Comarch and LG U+ have signed a major contract in a bid to completely revamp the Korean operator’s network resource and service management, covering Operations Support & Readiness, Fulfilment and Assurance domains, in preparation for the operator’s planned big scale 5G rollout.
The upcoming implementation will allow LG U+ to migrate from its old in-house solution to a modern and comprehensive telco ecosystem.
Comarch will oversee the implementation of a complete stack of solutions consolidating the existing tools landscape into one unified, scalable platform in the areas of mobile and fixed networks. LG U+ goals in the project are to optimize internal company processes, and to improve the overall end-user experience.
The planned OSS stack overhaul will also be instrumental in the Korean operator’s plans to launch one of the first commercial 5G networks. While supporting the operator in pursuing the latest network technology, the Comarch system will also serve 3G, 4G and fixed network domains.
The solution delivered by Comarch will help LG U+ break IT architecture silos, prepare for efficient fulfilment of modern, 5G-based services, increase network management effectiveness and cut its costs through automation. It will also provide the tools to create logical connectivity layers in a unified format, support network virtualization, and handle the monitoring of network, service and customer layers. Comarch OSS will also empower LG U+ Intelligent Assurance & Analytics including an embedded machine learning engine.
The LG U+ contract is an important milestone for Comarch. Supporting one of the first deployments of a commercial 5G network, puts our company at the true forefront of innovation. The delivery of our OSS platform, which comprises close to 20 modules, will bring our customer a world-class, integrated solution enabling the efficient management of services delivered via mobile and fixed networks. Additionally, a major implementation for a key Korean mobile carrier will definitely help us expand our presence on the Asian markets – noted Jacek Lonc, EVP Sales Telco Division at Comarch.
At LG U+ we currently use an in-house developed OSS stack. As the current IT architecture is silo-based, we experience a number of challenges regarding the introduction of new technologies such as 5G and network virtualization. The successful implementation of Comarch’s comprehensive platform will enable us to achieve a competitive advantage and increase business process efficiency – noted Hokyung Kwon, NMS Development Team Leader at LGU+.