CASE STUDYMTN GHANA
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Since 2007, MTN Ghana hasdeployed Aviat Networks’ Eclipseradios for network backbones and3.5G (UMTS) access. The operatorprefers Eclipse for its modularity,user-friendly configurability andits Liquid Bandwidth, whichmakes it easy to migrate fromTDM to Ethernet—a requirementwhen MTN Ghana was updating itsbackbone network.The Eclipse backbone is deployedin SuperPDH and protected ringnetworks, with up to 4+4 XPD andspace diversity protection in therings. After an abrupt networkexpansion, these networks wereexperiencing traffic disturbances.MTN Ghana contacted AviatNetworks Services.Supported by AviatCare, MTN Ghanareceives the full range of Aviat Networks Services. Qualified, experienced engineersprovide installation, technical support, field support and spares management. TheServices team also provides network consulting for radio transmission, trafficconnectivity and NMS mode visibility.To accommodate MTN Ghana’s capacity increase, Aviat Networks Servicesimplemented a redesign of significant backhaul path links. They also deployedadditional network rings to accommodate growth and streamline traffic.
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Aviat Networks Services, being proactive, worked with MTN Ghana to avoid futurenetwork disturbances. They pinpointed that the Accra region of the network wascausing particular stress, with limited regional network visibility of 69 percent. Foruninterrupted network management, they deployed Aviat Networks’ ProVisionElement Management System (EMS). All software for Eclipse and ProVision wasbench-tested in Aviat Networks’ Ghanalaboratory before deployment.ProVision is Aviat Networks’ comprehensiveand feature-rich network managementsystem. It is used by MTN Ghana to managethe national network, both Aviat and third-party devices. ProVision’s displays andreports provide a complete overview ofnetwork health and performance. To viewthe Accra region in ProVision, Services usedProVision’s fast deployment functions,including auto-deployment, which locates andidentifies Eclipse and other network devicesautomatically, and network health reports.
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