PLANO, TEXAS — JUNE 4, 2013 — Centina Systems, a leading provider of service assurance and service quality management solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, has announced that Phonoscope Lightwave, the nation’s largest privately-owned fiber optic Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), has deployed the NetOmnia™ suite of Service Assurance solutions for SLA management of high-bandwidth Ethernet telecommunication services. Phonoscope Lightwave’s infrastructure spans in excess of 9,000 route miles of fiber, and delivers innovative data solutions such as carrier-grade Ethernet, enterprise Internet access, Ethernet data circuits, cellular backhaul services, two-way high-speed video conferencing, DVD-quality video streaming and IP telephony to a diverse clientele, including municipalities and governmental organizations, school districts and higher education, enterprise businesses (ranging from small to global corporations), as well as carrier grade backbone services.Phonoscope Lightwave selected Centina Systems’ NetOmnia™ to discover and monitor Layer 2 Ethernet VLAN services of a multi-vendor network environment. With NetOmnia™, Phonoscope Lightwave has an end-to-end view of its Ethernet services, enhanced network reliability & Quality of Service (QoS) and increased customer satisfaction by reducing factors that impact the customer experience, such as availability, delay, throughput and jitter. With NetOmnia™, Phonoscope Lightwave can collect metrics, create customized reports, detect problems and provide proactive notifications of potential customer impacting events.”We have a next-generation network, delivering next-generation services, and we needed an assurance package that was tailored to meet the stringent requirements and SLAs our customers need,” explained Rhonda Cumming, President at Phonoscope Lightwave. “NetOmnia™ gave us a scalable way to visualize and report on the customer experience efficiently, across all of our services. NetOmnia™ is the perfect 360-degree platform for Phonoscope Lightwave to monitor our extensive Ethernet fiber optic network. Additionally, Centina’s willingness to innovate and enhance their solution to meet our needs makes them a perfect long-term partner for us.”
“Ethernet services have created new challenges for communication service providers. Next generation tools are needed to manage, monetize and differentiate Ethernet services. NetOmnia enables CSPs to enhance their Ethernet service offering with flexible and unique service plans and SLA management options.” said Anand Gonuguntla, Co-Founder and CEO, Centina Systems. “NetOmnia’s unique value proposition helps Phonoscope Lightwave compete more effectively and gain more market share.”
Learn more about how Centina Systems is redefining service assurance with the latest version of its platform, NetOmnia™ 5.0, at www.centinasystems.com.
About Centina Systems
Centina Systems is the global leader in innovative network performance and agile service assurance solutions. The company focuses on helping operators and enterprises worldwide support both established and emerging services and business models, through unparalleled end-to-end visibility into the operational performance of their infrastructure.
Centina’s NetOmnia™ family of assurance and management solutions have redefined the market approach to assurance, incorporating features like enhanced SLA management, real-time, visual data analytics, customizable reports and dashboards for dynamic network views, and an integrated, plug-and-play architecture that provides actionable intelligence across hundreds of device-types and multiple types of networks. For more information, visit www.centinasystems.com.
About Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE
With 60 years of technology leadership in Houston, Phonoscope Lightwave holds the nation’s largest privately owned fiber optic Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). Phonoscope Lightwave provides a variety of commercial grade telecommunications services over its extensive data network. Phonoscope Lightwave employs a fault-tolerant, multi-gigabit Ethernet fiber optic ring to transport data throughout the seven counties that make up the Greater Houston area with performance statistics that exceed traditional ATM transport systems. Utilizing its high-capacity, high-availability network, Phonoscope Lightwave continues to offer innovative data solutions to its diverse customer base.