Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nokia Siemens Networks Boosts its NetAct Management

Nokia Siemens Networks is enhancing its NetAct operations support system (OSS) with end-to-end transport and IP management capability.

The aim is to improve operational efficiency by enabling data sharing between different systems and processes across a service provider's whole network, including IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, microwave, optical and access infrastructure.

The enhancements to NetAct will also enable 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.

EMC's 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.