Telecommunication Network Inventory Software

A consistent end-to-end view of all assets used in the production of telecommunication services enables delivery of high-quality services and the best possible customer experience. This asset and resource data is the crucial basis for network planning, management, and operation.

Network and service providers are continually investing in new infrastructure and adapting their networks to meet changing subscriber requirements. They need accurate information about the availability and lifecycle status of all network resources to do so. FNT Telecommunication Network Inventory documents and manages all technologies used in their networks. Whether transport or access network, wired or wireless medium, legacy or next generation technology – FNT supports them all.  

Highlights of FNT´s Telecommunication Network Inventory Software

The FNT Telecommunication Network Inventory software is used to plan, document, and manage network resources in hybrid telecom environments. It is part of the FNT Command Platform software suite that focuses on the network, presenting a centralized and organized view of all telecom network assets and resources. Since today’s telecom environment is hybrid, this includes not only the network resources, but datacenter infrastructure and IT / cloud resources as well.  

This single source of truth database enables end-to-end querying of relationships between services, their underlying physical and logical network resources, associated applications, customers, and other assigned information. It provides transparent and clearly structured documentation, the ability to manage connections and services throughout the entire network, and an integrated data model for seamless navigation between layers. This makes it easy to identify all services and customers affected by any changes or issues, anywhere in the network. 

Site Management

Manage physical locations and mobile RAN sites in a hierarchical system within a geographical structure. Group physical locations logically, track logical sites, nominal search areas, site candidates and preferred site candidates to facilitate geographically distributed network rollouts.

Physical Resource Management

Associate network devices with locations or sites, facilitated by an integrated component library of over 75,000 device templates with all relevant technical data. Manage active devices, passive components, and combine multiple devices to create single logical groups that represent more complex pieces of hardware.

Asset Lifecycle Management

Manage physical devices or intangible components such as virtual machines and software installations throughout their entire lifecycle, assisted by features such as contract management, planning functionality, and work order management.

Logical Network Inventory

Hierarchical templates are available for modelling different network layers. They are flexible and easy to extend, making the solution future-proof for any wired and wireless network technology.

Cross Media Auto-routing

Considers both passive network resources and active transport technologies to route physical and logical connections automatically through the entire network. Accounts for routing parameters and restrictions that affect the path and ensures the validity of connections with system-based plausibility checks.

Resource Planning and Assignment

Supports new resources planning, reservation, and modification on physical and logical inventory levels.

Network Transformation Planning

Provides the detailed information required for upgrading networks and introducing new services and products. Includes information on configuration, topology, capacities, and nodes, the relationships between network resources on different layers, and a range of related items like contracts and SLAs.

Single Source of Truth Database

The integrated data model delivers transparency throughout the entire service chain by documenting data, relationships and dependencies across all technologies and layers and permitting seamless navigation between them. This transparent documentation is clearly structured and presents all information relating to the network for end-to-end querying of relationships between services, their underlying physical, logical and virtual network resources, associated applications, customers, and other assigned information.

Integration and Network Reconciliation

FNT IntegrationCenter is FNT’s native integration framework. It provides REST API exposure, graphical ETL tool, adapters to NMS/EMS and network synchronization, and notification service for event-driven information exchange. FNT has extensive experience in building integrations with common network management suites on the market.

Reporting, Dashboarding, and Network Visualization

A flexible reporting engine works with database metaschema to provide many options for generating reports and supports integrating external reporting applications and dashboard solutions.

Advantages of the FNT´s Telecommunication Network Inventory Software

Gain transparency of the complete network resource base

All types of wireline and wireless network technologies for backbone, access, mobile and radio/TV broadcast networks are supported and integrated across all inventory levels, from physical network to end-to-end customer services. Hybrid network services, which consist of physical (PNF) and virtual (VNF) network functions, are also supported and documented with the highest level of detail. The result is a comprehensive view and seamless integration of all present and future technologies.

Optimize daily operations

A central repository with complete, up-to-date data on all network resources and service data provides all relevant information for fulfillment and assurance processes, from the physical and logical networks to the services running over them. An extensive integration framework and standard interfaces enable vital network inventory information exchange with existing BSS/OSS- and other third-party systems. Processes that rely on this data run more efficiently and yield better outcomes.

Reduce operating costs and incident processing times

FNT’s layered data model simplifies the integration of all required data and facilitates process automation. This improves both service quality and response times in the event of an incident, for example immediate creation of impact reports in case of infrastructure outage or planned maintenance.

Optimize planning and change management

Plan network expansions and rollouts based on accurate actual documentation to reduce error and need for costly rework and to maximize capacity and resource utilization. Automatically create work orders and distribute them to field force teams for execution of planned tasks or to service orchestrators for zero-touch service provisioning.

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FAQ: Telecommunication Network Inventory

What is a Telecommunication Network Inventory?

A Telecommunication Network Inventory is a comprehensive database of information about the resources and assets within a telecommunication network. This inventory includes details about network components, equipment, infrastructure, and other resources that are essential for the functioning of telecommunication services, and is crucial for effective network management, planning, and optimization.

Why is Telecommunication Network Inventory important?

It provides a centralized and organized view of network assets and resources. This is necessary to keep track of assets, manage resources efficiently, plan for upgrades, and troubleshoot network issues. 

Who needs a Telecommunication Network Inventory?

Anyone who is responsible for the planning, maintenance, and operation of telecommunication networks. The need is not limited to telecommunication service providers. Organizations across many sectors require this type of solution. Large enterprises use it to manage their internal communication networks, especially those in the finance, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. Data centers and internet service providers (ISPs), organizations responsible for public safety, emergency services, and disaster response, and electric utilities are other notable users of a Telecommunication Network Inventory. 

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