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Altran Announces Partnership withCiena’s Blue Planet Division

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Blue Planet and Altran aim to explore service orchestration opportunities, cloud orchestration, inventory, analytics, network assurance, incorporation of OSS/BSS, and network automation through the alliance.

FREMONT, CA: Altran, part of Capgemini, and Blue Planet, a Ciena division, announced a partnership to offer intelligent automation solutions to network operators. This partnership would help operators who follow increasingly diverse criteria across 5G, cloud, and Internet of Things(IoT) powered physical and virtual realms. Service delivery across multiple vendor systems can be streamlined and standardized due to their co-created solutions, allowing operators to monetize their investments quicker.

“Altran’s collaboration with Blue Planet enables operators to seize new service opportunities as they transform their existing infrastructure into next-generation networks that employ software-defined networking and network functions virtualization,” said Dietmar Wendt, Chief Global Sales & Portfolio Officer, Engineering and R&D, Capgemini. “Our co-created solutions will help operators shorten time to revenue by simplifying and automating service delivery across multiple vendor ecosystems and equipment that span the WAN, data center and cloud.”

Implementing the operational and practical processes involved in planning, developing, and implementing an end-to-end service is intelligent automation. Domain-specific, siloed Operational Support Systems (OSS) and software designed for static environments have historically managed these procedures. According to Market Analysis Report LLP, the growing inclusion of advanced networking technology and automation has accelerated demand for process orchestration; a market estimated to surpass 9 billion dollars by 2025.

Rick Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, said, “Our partnership with Altran is key to executing digital transformation initiatives for operators around the globe looking to transform networks and realize the full potential of a software-defined and open approach.”

Blue Planet and Altran aim to explore service orchestration opportunities, cloud orchestration, inventory, analytics, network assurance, incorporation of OSS/BSS, and network automation through the alliance. The Intelligent Automation Portfolio of Blue Planets is a robust, open product package that empowers service providers to simplify business operations, minimize costs and enrich the consumer experience with deep insights into the network. Blue Planet is purpose-built for closed-loop automation, integrating multi-domain channel orchestration, inventory federation, analytics, and assurance, unlocking network potential and market agility. Altran will provide its expert offerings as part of the Capgemini Group in the fields of system integration, innovation and R&D services, implementation, management, and support services. This will be combined with the portfolio of Blue Planets along with its special, leading-edge tech frameworks.