Etisalat has deployed the first end-to-end multi-vendor DWDM Transport network orchestration in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region with software from Blue Planet, a division of Ciena. This forges the path to create one of the world’s most adaptive and self-optimising networks. Blue Planet’s intelligent automation software supports in accelerating Etisalat’s digital transformation journey in line with the UAE’s vision to create a more competitive digital economy.
Haitham Abdulrazzak, Chief Technology Officer, Etisalat, said, “Etisalat as a global leader in many technologies and innovations continuously aims to enhance its leadership, position, network efficiency and provide superior customer experience, and a ‘zero-touch network target’ is a tool to achieve this. The transport network is in the heart of all autonomous networks, and the deployment of Blue Planet solution is a major step in our strategy to create more agile on-demand adaptive networks.”
Rick Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, said, “Across the globe, operators are using automation to create networks that can handle the ever-changing expectations of their users and Etisalat is at the forefront of that movement. Our Blue Planet software will support this network transformation to accelerate service delivery.”