Telstra to invest in software driven Orchestrated Assurance Solution

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Australia telecom operator Telstra will be making investment in a software driven Orchestrated Assurance Solution to boost revenue from its business customers.

Network maker Cisco said Telstra has selected its Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) to automate both provisioning and assurance of the IP networks and services.

Telstra network team can upgrade and make enhancements easily to the automation process as software downloads ensure a continuous flow of enhancements, rather than the “ntermittent” hardware upgrade, keeping the system consistently up to date.

Mike Wright, group managing director, Networks, Telstra, said: “This model-driven approach to network automation will enable us to dramatically increase our level of automation and assurance for our customers.”

Telstra’ investment in orchestrated assurance is based on a recent ETSI NFV Proof of Concept using open third-party software that is easily deployed and activated on demand. The implementation is part of Telstra’s strategic migration to cloud based services, leveraging virtual test agents and other software to ensure services are delivered right first time.

Cisco claims that its NSO delivers a faster time to service and less delay in new service introductions or changes benefitting Telstra customers.

Gee Rittenhouse, SVP and general manager, Cloud & Virtualization Group, Cisco, said: “For the first time, service providers will be able to see in real-time the health and performance down to a specific customer level, even for NFV-based services.”

Cisco at the Mobile World Congress said Network Service Orchestrator lets operators configure service activation testing, ongoing monitoring, and service-level agreement assurance functions synchronously with fulfillment.

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