Welcome to December 2010 issue of Creanord EchoNEWS. EchoNEWS aims to keep you informed of developments at Creanord and in the fields of SLA assurance, automated Ethernet service delivery and OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance).
Service providers need to light-up growing number of LTE towers and reduce operational expenditure. With EchoVault Zero Touch, the whole Mobile Backhaul turn-up is completed automatically within minutes from the initial device power-up.
MWC Barcelona 2011: Pre-book meeting with us to discuss LTE trends
GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world's largest event for the mobile industry is getting closer. Now it's a good time to pre-book your meeting with us to learn latest trends in Mobile Backhaul deployments. The 2011 Mobile World Congress will be held 14-17 February, in Barcelona, Spain.
Lighting-up LTE towers faster with Zero Touch
We introduced the EchoVault TOTAL Plug & Go feature to our readers and customers over a year ago. Since its release Plug & Go has enabled carriers to deploy their Ethernet Mobile Backhaul more efficiently. Optimizing the turn-up is still a hot topic as service providers are under pressure to light-up growing number of LTE towers and reduce operational expenditure at the same time. In this article we highlight the new Zero Touch concept that further speeds up the Mobile Backhaul turn-up.
Plug & Go goes Zero Touch
Zero Touch takes the EchoVault Plug & Go into next level by adding automatic configuration download to the mix. First new units are added to the EchoVault Zero Touch inventory along with basic communication parameters. Then service fulfillment operator is able to proceed with complete circuit configuration by selecting template or custom parameters for the new units.
Typically the Zero Touch pre-configuration contains complete set of EVC parameters for bandwidth & traffic regulation, prioritization and SLA measurements. In other words, with EchoVault Zero Touch, the whole Service Fulfillment is automatically performed within minutes from the initial device power-up. Benefits also include much more straightforward way to work. For example field tech do not need to report to service fulfillment department that the fiber is connected and the circuit is ready for setup as the units are automatically registered and provisioned by the EchoVault.
EVC turn-up at the speed of light
Ethernet service may seem as commodity to the end customer - no matter how convincing you are when communicating service attributes to your peers. One good way to differentiate is to have a speedy delivery for the Ethernet service - Let EchoVault Zero Touch streamline your EVC turn-up by lighting the service up and running faster than ever before.
Automatic Configuration Backups - Protecting assets that matters
EchoVault stores the configurations for MetroNID and MetroNODE units automatically. By continuously monitoring the configuration status for the devices EchoVault automatically notices changes and takes a backup from the changed configuration - reducing manual work and protecting your networking assets. Manual backup is offered as an alternative method.
In case you need to restore a backup the crucial information of the used firmware version for the device is also stored in EchoVault. Lot could go wrong if this aspect of the restoration process would not be taken into account beforehand.