NBN Co Selects Kentrox for Remote Site Management
Providing complete site management for the Australian broadband market
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COLUMBUS, OHIO and MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – December 13, 2011 – AccessTel Kentrox Australia (AKA), an innovator of site monitoring, management, and control solutions, has been selected by NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) to provide site management solutions for the broadband network across Australia.
NBN Co was established by the Australian government to design, build, and operate the whole-sale national broadband network. As part of this initiative, AKA is providing a comprehensive site management solution, including the Remote suite of products, Optima management system, and associated services. Optima provides a complete view of infrastructure status at Point-of-Interconnect (POI) and Fiber Access Node (FAN) sites and real-time and historical data relevant to NBN’s infrastructure and environment. The Remote suite of products provides site monitoring including site power, environmental conditions, and out-of-band access to key network equipment for diagnostics and remote configuration.
The main applications NBN Co will initially be using the AKA solution for include:
- Site management to notify technicians of potential operational issues and provide the ability to monitor access to racks and cabinets
- Remote site management, monitoring, access, and control of critical network equipment at sites
- Power management to monitor and send notifications if site power issues occur
- Environmental management to monitor conditions such as temperature and humidity and receive notifications of equipment failure
The comprehensive site management solution from AKA provides remote site management while dramatically reducing operating expenses and improving network quality, ultimately resulting in higher customer satisfaction.
“The development of the broadband network across Australia is an exciting opportunity and will enable Australians nationwide to receive broadband service,” explains Steve Christian, Head of Network Operations at NBN Co. “NBN Co will provide access to high-speed broadband to all Australian homes and businesses via fiber, fixed wireless or satellite across a diverse landscape covering some very remote locations where it is often challenging to quickly deploy technicians.”
“Site management is becoming extremely important to help minimize costs, especially for networks that are spread across large areas,” explains John Ryan, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing of AKA. “We are excited to provide our solutions to NBN Co during the creation and development of the broadband network and look forward to working with them for many years.”
About AccessTel Kentrox Australia
AccessTel Kentrox Australia is a world-class innovator of and services organization for site monitoring, management, and control solutions, enabling service providers to reduce network and operating costs while improving network performance. With more than one million products successfully deployed in carrier, broadband, and enterprise networks, AccessTel Kentrox is a trusted partner of network operators and enterprises. AKA is a joint venture between AccessTel Pty Ltd and Kentrox, Inc. with its local operations based in Melbourne, Australia. Kentrox also has offices in the United States and Africa, and a strong network of global partnerships. For more information, visit www.kentrox.com.