Monday, December 1, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Offers Management of WiMAX Devices

Alcatel-Lucent's Motive group, which provides management software for broadband and mobile data services, introduced a solution that manages fixed, nomadic, mobile and embedded WiMAX devices.

Motive's solution complies with both TR-069 and OMA-DM standards-based protocols, which should help network operators to automate and manage key digital life processes such as service provisioning, problem diagnosis and resolution, and on-going maintenance across a myriad of WiMAX devices.

TR-069 is a DSL Forum technical specification entitled CPE WAN Management Protocol (CWMP). It defines an application layer protocol for remote management of end-user devices. OMA-DM is a device management (DM) protocol specified by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), a standards body which develops open standards for the mobile phone industry.

Motive has demonstrated the interoperability of its WiMAX Service Management Solution on a ZyXEL MIMO MAX-206M2 residential gateway. Testing between Motive's and ZyXEL's solutions was conducted via the MotiveSmart Verification Program, an initiative that uses standards-based verification testing, such as TR-069 and OMA-DM, to confirm the interoperability of CPE and mobile devices with Motive's products and solutions.