NBN Co’s operations support system architecture began to take shape after the acquisition of software and services from Finnish supplier Comptel and the IBM project systems integrator.
Comptel revealed overnight that it would provide runtime software for the NBN Co OSS “in conjunction with its partner Alcatel-Lucent”.
“This is a major agreement with a new customer,” the supplier said in a statement, adding that the contract would run for several years.
“NBN Co will use Comptel’s catalog-based fulfillment solution, including logical inventory and services and service lifecycle management, to ensure wholesale services are delivered quickly and efficiently over the network. to retail channels.
“The solution will support the delivery of IP services over the revolutionary broadband network that NBN Co is deploying. “
NBN Co said last month that its BSS / OSS project would involve “other contractors and a range of software vendors.” Comptel was the first supplier to publicly emerge from this process.
Comptel touted ‘open interfaces and standards’ as a key differentiator for its product – something NBN Co may have seen to be of value, given its plans to bring OSS and BSS systems together and integrate them into d ” other business systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP).
Last month, NBN Co appointed IBM Australia as the lead systems integrator for the network builder’s three-year, $ 200 million operational and business support systems project.
IBM appears to be adding its own tech pieces to support NBN Co.’s OSS mix.
NBN Co is looking for a “Dedicated Netcool Specialist” who would report to the OSS Development Manager.
Netcool is part of the IBM networking stack. The technology was acquired from Micromuse for US $ 865 million in 2005.
The job posting stated that Netcool had been “deployed” to NBN Co’s Network Monitoring Operations Center (NSOC) in Docklands, Melbourne.
The NSOC was slated to officially open later this month, although staff have been using it since March.
Further comments were requested from NBN Co.