History of Ossidian
Ossidian launched at the CommunicaAsia 1999 conference in Singapore. Originally, Ossidian created a series of courses addressing Operations Support Systems (OSS) topics. Subsequently its cellular corporate equipment vendor, consultancy and network operator customers such as Lucent, Siemens, Nokia, Motorola, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Telefonica/O2, Etisalat, AIS and Accenture requested a wider portfolio for more varied requirements of their training departments’ and virtual/online corporate academies’ professional development and continuing education programmes. The next decade was a period of mergers and consolidation between network and handset equipment vendors and challenges of saturation amongst North American, European, Middle Eastern and South East Asian telcos’ subscriber bases. At the same time the Shared Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standard was adopted by the Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors enabling Ossidian’s Scorm 1.2 compliant catalog to be easily imported and deployed by our clients. More recently, we have seen the growth of the Cloud, Virtualisation, Data Science and the Internet of Things (IoT) and the opportunities and threats Social Media, Analytics and the Cloud (SMAC) present to network operators and the expansion of the Ossidian catalog in line with the proliferation of these technologies and services. Today, Ossidian see the African market as the fastest growing telecommunications service provider market in the World and Ossidian is proud to count amongst its customers ‘net ops’ such as MTN, Airtel Africa and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation.