We all know that IP networks simplify network architecture, reduce costs, increase network performance and reliability, enhance network and subscriber manageability and enable the introduction of many new services and applications for operators. But migrating to an all IP network remains a challenge for them. The transformation is not straight forward as operators cannot just ‘rip and replace’ at random. There is legacy hardware and systems to consider, multi-vendor issues to reconcile, costs to control, customers to think about, and security concerns, to name a few. The transformation can be complex and lengthy if not managed properly.
Since IP Transformation impacts many elements in the network as well as business domains, it is important to not only understand the existing network infrastructure, but also the operators business and strategic objectives. Therefore, our approach to IP Transformation starts with consulting through our complete offer of consulting packages for business needs assessment and IP capabilities and technical consulting. We emphasize an end-to-end holistic view which includes best-in-breed IP products, architecture blueprints and reference systems, tailored IP services, IP experts and unique IP tools and methodologies.
Our approach to IP Transformation is based on experience across +500 Consulting Projects, over 1700 Systems Integration projects and 500 Customers for IP systems integration. With over 4000 IP professionals including 1300 certified IP experts and the industry’s 1st methodology to benchmark progress to all-IP network, CIMIX 2.0 – patent pending, we have deep domain knowledge and expertise to help operators transform efficiently and cost effectively.
Nokia Siemens Networks IP Transformation service solutions are scalable, secure, and supports multi-vendor network integration, interoperability, and verification. It enables the smooth transformation to Liquid Net, the most flexible and adaptable network available, and Customer Experience Management.
Here is how our Total Expertise in IP Transformation is helping operators improve efficiency and maximize performance.
This post is by Raul Pombo, Global Program Manager for IP Transformation