Mobile Backhaul Orchestration

Inventory data - 70% more reliable
First time EVC turnup - from 20% to 90%+ success
45% reduction in alarm triage time

As service providers accelerate 4G rollouts, the impact of TDM to IP transformation is being felt in mobile backhaul, where 40%+ of network investment occurs. This technology transformation has an impact on virtually every operational system and process – 120 days to turn up an Ethernet circuit, highly manual and error-prone ordering processes, 80%+ of cell sites often failing inventory audits. With approximately 1 million events per minute being generated by operational tools, mobile service providers are challenged to get an accurate and actionable view of transport services, whatever the supporting IP technology, including those provided by third party alternate access providers.

CENX Cortx Service Orchestrator for Mobile Backhaul

CENX Cortx Service Orchestrator addresses the operational challenges of TDM to Ethernet transformation in the mobile backhaul network. It is the industry’s first software solution focused uniquely on orchestrating Ethernet transport services both within the service provider network and off-net services to improve the integrity of Ethernet inventory, accelerate the build out of Ethernet services to improve time to revenue, deliver ongoing performance monitoring and management that maximizes service uptime.

The modularity of the CENX solution allows you to augment with different solution modules as your needs evolve beyond inventory integrity assurance, to backhaul build-out and implementation, to end-to-end performance monitoring and management of your backhaul network.

Unique Solution Value for Mobile Backhaul Networks
Network Operations Maximize network uptime - isolate faults quickly and reduce MTTR
Network Build/Implementation Accelerate service turn-up - automated ordering, configuration
Network Planning Reduce CAPEX - comprehensive data analytics for just-in-time capacity planning
Vendor Management Reduce access costs - manage vendor SLAs; secure penalties faster
Future Proof Solution Extensible to new and developing topologies including dark fiber, small cell, video/VDSL and new generation SDN

At-a-Glance

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  • Comprehensive service visualization solution provides single control point for managing and monitoring all Ethernet exchange services, including circuit path topology, inventory, faults, automated ordering and provisioning, and SLA performance tracking.
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  • Automated ordering introduces automation to accelerate and facilitate ordering processes between exchange and customers; and between exchange buyers and sellers to create value-added services. This includes ordering and changing circuits, generating emails to facilitate ordering process, managing access permissions for security purposes, and automated notifications when additional bandwidth is needed to maintain optimal experience.
  • Automated provisioning accelerates customer service turn-up with automated configuration of network equipment and circuits within the exchange, and improves accuracy of services provisioning and ensures first time successful turn-up.
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  • Rapid real-time troubleshooting and sectionalization reduces MTTR and maximizes service uptime. Network operations within the data center exchange gets immediate access to near real-time state and monitoring data and extensive analytics to isolate faults to root-cause domains.
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  • Extensive SLA management and reporting are available to assure performance by tracking all connections in near real time, with comprehensive visualization to easily monitor SLA performance. This includes tracking all connections including operational state, circuit details for fault isolation and resolution. The solution also leverages network analytics to view traffic statistics for EVCs, and physical ports to better manage capacity planning.
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  • Continuous data audit service and software module ensures continuous data integrity and enables a single trusted source for Ethernet asset inventory across the cloud data center exchange. Automated reconciliation module re-populates inventory systems with clean data to maintain a single network-wide source of trusted data.