This innovative platform delivered in the Managed Service model improves the efficiency of network planning and, in particular, supports the accelerated roll-out of the E-Plus high-speed data network.
Comarch signed a contract with the E-Plus Group to deliver an innovative network planning and configuration OSS platform. The solution in provided in a Managed Services model, over a single platform and covers the whole network planning and configuration process, including inventory and configuration of Radio Access, Transport and the Core Network. Through tight integration with the live network, simplification of business processes and automation of operations, the solution will improve several KPIs, such as efficiency and time-to-market. Comarch’s responsibilities also cover supporting the roll-out of new technologies, including HSPA+ and LTE.
The offered solution is based on Comarch Next Generation Network Planning, and is aimed at simplifying the E-Plus Group’s current OSS landscape. Tight integration with the 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 the 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 the time-to-market for new network features and technologies. The entire platform is delivered in a Managed Services model. It is hosted and managed by Comarch, who is assuming responsibility for the development of the platform, in alignment with the E-Plus Group’s business requirements. The provided platform is based on market standards and well-defined internal interfaces. All operations are grouped in an extendable service catalog, with self-assessment capabilities.
- Building the platform is part of our innovative strategy of providing OSS solutions for mobile communication service providers in the Managed Services model. We recognize extensive interest from the market in replacing current OSS architectures with this kind of modern approach that allows providers to reduce time-to-market and increase efficiency, while maintaining optimum IT infrastructure cost performance at the same time. The contract with the E-Plus Group is a major step towards the realization of this strategy - states Piotr Piatosa, Vice President of the Management Board and Head of the Telecommunications Business Unit, Comarch S.A.
Comarch (comarch.com) is a leading supplier of business-driven software solutions and services for telecommunications service providers, including convergent billing, interconnect/wholesale billing, SaaS billing, CRM and self care, as well as inventory, configuration management and network planning, in addition to network and service assurance. Comarch’s portfolio also includes service quality management software and the development of mobile applications and services. With 17 years of experience, Comarch is an expert with regard to the design, implementation, as well as integration of its solutions and services. Comarch works with customers from four different continents, including some of the market’s largest players, such as T-Mobile International, E-Plus Germany, Vodafone Germany, Telefónica O2 Germany, as well as MVNO operators, such as Auchan Telecom, France. Comarch’s solutions for telecom operators are intended for Fixed, Cable and Broadband Operators, Mobile Operators, Wholesale Departments, MVNO/MVNE Operators, ISPs and VoIP Operators, Content Providers and IPTV Operators, and Satellite Service Providers.
About the E-Plus Group
The E-Plus Group (eplus-gruppe.de) is a challenger on the German mobile communications market. Simple services tailored to customer needs, and a major reduction in call and data charges can be traced back to the initiative of the third-largest mobile network operator in Germany. As a result of innovative business models, modern structures and strong partnerships, the E-Plus Group was able to significantly strengthen its market position and show a more dynamic and profitable development within the market.
Since 2005, E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH und Co. KG has developed into a family of brands offering target group-specific services, and thus breaks new ground in German mobile communications.
Furthermore, 19.6 million customers’ are using the E-Plus Group network to make calls and send text messages or data. The Group generates annual revenue of €3.2 billion (2009) and employs more than 2,500 people (FTE) in Germany.
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