AGILENT Technologies has released a cost management system that monitors signaling system 7 (SS7) data. This allows wireline and wireless telecommunications service providers to measure the quality of service (QoS) delivered by their partner operators' networks.
The OSS Traffic QoS Manager can also monitor home network gateways to manage and report on network performance. This is a vital component of profitable corporate service level agreements (SLAs).
The system enables real time and historic reporting of network performance. By managing QoS in real time, service providers can react quickly to failures or performance degradations in inter-operator networks by rerouting traffic in the short term. The system's historical function enables service providers to monitor SLA targets for higher profit and provides accurate data to manage SLA compliance disputes. For a competitive edge in negotiating new interconnect contracts, service providers can accumulate data to assess the overall performance of each interconnect partner.