Comarch Implements Next Generation Network Planning for Telefónica Subsidiaries in Latin America

Comarch Implements Next Generation Network Planning for Telefónica Subsidiaries in Latin America

Comarch will support Telefónica in the transformation of its transport network in five Latin American countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. The primary objectives of the project are to optimize network investments, and to bring the company real cost savings in the region. Implementation started in the beginning of 2015 and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.

In 2015, Telefónica S.A. introduced Comarch as the official provider of Network Planning and Configuration Management in Latin America. Since then, Comarch has been working in the transformation of legacy OSS (Operations Support Systems) in the region under the company´s transformation program, with the aim of helping Telefónica reduce costs in the creation and operation of the transport network, and to shorten the time to market for new resource deployments.

The implementation will bring about the simplification of the OSS map and network planning processes, as the project assumes commonality of implemented solutions and synchronization of completion date for all five countries. Comarch also plays the role of consulting partner, supporting Telefónica in the efficient transformation of the whole organization.

 “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. Implementing Comarch Next Generation Network Planning is a major step towards improving the efficiency of network planning and optimization processes in our subsidiaries in Latin America. Comarch was chosen as it has already proven to be a trusted partner of the Telefónica Group in Europe, and shown a great degree of flexibility in meeting our needs. The current implementation will provide an integration platform for a best of breed OSS solution, unified and reused across the group”, 

— says José González Díaz, Director of Transformation & OSS, Global CTO at Telefónica S.A.

The implemented solution encompasses four crucial modules: Comarch Next Generation Network Planning, Comarch Network InventoryComarch Auto-discovery & Reconciliation, and Comarch Configuration Management.This is not the first cooperation between the two companies. Since 2003, Comarch has been successfully supporting Telefónica Germany in its Transport Network Management and Tactical Planning.

About Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers, with a comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing company, it prides itself on providing a differential experience based both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer interests.

The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and more than 349 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, other parts of Europe, and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 5,037,804,990 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.

About Comarch

Since 1993 Comarch has been a provider of IT products and solutions which increase business efficiency and optimize costs in telecom companies. Comarch is distinguished by its flexibility in implementing solutions and its individual approach to all projects. The variety of developments all over the world helps the company to improve customer experience and reduce service delivery time. Among Comarch’s customers are Vodafone, T-Mobile and MTS.

Source: Comarch

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