Oracle recently released the latest edition of its Communications Network Integrity offering, version 7.1. The release answers the demand by network operators for increased network data accuracy by giving them a viable solution to improve assurance process efficiency and service fulfillment while cutting operational costs.
Described as a modular component within Oracle’s Network Resource Management solution, Oracle Communications Network Integrity allows network operators to synchronize and maintain current data in their network inventory systems. The solution also supplies deployment options that are either integrated with Oracle or third-party platforms.
Oracle Communications Network Integrity 7.1 comes with several improvements that add to its impressive pre-existing list of features. Version 7.1’s enhancements begin with circuit and service assimilation and discrepancy detection capabilities for optical and other channelized technologies. This new addition allows network operators to reduce their leased capacity costs by giving them the power to identify and recover stranded network assets and capacity.
Communications Network Integrity also comes integrated with Oracle Communications Unified Inventory Management and offers support for Oracle’s Communications MetaSolv Solution. Both integrations help cut implementation times and costs, while the latter allows customers to improve network data accuracy through easier deployment of Oracle Communications Network Integrity 7.1. Lastly, Oracle’s latest release continues its support for industry protocol standards by including support for the Telcordia-standard Transaction Language 1 interface and the TMF-814 interface standard.
Liam Maxwell, VP of products for Oracle Communications, described the advantages offered by the new Communications Network Integrity release: “As demand for network capacity continues to escalate, network operators must be able to efficiently discover the assets and capacity in their network, determine current utilization and enable more efficient asset utilization. In providing additional productized integration, assimilation capabilities and enhanced discovery protocol support, Oracle Communications Network Integrity 7.1 helps network operators more easily achieve these goals by leveraging their existing network inventory investments and avoiding a costly, lengthy and high risk network inventory transformation program.”
Mark Mortensen, principal analyst with Analysys Mason, added: “Inaccurate network inventory data is a long-standing and growing problem for network operators resulting in elevated costs and inefficient operations that often impact end customers. Network operators are increasingly seeking solutions such as Oracle Communications Network Integrity which, together with improved internal processes, can materially reduce network related costs and deliver significant operational efficiencies.”