Their joint venture, MWingz, is equally owned by the operators and based in Brussels.
In 2019, Proximus and Orange Belgium announced a collaboration to develop the mobile access network of the future by sharing active and passive equipment of the radio Access Network (RAN).
MWingz is the joint venture that has been created to plan, build and operate the common grid.
Since last August
The partnership between Comarch and MWingz was formalized in August 2021, and includes delivering modules such as Comarch Network Inventory Management, Network Planning & Design (Framework), Network Auto-Discovery & Reconciliation, and Configuration Management. The Comarch solution will be delivered in the SaaS model (licences, managed services, hosting and a disaster recovery option).
The solutions provided by Comarch are designed to give MWingz a single, end-to-end view of the shared network infrastructure, and reduce CapEx and other network operating costs. At the same time, this better use of the network will give consumers of MWingz services better mobile coverage and network quality, and it will speed the roll-out of 5G roll-out.
“We chose Comarch for their proven experience with key telco groups in Europe, including experience in mergers and consolidation projects, for radio access. Critical criteria for us are the immediate availability of a rich set of out-of-the-box solutions for MORAN, use of an agile delivery method, and an attractive Software-as-a-Service approach when it comes to product delivery”, says Krist Deforche, Head of IT at MWingz.