Grameenphone Deploys Oracle's Network Resource Management Solution

By Craig Galbraith Comments

Bangladesh's Grameenphone has deployed the Oracle Communications Network Resource Management solution to consolidate and transform its network inventory management systems and processes.

Grameenphone’s operational support systems (OSS) environment included a number of disparate inventory applications which impeded operational scalability, delayed new technology introduction, and increased the complexity and time required to generate accurate network information for financial reporting and regulatory compliance, Oracle said.

Network Resource Management aims to provide Grameenphone with a single, scalable network inventory, accurately synchronized with the network through ongoing network discovery and reconciliation. The system integrates the inventory with flexible work management tools that help streamline inventory-related processes including network design, installation, test and customer acceptance. The solution also supports agile network planning to help Grameenphone optimize its network, reduce network build and configuration costs and avoid unnecessary network equipment procurement.

The initial solution deployment improved the accuracy of Grameenphone’s network inventory data by at least 30 percent, Oracle said. It also helped identify 30 percent stranded capacity in the transmission network, enabling the operator to re-deploy this capacity and avoid additional capital costs.

“In successfully deploying Oracle Communications Network Resource Management solution, we have simplified, standardized and integrated our OSS applications, enabling us to reduce our network-related costs, improve the accuracy of our asset cost management processes and consolidate applications – ensuring our future business processes will be faster, more agile and increasingly efficient," said Tanveer Mohammad, chief technology officer, technology division, Grameenphone.

Grameenphone has 37 million mobile subscribers.

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