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Vendors demo PBT integration at TeleManagement World

A team of vendors has demonstrated how network management systems based on different standards can interoperate to ...


May 28, 2007  


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A team of vendors has demonstrated how network management systems based on different standards can interoperate to help service providers increase revenue opportunities from converged networks without having to re-invent the wheel.

The demo took place recently at TeleManagement World 2007 in Nice, France, an event that featured collaborative product offerings for real-world networking challenges.

Called “Harmony” Catalyst, it was sponsored by BT Group plc and TeliaSonera, and focused on “Converging Standards to Integrate Emerging Technology.”

According to Nortel Networks Inc., convergence of public telco and private enterprise networking as illustrated by the arrival of carrier-grade Ethernet and Provider Backbone Transport (PBT), has created a need for common network management across technologies traditionally addressed by differing network management standards.

“It’s no secret that video and high-bandwidth applications are straining today’s network resources,” said Scott McFeely, vice president, Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel. “We’ve now shown that service providers can introduce PBT-enabled carrier Ethernet solutions rapidly, cost-effectively and without disruption to operations and support systems.”