Ericsson's IP Broadband Network Management portfolio is a cutting-edge network management system solution for IP and broadband networks that contributes to improved service delivery and performance while lowering costs. It includes Ericsson IP Transport NMS, ServiceOn family and NetOp EMS.
IP Broadband Network Management portfolio manages the complete range of technologies used for the deployment of Ericsson broadband network systems. Managed components include copper, fiber and radio-based transmission systems for both narrowband and broadband data. Managed transport technologies include IP, MPLS-TP, MPLS, Ethernet, PDH, SDH, ODU, ATM, DWDM, CWDM and xDSL.
Service, network and element management layers can be seamlessly integrated into a single solution, based on a selection of integrated products from the IP Broadband Network Management portfolio. Key features include administration of customers and services, facilities management, routing of network trails, network map presentation with fault and performance monitoring, equipment and inventory management.
Distributed, scalable and resilient architecture
IP Broadband Network Management can be tailored to the operator's requirements according to functional, organizational, security or geographical criteria. The solution is scalable and can easily grow with the managed network.
Open interfaces for integration
IP Broadband Network Management includes an open integration framework enabling it to serve as a higher-order management system for subordinate managers or network elements. The integration framework supports a number of network management protocols including SNMP, CLI, XML and Corba. A range of strategic 3rd party network element integrations are already supported as ready-to-manage solutions.
IP Broadband Network Management supports the international TeleManagement Forum (TMF) standard to facilitate platform-independent access to system resources from a variety of distributed client applications. This architecture is used to realize a range of northbound and external interfaces including a web-based customer care management application.
Ericsson's IP Broadband Network Management portfolio has been developed using Ericsson field proven worldwide expertise in telecom networks, delivering cost savings to the operators and new capabilities to the IP Broadband network portfolio. The solution exploits completely the characteristics of each network technology, delivers advance functionality like traffic restoration or alarm correlation, and support operators' way of working and procedures.
With IP Broadband Network Management the emphasis is on user-friendliness and consistency of presentation to increase operator efficiency and effectiveness, also to minimize training overheads. Network Management is performed by a graphical user interface specially designed to leverage the commonality between different technologies and tasks. The user can move between managed technologies and management layers with ease.
As the IP Broadband Network Management portfolio is inherently modular it is possible to deliver the following levels of network management for all the broadband networks elements:
IP Broadband Network Managementfor broadband networks is also open to adaptation and customization to serve any special needs of operators worldwide.
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