BNET launches BSS/OSS in Bahrain with BearingPoint//Beyond

BNET launches BSS/OSS in Bahrain with BearingPoint//Beyond

28 October 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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BNET, a provider of broadband network services in Bahrain, has deployed both OSS and BSS systems powered by BearingPoint//Beyond’s cloud native Infonova BSS.

Built on AWS, the platform is designed to help BNET to manage operational processes and procedures for its nationwide fibre broadband network.

Under the terms of the agreement, network inventory providers CROSS Network Intelligence (CNI) is also providing network inventory and service assurance solutions to BNET.

Despite the challenges caused by Covid-19, the two companies were able to deploy both OSS and BSS systems in a matter of months using Software-as-a-Service and agile delivery.

“We recognised that separating the BSS and OSS systems was essential to give BNET the independence required to manage operational processes and procedures. Working with BearingPoint//Beyond and adopting its Infonova BSS solution has given us access to the latest digital technology that is now enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the services we provide to our customers,” said Mohamed Bubashait (pictured), chief executive officer at BNET.

“The presence of AWS is an added bonus and means we can provide a high quality national broadband network, with high speeds and competitive prices, leading to the increased customer satisfaction that we continuously strive for.”

The new BSS and OSS platforms give BNET the flexibility to act as an independent entity with its own customer services and operations process management, supporting its primary responsibility for the Bahrain’s national broadband network operations as well as preparing the network for future growth.

In addition, the BearingPoint//Beyond platform’s multi-tenancy and ecosystem orchestration capabilities enable BNET to potentially launch new revenue-generating offerings in the future – including reselling hosted BSS capabilities to other service providers in the country.

“From the very beginning, BNET has been committed to the delivery of a nationwide fibre broadband network providing next generation connectivity to its citizens and businesses. Despite the adversity and challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, BNET worked tirelessly with us to launch this solution in a matter of months, a testament to their original visionary endeavour,” added Angus Ward, CEO of BearingPoint//Beyond.

“We are proud to have played a part in this achievement, delivering an agile cloud-native Infonova BSS that leverages the highly secure, highly scalable, feature-rich cloud capabilities of AWS. A compelling example for operators everywhere that want to modernise their operations and transform their businesses in rapid time.