Nokia Solutions and Networks announced enhancements to its virtualized Operations Support System (OSS), NetAct 8, to help operators restore large-scale network configurations in record time and keep network operations running even if there are unexpected spikes in demand or in the unlikely event that a Network Operations Center (NOC) goes down.
NetAct 8 now enables operators to change the configuration of up to 10,000 base stations automatically in a few minutes, compared to the hundreds of hours required to do so conventionally by manual reconfiguration. This helps operators ensure continuity of communication, should an unexpected peak in demand congest a network, or severe weather or power outages threaten operational stability.
Also enabled by virtualization is the automatic activation of all NetAct applications and content in a new location, should a disastrous situation damage a Network Operations Centre (NOC).
Operators will also now get automatic, real-time prioritization of netwtork issues based on subscriber impact.
“Unexpected situations can develop rapidly, but with virtualization, automation and moving to more customer-centric management of processes, operators can maintain excellent network and service performance,“ said Peter Patomella, vice president for CEM and OSS at NSN. “To help operators upgrade to NetAct 8, the NSN Services team provides full support to ensure a smooth transition is made to a virtualized OSS. We are able to do this by drawing on our experience as the top OSS vendor and our global service expertise to help operators move to an OSS in the cloud era.”