Lucent Technologies recently announced a contract with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to deliver an advanced software solution that will enable STC to significantly reduce network management complexity and operations costs.
Lucent will be supplying its VitalSuite Network Fault Management software to provide real-time inter-domain fault management in the operator’s network. STC has previously deployed Lucent’s Network Fault Management software (formally Navis NFM) to help manage the elements and systems deployed in STC’S multi-vendor, multi-technology switching, access and transmission networks.
The new project has two phases. Phase one is already deployed, and includes interfaces with a number of element domain managers from different vendors and technologies, for alarm integration.
Phase two includes root cause analysis and fault correlation across multiple domains. Phase two is currently being deployed, waiting for STC’s overlay Inventory Management Solution to be completed. After the completion of this project, STC will be able to correlate problems from the divergent domains.
Lucent Worldwide Services provided the customer with on-site training, installation, and system integration support including assistance with project lifecycle management.
The VitalSuite Network Fault Management software, which monitors multi-vendor, multi-technology networks, enables STC to expand and grow its networks and services without the need to obtain and use separate systems for separate domains. Lucent’s Network Fault Management software identifies, manages and correlates critical problems to their root causes, while reducing the many alarms generated in the operations centre.