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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operations Support Systems


This Magic Quadrant rates vendors that sell end-to-end solutions for service assurance and fulfillment, including network resource management, service inventory and catalog, order management; and provisioning and activation for communications service providers.

Published: 20 October 2015

ID: G00271548

Analyst(s): Martina Kurth

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • OSS Functionality
  • Market Evolution

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Amdocs
    • Comarch
    • Ericsson
    • HP
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • NetCracker Technology
    • Nokia Networks
    • Oracle
    • ZTEsoft
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


  • Recommendations

Market Overview

  • Process- and Technology-Driven OSS: Best-of-Suite Approach
  • Enabling Third-Party Ecosystems for Digital Business Models
  • Arrival of SDN/NFV Requires Modernization of OSSs
  • OSS/BSS Enabling IoT Frameworks
  • CEM Embraces Networks and OSSs
  • Vendors Not in the Magic Quadrant

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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