InfoVista Affirms Position Preferred Vendor for IP/Ethernet Backhaul Assurance

Company Adds 12 New Mobile Operator and Wholesale Provider Customers Since the Beginning of 2012

PARIS, France and HERNDON, Virginia—October 18, 2012—InfoVista, the global leader of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions, today announced that 12 new mobile operators have selected VistaInsight for Networks, the company’s flagship network performance management solution, to manage their IP backhaul network transformations since the beginning of the year. 

As data traffic increases exponentially, mobile operators are facing intense pressure to lower costs, while maintaining quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE). The most advanced operators have rolled out IP/Ethernet backhaul technologies, which allow them to not only cost-effectively maintain service reliability, but also generate a new source of revenue. Wholesale operators are also taking advantage of this data traffic explosion by leveraging their IP/Ethernet backhaul networks to secure new customers that are eager to get affordable and reliable backhaul services for their data-hungry subscribers.

More than 20 tier 1 and tier 2 operators leverage InfoVista’s network performance management solution for their backhaul transformation. Organizations, such as MTN, Telstra, Ooredoo Tunisia and US Cellular, benefit from the actionable performance visibility and assurance workflows they require to better manage and right-size backhaul network capacity and lower operating costs, while maintaining service reliability and QoS.

While some mobile operators have begun implementing an IP/Ethernet backhaul, not all yet rely on this technology for their next-generation access and aggregation networks, as it can be challenging to dimension, deploy and manage. A recent Billing & OSS World survey found that 97 percent of mobile operators worldwide have not completed an implementation of—and are not fully benefitting from—IP/Ethernet backhaul. However, most plan to leverage IP and Carrier Ethernet for next-generation backhaul in the near future, demonstrating a clear opportunity in the market. With its VistaInsight for Networks and Vista360 powering backhaul transformations, InfoVista has been, and remains, the early provider of choice for mobile operators and wholesale providers.

Key Facts

  • VistaInsight for Networks is InfoVista’s converged IT and network performance management solution for capacity monitoring, proactive network troubleshooting and customer reporting. It streamlines communication with internal and external customers, ensures high-quality service level delivery, reduces and validates capital / operational expenditures, and increases operational efficiency. 
  • Vista360 is InfoVista’s award-winning, powerful and innovative Web 2.0 application, providing a flexible, easy-to-use, self-service network performance dashboard. 
  • InfoVista boasts the largest multi-vendor coverage in the market with up-to-date and out-of-the-box support for vendors such as ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ciena, Huawei, Juniper, RAD and more.

Supporting Quotes

  • “InfoVista is well-positioned in the management of next-generation IP/Ethernet backhaul because of its demonstrated success in managing critical IP/MPLS networks of Tier 1 and Tier 2 communications service providers,” said Patrick Kelly, research director, Analysys Mason. 
  • “The TDM to packet-based backhaul transformation is now well underway. Mobile network operators are realizing that performance assurance solutions are critical for them to cost-effectively operate their performance-sensitive mobile network and services. In addition, service quality visualization helps wholesale providers differentiate their backhaul services and monetize their network investments,” said Vikas Trehan, senior vice president, product strategy and alliances, InfoVista. “InfoVista has been on the leading edge, supporting all of the latest related industry standards including IEEE, ITU and MEF, and has become the de facto choice for IP/Ethernet backhaul assurance by operators globally.”
  • “As we began our backhaul network development project, we wanted to ensure that we were building a network that would be able to handle the strong growth of the Tunisian mobile and fixed line markets,” said Sami Landoulsi, head of transport networks, Ooredoo Tunisia. “VistaInsight for Networks gives us the perfect balance between flexibility and openness to produce the necessary reports to right-size and troubleshoot next-generation services running on our network. As a result, we are able to prioritize CAPEX, reduce OPEX and plan our new network far more accurately than ever before.”

Resources

  • Learn more about Ooredoo Tunisia’s backhaul network development project from this case study.
  • Access Analysys Mason’s report, “Assuring Mobile Backhaul Networks”, here.
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About InfoVista: 

InfoVista is the leading provider of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions and services that enable efficient network and IT transformations. Our award-winning solutions empower communications service providers and IT-intensive enterprises to deliver high-performing and differentiated services, while cost-effectively planning, operating, optimizing and monetizing their networks. InfoVista’s combined expertise and technology innovations in radio and IP networks provide more than 600 customers worldwide with a new level of network intelligence, visibility and control across the entire network life cycle. Using InfoVista solutions, they deliver optimal quality of service, ensure a high-quality user experience, invest appropriately and consolidate their OSS/BSS ecosystems, while keeping total cost of ownership as low as possible. For more information, please visit www.infovista.com.