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MIB integration risks when using umbrella OSS without deploying the vendor’s own NMS

Most professionals working in the network design and NOC design of Carrier Service Providers (CSP) are frequently facing a dilemma. Should they implement a vendor's Element Manager (EMS) and integrate it to their OSS/NMS umbrella systems or should they directly manage the vendors devices from the umbrella OSS/NMS? Let's [...]

2017-02-10T15:04:10+00:00 Feb 13th, 2017|Categories: Feature Stories, NMS Essentials|Tags: |Comments Off on MIB integration risks when using umbrella OSS without deploying the vendor’s own NMS

Three Ways to Improve Network Performance for NOC professionals

There is hardly a Network Operations Center (NOC) professional who has not witnessed degraded network performance. Performance degradation is critical as it creates unhappy subscribers and therefore unhappy NOC supervisors! So the question  is, what can a NOC professional do to improve network performance using the variety of tools at hand? As the [...]

2017-02-10T08:38:10+00:00 Feb 10th, 2017|Categories: Feature Stories, Functions (FCAPS)|Tags: |Comments Off on Three Ways to Improve Network Performance for NOC professionals

Introduction to FCAPS – Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, Security

FCAPS is a model created by TMN to be used by Network Operators and Service Providers to compare capabilities and features of Management & Monitoring Systems. The FCAPS model is used for Element Management Systems (EMS), Network Management Systems (NMS) and Operation Support Systems (OSS), it is therefore a universal model. [...]

2016-11-29T12:57:51+00:00 Nov 29th, 2016|Categories: Functions (FCAPS)|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Why use NETCONF/YANG when you can use SNMP and CLI?

The main usage of NETCONF is to configure devices. But wait! We have been doing that for many-many years and we know the advantages and disadvantages of using SNMP and CLI to configure devices and networks. Do we really need  another protocol? To answer that question, let's take a closer [...]

2016-10-25T13:41:41+00:00 Oct 25th, 2016|Categories: Technologies|Comments Off on Why use NETCONF/YANG when you can use SNMP and CLI?

Adrem Software releases Netcrunch 9.2

start: Adrem Software , an independent software company with development center based in Cracow, Poland that makes network and systems management affordable and easy for SMBs and organizations with it's NetCrunch solution, has released a new version, R9.2 The new release adds important capabilities, including: - New Users & Access [...]

2016-10-25T08:46:56+00:00 Oct 6th, 2016|Categories: Breaking News, Products|Tags: |Comments Off on Adrem Software releases Netcrunch 9.2

mmWave Wireless Networks – What are the prerequisites for successful deployments? (Part 1)

Operators (and vendors) face a very challenging and interesting situation related to the emerged technology of millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless networks. The high capacity connections that can be created with mmWave wireless links can fully satisfy the bandwidth demands of residential customers. But as residential access networks are highly dynamic, [...]

2016-10-24T07:47:45+00:00 Oct 27th, 2015|Categories: Use Cases|Tags: |Comments Off on mmWave Wireless Networks – What are the prerequisites for successful deployments? (Part 1)

Wireless Transmission Enterprise Connectivity – Bandwidth on Demand Realized with SDN

Following the previous article that discussed the importance of SDN for Wireless Transmission networks, it is time to focus on a specific problem of Wireless Transmission and see how it can be solved with SDN. The problem selected is Bandwidth on Demand for Enterprise connectivity. Let's start with how enterprises [...]

2017-02-17T09:44:55+00:00 Apr 28th, 2015|Categories: Technologies, Use Cases|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wireless Transmission Enterprise Connectivity – Bandwidth on Demand Realized with SDN

Wireless Transmission – The importance of SDN for simpler management

Wireless Transmission Challenges Wireless Transmission faces new unprecedented challenges as a result of adoption of cloud services, the dramatic increase of video usage, the increase of device mobility as people use now more their smartphones than desktops and the gradual realization of "Internet of Things". The two main challenges that [...]

2017-02-17T09:35:14+00:00 Apr 23rd, 2015|Categories: Technologies, Use Cases|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wireless Transmission – The importance of SDN for simpler management

Intelli-Site from OSSI – Flexible Software suitable for both small, medium and large PSIM projects

OSSI is a provider of integrated security systems including System Integration and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM). OSSI integrates Access Control, CCTV and Network Video, Fire, Intrusion, Perimeter, and other integrated security systems into an easily-managed end user control solution. OSSI is focusing on some specific security market segments with [...]

2016-10-24T07:47:46+00:00 Sep 22nd, 2014|Categories: Physical Security Infrastructure Management|Comments Off on Intelli-Site from OSSI – Flexible Software suitable for both small, medium and large PSIM projects

Cell Site Infrastructure Management – how passive infrastructure affects customer experience

Intelligent Site is a term used by Mobile Operators,  to describe a remote site (e.g. shelter) that houses telecom and non-telecom equipment that is managed remotely in order to increase the reliability and availability of services delivered to mobile phone or enterprise customers. Equipment contained in an Intelligent Site to [...]

2016-10-24T07:47:46+00:00 Sep 15th, 2014|Categories: Use Cases|Tags: |Comments Off on Cell Site Infrastructure Management – how passive infrastructure affects customer experience
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