Since three decades Direct Link Consult e.V. is supporting well known enterprises around the globe with training and professional services. Due to our privacy policy and NDAs in place, we don’t publish any customer information.

Our mission is to enable enterprises to “look beyond the rim” and to obtain and develop an individual understanding of market trends and suitable ICT technology options at hand in the context of rapidly progressing global digital transformation.

The continuing convergence of fixed and mobile telecommunications, broadcasting, entertainment, the internet and information and operations technologies is creating major challenges as well as new opportunities for all players acting within these converging markets, such as equipment vendors, operators, service providers, software developers, integrators, content providers, etc. Due to ongoing market pressure and new customer demands these actors have to position themselves strategically right within the emerging digital value chain and to take action for implementing appropriate steps.

This process needs often support by external experts who can look beyond the horizon based on the necessary knowhow in all the above fields of convergence. DLC e.V. is such a trusted partner, offering

  • Skill development & Customized onsite technology coaching
  • Product roadmap and service portfolio review and competitor analysis
  • Innovation strategy development and review
  • Patent analysis and technical Due Dilligence
  • Assistance in RFQ/RFP generation and vendor selection
  • Assistance in solutions design and prototyping
  • Customer event planing & organization

All these points are representing important building blocks for a successful company and product positioning within a highly dynamic market.

Technology buzzwords not aiming for completeness and not ordered alphabetically but reflecting quite well the subject areas of typical customer projects include:

Voice over IP (VoIP), Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC), Broadband Networks, Next Generation Networks (NGN), IP Multimedia System (IMS), VoLTE, Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs), Network APIs, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), 4G/LTE, Evolved Packet Core (EPC), Satellite Networks, Non-terrestrial Networks (NTNs), 3D Networks, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IOT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, FOG Computing, Software-defined Networks, (SDN), Network Virtualization, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Management and Orchestration (MANO), OpenFlow, OpenRAN, Open Source Software, Enterprise Networks, Private Networks, Campus Networks, etc.