Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Builds Cloud-based OSS Solution

Alcatel-Lucent is preparing to launch a new cloud-based portfolio of OSS (operations support systems) capabilities within its Motive portfolio of customer experience solutions that could be deployed as an overlay to an existing OSS.

Alcatel-Lucent said this new portfolio innovates in three unique ways: a new foundation that can dynamically identify and track all network resources; fully automated, programmable OSS that can fulfill orders and assure services; and a "self-healing" environment driven by big data network analytics that evolves from automated recovery to predictive management.

By offering an overlay, the new Motive Dynamic Operations portfolio provides a path for service providers to migrate to the cloud by making their operational infrastructure as agile as the virtualized network and data center.

Alcatel-Lucent plans to integrated the virtualized OSS with its CloudBand NFV solution, Nuage Networks’ SDN solution, and virtualized network functions, including evolved packet core (EPC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and radio access network (RAN).

Telefónica is using Alcatel-Lucent’s OSS technology to drive automated operations and recovery. Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica announced plans in 2012 to streamline the operator’s OSS into a single, global software platform for greater network management agility and efficiency. In February, the two companies followed up with the announcement they were joining forces to accelerate Telefónica’s move to NFV.

Andrew McDonald, Alcatel-Lucent, President, IP Platform Business Division: “It is imperative to fundamentally change the current OSS approach before operators will be able to realize the promise of NFV and SDN. After launching both an NFV platform in Cloud Band, an SDN solution through Nuage Networks and a compehensive virtualized packet core, IMS and wireless network functions, Alcatel-Lucent is now bringing innovation to the OSS space with the launch of Motive Dynamic Operation, which delivers the OSS agility required for operating networks in the cloud.”


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