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BICS picks Inmanta for network orchestration

Steve Rogerson
February 19, 2020



Communications enabler BICS has selected fellow Belgian company Inmanta for end-to-end network and service orchestration. Inmanta will support the BICS automation journey with its intent-based service orchestrator, based on a multi-year agreement.
 
Following a successful multi-use-case proof of concept in 2018 and 2019, BICS, part of the Proximus Group, has selected Inmanta’s service orchestrator for the end-to-end automation of its network services.
 
“We strongly belief that network automation will shape the future of our network, making it easier and more efficient to operate while delivering the best-in-class experience to our customers,” said Yaunese Aazibou, CTIO of BICS. “The service orchestrator developed by Inmanta will help us in realising this exciting transformation journey.”
 
In addition to the delivery of the software product, Inmanta, together with its partners, is working with BICS as a team to implement and roll out the first orchestration use cases.
 
“We are pleased to deliver to BICS a very powerful and innovative solution,” said Stefan Walraven, CEO of Inmanta. "It will help this leading international communications enabler to implement and execute its vision of the network of the future. Our customers value that Inmanta empowers them through our vendor-agnostic orchestration framework with intent-based modelling.”
 
Inmanta Service Orchestrator is an end-to-end network and service automation product that is envisioned to provide the following benefits to BICS:

  • Faster time-to-market as service provisioning across multiple domains (network, cloud, NFV) can be fully automated;
  • Cost effectiveness and high productivity credits to Inmanta’s modelling language;
  • Carrier-grade resilience via Inmanta’s self-healing intent-based mechanism;
  • Complete visibility and control over service delivery through end-to-end management; and
  • Agility provided by Inmanta’s vendor-agnostic and open extensible framework.
The Inmanta team had intended to demonstrate the features of their orchestration product in several live demos at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. However, this major event has been cancelled. Nevertheless, Inmanta will exhibit at MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress in Paris from March 31 to April 3.
 
BICS is headquartered in Brussels, with a presence in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
 
Inmanta is a software company in end-to-end service orchestration for the telecoms industry. It is a high-tech spin-off from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and its automation and orchestration technology is backed by more than ten years of research.