Virgin Media Ireland automates fiber broadband delivery with Blue Planet

Sept. 19, 2023
The new initiative is designed to help improve the consumer broadband experience.

Virgin Media Ireland has tapped Ciena’s Blue Planet to support the company’s three-year move to a full fiber network, and transition from traditional cable services to fully automated high-speed fiber broadband services. By leveraging the Blue Planet platform as the foundation of its network and service automation strategy, Virgin Media can deliver a better end-user experience and fast broadband connectivity for its customers.

Virgin Media is committed to changing how residential and business customers connect and experience broadband services. It selected Blue Planet’s intelligent automation platform to modernize its Operational Support Systems (OSS) stack.

Integrated and deployed by telco focused Prodapt, a Blue Orbit and Virgin Media network OSS implementation partner, the Blue Planet platform enables Virgin Media to quickly launch 2GB Full Fiber Broadband to homes and businesses across Ireland.

Blue Planet also provides Virgin Media a single ‘source of truth’ for network and IT users that reflects the current state of the network. Additionally, Blue Planet Orchestration accelerates service velocity, improves service agility and supports dynamic service delivery.

“Blue Planet’s zero-touch model-driven service fulfilment and strong DevOps ecosystem enable us to speed up the order-to-service process. From creation and update to completion or cancellation, we can easily launch superfast and reliable fiber broadband services. This strategically positions Virgin Media as a leading innovator in Ireland and improves our ability to offer the best experience to our customers,” said John Walsh, director of technology Transformation for Virgin Media Ireland.

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