HEP Telekomunikacije monitors fibre network with ADVA

Created May 20, 2019
Applications and Research

Croatia’s HEP Telekomunikacije (part of HEP Group) has deployed ADVA’s ALM fibre monitoring technology to help look after its nationwide network. The in-service assurance solution provides precise, real-time insight into the national power company’s access, metro and core networks.

“Fibre breaks can now be identified in seconds and repair teams instantly dispatched, saving money and reducing network downtime”, said HEP Telekomunikacije. The technology is being used to assure both HEP’s legacy SDH network and its high-performance WDM infrastructure built on the ADVA FSP 3000 solution. ADVA’s regional partner ITeRATIO played a key role in the project.

Davor Rakoš, head of network construction and development at HEP Telekomunikacije, said: “What this deployment gives us is the power to react quickly to any issues. Whether it’s monitoring displacement in our underground infrastructure or detecting damage to OPGW aerial fiber, the ADVA ALM enables us to take rapid and effective action.”

ADVA ALM is fully interoperable with the firm’s existing network management technology, including its Netcool/OMNIbus supervisory system. ALM is built on open, standardised management interfaces, so easily integrates with HEP Telekomunikacije’s operational support system.

“With our ALM installed, HEP Telekomunikacije can finally say goodbye to futile repair visits and hours wasted tracking down faults,” said Sander Jansen, director, product line management at ADVA. “ALM is built on passive rather than active demarcation. That helps ensure that the device can be deployed wherever it’s needed and creates significant cost savings compared to alternative solutions.”

ALM supports a cascaded architecture, minimising the number of monitoring units required and further boosting efficiency. “This is another big advantage to a major utility company like HEP Group,” said Jansen.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation