FiberTower Calls on Granite Systems for Resource Management; Wireless Backhaul Infrastructure Provider Uses Xng to Manage Hybrid Network.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2002
Granite granite, coarse-grained igneous rock of even texture and light color, composed chiefly of quartz and feldspars. It usually contains small quantities of mica or hornblende, and minor accessory minerals may be present. Systems, the leading communications software (communications, software) communications software - Application programs, operating system components, and probably firmware, forming part of a communication system. These different software components might be classified according to the functions within the Open Systems provider of Service Resource Management (SRM (1) (Storage Resource Management) The management of the storage resources in an organization in order to avoid duplication of files and to determine space utilization across all servers. ) solutions, today announced that FiberTower, a provider of backhaul and transport infrastructure solutions for wireless operators, has selected Granite's Xpercom(R) Next Generation (Xng(R)) to manage its network assets. Leveraging Granite's experience and expertise in managing multiple, integrated technologies, including wireless and optical, FiberTower will use the Xng suite to manage the planning, operation and expansion of its metro access service, an optimized microwave/optical transport network. FiberTower has also integrated the Xng system with its fault management system, Micromuse's NetCool.
FiberTower is deploying a combination high-capacity, point-to-point microwave and redundant fiber network that bypasses today's copper local loop infrastructure. This network, combined with the operational efficiencies of Operations Support Systems Operations Support Systems (also called Operational Support Systems or OSS) are computer systems used by telecommunications service providers. The term OSS most frequently describes "network systems" dealing with the telecom network itself, supporting processes such (OSSs) such as Xng, enables FiberTower to offer wireless carriers a cost-effective cost-effective,
n the minimal expenditure of dollars, time, and other elements necessary to achieve the health care result deemed necessary and appropriate. and higher performance alternative to today's backhaul infrastructure. Xng helps FiberTower ensure that it is providing high-quality capacity to its customers and generating operational efficiencies.
"Our value proposition is to provide a cost effective, higher performance alternative to the archaic backhaul infrastructure wireless carriers struggle with today," stated Ferdi Schell, VP of Operations for FiberTower. "In order to bring that value to market, it was essential that we implement OSSs that ensured our operational efficiency and network reliability. Granite's Xng provides the relevant information and tools we need to develop and run a predictable and dependable network."
The Xng system stores a carrier's entire "network image" of sites, equipment, configurations and services. It is designed to enable intelligent automation of network design and assign processes and service provisioning, reducing provisioning times and operations costs by more than 30 percent. By providing automated au·to·mate
v. au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing, au·to·mates
1. To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory.
2. functions and open interfaces to other OSSs, Xng also serves as a key component of an integrated suite of OSSs, enabling flow-through provisioning for greater savings and an accurate network and service image to fault and performance management for faster reaction to network problems.
"FiberTower is helping wireless carriers grapple with the daunting daunt
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To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin challenge of lowering operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales while preparing for the technologies and services of tomorrow," stated John E. P. Borden, Jr., president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Granite Systems. "This struggle of the entire telecom market means carriers are looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. products and partners that help them lower costs today as they prepare for tomorrow. Granite's large and diverse customer base is strong testimony to the real value it brings carriers as they face this challenge."
About Granite Systems, Inc.
Granite Systems provides Service Resource Management (SRM) software for communication service providers with wireless, wireline, optical and packet technology networks. Utilizing Granite Systems' Xng system, carriers can manage inventories of network resources and capacity, define network configurations, order and schedule resources and provide a database of record to other operational support systems (OSSs). An Inc. 500 company in 2000, 2001 and 2002, Granite Systems enables clients including AT&T Wireless, KPN KPN Koninklijke PTT Nederland (Royal Dutch Telecom)
KPN Konfederacja Polski Niepodleglej (Polish conservative party) Belgium and Verizon to eliminate resource redundancy, improve network reliability and speed service deployment. Founded in 1993, Granite Systems is headquartered in Manchester, NH with offices in Denver, CO; Miami, FL; London, U.K.; Nice, France; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Rome, Italy; and Singapore. Additional information about Granite Systems and its Xng system may be found at http://www.granite.com/ or by contacting +1.603.625.0100.
FiberTower has created a unique industry approach to building and operating backhaul networks for wireless operators. FiberTower combines the network assets of multiple wireless operators and major tower operators to deploy a shared infrastructure that delivers cost savings, measurable performance improvements, and strategic alternatives to wireless operators. FiberTower was founded in 2000, and is headquarters in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , CA. For additional information, please visit http://www.fibertower.com.