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TMCNet:  TM Forum's Newest Members Reflect Changing Face of Communications Value Chain

[May 13, 2013]

TM Forum's Newest Members Reflect Changing Face of Communications Value Chain

NICE, France --(Business Wire)--

As the digital economy continues to grow and rapidly evolve, global industry body, TM Forum, has grown to encompass some of the world's largest companies in the services sector, including Bank of America, Cogeco, DIRECTV, Network Rail, Salesforce.com (News - Alert), VMware and Visa, among others. With a strong focus on industry collaboration and a mission to enable an open and vibrant digital economy, TM Forum (News - Alert) is attracting a new breed of members as the communications value chain evolves to encompass a wide range of services, including cloud, eHealth, M2M, smart grid, mobile banking and more.

Today, TM Forum's members collaborate through increasingly agile and fast-track approaches to solve some of the industry's most pressing issues in cyber security, revenue assurance, customer experience management, partnership management, among others. TM Forum provides members with the necessary solutions to innovate, accelerate and optimize their services for the future, including access to leading industry research; opportunities to participate in TM Forum's Catalyst projects; multi-cloud management tools; and TM Forum's widely implemented Frameworx suite of

In addition, a recent Heavy Reading Insider Report entitled "Frameworx Proves Valuable Tool for Implementing SOA," notes that Frameworx will increase the speed of rolling out new services. "Frameworx is identified by its users as a substantial benefit in three key areas: creating a common frame of reference both internally and externally; simplifying the IT architecture; and reducing costs and risks," according to Denise Culver, research analyst, Heavy Reading Insider. "Such benefits underscore why Frameworx continues to gain in popularity, especially for service providers and vendors looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery."

"TM Forum's members contribute a wealth of knowledge and experience in technology, strategy and business development to the organization which ultimately helps our membership base to succeed in the fast-paced, highly competitive digital world we are facing today," said Keith Willetts, chairman, TM Forum. "When a company becomes a member of the TM Forum, it becomes part of a 85,000 strong community of individuals, working together to better the industry and provide the proven methodology and tools to give businesses the agility they need to launch new services, reduce cost and risk, and improve market share."

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About TM Forum:

With over 900 member companies, TM Forum is the largest global trade association focused on bringing together the digital ecosystem, including communication service providers, digital service providers and enterprises, with the goal of enabling an open digital world. The Forum delivers a wealth of knowledge and practical tools, including unique research, best practices and standards. Our members collaborate to rapidly solve business issues in critical areas, such as business process optimization, big data analytics, cloud management, customer experience management and security.

The Forum has four key roles-to Inform, Innovate, Accelerate and Optimize-and provides a neutral and open platform for collaboration between service providers, enterprises and their suppliers to overcome the barriers to an open digital economy. For more information about TM Forum, visit www.tmforum.org


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