The convergence of telecommunications onto IP (Internet Protocol) based networks is revolutionizing today's communications industry. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are challenged to deliver compelling new personalized services with greater agility and lower costs than ever before.
Whether they are looking to deploy new Web/Telco 2.0 applications to mobile Internet users or consolidating subscriber data within the network to support greater service personalization and targeted communications, the database plays a key role in enabling new services.
We believe MySQL is pretty much unique in the industry by providing the insight and experience to marry the innovation and speed of the Web with the proven capabilities of the carrier network. MySQL is deployed in 9 of the top 10 most trafficked sites on the web  including Google, Facebook and YouTube. MySQL is also extensively deployed in the network domain, powering real-time subscriber and service delivery solutions for the likes of Alcatel-Lucent
, BT Plusnet
where carrier-grade availability and performance are critical.
And the fact that MySQL can do this with open-source technology means that you can reduce costs while you improve services and deliver them to market faster.
This combination of web-scale performance and carrier-grade availability is what lead Nokia to select MySQL to power its data platform for large-scale, mission-critical Web-based services accessed via a variety of smartphone applications. Yekesa Kosuru, Distinguished Architect at Nokia won the Oracle award for MySQL Developer of the Year 2010
as a result of this project
You can learn more about how MySQL is used in telecommunications from our upcoming webinar
scheduled on December 15th. Don't worry if you can't attend live - by registering
you will be automatically notified when the on-demand event replay is available
To understand the adoption and impact of open source software within the telecommunications industry, IDC has also published a whitepaper which we've made freely available by registering for the download here
As Service Providers reposition themselves to become the central enabler of social and business communications services, so the value delivered by IT solutions in general and data management technology in particular becomes increasingly critical. As the examples above demonstrate, you weren't go far wrong in looking at MySQL as a data platform for new service innovation. You might even win a nice award as well !