IDC Analysis of Open Source Adoption in Telecommunications Service Delivery Infrastructure

Reducing cost, accelerating time to market and enhancing subscriber experience are key drivers for investment by Communications Service Providers (CSPs) today, and open source technologies are playing a transformational role in enabling CSPs to meet these strategic goals.

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IDC's research yields the following insights:

"Open source can present a persuasive case based on licensing savings, ease of use, reduced resource requirements and, ultimately, flexibility. With a growing number of industry-specific experiences to draw on, service providers are embracing open source, based on demonstrated security, scalability and reliability."

"In the context of tighter budgets and the need to accelerate web 2.0 strategies to be in step with the emerging social, or collaborative, communications activities of subscribers, open source concepts fit well with the business priorities."

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