IG1141 Procurement and Onboarding of Virtualization Packages R17.5.1

Onboarding automation has been cited by multiple service providers, such as AT&T, Orange, Vodafone, Verizon and others, as an unexpectedly difficult challenge and a major business priority for pragmatic resolution.

This document highlights the challenges of onboarding automation due to:

  • Different viewpoints of service providers’ operations lifecycle and vendor technology lifecycle.
  • Lack of standardized taxonomy and onboarding scope to clearly define the responsibilities and to automate the hand offs between suppliers and buyers.
  • Lack of standardized VNF/IT services model, resulted in fragmented markets, products and open source implementations.
  • Immature service providers’ internal OSS/BSS transformation to respond effectively to the virtualization impact.

General Information

Document series: IG1141
Document version: 2.0.3
Status: TM Forum Approved
Document type: Exploratory Report
Team approved: 04-Dec-2017
IPR mode: RAND
TM Forum Approved: 04-Apr-2018
Date modified: 05-Apr-2018