GLDS to Provision FTTP with Enablence Technologies’ Trident 7 Universal Optical Access Platform at Tullahoma Broadband
Great Lakes Data Systems, Inc. (GLDS), the leader in PC-based subscriber management and billing systems, has successfully completed integration between its WinCable® subscriber management and billing system and Enablence’s Trident7™ Element Management System.
The new billing system integration eliminates the need for multiple disparate systems, and allows operators to manage their Trident7 FTTP network without additional mediation or provisioning layers. Direct provisioning from the billing system will allow TUB to manage triple-play service delivery more efficiently, minimize revenue loss, and ensure a higher level of customer satisfaction.
“The ability to control the Trident7 platform with flow-through provisioning was a critical part of this project. We weren’t going to be able to launch without it,” according to Brian Skelton, General Manager at TUB. “WinCable offered us the tools we needed to manage customer service, provisioning, and billing – every aspect of the complete service delivery cycle.”
Trident7 is the industry's only FTTP platform capable of delivering standards-based ITU G.984 GPON, IEEE 802.3 GE-PON (EFM PON), and IEEE 802.3 Point-to-Point technologies from a common platform. TUB will deploy Trident7 "OLTs" (optical line terminals) in a single central office facility, with integration to phone switching equipment, Cisco routers, and middleware from Minerva.
“The flexibility of Enablence’s open northbound interface is a hallmark of our Trident7 platform because it enables our customers to use the OSS/BSS system of their choice,” said Emmanuel Vella, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Enablence’s Wave7 FTTx Networks Division. “Integrating our Trident7 Element Management System with the GLDS WinCable OSS/BSS system provides a total provisioning solution that exactly meets Tullahoma’s requirements without compromise.”
With proven interfaces for over seventy partner companies across all service verticals, GLDS provides small to medium sized operators with tier-one functionality at much lower prices that its tier one competitors. Solutions from GLDS include billing and provisioning software for in-house use, software as a service (SaaS), and online provisioning-only applications.
“Given the migration to FTTX within traditional and new video markets, and the prominence of Enablence in both, we understood the strategic importance of completing this integration” said Garrick Russell, VP Operations at GLDS. “We have several customers already offering FTTX, and we expect many of them will see an immediate benefit from this relationship.”