Comarch has signed a contract with the E-Plus Group to deliver the innovative network planning and configuration platform for the Operation Support Systems (OSS) area. These managed services over a single platform cover the whole network planning and network configuration process, including inventory and configuration of the Radio Access, Transport and Core Network. Through tight integration with the live network, simplification of business processes and automation of operations, Comarch delivers services improving several KPIs, such as efficiency and time-to-market. Comarch’s responsibilities also cover services supporting the rollout of new technologies, including HSPA+ and LTE.
The offered managed services are based on the Comarch Next Generation Network Planning solution and simplify the current OSS landscape of the E-Plus Group. Tight integration with a live network enables planners to see up-to-date network statuses and view the impact of all planned changes. Reorganization of business processes and their setting over the eTOM framework increases efficiency of operations by covering all context-relevant information for the whole network in one place, solely with the task of network planning. Additionally, close cooperation with hardware vendors enables shortening time-to-market for new network features and technologies. The entire platform is hosted and managed by Comarch, who is taking the responsibility for development of the platform following E-Plus business requirements, and who delivers it through the managed service approach. The provided platform is based on market standards and well-defined internal interfaces. All operations are grouped in an extendable service catalogue with self assessment capabilities.
– Building the platform is a part of our innovative strategy of providing OSS solutions as managed services for mobile communication service providers. We recognize extensive interest from the market in replacing current OSS architectures with a managed services solution that allows providers to reduce time-to-market and increase efficiency, maintaining optimum IT infrastructure cost performance. The contract with the E-Plus Group is a major step towards strategy realization – states Piotr Pi?tosa, Vice President of the Management Board, Director of the Telecommunications Business Unit, Comarch S.A.