Network Inventory Management

Comarch Network Inventory Management stores complete information about network resources management and presents live, historical and planning states of telecommunications/IT networks.

Telecom Network Inventory Management facilitates network resource management for multi-vendor, multi-domain networks. It manages RAN, transmission, core, fixed network domains and IT infrastructure. 

 

Network Inventory

The main components of Network Inventory Management are: 

Site Infrastructure Management

Site Infrastructure Management which allows locations to be modeled, room and rack space to be utilized, and power consumption to be measured.

Device Library

Device Library which stores multi-vendor and multi-technology devices, including all details such as dimensions, compatible cards, ports and layouts.

Physical and Logical Network

Physical and Logical Network modeling – storing devices, physical objects such as cabling and xDF structures, and logical structure including virtualized devices, multi-radio, smart antennas, etc.

Transmission Network

Transmission Network model containing microwaves, TDM (PDH, SDH), ethernet, DWDM and IP networks.

RAN

RAN modeling containing GSM, UMTS and LTE network modeling

Core

Core Network model.

Fixed network

Fixed network modeling, including xDSL, FTTx, RFOG and GPON technologies.

GIS

GIS module presenting objects containing geometry from all modules mentioned above .

Reporting

Reporting module allowing self-creation of many kinds and formats of reports.

The future-proof architecture of Network Inventory Management allows easy integration with innovative NFV/SDN environments and plays the role of Topology Manager.  

Comarch Network Inventory Management is integrated on top of both Oracle Database and Hadoop technology, which allows efficient data processing, analysis and reporting. 

Integrated Network Auto-discovery and Reconciliation enables stored information to be kept up to date with the changes occurring in the network. The auto-discovery tool enables new network elements to be added to the inventory database, existing network elements to be removed, and the inventory database to be updated to reflect changes to cards, ports or interfaces.

 

Comarch Network Inventory Management

Comarch Network Inventory

Benefits

End to End View of Multi-vendor, Multi-technology Networks

The idea is to represent the same equipment and connections in several layers, with technology-specific information included in the dedicated-generic layer providing a consistent view of the network for the operator without an information overflow.

Reduced Network Operating Cost

Having one consistent view of the network for all technologies and layers allows to the operator to increase business efficiency and decrease operational costs. Inventory is a basis for a lot of business processes across a telecom company, including the network operation center, engineering and planning departments, procurement, and business partners.

Improved Utilization of Existing Resources

An up to date, cross-domain Network Inventory Management is a basis for network investments in telecoms. It allows the efficient utilization of existing resources and planning of new ones which are profitable from the business perspective.

Efficient Service Assurance

Resource & Network Inventory supports network assurance systems in topological correlations and allows recognition and troubleshooting of the root cause of failures in the most efficient way.

Integrated in Umbrella OSS

Resource & Network Inventory is the “heart” of the Comarch OSS Suite. It provides the data and information for all other modules, such as Planning & Design, Configuration Management, Fault Management, Service Quality Management, Customer Experience Management, and Business Process Management. All dedicated modules utilize the same inventory database, which leads to efficient data processing and reduction of operational costs due to the elimination of lots of dedicated interfaces.

Innovations

Thanks to its future-proof architecture, Comarch OSS is already integrated with NFV/SDN framework in the inventory, planning, configuration and assurance areas. This means that the Comarch OSS is an Umbrella OSS over new virtualized and legacy worlds.

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Case Study

"As part of Telefónica's strategy, our network and operation support systems play a crucial role as enablers of the services we provide to our clients. Implementing Comarch Next Generation Network Planning is a major step towards improving the efficiency of network planning and optimization processes in our subsidiaries in Latin America. Comarch was chosen as it has already proven to be a trusted partner of the Telefónica Group in Europe, and shown a great degree of flexibility in meeting our needs. The current implementation will provide an integration platform for a best of breed OSS solution, unified and reused across the group."

José González Díaz, Director of Transformation & OSS, Global CTO at Telefónica S.A. 

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