
  • Subex


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