Telstra Taps Cisco Network Services Orchestrator to Automate Service Fulfillment for IP Networks

Telstra Taps Cisco Network Services Orchestrator to Automate Service Fulfillment for IP Networks Image Credit: Cisco

Telstra has selected Cisco's Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) to fully automate both provisioning and assurance of the IP networks and services for its enterprise and business customers. The implementation is part of Telstra's strategic migration to cloud based services, leveraging virtual test agents and other software to ensure services are delivered right first time, and to provide constant measurements of QoS levels, individual end-to-end services and applications along with network KPIs.

According to Cisco, the deployment means that Telstra customers are now set to enjoy a new level of service as the Tail-f powered NSO delivers a faster time to service and less delay in new service introductions or changes. Although orchestrated provisioning is gaining traction with a number of carriers, Telstra has seized the initiative and will be the first to automate the full lifecycle of its network and enterprise services, added Cisco.

Telstra's deployment of orchestrated assurance is based on the recent ETSI NFV Proof of Concept, leveraging open third-party software that is easily deployed and activated on demand. 

Mike Wright, Group Managing Director, Networks, Telstra
This model-driven approach to network automation will enable us to dramatically increase our level of automation and assurance for our customers. 

Gee Rittenhouse, SVP & General Manager, Cloud & Virtualization Group, Cisco
A key component of the Cisco Evolved Services Platform, Network Service Orchestrator lets operators configure service activation testing, ongoing monitoring, and service-level agreement assurance functions synchronously with fulfillment -- all using the same common data model.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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