Network Planning & Design

What is Network Planning, Design and Optimization?

In today’s hybrid world of physical and virtual resources, planning and design demand expertise and time investment. A full understanding of the designed service is required, from its decomposition down to the required logical and physical resources needed to meet capacity forecast and network bottlenecks requirements. 

Comarch Network Planning and Design, thanks to innovative architecture and years of technological expertise, addresses the needs of the telecom industry. It is a solution that enables the preparation of a balanced network strategy and ensures that customers are happy with your services. The Network Planning and Optimization solution enables CSPs to manage telecom network planning, design and optimization processes comprehensively and efficiently. Process-orchestrated planning is a future proof way of making network investments, where the business value of the investment becomes ever more important in response to developing telecom opportunities. For the purpose of meeting industry best standards, Comarch offers a solution including its own OSS software and integration with domain expertise for top class applications available on the market.

The Network Planning & Design solution is integrated within Comarch OSS and consists of:

  • Business Process Management, which steers the network fulfillment processes
  • Planning Framework, which provides a comprehensive set of functionalities such as network, live, integration and strategic views of the network, a validation engine allowing technological, business and customer-related rules to be defined, and technological wizards for planning RAN, transmission, SDN layers, core, access and IT networks.
  • Resource Inventory, which stores and maintains all data mandatory for end to end network planning and design, including logical functions and virtualization, as well as NFV and SDN-related integrations.
  • Configuration Management and Reconciliation, which closes the planning loop, automatically provisions plans in the network, carries out the reconciliation process and verifies the network view afterwards.

The end to end handling of strategic, rollout, engineering, operations and administrative proceedings hard-wired into a single OSS platform provides unprecedented and comprehensive visibility of all business processes.

Network capacity planning and design is powered by the partnership with E-lighthouse Network Solutions. Its leading product, E-lighthouse Network Planner, enables a unified and vendor-agnostic multilayer dimensioning of both the IP/MPLS and transport network, for optimizing the network resources, forecasting network requisites, and cutting down investment costs in the strategic plans.

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Comarch Network Planning & Design for Telecoms - Benefits:

  1. 01 Become more agile thanks to the process-driven inventory
  2. Implement business process management and automated distribution of tasks according to process flows, technological, business and customer-related rules and responsibility matrix, to become more agile and responsive. Apply lead times and predict the fulfillment of business processes.
  3. 02 Enjoy an end To end network view
  4. Plan and configure the network efficiently, thanks to the accurate and detailed network view with the service on the top, provided by logical, virtual and physical resources in one glance. All of the layers are verified and confirmed by network reconciliation mechanisms. The Comarch framework allows you to visualize and plan the network from different perspectives, strategically in the long term, and integrationally in the short term.
  5. 03 Implement umbrella OSS to stay ahead of your competitors
  6. Comarch OSS fulfills the role of an umbrella OSS for new virtualized and legacy architectures. Thanks to its innovative and future-proof architecture, Comarch OSS is integrated with NFV/SDN framework for inventory, planning, configuration and assurance.
  7. 04 Innovate your network design as an evolution rather than revolution
  8. Comarch OSS supports NFV and SDN technologies in the way that incorporates functions in normal daily operational processes. The legacy architecture will not just disappear, so must be able to operate alongside the new virtual elements. Thanks to SID modeling, Comarch hides the complexity of modeling and relations between virtual and physical worlds and provides technology and operation engineers with the complete toolkit that they need.
  9. 05 Stay integrated with assurance domain
  10. Synchronize data and alarms with SQM/CEM systems to enable SON integration, and easily implement quality-driven triggering of optimization processes.
  11. 06 Lower your OPEX
  12. Integrate industry standard tools into one ecosystem featuring automated synchronization mechanisms to realize OPEX savings.
  13. 07 Lower your CAPEX
  14. Improve the coordination of co-dependent network-related processes for CAPEX optimization to lower all CAPEX costs.
  15. 08 Decrease time to market smoothly
  16. Monitor the efficiency of network engineering teams using unified project procedures and configurable reports, and reduce time to market.

Become more agile thanks to the process-driven inventory

Implement business process management and automated distribution of tasks according to process flows, technological, business and customer-related rules and responsibility matrix, to become more agile and responsive. Apply lead times and predict the fulfillment of business processes.

Enjoy an end To end network view

Plan and configure the network efficiently, thanks to the accurate and detailed network view with the service on the top, provided by logical, virtual and physical resources in one glance. All of the layers are verified and confirmed by network reconciliation mechanisms. The Comarch framework allows you to visualize and plan the network from different perspectives, strategically in the long term, and integrationally in the short term.

Implement umbrella OSS to stay ahead of your competitors

Comarch OSS fulfills the role of an umbrella OSS for new virtualized and legacy architectures. Thanks to its innovative and future-proof architecture, Comarch OSS is integrated with NFV/SDN framework for inventory, planning, configuration and assurance.

Innovate your network design as an evolution rather than revolution

Comarch OSS supports NFV and SDN technologies in the way that incorporates functions in normal daily operational processes. The legacy architecture will not just disappear, so must be able to operate alongside the new virtual elements. Thanks to SID modeling, Comarch hides the complexity of modeling and relations between virtual and physical worlds and provides technology and operation engineers with the complete toolkit that they need.

Stay integrated with assurance domain

Synchronize data and alarms with SQM/CEM systems to enable SON integration, and easily implement quality-driven triggering of optimization processes.

Lower your OPEX

Integrate industry standard tools into one ecosystem featuring automated synchronization mechanisms to realize OPEX savings.

Lower your CAPEX

Improve the coordination of co-dependent network-related processes for CAPEX optimization to lower all CAPEX costs.

Decrease time to market smoothly

Monitor the efficiency of network engineering teams using unified project procedures and configurable reports, and reduce time to market.

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Empowering Telecom Enterprise Customers with a Dedicated B2B Solution - Case Study

  • As part of Telefónica's strategy, our network and operation support systems play a crucial role as enablers of the services we provide to our clients. Implementing Comarch Next Generation Network Planning is a major step towards improving the efficiency of network planning and optimization processes in our subsidiaries in Latin America. Comarch was chosen as it has already proven to be a trusted partner of the Telefónica Group in Europe, and shown a great degree of flexibility in meeting our needs. The current implementation will provide an integration platform for a best of breed OSS solution, unified and reused across the group.

    José González Díaz, Director of Transformation & OSS, Global CTO at Telefónica S.A. 

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