Comviva, a telecommunications company, has announced a collaboration with IBM to deliver its next generation BlueMarble solution on the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications. The integrated solution shall power digital transformation for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) globally in the 5G and Edge era.
Comviva’s BlueMarble, which is now available on IBM Cloud for Telecommunications, enables CSPs to modernize their business platforms without undergoing lengthy and complex transformation cycles. The solution is designed to provide a digital platform with ready-to-configure microservices and flexible user interface components to enable a new-age customer experience across different channels, as well as a scalable and agile market solution for CSPs to monetize infrastructure and accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, offering a complete digital customer lifecycle from discovery, shopping, ordering, and billing to payment and care.
Manoranjan ‘Mao’ Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva, said, “5G introduces fundamental changes to the way Business Support Solutions work for evolving digital services. It is essential for CSPs to embrace Cloud native technologies that provide differentiated competitive advantage for supporting new revenue models. Our BlueMarble solution is 5G native and now ready to run on the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications. The integrated solution is designed to empower CSPs with a future proof next-generation platform for rapid transformation and monetization of existing network infrastructure as they prepare for 5G evolution.”
This relationship aligns with the NXT.NOW charter of Comviva’s parent company, Tech Mahindra, which focuses on investing in new technologies and solutions that allow digital transformation and evolving needs in the 5G era. Tech Mahindra is a participant of IBM’s partner ecosystem, working on the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications to assist network equipment providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), software-as-a-service providers, and hardware partners in accelerating business transformation through the use of 5G and edge computing. The IBM Cloud for Telecommunications is proposed to combine advanced AI and automation processes at the edge, which accelerates service deployment while reducing overall costs.
Bill Lambertson, Vice President, Distinguished Industry Leader, IBM Global Telecommunications, said, “We are excited to bring together Comviva’s BlueMarble order capture solution with IBM’s Sterling Order Management using Telco standard TM Forum Open APIs that are enabled on IBM Cloud for Telecommunications. We look forward to extend this API driven integration on joint client engagements.”
Mahadev Subramaniam, IBM Global Business Unit Head, Tech Mahindra, said, “5G is a significant part of our portfolio and growth agenda. A frontrunner in this domain, we have been making sustained investments to expand our 5G capabilities, and in the process, strengthen the ecosystem. This collaboration is a testimony to our long-standing alliance with IBM. In line with our CloudNXT.NOW framework, the work with IBM is aimed at generating new revenue streams from 5G and solidifying our vision to further scale our IBM ecosystem.”
Using TM Forum APIs provided on IBM Cloud for Telecommunications, Tech Mahindra and IBM expect to develop a standards-based integration of new Telco solutions with clients’ existing systems. Comviva’s BlueMarble solution leverages these APIs to enable agile adaptation as well as the flexibility to handle specific client needs, such as integrating IBM and its partner ecosystem solutions. Furthermore, the BlueMarble solution may be integrated with IBM’s Sterling Order Management to provide clients with a variety of billing solutions.