It is difficult to find developers that have expertise in standards-compliant, carrier-grade WAN interfaces (T1/T3, E1/E3, SONET/SDH, APS and ISDN). WAN interfaces represent critical added value in a vendor’s telecommunications equipment and allow no margin for error in implementation. Yet developing these interfaces often lies outside the scope of the organization’s core competencies.

Finally, time to market has never been more critical to ensuring a company’s competitive advantage&#151and even survival. Successful, competitive development requires making the right development decision among the many available alternatives.