Nokia said it will supply its digital operations software, cloud infrastructure software and AirFrame servers to enhance the nationwide network of PLDT Inc., the Philippines’ largest, fully-integrated telecommunications company, and its wireless unit Smart Communications Inc.
The suite of solutions will also standardize 1PLDT and Smart’s virtualization environment for multi-vendor applications. The deployment, which is already underway, will allow PLDT and Smart’s integrated network to increase agility, flexibility and reduce operating costs and time to market when deploying new consumer and enterprise services, with the primary focus of significantly improving customer experience, speed of delivery, and cost of production.
Nokia said it would deploy its digital operations software to automate the round-trip lifecycle management of network functions, as well as network-facing and customer-facing services. As PLDT and Smart evolve their integrated network from physical to virtual form, the solution will manage two interrelated flows.