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Virgin Media Ireland modernises fibre broadband services delivery through automation with Blue Planet

September 25, 2023

Posted by: Shriya Raban

John Walsh of Virgin Media

Virgin Media Ireland is working with Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, to support the company’s three-year move to a full fibre network, and transition from traditional cable services to automated high-speed fibre broadband services. With the Blue Planet platform as the foundation of its network and service automation strategy, Virgin Media is able to deliver a better end-user experience and ultra-fast broadband connectivity for its customers.

Virgin Media Chooses Blue Planet’s intelligent automation platform to modernise connectivity for residential and business customers in their digital journey.

“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 fibre 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,” says John Walsh, director of technology transformation, Virgin Media Ireland.

Integrated and deployed by telco focused Prodapt, a Blue Orbit and Virgin Media network OSS (operational support system) implementation partner, the Blue Planet platform is enabling Virgin Media to launch 2GB Full Fibre 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 is supporting Virgin Media Ireland with an adaptable, automated end-to-end order to service lifecycle, reducing delays and human errors often associated with legacy manual operations. By embracing intelligent automation, Virgin Media is in a better position to meet its goal of bringing faster connectivity across Ireland,” says Joe Cumello, senior vice president and general manager, Blue Planet.

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