At the Eleventh International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2009), Comarch, a global telecommunications solutions provider, will present “A Management Platform for Next Generation Optical Networks”. The ICTON 2009 conference is being organized by the National Institute of Telecommunications in Warsaw, Poland with the University of Aveiro, Portugal and IEEE.
As the ICTON conference is a great place to share and exchange ideas regarding the application of transparent and all-optical technologies in broadband telecommunication networks, systems, and components Comarch will be there to present a management platform dedicated to new generation optical networks. The platform extends the functionality of the currently available management solution – Comarch OSS Suite – and therefore broadens the scope of Comarch’s offer to telecommunications operators in the OSS domain.
Piotr Pi?tosa, Vice President of the Board, and Head of the Telecommunications Business Unit at Comarch SA commented, ‘Comarch is continuously extending its activities to cover new service and product areas to answer the growing demands of its customers. Where the management of new generation optical networks is concerned, Comarch is aware that services requiring significant bandwidth that can only be provided by an optical layer will play an important role in the future, and that’s why we are focusing our efforts in this domain’.
The platform is the outcome of Comarch’s cooperation with industry (TeliaSonera, Sweden; Proximion, Sweden), research institutes (Acreo, Sweden) and universities (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), which is taking place as part of the Eureka/Celtic program. This cooperation means that the proposed platform provides the appropriate response to the requirements of the operators and incorporates the latest research findings.
Pawe? Mrozicki coordinator of the MANGO project and Production Manager at Comarch SA, commented, ‘The MANGO project gives us a great opportunity to respond to the real life requirements specified by industry partners and to combine them with the newest research findings. We believe that the proposed optical network management platform addresses the current and future needs of operators’.
The platform allows operators to manage components and equipment specific to optical networking (e.g. fibers, ODFs, EDFA, SOA, ROADM, OXC’s and others). It also allows cross-layer automated fault and performance management, complex Service Quality management and the management of optical connections. In the presentation Comarch will describe how the optical services can be defined and monitored within the platform and how we manage physical impairments for Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) algorithms optical path computation.
Since 1993, Comarch has been specializing in the design, implementation and integration of solutions and services for telecommunications operators. The experience gained throughout this period, in addition to its knowledge of the latest industry trends, has allowed the company to flexibly adapt itself to the needs and expectations of every customer. Comarch’s widely developed operations, both in Poland and abroad, are the strongest confirmation yet of its high-quality solutions in the areas of billing, inter-partner settlements, the management of telecommunications networks, services and value-added services. The telecommunications business unit offer is primarily addressed to Fixed and Broadband Operators, Mobile Operators, Wholesale Departments, MVNO/MVNE Operators, Service Providers and VoIP Operators and Content Providers and IPTV Operators. More information at: www.comarch.eu.