Vodafone Hungary sought to simplify order orchestration
After acquiring UPC Hungary, Vodafone required a middleware solution to transform, rationalize, and consolidate the complex IT and operational support system (OSS) landscape. A comprehensive order provisioning and orchestration solution was critical for Vodafone Hungary to manage its nearly one million subscribers. The new system was needed to cater to fixed voice services as well as cable and gigabit passive optical networks (GPON) network based broadband services. Other transformation goals included bulk order management, legacy service migration, maintenance of service and resource inventory, and fixed IP address management.
Integration challenges resolved with TCS HOBS
Considering the complex IT and OSS landscape after acquiring UPC Hungary, Vodafone chose the TCS HOBS order management platform to transform its business and optimize time-to-market. The solution is based on plug-and-play service-oriented architecture (SOA) with out-of-the-box (OOTB) interface specifications for third-party integrations. Several open APIs and micro services enabled TCS to quickly integrate HOBS with existing Vodafone systems. TCS HOBS also enabled the configuration of business rules and workflows, automated processes, and incorporated manual interventions. In addition, the availability of tasks, SLAs, and notifications helped Vodafone Hungary to quickly implement various orchestration scenarios for multiple services such as fixed voice services, GPON broadband, and cable network broadband. The mapping of commercial products to the HOBS service catalog which supports routing to the respective logical network platforms also helped Vodafone Hungary ensure seamless service activation.
Vodafone reduces the time-to-market and elevates customer experience
TCS leveraged its agile delivery methodology and deep contextual knowledge of Vodafone Hungary to implement its HOBS platform in less than eight months. The solution accelerated end-to-end order fulfillment, thereby improving the customer experience for the telco’s 750,000 subscribers.