FEB 01] MARCONI NEWS
Marconi Ties Up South African Deal
firm Marconi has won a contract to improve the performance of
the national network of one of South Africa's biggest telecoms
an agreement reached today, Marconi will provide the South
African company with technology to better manage its national
is yet another international success for the firm, which is
expanding its Coventry base and creating 2,500 new jobs over the
next three years.
network will be managed from bases in four main cities -
Johannesburg, Kimberley, Durban and Cape Town.
Marconi is to install a management system, called
ServiceOn Access (formerly known as NSU), to oversee the task.
expert, backed up with a team of technicians will operate
it detects a fault, ServiceOn Access will signal an alarm and
automatically re-route the voice, data or other traffic to avoid
the broken section.
will be done so quickly that customers will be unaware of any
faults and traffic will not be disrupted.
Debbo, Technical Director of Marconi Communications South
reliability of the network is considerably improved, with the
integrity of the voice, data, video and other network services
maintained at very high levels.
has measurable positive impacts on the efficiency of Transtel
and the services it provides to its major customer, Transnet,
and other clients in the region."
fault alarms are routed directly to the person in charge of
that specific section of the network and from there they are
immediately forwarded by SMS, e-mail or telefax to the nearest
technician, along with complete instructions for rectification
of the fault.
result is that faults are repaired properly and exceptionally
quickly, even in remote, outlying areas.”