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Acterna's WorkFlow Solutions Unveils Capability to Support SONET, ATM, Frame and IP Networks in Shanghai

  • 23 June, 2004 16:04

<p>- Carriers Expanding Use of Acterna's NetOptimize for Data Performance and Capacity Management</p>
<p>Shanghai, China and Hong Kong: June 23, 2004 -- Acterna today announced that two existing customers of its NetOptimize OSS Solution for voice quality assurance have expanded the use of NetOptimize to include performance and capacity management for their data and transport networks, including SONET, ATM, Frame Relay, and IP technologies. With this new capability, these carriers will gain clearer and more accurate visibility into the operation of its entire legacy and next generation networks. Through the application of NetOptimize's industry-leading performance monitoring and capacity planning techniques, these and other carriers will be able to improve service levels, increase efficiency, and lower costs of any network.</p>
<p>NetOptimize, as well as Acterna's other OSS solutions, will be showcased at China Elecomm 2004 in Shanghai, booth #A060 from June 23-26.</p>
<p>"With the advancements and evolution of the telecom network over the past few years, the ability to monitor the performance of the entire network and identify the impacts of changes in one layer on the end-customer service is becoming more critical," said Bruce Hembree, general manager of Acterna's WorkFlow Solutions division. "The ability of NetOptimize to correlate performance and utilization information, as well as its flexibility, equips service providers with a single platform to more effectively manage their network and provide customer satisfaction during this evolutionary period."</p>
<p>Acterna has successfully delivered best-in-class OSS software solutions to the communications industry for more than 25 years. During the last 15 years, the NetOptimize OSS Solution has served as a cornerstone for quality assurance and network planning for more than 25 service providers, enabling these customers to engineer their networks for peak efficiency and performance and to maximize the revenue generated per dollar of capital network infrastructure.</p>
<p>NetOptimize: Advanced Service Assurance Reporting and Network Optimization
A key component of Acterna's WorkFlow Solution OSS portfolio, NetOptimizeTM OSS enables services providers to optimize network performance and maximize available capacity of traditional and next-generation voice, data, transport and VoIP networks. As a stand-alone solution or in combination with Acterna's communication test solutions, NetOptimize provides service providers with a customer-proven, reliable solution to manage the quality, performance, availability and reliability of their communications network infrastructure. NetOptimize accomplishes this by continuously collecting raw performance, quality and service-level data and monitoring the network at regular intervals. Once collected, NetOptimize turns the raw data into useful business information for advance service assurance reporting and network optimization.</p>
<p>About Acterna
Acterna is the world's largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators. A trusted communications test partner for more than eight decades, Acterna offers an unmatched portfolio of award-winning instruments, systems, software and services that help its customers reduce network costs while improving performance and reliability. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA -- with European and Asia Pacific operations based in Eningen, Germany and Hong Kong -- Acterna serves nearly every major communications service provider and equipment manufacturer around the world through a skilled sales and support organization in 31 countries.</p>
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<p>For Immediate Release
Bernie Tylor, +1 240 404 1913,, Acterna
Michelle Susay, +61 3 9410 9498,, Acterna Asia Pacific</p>

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