EXFO (News - Alert), a provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions, announced the launch of a new integrated network monitoring solution in association with RAD Data Communications (News - Alert), a manufacturer of access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications.
The new solution integrates RAD network interface devices (NID) with EXFO’s Brix System service assurance solution. It provides network operators with access to the widest range of metrics ever, and allows them to monitor and test the performance of their services end-to-end on a per-segment basis.
With the new network monitoring solution, the companies help telcos slash operational expenses by offering a faster and more detailed fault diagnoses and reduced mean-time-to-repair (MTTR). This results in faster troubleshooting and improved operational efficiency.
“This solution allows operators to monitor their networks from end to end and correlates all the relevant metrics in one integrated system,” said Claudio Mazzuca, vice-president of EXFO’s Service Assurance Division.
“Until now, this was only possible if operators stitched these metrics together using expensive customized software,” Mazzuca added. “By integrating NIDs from RAD into the Brix System, we can reduce the complexity of any operator’s OSS and thus reduce their OPEX (News - Alert).”
The integrated solution not only reduces spending on OSS development; it also allows operators to minimize time-to-market and deliver an off-the-shelf solution quickly within days or weeks, as opposed to months or years. The vendor-agnostic approach adopted in the solution makes it easy to implement in any network.
“The operator gets the full benefits of RAD’s advanced ETX family of NIDs with traffic engineering, advanced diagnostic and synchronization features all fully integrated into their service assurance solution,” said Shoval Bolotin, RAD’s director of Product Management.
“This completely eliminates the costly and time-consuming custom development that is often required to correlate this data into the operator’s OSS,” Bolotin added. “We’re very happy to have our NIDs managed by EXFO’s market-leading Brix System, which is the best-of-breed solution in the service provider’s performance monitoring market.”
Recently EXFO announced the launch of its new FTB-2200 Broadband Source, ideal for conducting high-accuracy, field-based PMD measurements. The new FTB-2200 Broadband Source (News - Alert) ensures that all legacy and newly designed networks can achieve optimal performance, regardless of transmission speed, when used with EXFO's FTB-5500B.
Edited by Braden Becker