Bell Canada implements first automation ONAP


As part of the telco’s Network 3.0 transformation initiative Bell Canada has implemented its first automation use case using the Linux Foundation’s Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). With an initial focus on its data center network infrastructure, Bell Canada is working with its network integration and back-office partner Amdocs to reduce costs and delivery capabilities.

As Bell’s strategic partner, Amdocs brings unparalleled ONAP expertise and DevOps scrum team agility and delivery capabilities with the goal of driving innovation faster and reducing the cost of building and operating the data centre of the future. The service provider will leverage the ONAP-based network service orchestration platform to serve enterprises and customer faster. This includes automation of the operations of its data centres. Bell said it is focused on providing its operations teams with tools to automate life cycle management of both physical and virtual network functions, incident management and service assurance.

Bell’s Network 3.0 transformation initiative primarily focuses on technology, process and people – while strengthening the use of DevOps. This involves building a team to support a cross-organizational DevOps model and creating a culture of Continuous Integration/ Continuous Development.

One specific element that came out of this approach was the service provider’s development of software that serves as the foundation for ONAP Operations Manager (OOM), which helps simplify deployments, reduce footprint and enable continuous delivery. The software has been contributed to the open source ONAP community to help others embrace ONAP.   Read more…


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