Deutsche Telekom has deployed DataMiner multi-vendor network management platform for the end-to-end management of its Entertain TV headends in Usingen and Ismaning. The Entertain TV platform feeds services to well over 2 million TV subscribers. The DataMiner deployment fits in the company’s overall strategy to move away from its previous-generation legacy management platforms, towards an open-architecture, independent end-to-end multi-vendor network management platform.
The DataMiner platform currently already spans across more than 50 different types of devices, supplied by a variety of industry vendors, including both operational devices and quality of service monitoring products. It provides operators with a comprehensive consolidated cross-vendor overview of the status of all systems and full remote control of all components via a single intuitive user interface.
“DataMiner enables operators such as Deutsche Telekom to quite fundamentally redefine how they manage their ecosystems, which are typically very heterogeneous, complex and always evolving. The consolidation of multiple legacy network management systems brings along considerable benefits such as a reduction of operational cost and – even more important these days – an increased overall quality of service,” says Glenn D’Haene, Business Development Manager at Skyline Communications. “But DataMiner goes even way beyond that, and it offers our customers significantly more added value than any other solution because of its unique pronounced open architecture, which enables operators to instantly respond to evolving requirements and to create highly integrated solutions.”