Build or Buy:  What are the right questions to ask yourself?

Are there viable commercial off-the-shelf solutions that are readily available in the market? 

Yes. In today’s OSS & BSS interconnect voice marketplace there are a growing number of solution providers offering next gen capabilities…

Are my peers buying COTS solutions?

Yes. The major telecommunications players in the industry have performed their build vs. buy analysis and, in every instance...

Is there similarity in functional requirements across solution providers?

Yes. The problem domain is well understood and established. That is, everyone is trying to solve the same set of problems and challenges…

Do we have time resources and expertise required?

Usually, the answer is no to at least one of these items. It's hard for any carrier in today’s marketplace to allocate resources and incur the opportunity costs...

 
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