TM Forum major new programme
May 22, 2008
From Nick Snow in Nice
The TM Forum has revealed it has been working with the UK Government to establish a new industry programme aimed at serving the procurement needs of large-scale end-user organisations. These buyers purchase IT and communications technology on a scale equivalent to many service providers and as such many of the Forum’s standards and guidelines and best practices are directly applicable.
The TM Forum has traditionally mainly served the needs of the telecom industry. However, with growing convergence of technologies spurring a major change in the demarcation lines between telecom, cable, media and web players that position is changing very quickly. The same underlying driver, technology convergence, is also changing the picture for many large-scale consumers of communications and IT technologies.