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du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is deploying the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) end-to-end service orchestration software to accelerate its digital transformation and drive new revenue streams from its growing 5G network.

Focused on supporting new services and enhancing customer experience, du is migrating from a legacy system to a next-generation operations support system (OSS). As a leader in OSS service fulfillment and orchestration, HPE brings proven domain expertise and openness to du’s new OSS stack and delivers a broad range of the orchestration use cases required by the market.

“The right OSS solution is a competitive advantage for us to provide our customers with the seamless digital lifestyle experience they deserve,” said Peter Larnholt, chief information officer at du. “HPE will deliver a huge leap in our technology capabilities in a very short space of time, giving us a stable and secure architecture that will support our leadership position in 5G. Our new technology estate will cement our reputation as one of the region’s most advanced telcos offering some of the most advanced edge orchestration and 5G services in the market.”

du’s strategic Data Factory is the key enabler of its next-generation OSS with advanced analytics capabilities. Moreover, the telco’s new orchestration stack is future-proofed by HPE’s open standards-based approach and is ready for all 5G network functions (NFs) it chooses in the coming years.

Based on HPE’s leading orchestration stack, the HPE Service Order Manager and HPE Service Director products will provide du with agility, elasticity and time-to-market advantage while supporting next-generation services.

The new stack provides a single orchestration platform enabling traditional fixed voice services, mobile services, SD-WAN services, physical and virtual NF management, mobile edge and 5G slice management. Furthermore, the new platform will support the end-to-end needs of du for order management, service provisioning and activation.

“HPE OSS and orchestration software has been developed to reduce the risk of deploying 5G networks and help operators like du maximize their return on investment,” said Ahmad AlKhallafi, managing director, UAE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “We’re pleased to be supporting du with their next-generation OSS system that will help them seize the opportunity presented by 5G and network slicing and embrace open, cloud-native principles, as well as transforming their fixed line and business services.”

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