3 February 2003 -- London telecoms infrastructure business 51° has established a partnership with Omnetica, formerly Siemens Network Systems Ltd, to manage its Managed Ethernet Service and assist the delivery of a wide range of data solutions to clients in the London area. Omnetica will provide support via The Network Operations Centre (NOC) at its UK headquarters in Hemel Hempstead - the single point of contact for all data issues.
51°'s Core Metro Ethernet Network is now fully deployed, with Finsbury Market and West Ham integrated into the network. Full integration testing was undertaken with Omnetica and all tests were passed successfully. 51° can now offer customers a redundant core network of PoPs comprising of Aybrook, Bengeworth, West Ham and Finsbury Market. The result is a very competitively priced high bandwidth offering which, as the recent spate of contracts have proved, London businesses are finding very attractive.
"Not only are our customers getting the best priced connectivity solutions, but we can also offer them very powerful management and reporting using Omnetica ServiceWeb," said Barry Bullen, sales and marketing director at 51°. "Omnetica's ServiceWeb monitoring tool provides a real time view of the Metro Ethernet network via a web browser interface. It will, in the future, offer customers very powerful management and reporting by providing a real time view of all network alarms, as well as historical reports (in graphical format) of all metro Ethernet components."
Integral to the system is a comprehensive fault management and monitoring service. The service uses Micromuse Netcool to poll each managed network element every five minutes; a ping is used, which listens for a valid response and reports any device which fails to respond.