Telefónica boosts wholesale portfolio, completes network automation

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Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) says it has completed network automation globally for all networking services.

The operator added that to complement this automation, it is providing customers and partners with self-managed quoting tools.

The tools allow them to avoid ongoing manual intervention and provide visibility of every estimated offer for customers.

TIWS says this is a critical step in driving digital transformation, as networking services can now be automatically provisioned, orchestrated from a common control layer and modified according to a customer’s specific requirements.

It also claims this is another step towards the network towards leveraging machine learning, data analytics and prediction/artificial intelligence, while increasing quality and generating efficiencies in the day-to-day management.

The ultimate drive

Network automation and software-defined networks (SDN) has a number of benefits; the application and analysis layer can control the SDN planes, network health, trouble shooting, workflow automation, traffic variation and resource prediction, among other things.

Aligned with the network automation and SDN strategy, all international partner agreements have been updated to provide for emerging and new technology configurations, and flexible commercial models.

This will ensure customers have access to the latest services, like SD-WANs, which it will make available shortly.

When combined with the transport layer upgrade, will allow high-bandwidth data connectivity for international customers.

TIWS has extended its global service reach of internet access for resale to over 30 countries, delivering “unrivalled direct presence in Latin America and Europe”, and leveraging new access technologies such as FTTH, satellite teleports in remote locations and mobile accesses.

This service enables other carriers to extend their footprint and improve their connectivity portfolio immediately.

Better Ethernet

TIWS has also upgraded its Ethernet service, offering higher bandwidths from its international backbone, and is implementing application programming interfaces (APIs) across its Ethernet service. 

TIWS will explore proof of concept tests of the APIs within its external partner network.

The carrier concludes, “When combined, these initiatives provide a strong platform from which to continue to provide the platforms and services to enable the digital transformation of its own customers and their customers”.