Telecommunication Resource Inventory Solution
If you want to deliver best-in-class telecommunications services, you need transparency into your network resources and the ability to use them efficiently. FNT's Telecommunication Resource Inventory solution enables both by providing a single source of truth for the complete resource base of a service provider or network operator. It includes all relevant information to establish effective planning, engineering, service fulfillment and service assurance processes.
FNT Telecommunication Resource Inventory provides network operators and service providers with everything they need to document and manage all technologies, vendors and domains they have in their networks. Whether transport or access network, wired or wireless medium, legacy or next generation technology – FNT supports them all.
Advantages of the FNT Telecommunication Resource Inventory
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.
Highlights of the FNT Telecommunication Resource Inventory
- 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 the various 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, that 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.