Telefónica has tapped Comarch to help it transform its transport networks in five Latin American countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
The project is aimed at optimising network investments and delivering deliver cost savings in the region. Implementation began at the start of 2015 and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.
In 2015, Telefónica S.A. made Comarch its official provider of Network Planning and Configuration Management in Latin America. Since then, Comarch has been working to transform Telefónica’s legacy OSS in the region, with the aim of helping the operator reduce costs associated with creating and operating its transport network, as well as shortening the time to market for new resource deployments.
The implementation will simplify the OSS map and network planning processes, with common solutions being deployed across all five markets. The completion dates for each country are also expected to align.
The implemented solution encompasses four crucial modules: Comarch Next Generation Network Planning, Comarch Network Inventory, Comarch Auto-discovery & Reconciliation, and Comarch Configuration Management.
“As part of Telefónica's strategy, our network and operation support systems play a crucial role as enablers of the services we provide to our clients”, said José González Díaz, Director of Transformation & OSS, Global CTO at Telefónica S.A. “The current implementation will provide an integration platform for a best of breed OSS solution, unified and reused across the group.”