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Utility installs network monitoring system

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ACTERNA has been selected to provide performance-enhancing testing solutions tools for Powercor Australia, Victoria's largest electricity distributor.

Powercor has purchased Acterna's optical network management system (ONMS) and deployed the fibre performance and monitoring system to improve its ability to detect and identify network faults early, quickly take corrective measures, and expedite the restoration of service for Powercor's communications customers.

In addition, by using Acterna ONMS, Powercor will be able to receive swift notification of a potential problem before it becomes a service-affecting fault, empowering the electricity distributor and telecom carrier to carry-out preventative action to protect its customers.

With its efficient preventative maintenance schedules, Acterna's ONMS provides significant improvements in network monitoring and service provisioning, enabling network operators to ensure network integrity and guarantee performance levels.

Acterna ONMS is a comprehensive management platform for fibre and DWDM networks. The system monitors the network continuously, alerting operations personnel to faults as they occur.

The system provides the network management centre with details of the fault as well as precise location information. As a result, network downtime and operations costs are reduced, allowing network operators to improve service quality and maintain service level agreements.

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