Altran, part of Capgemini, and Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, are collaborating to provide network operators with intelligent automation systems that will support increasingly complex requirements across physical and virtual domains driven by 5G, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). As a result of their co-created systems, service delivery across multiple vendor systems will be simplified and automated, enabling operators to monetize their investments faster.
Intelligent automation is the execution of the operational and functional processes involved in designing, creating and delivering an end-to-end service. Traditionally, these processes were handled by domain-specific, siloed operational support systems (OSS) and tools built for static environments. The increasing integration of advanced networking technologies and automation has accelerated demand for process orchestration – a market projected to exceed $9 billion by 2025, according to Market Study Report LLP.
Through the collaboration, Blue Planet and Altran intend to pursue opportunities in service orchestration, cloud orchestration, inventory, analytics, network assurance, OSS/BSS integration and network automation, with a focus on 5G, cloud and IoT markets. Blue Planet’s Intelligent Automation Portfolio is a comprehensive, open software suite that empowers service providers with deep insights about the network to optimize business processes, reduce costs and improve the customer experience. This is especially important in keeping 5G and IoT costs down. Blue Planet is purpose-built for closed-loop automation combining multi-domain service orchestration, inventory federation, with analytics and assurance, unlocking network potential and business agility. As part of the Capgemini Group, Altran will provide its specialized offerings in the areas of system integration, engineering and R&D services, deployment, managed and support services. This combined with its unique, leading-edge software frameworks will be integrated with Blue Planet’s portfolio.