Meeting growing bandwidth demand now simpler for operators

Managed Transport Services from Nokia Siemens Networks scales, manages and evolves transport to next generation technologies. Nokia Siemens Networks has today unveiled its Managed Transport Services aimed at the efficient management of transport networks on behalf of operators. Managed Transport Services will allow operators to focus on their core business of providing new, high-quality services to subscribers.

Transport is traditionally the costliest part of the overall transmission network to run. Operators need to keep this operational expenditure at a minimum while maintaining Quality of Service (QoS) and coping with increased data traffic, driven by fixed and mobile broadband. Scaling and managing transport networks efficiently is a challenge due to their multi-vendor environment, and a mix of legacy and new technologies. The end-to-end approach to Managed Transport Services from Nokia Siemens Networks allows operators to maximize network capacity and optimize the operational expenditure of transport.

“The transport network contributes a significant share of the overall transmission-related operating cost, with some analysts estimating its share at up to 70 per cent. The challenges in scaling and managing are compounded by multi-vendor, multi-generation environments,” said Ashwini Bakshi, head of global managed services at Nokia Siemens Networks. “With our Managed Transport Services, we provide a holistic approach that combines advanced transport products from our own R&D and our partner ecosystem with our world-class operations support systems and end-to-end services.”

Nokia Siemens Networks’ Managed Transport Services approach covers the entire lifecycle of transport networks from network strategy and planning to delivery, assurance, operations and maintenance. It is available for both legacy and next-generation transport networks.

It is a flexible approach as it allows operators to choose from a range of business models to implement the right solution, such as build-operate-transfer (BOT), pure outsourcing, managed capacity and transport-as-a-service (TaaS). As part of the unique TaaS model, operators can lease transport network capacity from Nokia Siemens Networks to save on capital expenditure and minimize the risks involved in most technology investments.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ global service delivery model currently supports 380mn subscribers on its customers’ networks. The delivery model balances and optimizes the mix of local and global delivery of network management and care services. The model is underpinned by standardized operations model and innovative tools that support third-party solutions. Apart from this, the model is also supported by round-the-clock operational responsibility and assurance of technically and financially optimized operation.

Nokia Siemens Networks has already demonstrated its managed transport services capability as part of its ongoing managed services contracts with network operators including Oi in Brazil, Orange in Spain, Zain in East Africa, and ICON+ in Indonesia.
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