Automation for Open Fiber network services
Open Fiber has chosen the innovative Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) platform to automate and simplify its massive operations and provide services in a faster and easier way through network automation.
The network automation project has developed automated workflows that capture the work order from the Customer Relations Manager (CRM) and activate it in a heterogeneous multi-vendor network, consisting of FTTH access, IP and Optical Transport Network.
The deployment of the solution will allow Open Fiber to add, modify and delete services automatically without interrupting the overall service and will guarantee real-time activations.
Italtel was the first company in Italy to be certified on Cisco NSO technology; thanks to its strong competences, Italtel designed the Open Fiber IP Backbone and has been playing an essential role in analyzing Open Fiber’s needs, designing network services and the related automation which leverages the programmable Cisco NSO platform. The platform operates on all network layers, ranging from access to the IP and Optical transport one.
“Open Fiber is now able to deliver wholesale services on a very large scale, significantly reducing the time-to-market of new services and minimizing configuration errors,” said Domenico Angotti, Head of Engineering at Open Fiber. “Cisco’s Network Orchestrator greatly supports us for the end-to-end operation of the equipment and the supervision of the activation cycles, allowing us to mainly focus our efforts on developing innovative customer services, thus increasing efficiency and reducing complexity and operating costs. We are particularly satisfied with this and what has been achieved with the valuable contribution of Italtel and Maticmind in terms of professional competence, response and commitment to the common objectives of the project.”