Tele2 Russia has launched SunTech’s SunVizion Network Inventory and Planning solution to store and manage information about logical and physical network elements and optimise the processes related to network management.
With 40 million subscribers, Tele2 Russia is one of the biggest mobile operators in the Russian Federation. The SunVizion system stores and manages all data related to logical and physical transport network assets. Through its in-built powerful workflow engine, SunVizion optimises processes related to network maintenance, network planning and management of services.
Using intelligent auto-discovery and reconciliation mechanisms SunVizion captures data from all Network Monitoring Systems used by Tele2 Russia. By processing data downloaded from the various systems of different vendors, SunVizion works as an umbrella solution, delivering to the user the holistic and complete picture of network topology. Intelligent processing of data related to the current load of radio-lines allows network planners to optimise the transmission network and to detect problems with network load before they happen.
“Thanks to innovative architecture, the SunVizion system enables smooth mapping of the information between logical and physical layers of our network” said Evgeny Starodubtsev, Head of Transport Network Planning and Development Department. “The information is mapped from one layer to another so that each logical connection can be assigned to a specific connection in physical network - we can easily detect which data gathered manually is not correct. If the logical connection doesn’t have its physical counterpart, we know that the data about the network has to be corrected or completed.”
SunVizion will utilise gathered data about the network to indicate the precise failure location, which will significantly reduce the time taken to remove it. If a network segment requires a planned disconnection, SunVizion analyses which network elements will be affected by this disconnection and which services will not be available.
“There is no successful network management without optimisation of workflows related to network processes”, said Olga Rakevich, Project Manager at Suntech. “The workflow engine downloads data from the inventory system, starts the process, assigns tasks to employees and supervises their implementation. After finishing the process, it loads the new data back into inventory system, which via auto discovery mechanisms can quickly verify if the result of a given process complies with what was supposed to be done.”