Nakina Powers OSS Catalyst

Nakina Systems' Network OS powers TM Forum Mobile Backhaul Catalyst

November 5, 2007

2 Min Read

DALLAS -- Nakina Systems announced today that it is providing key technologies supporting the live Mobile Backhaul Management Catalyst project being featured at this year’s TM Forum Management World Americas, November 4-8 in Dallas. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable, the Catalyst project will demonstrate how the Nakina Systems Network OS™ (NOS) solution helps accelerate deployments of wireless backhaul networks by simplifying the integration of higher-level OSS solutions with network equipment from multiple vendors.

The Mobile Backhaul Management Catalyst project will demonstrate how TM Forum Multi-Technology Operations System Interface (MTOSI) and OSS through Java™ (OSS/J) standards can be used to improve data consistency and simplify OSS integration. This initial phase of the Catalyst project will focus on fault management and inventory collection with the Nakina Network OS™ managing a multi-vendor mobile backhaul network and acting as a single point of integration for industry-leading OSS applications including IBM’s Tivoli Netcool®/OMNIbus™ fault solution and Telcordia’s® Granite inventory solution. In addition to IBM and Telcordia, Nakina is working with the following industry leaders who are participating in the Catalyst project: Alcatel-Lucent, BEA, Cisco, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Sun Microsystems.

Video and new 4G services are causing mobile data traffic to surge with revenues growing at near triple digit rates to over $15 billion last year. For cable companies and other service providers who own local access infrastructure, mobile backhaul is a way to get more revenue out of existing resources by leasing excess network capacity to wireless carriers.

“Building out a lot of fiber is expensive and takes time,” says Dan Baker, Senior Analyst at Dittberner Associates, an independent telecom analyst firm. “More than anything else, carriers are looking for the most effective ways to expand nationally and internationally. They’ve already got coverage in their core territories and now they want to expand their footprint in the most practical and cost effective ways. This explains why cable companies with plenty of capacity and infrastructure covering a lot of territory see wireless backhaul as a promising new revenue stream.”

Nakina Systems Inc.

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