MetaSolvSoftware, Inc., a global leader in comprehensive operational support system solutions for next-generation communications service providers, today announced that 360networks has selected MetaSolvâ€™s inventory management solution to manage its comprehensive optical and IP network.
360networks is a leading U.S. communications service provider with a metro presence serving 39 U.S. markets. They offer Internet and business data solutions across an extensive network spanning 16,000 fiber route miles. After a thorough competitive evaluation process, 360networks selected MetaSolvâ€™s inventory management solution to accurately manage and provision its comprehensive portfolio of products and services including Internet, private line, wavelength, optical transport, gigabit Ethernet and dark fiber.
â€œWith its rich optical and IP functionality and ability to easily integrate with third-party applications, MetaSolvâ€™s inventory management solution provides us with the platform we need to efficiently deliver optical transport and IP data services across our extensive network,â€ said Rob Frasene, President of 360networks. â€œAs we continue to expand our services portfolio, we found it critical to select an inventory management solution that would manage all layers of our network and speed our time to market by providing the flexibility to rapidly add and modify services.â€
MetaSolvâ€™s inventory and order management solution enables key business functions such as automated service delivery, network planning, and long-term operational planning. The order management capabilities provide robust support for regulated and unregulated ordering, process management, product catalogue, and workflow management. The broad inventory capabilities provide comprehensive resource management functionality for both logical resources including telephone numbers and IP addresses as well as extensive support for physical resources enabling it to be deployed as a single, enterprise-wide inventory management solution. MetaSolvâ€™s inventory and order management solutions are deployed at over 80 customers worldwide to manage the service fulfillment processes for a variety of services including traditional voice, VoIP, VPN, IP, DSL, optical and data services across multi-vendor networks.
â€œWe are absolutely delighted that 360networks selected MetaSolvâ€™s inventory management solution to manage its expansive network and automate service provisioning for their optical transport and IP data services,â€ said David Sharpley, Senior VP of Marketing and Product Management at MetaSolv. â€œBy accurately managing network inventory, 360networks can look forward to clear customer and service inventory associations and precise inventory forecasting to eliminate over-provisioning and reduce operating costs. In addition, the flexible architecture of MetaSolvâ€™s inventory management solution will enable 360networks to continually expand the services they offer.â€
360networks is currently in the implementation phase of the project and expects to go live early this year.
360networks offers telecommunications services and network infrastructure on the largest regional network in the Western United States spanning 16,000 miles and connecting thirty-nine Tier 1, 2, and 3 metro markets. The Companyâ€™s products include wholesale and retail wavelengths, OC-n services, and IP and are sold to telecom carriers, data service providers and enterprises. Among the Companyâ€™s customer base are many of the leading telecom service providers in North America. Visit http://www.360.net for more information.
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