Full-featured Network Management System with Satellite Service Automation and Bandwidth Optimization
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NovelNet NMS automates network workflows for satellite services SLA assurance and DBA (Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation) applications. NovelNetNMS, a major enhancement to the NovelSat offering, is a scalable platform that can be used to dynamically provision, manage and maintain services in satellite and mixed satellite-terrestrial communication networks.
NovelNet NMS simultaneously optimizes contention-based bandwidth, enables fast and simple network segment and element reconfiguration, fully automated SNG deployment, provides link assurance and essential NMS functionality for a wide range of satellite services.
NovelNet NMS provides basic network management functions such as technology-agnostic resource allocation, network-level, element-level and service-level monitoring, configuration and reporting. Furthermore, its intelligent network optimization functionality enables:
- Satellite bandwidth management and performance analysis
- Drag and drop network planning and provisioning
- Automated workflow management
- Bandwidth and service allocation on demand
- Service activation and bandwidth allocation scheduling
- Automated carrier power tracking and control
These and other features make NovelNet NMS a smart choice for applications including terrestrial link restoration, cellular backhaul and on-demand occasional satellite users such as DSNGs, flyaways and disaster recovery/first responders. Satellite service providers can benefit from the features of NovelNet NMS in a number of applications, including:
Dynamic Terrestrial Link Restoration – When NovelNet NMS is used to monitor and manage a mixed terrestrial and satellite network, an alert can instruct the system to dynamically allocate satellite bandwidth to backup terrestrial links that fail for whatever reason, be it power failure, equipment breakdown or cable cuts. The restoration bandwidth is managed as part of a pool for backup protection links.
Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (DBA) – Designed for occasional satellite users and other contention based fully automated remote satellite service applications, where satellite bandwidth is allocated in real-time. NovelNet NMS can receive a request from a remote unit and automatically allocate available bandwidth that is returned to the bandwidth pool once the transmission requirement has ended.
Bandwidth Optimization and Prioritization – Rather than allocating precious satellite bandwidth for full-time access, the platform can dynamically allocate satellite bandwidth to specific applications and customers so that service providers can meet their SLA requirements with the lowest possible bandwidth costs.
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