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Nokia expands existing relationship with Sunrise UPC by replacing incumbent software solution

Deployment showcases need for operations and business systems to work together seamlessly to enable successful monetisation of 5G use cases

Nokia announced that Swiss operator Sunrise UPC Communications AG has deployed Nokia’s Digital Operations software to modernise and consolidate its Operations Support Systems (OSS).

The deployment supports Sunrise UPC’s existing networks and services and enables the operator to develop new IoT and 5G-era services, like network slicing.

Nokia’s Digital Operations software provides Sunrise UPC with an Open API catalog-driven fulfillment solution that eliminates silo-based network management and enables agile product launches by leveraging 5G and IoT technology to reduce time-to-market by up to 50 percent.

Commenting on the development, Sunrise UPC Vice President (IT Platform Delivery) Fabio Pellegrino said Nokia’s OSS solution eliminates silos within the company’s network.

“It will help to greatly increase the speed at which we can deploy new IoT and 5G services. We look forward to the increased flexibility this solution provides as we move into the 5G-era,” said Fabio Pellegrino.

Working in tandem with Nokia’s Converged Charging software, Sunrise UPC and Nokia are utilising joint continuous integration or continuous delivery (CICD) deployment and testing framework to further increase productivity and prepare for future IoT and 5G services.

Nokia’s fulfillment solution modernises OSS catalog, inventory, order management and provisioning, with pre-integrated processes for end-to-end automation. The modular solution is designed to fit multi-vendor, multi-domain and multi-technology environments, providing Sunrise UPC a single-pane-of-glass for service design and deployment.

Nokia Senior Vice President, Business Applications, Hamdy Farid said as Sunrise UPC moves into 5G, we are pleased to be expanding our existing relationship to support its OSS modernisation that enables it to increase operational and network management efficiencies.

“Nokia’s secure, intelligent automation significantly improves the speed at which Sunrise UPC can deploy new solutions and better serve its customers,” said Hamdy Farid.

About Sunrise UPC

Sunrise UPC LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Global, is the largest private telecommunications company in Switzerland. Sunrise UPC offers industry leading mobile, Internet, TV and fixed network services for private and business customers. With its leading hybrid fibre network including one of the world’s best mobile networks, Sunrise UPC delivers Giga speeds to more than 90% of the Swiss households.

Sunrise UPC offers the fastest and most reliable 5G mobile network in Switzerland (connect magazine 1/2021). In September 2021, Sunrise UPC covered already more than 890 cities/towns with high-speed 5G (up to 2 Gbit/s) and more than 95% of the Swiss population with basic 5G (up to 1 Gbit/s).

With its hybrid fiber network combining fixed and mobile networks, Sunrise UPC is the leading broadband Internet provider in Switzerland and had at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2021 almost 2.9 m mobile customers, 1.2 m broadband customers and 1.3 m TV customers (RGUs).

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