Tuesday, March 21, 2006

JDSU's Service Assurance Selected for BT's 21CN

BT has selected JDSU's service assurance solutions to help ensure efficiency and reliability during the first phase of its 21st Century Network (21CN) initiative.

Specifically, BT selected JDSU's QT-200 family of test heads and software agents for the initial phase of the 21CN customer migration which is taking place in the Cardiff region of Wales. At selected sites, the QT-200 will conduct fault management and service provisioning, interfacing with the existing test and diagnostic functions in its operations support system (OSS), known as GTC WOOSH.

During the initial phase, the QT-200 will support the Evolutionary Test Access Matrix (EVOTAM) by delivering automated remote test tools for DSL and copper plant. JDSU will also commission the multi-service access node (MSAN) and perform transfer engineering functions that test and verify the quality of the new services.

JDSU said this new contract builds on more than three years of support it has provided to BT's broadband deployment initiatives via the QT-200 test head technology, with test heads at more than 3,000 sites across the U.K.


  • Earlier this month, Tektronix said BT had selected its GeoProbe and Advanced Performance Monitoring (APM) suite for its 21st Century Network (21CN) initiative. Tektronix will initially provide network assurance solutions for voice service as BT transitions from a traditional circuit switched network to carrying voice services over its next generation IP network. Tektronix' UA solution will be deployed across the entire network, monitoring each call to guarantee complete visibility and proactively manage the network and services.