Powercomm Deploys GE Energy’s Smallworld Network Inventory To Manage HFC And Fiber Network
ATLANTA, GA - August 17, 2006 :- PowerComm, one of the largest telecommunications operators in Korea, has started operation with GE Energy’s Smallworld Network Inventory* portfolio of products to support the rollout of retail services over its Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) and fiber network to provide internet services to 600,000 home customers in Korea.
In a contract worth over US$3 million through Phase1 (HFC) and Phase2 (fiber), the Smallworld Physical Network Inventory* (PNI) product supports 220 users to plan, design, construct and manage the HFC and Fiber network on a Citrix Metaframe environment and support the call center operators through Smallworld Internet Application Server* services.
With Hemann Technologies of Korea, GE Energy has provided consulting services to replace the legacy database and application. This includes incorporating radio frequency design capabilities and optical fiber management into the PNI system to drive down network design and rollout costs.
Mr. HC Lee, ERP team director for PowerComm, commented, “GE’s Smallworld Physical Network Inventory solution is the most adequate tool to manage our company’s hybrid networks which includes HFC and fibers. Less than one year has passed since the contract was to deploy PNI was awarded. It is now a very important and necessary OSS tool to validate data integrity between databases and fields and helpful to fulfill the customer business. In the near future, after finishing deploying logical inventory from core to path management, we can manage all the company assets through one tool base.”
“We are pleased that PowerComm chose to use our Smallworld Network Inventory product after evaluating many other applications on the market,” stated Dan Heintzelman, president of GE Energy’s services business. “Our products have been successfully deployed with many large-scale global telecommunications companies and this gave PowerComm the confidence to select and deploy our Smallworld solution. We are looking forward to working with PowerComm to deliver a number of significant business benefits.”
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