© 2009

Vertical Software Industry Evolution

Analysis of Telecom Operator Software

  • Pasi Tyrväinen
  • Oleksiy Mazhelis

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Evolving Software Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 10-10
    2. Pasi Tyrväinen, Mirja Pulkkinen
      Pages 1-7
    3. Pasi Tyrväinen
      Pages 11-15
    4. Eetu Luoma, Lauri Frank, Mirja Pulkkinen
      Pages 35-42
  3. Current State of the Telecom Software Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 44-45
    2. Olli Martikainen
      Pages 47-50
    3. Oleksiy Mazhelis, Pasi Tyrväinen, Kimmo Suojapelto
      Pages 51-53
    4. Mirja Pulkkinen, Jari Veijalainen
      Pages 55-66
    5. Lauri Frank, Pasi Tyrväinen, Eetu Luoma
      Pages 67-88
  4. Issues Affecting Telecom Software Market Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 90-91
    2. Oleksiy Mazhelis, Pasi Tyrväinen
      Pages 93-96
    3. Oleksiy Mazhelis, Pasi Tyrväinen
      Pages 103-107
    4. Olli Martikainen
      Pages 109-112
  5. Future Scenarios for the Teleoperator Software Market and their Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 114-115
    2. Lauri Frank
      Pages 117-123
    3. Pasi Tyrväinen
      Pages 125-132

About this book


Seldom has any business been in such turmoil as the Communication Service Providers (CSP) business is today. Telecom operators providing communication services constructed the infrastructure of the global information society with their trillion investments on various telecommunication technologies from broadband to mobile. Their investments on software turned their technology-specific in-house procedures into modern layered OSS/BSS.

This book analyzes the status and the future evolution of OSS/BSS software industry from multiple viewpoints including technology diffusion, vertical disintegration and evolution of a vertical software industry. The analysis uses both commercial databases on software market transactions and interviews of operators in Europe and Far East, using quantitative and qualitative methods.

This research complying academic standards aims at serving the practical business needs in the companies shaping the future of communications: the CSPs and the software developers – sometimes found in a single enterprise.


Business support systems Databases Independent software vendors Operations support systems Software markets Telecommunications software database performance science and technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Pasi Tyrväinen
    • 1
  • Oleksiy Mazhelis
    • 2
  1. 1.Agora CenterUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Agora CenterUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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