Robi Axiata picks Alcatel-Lucent for OSS revamp

10 Jun 2015

Robi Axiata has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to provide OSS software to streamline its siloed systems onto a more automated and cost efficient operational framework.

Under the deal, Robi will deploy the Motive Dynamic Operations platform, including Motive Service and Unified Resource Engine, Motive Service Event Manager and Motive Service Performance Manager software products, throughout its data centers for centralized management and monitoring of the Robi network.

The solution is expected to be deployed and operational during the second half of 2015, Alcatel-Lucent said.

Robi will also deploy incident, problem and change management and workforce management products from Alcatel-Lucent’s technology partners.

A.K.M Morshed, CTO of Robi Axiata, said: “The Bangladesh market is representative of a large portion of the APAC, CALA and Africa markets where the mobility of the population and appetite for data is growing exponentially. To keep up with this growth, Robi was looking for a solution to help improve customer experience in a very competitive environment.”

According to Alcatel-Lucent, Robi is the first customer to deploy the vendor’s Motive OSS portfolio, which was launched in June 2014 and designed to create a clear path for service providers to migrate to the cloud by making their operational infrastructure as agile as the virtualized network and data center.

“As Robi begins its network transformation toward NFV and cloud operations, it is critical to have OSS capabilities that can support the move to the cloud,” said Srini Sundararajan, president of Alcatel-Lucent South Asia.

“Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Dynamic Operations platform will enable Robi to streamline its siloed systems onto a more automated and cost efficient operational framework, enhancing its ability to deliver future cloud services with a high level of performance and quality.”

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