BearingPoint/Beyond delivers BSS/OSS for BNET on AWS

BearingPoint/Beyond delivers BSS/OSS for BNET on AWS

20 March 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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BNET, the newly created independent service provider in Bahrain, will use BearingPoint//Beyond’s Infonova BSS solution as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) built on AWS.

The solution will power the BSS and OSS systems for BNET’s upcoming nationwide fibre broadband network, the company will deliver next-gen wholesale fibre connectivity to all licensed telecom operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Bahrain, including Batelco, as well as to large enterprises.

“Signing with BearingPoint//Beyond and selection of SaaS is part of our strategy to adopt the latest digital technology in operating the national network, and as per the technical indicators published by leading technical institutes in the telecom sector, cloud technology is the future of the business world,” said Mohamed Bubashait, chief executive officer, BNET.

“AWS provides the most implemented cloud solution in the world, hence adopting this technology is in line with our long term strategic goals to provide a solid quality national broadband network, with high speeds and competitive prices that enable operators to provide internet products and services to its customers that are value added and provide creative solutions.”

With a go live date of May 2020, the SaaS offering will reduce BNET’s total cost of ownership and provides valuable auto-scaling capabilities and rapid agile delivery that can accommodate future growth. The company will use the platform for such functions as billing, charging, order fulfilment and management and service activation. 

“BNET’s planned fibre broadband network is a visionary endeavour that demonstrates the Kingdom of Bahrain’s commitment to providing next generation connectivity to its citizens and businesses,” said Angus Ward (pictured), CEO of BearingPoint//Beyond.

“The combination of AWS’s highly secure, highly scalable, feature-rich cloud capabilities with the flexibility, agility and advanced functionality of BearingPoint//Beyond’s cloud-native Infonova SaaS platform is compelling for operators everywhere who want to modernise their operations and transform their businesses.”

As part of the agreement, CROSS Network Intelligence (CNI), network inventory provider, will provide network inventory and service assurance solution to BNET.