Software module automates recovery on FiberZone AFM

APRIL 26, 2010 -- FiberZone Networks has announced the general availability of a new software module on its automated fiber management (AFM) product line to automate recovery from fiber cuts and equipment port failures across a carrier's network. The new Automated Fiber Recovery (AFR) module is designed to provide network-wide recovery management across diverse routes using FiberZone's AFM product line.

APRIL 26, 2010 -- FiberZone Networks has announced the general availability of a new software module on its automated fiber management (AFM) product line to automate recovery from fiber cuts and equipment port failures across a carrier's network. The new Automated Fiber Recovery (AFR) module is designed to provide network-wide recovery management across diverse routes using FiberZone's AFM product line.

AFR automates the process of switching to standby fiber links and equipment ports. Recovery takes seconds, says FiberZone Networks, which minimizes service interruption. Repairs to faulty fiber and equipment ports therefore can take place without urgency. AFR may also be combined with partner test and monitoring platforms to fully automate the fault detection and recovery process.

These new capabilities enable carriers to reduce operating expenses by decoupling physical plant maintenance from service delivery, and allow them to increase service availability and customer satisfaction while decreasing revenues loss and SLA penalties, FiberZone says. The company adds that an analysis with a carrier customer showed return on investment (ROI) in 9 months for a carrier using the AFM product line with the new AFR software module.

FiberZone's AFM product line with the new AFR software module recently completed successful evaluation in the field by “a major carrier” in India, where growth of wireless subscribers and data services has been particularly high.

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