Cybeats Technologies Corp. has signed a pilot evaluation agreement with a top 3 European telecom and network operator by market cap and by mobile subscriptions, for the SBOM Studio platform.
This engagement marks the second global telecom leader undergoing a pilot evaluation of SBOM Studio, and follows the recent announcement about Cybeats adding the telecom market to its list of target market segments.
Cybeats has demonstrated an impressive 75% conversion rate from pilot evaluations to commercial contracts, as previously announced in January 2023.4 The Company is also in discussions with one of the top 3 largest telecom and managed service providers (MSP) worldwide, in pursuit of a commercial partnership to leverage its market reach and to help to scale the SBOM Studio platform globally.
“The telecom market continues to present a keen interest in SBOM Management, and Cybeats has been very pleased with the response to our product and the rapid growth of our commercial pipeline. Engaging with telecom at this time comes with first mover advantages, as the telecom sector is both eager for innovation and will also soon face regulatory challenges involving SBOM management and the software supply chain. This engagement underscores our success in expanding our reach with SBOM Studio – a proven and endorsed solution by industry leaders across multiple other sectors,” said Bob Lyle, CRO, Cybeats.
Further to Cybeats’ recent press release dated June 165, the Company announced its strategic direction to also include the global telecom sector as it is an accelerating Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) adopter.
The Company has been continuing to strengthen its commercial pipeline which now includes over 6 qualified telecom prospects that are in various stages of commercial advancement, and several of which are among the largest Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Network Equipment providers globally.
SBOM management enables telecom giants to achieve software transparency and ensure compliance with government regulations. It provides valuable visibility into software components and dependencies, enabling telecom companies to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their software. Telecom and mobile device providers must adhere to specific regulations such as FCC regulations, NDAA provisions, the EU Cybersecurity Act, UK Telecommunications (Security) Act, and NISTand GSMA guidelines. Complying with these regulations is crucial for ensuring software transparency and security in the rapidly evolving telecom industry.
In addition, a push to open infrastructure, like Open Radio Access Network Infrastructure (O-RAN), further signals a trend towards greater interoperability and security, i.e. with O-RAN software components anticipated to require SBOMs in the near future.