Broadband Infrastructure: The Ultimate Guide to Building and Delivering OSS/BSS / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $26.94
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 89%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $26.94   
  • New (8) from $27.00   
  • Used (2) from $26.94   


Broadband Infrastructure: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Delivering OSS/BSS is a "how to" book for Internet infrastructure companies to help them prepare for the decisions they will face when constructing their core OSS strategies and infrastructure. This book provides a source of reference and education to learn the language, methods, and technologies associated with the OSS market. It examines the Internet infrastructure supply chain and how it will be automated. Finally, it brings together a wealth of proven knowledge and advice, gathered from BusinessEdge Solutions' extensive OSS experience, that broadband providers can use to minimize their OSS risks while maximizing their ability to differentiate and compete.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A comprehensive reference manual for understanding OSS - for everyone from novice to systems engineer. This book delivers an in-depth understanding of the systems at the core of our industry. This is a great practitioner's handbook."
(Jerry Batt, VP/CIO Information Technology, Sprint)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402073786
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/31/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. 1: Introduction To IICS And OSS. 1. OSS' Role. 2. What Is An Internet Infrastructure Company (IIC)? 3. IIC Business Models. 4. What Is An OSS? 2: A Detailed Look At OSS. 1. OSS Functionality. 2. Order Management. 3. Handling USOC Codes. 4. Flow-Through Provisioning. 5. Billing And Mediation. 6. Network And Trouble Management 7. OSS In The Cable World. 8. OSS And The Web Portal. 3: Automating The Internet Infrastructure Supply Chain. 1. What Stands In The Way? 2. Lack Of OSS Integration. 3. The Internet Infrastructure Supply Chain: Basic Components. 4. Wholesale-Retail: The DSL Example. 5. New Challenges For Cable OSS. 6. The Mobile World. 7. OSS For The Mobile IIC. 8. Looking At Some Missing Pieces. 9. OSS For 2.5 And 3G Networks. 4: Developing An OSS Strategy. 1. Value Proposition And Business Strategy. 2. Configuration And Process. 3. Enabling Competitive Differentiation. 4. Developing An Implementation Strategy. 5. Big Bang vs. Phased Deployment. 6. Best-Of-Breed vs. OSS-In-A-Box. 7. Risk Mitigation Strategies. 8. Lessons Learned. 5: The Enterprise OSS Platform. 1. OSS Vendors. 2. Evaluating the OSS Vendor And Its Goods. 3. Understanding Vendor Solutions. 4. Evaluating OSS Solutions And Vendors. 5. Evaluating the Applications. 6. Building The OSS Platform. 7. The Web Portal's Role In OSS. 8. B2B Wholesale Portals. 9. Implementation And Architecture Case Studies. 6: Integrating The OSS Platform. 1. Common Integration Objectives. 2. The Integrated OSS Platform. 3.Who Owns The Data? 4. What Are the Transactions That Flow Among Systems? 5. Billing Transactions. 6. Business Goal: Service Assurance Flow-Through. 7. Web-Based Care Transactions. 8. Business Goal: Deriving Integrated Business Intelligence. 9. Why Is Integration So Difficult? 10. Application Programming Interfaces. 11. Business-To-Business Integration. 12. Integration Technologies. 13. EAI Functional Components. 14. Other EAI Component. 15. EAI Vs. Point-To-Point. 16. How Much Time Does Integration Require? 17. Integration Approaches And Phased Implementation. 18. Integration Case Studies. 19. Summing Up Integration. 7: Supporting The Life Of An OSS Integrated Platform. 1. Moving To Production. 2. Lessons Learned In Conversion. 3. Suppor Organization And Cost. 8: Next-Generation OSS. 1. The Driving Force: The Next-Generation Network (NGN). 2. The Technologies And Prools For NGN. 3. Support For The Next-Generation OSS. 4. Standards And Trends. 9: The Future Of OSS. 1. Network Intelligence And Service Logic. 2. Application Services, Interactive Media And Billing. 3. Further eBusiness Requirements. 4. Integration. 5. OSS Spending. 6. The Effect Of Globalization On OSS. 7. Expertise. 8. velOSSity. Glossary. Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)