Chapter 19

What Is OSS and BSS?

This chapter is intended to give the reader a basic overview on OSS and BSS, which will help in building a solid foundation for understanding the chapters that follow on the process and applications associated with OSS and BSS. The ambiguity in terminologies used and a brief history on the OSS/BSS evolution is also handled in this chapter.

19.1 Introduction

The communication service and network industry is moving toward a converged world where communication services like data, voice, and value-added services is available anytime and anywhere. The services are “always on,” without the hassle of waiting or moving between locations to be connected or for continuity in services. The facilities offer easy and effortless ...

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