Nexign Signs TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture Manifesto

Nexign Signs TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture Manifesto
Nexign Signs TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture Manifesto

Nexign aligns with leading global telco vendors and service providers to deliver open digital architecture and replace legacy BSS systems in order to transform business agility and unlock growth

St. Petersburg, Russia – 21 October 2020: Nexign (a part of ICS Holding LLC), a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, today announced that it has signed TM Forum’s Open API and Open Digital Architecture (ODA) Manifesto. Nexign will enrich its development and integration process with the Forum’s Open Digital Architecture (ODA) principles helping to harmonise existing and prospective customers’ IT landscape.

TM Forum’s ODA replaces traditional operational and business support systems (OSS/BSS) with a new approach to building software for the telecoms industry, opening a market for standardized software components, and enabling communication service providers and suppliers to invest in IT for new and differentiated services instead of maintenance and integration.

The Open API and Open Digital Architecture Manifesto is a logical continuation of the earlier Open API Manifesto which paved the way for the industry to rethink how to design, build and operate the systems required to deliver the operating agility, cost base and customer experience required to successfully monetize 5G and thrive in the 2020s.

Nexign has supported TM Forum’s Open API principles for more than five years and continues following major industry standards by committing to the ODA principles that define telco industry today. Specifically, Nexign agrees to publicly endorse and follow the ODA, contribute to the continuous evolution of this architecture and build and market products that support the ODA.

“As an active TM Forum member, Nexign sees ODA as an opportunity to win new markets, harmonise the customers’ IT landscape and develop its solutions according to the needs of CSPs to help them stay ahead of competition and ensure continuous growth. We appreciate TM Forum’s effort to create a set of common rules for BSS and other software systems and are happy to be a part of this process,” said Michael Matyishin, CTO of Nexign.

“In signing the manifesto, TM Forum members such as Nexign are transforming IT and operations to be fit for the 2020s,” said George Glass, CTO, TM Forum. “The momentum building to collaboratively deliver the Open Digital Architecture is the software market foundation our industry deserves, instead of sinking resources into maintenance and integration of customized legacy solutions that are blocking agility and innovation.”

Nexign is among the first 42 organizations worldwide committed to Open Digital Architecture guiding principles, and one of the first BSS providers of Eastern European origin to commit to the manifesto.


About Nexign

Nexign, a part of Intellectual Computer Systems Holding (ICS Holding) and a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, has been delivering pragmatic, value-driven, high-performance product solutions since 1992.

Nexign has an experience of transformational projects of all scales, and a proven track record of achieving revenue boosts for CSPs through systems consolidation and a faster go-to-market time for new services after modernisation. Nexign has an ability to make transformation modular and stress-free and ensure customers’ sustainable growth.

Nexign takes pride in its partner-centric approach to working with customers. For more than 28 years, the company has delivered on its promise of unlocking value in the short-term while ensuring customers’ investments are future-proof and support long-term growth.

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Nexign employs 1,800 people in offices through Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and LATAM. The company has delivered more than 120 projects across 16 countries and had revenue of $217 million in 2019, while the revenue from new business, including international projects, increased by 38% reaching $37 million in 2019.

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About ICS Holding

Intellectual Computer Systems Holding ( is a multidisciplinary Russian IT group, which is a leader in the development of IT technologies and services, and is among the top ten suppliers of equipment for the industrial sector. ICS Holding is known as one of the most rapidly growing IT holdings in the Russian market and brings together more than 30 companies united in five subholdings: YADRO, Nexign, Citadel, Kryptonit and Forpost.

ICS Holding’s top priorities include the digital transformation of enterprise companies, information security, data storage systems, cryptography and quantum computing, machine learning and artificial neural networks, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). In terms of geographical reach, the business covers all regions of Russia, as well as several countries in the CIS and further afield.

ICS Holding companies employ in excess of 6,000 people. More than 120 global projects have been implemented in Russia and several countries abroad. The partner network of ICS Holding includes more than 50 companies in Russia and beyond.

15.09.2020 ICS Holding became a part of USM Telecom.