TSTT CEO Ronald Walcott

TSTT Selects Optiva for Cloud BSS Modernization, Accelerating Time to Market, New Revenue Stream Growth and Achieving Subscription Opex Model Savings

TSTT Corporate Communications

Press Release

TSTT and Optiva partnership brings to light cloud technology business benefits to serve customers better, improve flexibility and address the dynamic market in Trinidad and Tobago.

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT), the largest communications solutions provider in its country, selected Optiva for cloud modernization to Optiva BSS Platform next-generation full BSS stack. The partnership includes a five-year subscription services agreement with Optiva.

TSTT will move from a Capex to Opex model with pay-as-you-grow commercial terms through this groundbreaking commercial agreement, leveraging the business and innovation benefits of deploying in the cloud. The upgrade will be deployed on TSTT's private cloud and guarantees faster time to market, monetisation and operational flexibility. It will enable TSTT to quickly expand its revenue streams and launch new business use cases faster.

As a cloud-native, Kubernetes-based platform, the end-to-end solution will provide TSTT with easier operations, native redundancy, and automated CI/CD delivery. TSTT will gain the advantages of fast rollouts of new features with zero downtime and evergreen software.

TSTT, which has partnered with Optiva for more than 15 years, is Trinidad and Tobago’s largest and most advanced provider of integrated communications solutions to residential and commercial markets. The operator's commercial customers include key industry leaders in the finance, energy, government, manufacturing, education, healthcare, and tourism sectors.

"Optiva's BSS platform, with cloud and Kubernetes technology, allows TSTT to leverage cloud innovation and shift to an Opex business model to achieve extraordinary business growth and TCO savings," said Kenrick Garcia, CTIO of TSTT.

"TSTT has a long-standing history of making a meaningful difference in driving its nation's development. Optiva is proud to provide market-leading cloud technology to help TSTT achieve greater operational efficiency, accelerate its business growth and deliver an excellent customer experience," said John Giere, President and CEO of Optiva.