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Harmonized telecoms operations system improves efficiency

Nokia Siemens Networks boosts its NetAct network management system with end-to-end transport and IP capability to provide multivendor OSS capability / TM Forum Management World, Nice, France - May 6, 2009

(PresseBox) (Espoo, ) Nokia Siemens Networks is enhancing its NetAct operations support system (OSS) with end-to-end transport and IP management capability. The enhancements to NetAct transform separate network management systems to a harmonized architecture that will help service providers lower operational costs and improve network quality.

"Managing increasingly complex multitechnology and multivendor networks while supporting exponential traffic growth is expensive and requires cost-efficient OSS connectivity management," said Juhani Hintikka, Head of Operations and Business Software, Nokia Siemens Networks. "We are providing the needed efficiency by enhancing our NetAct radio and core network management system with comprehensive IP and end-to-end transport management functionalities."

"The standards-based, end-to-end transport management of IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, microwave, optical and access networks improves operational efficiency by enabling data sharing between different systems and processes across a service provider's whole network," Hintikka said.

The enhancements to NetAct will also enable easy management of applications, such as configuration and point-and-click provisioning, that interact across various transport domains and the whole network including radio and core networks. Easy application management can lead to cost savings. For example, a mid-sized service provider can reduce its transport configuration related annual OPEX by up to 80% by harmonizing the transport connectivity management.

As announced earlier today, EMC Smarts provides the end-to-end visibility of IP networks in multi-vendor environments as a component of NetAct. The transport management functionality merges and upgrades the best features of the existing Nokia Siemens Networks transport management products. Customers with existing transport element managers from Nokia Siemens Networks will be offered a smooth migration to NetAct.

The unified and modular architecture of NetAct is based on the Nokia Siemens Networks Open EMS Suite software platform that provides standardized, open interfaces that reduce integration costs.

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Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.