In March 2015, Comarch launched a network inventory management consolidation and unification project at Telefónica Germany after the acquisition of the E-Plus Group. Comarch OSS solutions will help Telefónica Germany build a central technology data hub and provide a comprehensive view of the network, which will be used both inside and outside of the company.

Krakow, Nov 24th 2015 – In 2014, Telefónica Germany appointed Comarch to carry out the network merger project arising from Telefónica ’s acquisition of the E-Plus Group. Comarch delivered the full OSS service fulfilment environment to Telefónica Germany, including Comarch Network Inventory Management, Comarch Next Generation Network Planning, Comarch Auto Discovery & Reconciliation and Comarch OSS Process Management. The system was developed in close cooperation with Telefónica Germany’s network engineers and completed in less than six months as a fully managed solution, speeding up the network consolidation process significantly. The solution will support Telefónica Germany through the entire network consolidation phase, enabling the company to manage network activities, especially dependencies of activities between the two environments.

Following the successful implementation of the system, Telefónica Germany appointed Comarch to help consolidate the legacy OSS in the service fulfilment domain. The main goal of this project, launched in March 2015, is to manage the consolidation and unification of Inventory Management for all technologies: RAN (Radio Access network), Transport, Core and Fixed Access network, within the new company. 

Marcin Dąbrowski, Comarch Telecommunications VP, says: “In this challenging project, Comarch supports Telefónica Germany after the acquisition of the E-Plus group with ready-made, established solutions and technical consulting. In the past, Comarch successfully delivered OSS projects to both operators. Due to that knowledge and enhanced cooperation on all levels, we were able to provide a powerful solution based on our standard modules. We support the process of network consolidation planning, integrating and managing the data flow from both operators, and providing the environment in a fully managed service model hosted in Comarch data centers in Dresden and in Krakow.” 

He added: “As a result of the successful delivery of the tactical planning project, Comarch has been chosen by Telefónica Germany to support the consolidation of the network inventory management of the new company. Additionally, we have been awarded in Telefónica with the position of a Recommended Supplier of Configuration Management, Network Planning & Design for LatAm and Germany, and we are currently implementing the first OSS projects in Brazil. We are happy with this fruitful partnership between Telefónica and Comarch.”

Marcus Thurand, VP Network Operations at Telefónica Germany, said: “Comarch Next Generation Network Planning helped us to start planning the target network and realize our first network consolidation activities almost immediately after the merger approval. Moreover, with this powerful solution we were able to plan the target network within two months, in an efficient process engaging only Telefónica employees. Telefónica Germany and the Comarch project team cooperated closely and intensively. We greatly appreciate the flexibility and professionalism of the Comarch team.”

He adds: “Choosing Comarch for the OSS consolidation of network inventory was a logical consequence of the successful project. We are still happy with the trustful co-operation and the achievements in several OSS projects.”

Related resources: 

Leaflet: Comarch Network and Service Inventory
Leaflet: Next Generation Network Planning
Technology Review: Tactical planning for network mergers – how to save time and money

About Telefónica 

Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its operationally active subsidiaries Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. headquartered in Madrid. It is the vision of the company as an important pioneer for both society and the economy to become the leading digital telecommunication company in Germany. Its aim is to offer anyone the opportunity of profiting best as possible from the chances brought about by digitalization. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brands O2 and BASE as well as several second and partner brands. In addition, the integrated communication provider also offers fixed network products, such as DSL telephony for private customers, as well as innovative IP telephony and networking solutions for business customers. Telefónica’s product range is rounded off with modern high-speed internet products. With a significant presence in 21 countries and a customer base of 329 million accesses, Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies around the world.

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