Telefónica selects Comarch as the Recommended Supplier of Configuration Management, Network Planning & Design for LatAm and Germany

Comarch will support Telefónica in a large transformation aimed at modernizing their networks, operations and OSS.

Krakow, September 25th, 2014 – Comarch, a provider of complete IT solutions for telecoms, announced today that Telefónica, one of the world's leading service providers with  316 million customers, selected Comarch as the recommended vendor of Configuration Management, Network Planning & Design for Latin America and Germany. The agreement follows a similar decision made in November last year that appointed Comarch as the recommended vendor of OSS Planning & Fulfillment systems for Telefónica Group in Europe.

Modernizing networks and systems by accelerating the deployment of FTTH and LTE technologies, as well as increasing network coverage is one of the pillars of Telefónica’s strategy. The goal is to meet customer needs and deliver innovative digital services, while at the same time improving the efficiency of the operator’s global networks and operations.

By implementing Comarch’s solutions, Telefónica wants to optimize and standardize their network planning processes as well as simplify and automate network configuration management for the group’s companies. Comarch’s solutions for network planning and configuration management for transport networks will support Telefónica’s rollout of new infrastructure in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany and Peru. The plan to re-use Comarch’s OSS solutions and business processes across Telefónica’s multiple locations is in line with Telefónica’s global sourcing strategy. The plan also aims to speed up OSS transformations and bring down their costs through group synergies.

- As data consumption in our networks is growing and our customers want a seamless online experience on their smartphones, modernizing our network is essential to realizing our strategy of becoming a Digital Telco. But it cannot be done without simplifying and transforming our Operational Support Systems. Such a big project requires a business partner who comprehends how to translate global strategies into a local context. The fact that Comarch truly understands our requirements and challenges and can flexibly adjust their solutions, as well as the excellent history of their cooperation with Telefónica Group, were key factors in our decision, says Juan Manuel Caro Bernat, Director of Operations & OSS at Telefónica S.A.

- We are convinced that in this strategic transformation we can support Telefónica with the quality products and best practices Comarch has gained through other multi-country BSS/OSS projects. We are committed to helping Telefónica realize their strategy and reach the project’s goals, says Piotr Piątosa, head of the Telecommunications Business Unit and Member of the Board at Comarch.

Comarch Next Generation Network Planning is a fully integrated, multi-vendor, multi-technology mobile network management platform that enables operators to comprehensively and efficiently manage network planning, expansion and optimization processes. Being an all-in-one tool, the system replaces vendor-specific systems with a universal OSS platform, based on a centralized data repository and a processing engine.