What are the advantages of SOA for telecommunications?

The use of SOA standards offer many benefits for the telecommunications industry. They enable providers to:

  • achieve a homogeneous environment that
    spans time-sensitive and traditional IT services;
  • expose the
    underlying value of the network to IT applications while allowing the
    network to access IT services;
  • hide the complexity and heterogeneity of underlying networks;
  • accelerate service creation and delivery;
  • open
    network platform capabilities to third parties;
  • support
    multi-vendor, multi-technology middleware platforms; and
  • simplify the use of services and devices through personalization and