Qvantel Makes Flex BSS Available in AWS Marketplace: Boosts No/Low Code BSS Cause
by Ron Westfall | May 11, 2023

The News: Qvantel, a supplier of Digital Business Support Systems (BSS), announced the availability of Qvantel Flex BSS in AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors (ISVs). Read the Qvantel Press Release here.

Qvantel Makes Flex BSS Available in AWS Marketplace: Boosts No/Low Code BSS Cause

Analyst Take: Qvantel sharpens the debut of its Qvantel Flex BSS on AWS offering by targeting emerging 5G standalone (SA) and digital brands, particularly across greenfield environments. As a software as a service (SaaS) based system, which includes pre-built out-of-the box use cases, Qvantel Flex BSS is designed for rapid deployment to enable communication service providers (CSPs) to swiftly develop, manage, and monetize new services.

By joining AWS Marketplace, I see Qvantel Flex BSS gaining more mindshare and 5G ecosystem influence as CSPs broaden their multi-cloud alliances in using no/low code configuration over the complex, costly customization model, improving overall cost savings and time-to-market capabilities. Qvantel gains greater visibility across the community of CSPs using AWS, rapidly broadening its addressable market as well as improve the matching of offerings to specific needs. The collaboration with Mexican CSP IGOU TELECOM provides immediate sales and marketing validation of the real-world value of Qvantel Flex BSS on AWS.

Now CSPs can avoid the bottlenecks of legacy systems and focus on delivering an improved customer experience at all touchpoints and diversifying revenue streams. Through the greenfield approach, CSPs can bypass replicating legacy processes, directly transitioning pre-5G customer and new 5G customers onto the greenfield system.

Key Takeaways: Qvantel Takes the No/Low Code Road

Qvantel Flex BSS in AWS Marketplace is putting the spotlight on the use of no/low code in BSS. From my view, CSPs are prioritizing low/no code BSS capabilities to accelerate their service innovation and streamline their business processes using intuitive drag-and-drop GUI technology. This enables them to meet skills shortage shortfalls by significantly reducing code development and workforce training timeframes as well as improve business outcomes.

As a result, I anticipate that through Qvantel Flex BSS on AWS, CSPs can support a broader array of B2C, B2B, and B2B2X customers and applications as well as hone the targeting of new vertical markets such as healthcare, enterprises, and smart cities that are gaining 5G SA use case traction. From my view, Qvantel’s no/low code advocacy in developing cloud-native, open, and microservices-based BSS can further differentiate its Flex BSS offering in a crowded BSS market against stiff competition, such as Amdocs, Ericsson, and Netcracker, as CSPs advance their multi-cloud and cloud BSS strategies in the 5G SA era.

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Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of The Futurum Group as a whole.

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About the Author

Ron is an experienced research expert and analyst, with over 20 years of experience in the digital and IT transformation markets. He is a recognized authority at tracking the evolution of and identifying the key disruptive trends within the service enablement ecosystem, including software and services, infrastructure, 5G/IoT, AI/analytics, security, cloud computing, revenue management, and regulatory issues. Read Full Bio.