Alvarion has launched Star Management Suite, designed to deliver greater network control capabilities with a common feature set across the entire family of BreezeMAX solutions. It also enables operators to simplify management of innovative IP services, such as VoIP and IPTV, while enhancing quality of service in a centralised, integrated manner.
Star Management Suite provides critical capabilities essential for service provider network operations, including an effective fault management framework, a common set of network management applications, including quality of service (QoS), and a common service assurance suite.
Compliant with WiMax Forum standards, the Suite provides a comprehensive set of unified management capabilities to serve multiple types of network topologies with quick time-to-market introduction of new customer premise equipment (CPE) and IP based services. It is designed to support performance, scalability and security requirements for large networks through a distributed architecture and to consolidate network faults from various supported network elements. The management suite also enables a smooth integration of OSS and BSS elements in the network.
The Star Management Suite has been successfully trialled and used in multiple markets by operators around the world. This solution features tools that allow customers to monitor, visualise and troubleshoot complex WiMax infrastructure, enabling them to enhance network reliability and performance. It also allows customers to prioritise network traffic and services to deliver critical data to the right people at the right time.
“We are enabling significant operational savings for our customers as they build and scale their WiMAX networks, and add new innovative IP services,” says Avinoam Barak, president of the Wireless Network Division at Alvarion. “The Star Management Suite provides a solid foundation for the management platform for service assurance capabilities that are essential to meeting service level agreements our customers are demanding today. This solution enhances our end-to-end turnkey WiMax portfolio and allows our customers greater control over their network.”
The Star Management Suite includes multiple solutions for overall network management. AlvariSTAR is the network management system already deployed by operators globally. StarACS is a standard based platform capable of managing TR-69 based CPEs. StarQuality is a unique carrier-class performance monitoring system for monitoring WiMax networks.