Lightstorm selects Nokia to deploy Digital Operations software

Lightstorm, India’s first carrier-neutral network infrastructure platform, has selected Nokia to deploy its Digital Operations software.
Nokia booth at MWC 2017Nokia will automate Lightstorm’s service fulfilment and service assurance processes, enabling the company to create new revenue streams by offering Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions to their enterprise customers.

The deployment is underway across India and will be implemented on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Lightstorm has built a fiber network across India to support enterprises’ digital infrastructure. The deployment of Nokia’s cloud-native Digital Operations software will enable Lightstorm to enter and establish itself quickly in India’s NaaS market as a greenfield operator.

Nokia said the Digital Operations software facilitates business process and operations automation in multi-vendor, multi-technology, and multi-domain networks. This will enable Lightstorm to quickly quote, design, deploy and assure connectivity services with guaranteed service level agreements.

Nokia’s solution will allow Lightstorm to process connectivity orders in seconds and enable the delivery of complex new enterprise services in minutes – up to 500 times faster than traditional OSS approaches. The solution will offer closed-loop automation, identifying problems up to eight times faster compared to legacy systems.

Nokia’s Digital Operations software is being deployed on AWS by Cloud Kinetics, a Singapore-based AWS Premier Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Service provider for AWS.

“Nokia’s Digital Operations software on AWS will help us realize our vision of building a software-defined programmable and automated network,” Amajit Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, at Lightstorm, said.

“This deployment builds on Nokia’s relationship with AWS, which supports the development and deployment of telecom-specific cloud-native solutions for communication service providers,” Vinish Bawa, Head of Emerging Markets, India at Nokia, said.

“Deploying Nokia’s Digital Operations software on AWS will allow Lightstorm to drive efficiency, flexibility, and customer satisfaction with modern service design, delivery, and billing,” Puneet Chandok, President Commercial Sales, AWS India and South Asia, said.