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Press Release -- October 20th, 2011
Source: BTI Systems
Tags: Content Delivery, Ethernet

BTI Systems Introduces proNX SLA Portal for Service Providers to Enhance Mobile Backhaul and Ethernet Business Services

Intuitive Web-based Service Assurance Solution Exceeds Industry Requirements for Service Level Agreements

Ottawa - October 20, 2011

BTI Systems, the networking company that creates high-capacity application-aware service infrastructures for the metro, today introduced its proNXTM SLA Portal, a powerful, intuitive web-based solution providing comprehensive service assurance and performance monitoring for mobile backhaul service providers.

The market opportunity for mobile backhaul solutions is expanding as mobile users require anywhere, anytime access to multimedia content and applications. Consumers are less tolerant of service delays and expect high-quality service; wireless providers have established mandatory requirements for Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for wholesale providers delivering high-capacity Ethernet-based mobile backhaul services.

"Mobile backhaul Service Level Agreements are the most stringent service commitments that a wholesale based operator is required to provide, and yet monitoring them effectively sometimes gets overlooked in the rush to deploy," said Managing Partner at Bridgeway Partners, Mo Youssefi. "As the demand for mobile network resources continues to grow, efficient and accurate monitoring to ensure compliance is critical to any backhaul offering. BTI Systems' proNX SLA Portal is the best circuit monitoring tool I've seen in the 12 years that Bridgeway has been helping operators deploy transport services."

Delivering real-time access to SLA data, the proNX SLA Portal allows wholesale providers to capitalize on the growing mobile backhaul business opportunity while providing the necessary assurance to mobile service providers that their customers will receive a high quality experience. A component of BTI Systems proNX Management Suite for converged packet-optical networks, the proNX SLA Portal meets mandatory requirements for mobile backhaul and offers differentiation for Ethernet business services.

Leveraging the ITU Y.1731 standard, the proNX SLA Portal exceeds requirements of wireless and wireline providers and delivers the component critical to build a mobile backhaul business and provide added value for Ethernet business services and content delivery networks by enabling service providers to deliver and ensure tiered services. The proNX SLA Portal delivers the following key benefits:

  • "Service-Centric" Operations Philosophy - The proNX SLA Portal includes the tools for SLA monitoring required by the operations staff, assists the engineering team with network planning tasks, and integrates into existing operational support systems with ease. In addition, the proNX SLA Portal can be used not only by wholesale providers, but by wireless operators too, to monitor SLAs in real-time. 
  • Flexible, Powerful and Scalable - With the ability to support up to 7000 cell sites, the proNX SLA Portal provides end-to-end visibility of individual services. A range of SLA parameters, performance metrics, circuit details, and reports are easily customizable to meet various requirements.
  • Easy to Use and Deploy - The proNX SLA Portal is a user-friendly, intuitive web-based tool that allows operators to drill down on individual services quickly. As a cloud-based solution, it can be implemented rapidly and eases training.
  • Eliminates Service Impacts - The proNX SLA Portal supports user definable thresholds, which can eliminate potential issues before services are impacted. Alerts inform operators when thresholds are exceeded, allowing staff to react proactively before end customers are affected.

The proNX SLA Portal is an integral component of BTI Systems Mobile Backhaul solution, which delivers a step-by-step process to help wholesale providers build a backhaul business and manage disparate traffic. With more than 300 customers in every region of the globe, BTI Systems serves as a trusted partner and advisor to customers transitioning into the rapidly growing mobile backhaul market.

About BTI Systems

BTI Systems is the networking company that creates high-capacity and agile service infrastructures for metropolitan networks. With its suite of packet optical networking and intelligent service delivery platforms, BTI Systems provides a scalable foundation for network operators to create a dynamic, responsive network to scale capacity and deliver a mix of applications, services and content. More than 300 customers throughout the globe rely on BTI Systems to monetize service delivery and simplify end-to-end management of their networks. Headquartered in the heart of Ottawa’s technology corridor, BTI Systems operates regional sales, research and development hubs in key technology markets throughout the world. For more information, visit www.btisystems.com.

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