Telecom companies are attempting to improve their network coverage to keep up with the customer demands. In densely populated cities, companies are launching small cells [Pico, eFemto, MiniMacro, etc.] to further improve the network coverages in malls, public venues, buildings, etc. As these deployments are expected to be low cost deployments and have a comparatively faster pace, traditional IT systems built for larger site deployments become expensive. Hence, there is a need an agile solution to meet the demands of such deployments.
Our client planned to launch Pico and Mini-Macro cells to expand its data coverage. It wanted to database the network inventory into its traditional Network management system. However, the cost of databasing small cells and modifying the existing systems for this purpose could not be justified. Hence, the client wanted to build an agile, yet robust, interim inventory management system to database all the network devices and circuits at the small cell sites.
workMETHODS designed and built an innovative network management solution to satisfy the above business requirement. The solution is integrated into eight upstream systems to gather data at various stages of the site. The solution also interfaces with Element Management System from Nokia, Ericsson and Airspan to perform network discovery. The workflow engine also supported service ordering. User Interface provided users to search, update manually the inventory as well as execute reports. This system also provided data to the downstream systems. Presently, the solution manages the inventory for 65,000+ sites which have 300,000+ devices and circuits. This custom solution was built within 3 months! This system also has provided a solid foundation for the client to build its next generation network inventory system.
Low cost solution
Time to market
Savings of 4-5MM USD
98% data accuracy
Integrated service ordering
Integrated network discovery
Asynchronous data capture from several systems of records to centralize data.
Robust audit trails to track the various updates and changes to the network
Provides data for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
Choice of right technologies to improve performance.
Provides real-time data to downstream systems improving the service assurance
Well-designed EMS interfaces are easily configurable for new network devices
Integrated service ordering automates 80% of service orders
Integration with Synchronoss supporting ASOG and non-ASOG orders.
Pentaho Data Integration
SOAP/REST Web Services