Deutsche Telekom leaping ahead with DataMiner

Izegem, Belgium, (PresseBox) - Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management solutions for the satellite, broadcast, IPTV and HFC broadband industry, announces that the German telco-giant Deutsche Telekom has deployed the DataMiner multi-vendor network management platform for the end-to-end management of its Entertain TV headends in Usingen and Ismaning.

The Entertain TV platform feeds services to well over 2 million TV subscribers. The DataMiner deployment fits in the company's overall strategy to move away from its previous-generation legacy management platforms, towards an open-architecture, independent end-to-end multi-vendor network management platform.

The DataMiner platform currently already spans across more than 50 different types of devices, supplied by a variety of industry vendors, including both operational devices and quality of service monitoring products. It provides operators with a comprehensive consolidated cross-vendor overview of the status of all systems and full remote control of all components via a single intuitive user interface.

Moving Images Technologies at Products & Innovations is responsible for the DataMiner integration at Deutsche Telekom. "The flexibility of the system and the open-minded engineering approach were the two main enablers for the successful implementation of our huge set of requirements," said T. Kursawe, Project Manager at the Media Delivery and Distribution department.

Deutsche Telekom is also extensively leveraging the DataMiner Service Management layer, which provides a powerful cross-vendor service perspective on the operation. The DataMiner Service Management layer includes a highly dynamic and full interactive graphical service flow presentation, as well as instant service impact analysis to facilitate fault management in complex environments. The DataMiner Business layer then further enables operators to track the historical consolidated performance of those services in real-time, and to weigh those against the pre-defined expectations of the operator, enabling a proactive management from a business perspective.

"DataMiner enables operators such as Deutsche Telekom to quite fundamentally redefine how they manage their ecosystems, which are typically very heterogeneous, complex and always evolving. The consolidation of multiple legacy network management systems brings along considerable benefits such as a reduction of operational cost and - even more important these days - an increased overall quality of service," commented Glenn D'Haene, Business Development Manager at Skyline Communications. "But DataMiner goes even way beyond that, and it offers our customers significantly more added value than any other solution because of its unique pronounced open architecture, which enables operators to instantly respond to evolving requirements and to create highly integrated solutions."

Skyline Communications

Skyline Communications is the global leading supplier of multi-vendor network management solutions for the HFC broadband, satellite, IPTV and broadcast industry. The DataMiner network management platform, which received various prestigious awards, enables end-to-end integration of the most complex technical ecosystems and has been deployed by leading operators around the world. It is integrated with over 3500 devices and systems from more than 400 key industry suppliers, and offers a plethora of functionality including unlimited web access, alarming, e-mail and SMS notification, long-term trending, professional reporting, advanced automation, intelligent correlation and root cause analysis, service management, real-time SLA monitoring, user-definable key performance indicator dashboards, spectrum monitoring, mobile access, powerful CPE management, inventory and asset management, and much more.

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