Software Intensive Networks

Accelerate SD-WAN service delivery to serve the pent-up demand for the enterprise connectivity

Automate and digitize workflows to achieve touchless SD-WAN configuration, provisioning, and activation

Before the pandemic, SD-WAN was primarily marketed to enterprises to reduce costs and improve flexibility. As businesses realized the pressure to go digital, cloud applications became the foundation for most organizations, enhancing their productivity and collaboration. What eventually evolved into an absolute necessity was to run these essential applications more efficiently, on a more reliable network -which is why SDWAN has become one of the most successful networking functions in decades. What will further fuel this adoption is the recent shift to a mostly remote or hybrid workforce model. According to a report by IDG Research Services and Masergy, over 90% of organizations expect to adopt an SDWAN solution eventually.

For businesses, Managed SDWAN Services provide attractive opportunities to tap into the growing SDWAN market and create new revenue streams. As per Markets and Markets Research, the global SD-WAN market size is expected to grow from USD 1.9 billion in 2020 to USD 8.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 34.5% during the forecast period.

But businesses can seize this opportunity only if they fulfill their customer needs on
time – by quickly activating the SD-WAN services. Potential roadblocks such as validating network compatibility, managing the service across multiple platforms, and solving the integration, operational and process-centric challenges can significantly delay the order to activate journey – leading to revenue loss and missed opportunities.

To accelerate the entire Order-to-Activate journey, businesses must eliminate process inefficiencies and embrace automation and digitalization at various levels.

To accelerate the entire order to activate journey, businesses must eliminate process inefficiencies and embrace automation and digitalization at various levels. This also means building a holistic tool that enables consolidating and automating workflows to achieve touchless SDWAN configuration, provisioning, and activation.

Operational Excellence

Fiber is fast, but rollout needs to keep up

AI/ML can forecast delays before they occur, making the service delivery predictable and fast

The global pandemic has highlighted the fact that high-speed broadband is a necessity, not a luxury. And fiber is one of the ways to faster broadband. This appetite for fiber means that service providers need to roll out fiber-based connectivity services faster. However, with the rising complexities in the order management process, delivering the service within the specified timeline is becoming a nightmare. The main business issue is unpredictability, which may be as important as speed. Its absence means frustration for service providers and their customers.

The main cause of this lack of predictability stems from the structure of the process. In many cases, the enterprise service delivery process has evolved and grown organically. The most common causes of dysfunction are:

  • Multiple teams operating in silos prevent a clear view of the process and a single source of truth
  • Manual hand-offs leading to errors and delays
  • Dependency on external vendors, resulting in vendors operational issues being transferred to the service provider
  • Lack of strategies to forecast order delays
  • Lack of mechanisms for real-time tracking of service delivery flow

To overcome these challenges and tap into the next wave of opportunities, service delivery operations will require an advanced vision. AI/ML is at the heart of that vision. With AI/ML in service delivery, enterprises can predict and address delays before they impact the business. Enterprise AI can, over time, improve the prediction of potential delays and delivery dates at all points of the order journey. Over time, enterprises can achieve faster processing of orders with improved predictions.


The appetite for high-speed broadband demands a faster rollout of fiber-based connectivity services.

Operational Excellence

Accelerate cash flows by faster order processing

Managed Digital Transformation to reduce Order-to-Activate (O2A) cycle time and increase new business wins

The Order-to-Activate (O2A) process is at the heart of every business operation. Simply put, it refers to the end-to-end process of receiving, processing, and fulfilling a customer’s order. A smoother and more efficient order flow will allow the company to process more orders, thus allowing the business to grow more quickly.

The Order-to-Activate process cannot be conducted in isolation; it depends upon numerous roles, departments, and systems. For example, a typical digital service provider takes 15+ teams to traverse through 55+ systems to complete one order. These complexities and increasing inefficiencies in the O2A process leads to longer cycle time, delayed revenue realization, and higher cost.

The complexities and increasing inefficiencies in the Order-to-Activate process lead to longer cycle times, delayed revenue realization, and higher costs.

Businesses need to ensure that their business runs smoothly, and the orders are delivered efficiently and accurately, with minimal chances of error. Adopt the Managed Transformation Model to achieve long term sustainable business benefits like reduced cycle time, accelerated revenue, enhanced customer experience, and maximized cost savings. By doing this, a business can transform its operations holistically and address all the challenges in the O2A process.

Businesses can ensure a reliable and undisrupted high-speed broadband service by adopting the ‘Zero-touch service assurance’ framework. This framework enables continuous remote monitoring to detect connectivity issues proactively and provide automated resolutions.

The model encompasses transformation levers such as:

  • Agile Work Cell: Consolidates multiple functional roles into one hence, reducing the touchpoints in the O2A process. It ensures better control, promotes transparency and eliminates handoffs
  • Process Optimization & Automation: Analyzes the current performance and cycle time elongation factors to identify and implement improvement opportunities
  • Operational Accountability: Provides a Dashboard with end-to-end visibility into each order and the milestones. It also helps in governance, performance tracking and reporting