Skyline Communications has announced that the Belgian cable operator Telenet has decided to roll-out its DataMiner Customer Premises Equipment Manager across the entire HFC broadband plant.
The platform enables Telenet to continuously collect valuable key performance indicators from more than 2.5 million CPE devices (including cable modems, set-top boxes and eMTAs), resulting in increased visibility of the service availability and performance.
The integrated correlation engine, based on a comprehensive multi-dimensional network model, aggregates in real-time the massive amounts of operational data to instantly locate issues with pinpoint precision, wherever it is located in the delivery chain.
DataMiner CPE Manager creates and maintains an extremely detailed overview of the status of the entire operational ecosystem. This data is then correlated at run-time against a comprehensive multi-dimensional network model, enabling DataMiner to locate the source of any degradation with surgical precision (e.g. on a specific street, amplifier, DSLAM, CMTS port, VOD group, etc.).
“This contract is another key milestone in the history of our renowned and already globally deployed DataMiner multi-vendor network management system. Never before has this type of capability been demonstrated, and most definitely not on this extensive scale,” commented Ben Vandenberghe, sales & marketing director of Skyline Communications, in a statement.
“The solution has already been proven to generate substantial operational savings, and contributes to virtually all aspects of the operation. And the fact that it comes as a fully integrated component of our DataMiner System also results in important new potential applications for the future.”
“For quite some time now, it was very obvious to us that this type of technology is the ideal solution to efficiently manage our vast HFC broadband infrastructure. But knowing what you need and getting it is of course a different matter. Consequently, when Skyline announced its DMS CPE Manager, it was a no-brainer for Telenet to immediately invest in this emerging technology,” added Dirk Speybroeck, VP service assurance at Telenet.
“The open architecture of the solution enabled us to tailor it exactly to our needs, and also to fully integrate it with our operations, including our NOC, data warehouse and help desk.”