Optus network to be managed by Nokia


Wednesday, 17 January, 2018


Optus network to be managed by Nokia

A five-year agreement has been signed between Nokia and Optus, aimed at managing and maintaining network infrastructure, operations and field maintenance.

Nokia and Optus will develop a network operations centre (NOC) as part of the contract, building on global best practices and leveraging local talent to deliver higher performance networks.

Consumers are increasingly demanding faster networks and seamless connectivity, and operators need to keep pace with these demands without disrupting ongoing operations. To deliver on these growing needs while enhancing its services and ensuring operations efficiency, Optus will tap Nokia’s Global Delivery Model to streamline its network operations. Nokia will also leverage its extensive global services expertise to help Optus bundle, standardise and automate its processes.

Optus will benefit from reduced operational complexity. Nokia will also work with Optus to review its network structure and operations periodically to ensure Optus’s competitive advantage and ability to respond to the evolving needs of customers.

Nokia will provide network operations and software services, and deploy robotics, artificial intelligence and extreme automation to help Optus standardise and scale its operations, while Nokia Field Services will manage all components of work associated with mobile base station equipment and facilities.

“We are pleased to work with Optus to help them use automation and other network management tools to further enhance the customer experience, operational capability and quality,” said Friedrich Trawoeger, head of Managed Services at Nokia.

“This initiative is in keeping with Optus’s vision to transform into a mobile-led, multimedia organisation. We are leveraging the benefits of our unique Global Delivery Model, which brings together global expertise with local insights, to fully meet the needs of our customers.”

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