One of the three largest wireline service providers in Germany, who holds 90% market share in one of the regions of his State, provides Ethernet business services to “VIP” customers (which are Government and owned enterprise), and the majority of theese Ethernet services are offered based in a SDH network (EthoSDH technology over fiber access).
The requirement of the Carrier was to find a Performance Monitoring solution to monitor end-to-end Ethernet services over their existing network infrustracture, and generate monthly report to be deliveret to their “VIP” customers, and a PM user interface that must be in local language.
A key element that influenced the choice of the product to a vendor over another, depended on the will to maximize the reuse of existing infrastructure and minimal changes.
The solution should be deployed over the existing network infrastructure, consisted of various equipment types and provide a unified performance monitoring and fault management overlay.
Nevertheless, the addition of any box or stand alone device to the network was to be avoided, as it would cause long approval process and delay the deployment.
The solution proposed by RAD is the folowing:
RAD’s solution was chosen by the Carrier because: