Wave7 Addresses FTTP Issues

Wave7 Optics addresses critical FTTP provisioning and billing issues

May 23, 2005

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Wave7 Optics today announced general availability of release 3.2 of its Last Mile Sentinel (LMS), a full-featured, standards-based element management system supporting its Last Mile Link (LML) FTTP (fiber-to-the-premises) optical broadband product line. The LMS 3.2 gives Wave7 customers increased automation capabilities to create flexible “Quality of Service” bandwidth packages for data services (in increments of 64 kbs), to perform software upgrades on device discovery and to have “flow-through” ease of billing with regards to subscriber account and location information and reports to support billing audits.

“The LMS 3.2 features industry-leading performance and usability enhancements to address the industry’s growing FTTP requirements,” said Emmanuel Vella, Chief Marketing Officer of Wave7 Optics. “With a completely standards-based approach, Wave7 helps carriers integrate FTTP into their existing NMS and OSS structures and establishes major performance enhancements in the areas of product installation, navigator start-up, software upgrades and database access.”

The flow-through provisioning interface is an XML over HTTP interface that is used to connect the LMS to the LMS OSS Connector for automatic service provisioning from an order entry or billing system. This flow-through provisioning interface has been extended in LMS 3.2 to allow subscriber account number and address information to automatically flow from the billing system to the customer premises devices (“Last Mile Gateways,” or LMG). This information can be used to populate device name, device location, and DHCP relay fields in the device.

A wealth of optional features has been added to the already impressive capability of the LMS. Bandwidth packages for data services allow for the easy setup and assignment of rate packages in LMS or automatic assignment via the LMS OSS Connector product. Bandwidth rate packages are customer defined using an automated tool that requires very little data entry or QoS knowledge. Furthermore, bandwidth packages can be used in an open access situation where there are multiple data service carriers.

Wave7 Optics Inc.

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