EXFO, a global provider of test, monitoring, and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, has announced that its Context dynamic topology solution has been successfully deployed by MTN Group, Africa's largest mobile network operator. The deployment, which covers 14 African countries, is part of MTN's digital transformation initiative aimed at improving network inventory, security, and performance functions.
EXFO Context has enabled MTN operators to streamline network management and improve visibility of telecom assets, leading to simplified network management and improved service quality. The solution provides a single, accurate, and up-to-date view of the end-to-end networks across all vendors and technology layers.
With the increased complexity of the network and related service assurance processes, delivering reliable service performance has become more challenging. The adoption of new technologies such as 5G, network virtualization, and programmable networking contributes to greater complexity, highlighting the need for better end-to-end visibility.
EXFO's automated updates, change audit, and service impact analysis capabilities help MTN operators quickly grasp the state of their network, assess the impact of faults or planned maintenance activity, and understand whether detected changes have received the necessary approval from a change management process perspective.
EXFO Context uses native graph database technology and a semantic modeling framework to deliver the end-to-end dynamic view of networks, services, and customer dependencies enabling key automation use cases. The automation provided by the solution relieves pressure on network managers, providing them with the right information at the right time to make informed decisions.
Wim te Niet, Vice President EMEA, EXFO
As demands on network infrastructure continue to grow, service assurance has become increasingly important to streamline and automate the processes that support the network. Of critical importance is the ability to map network topology, providing visibility to all the elements within the network and ensuring integrity of data to enable ongoing digital transformation. EXFO is delighted that Context has delivered these capabilities to14 MTN operating companies including early adoptersUganda and South Africa, and we look forward to seeing operators across the MTN Group enable more automated operational processes with our service assurance solution.
Amith Maharaj, MTN Group CTO
MTN Group is committed to our digital transformation journey to improve the flexibility and variety of services we’re able to efficiently deliver to our customers. That can only be possible by equipping our networks and teams with the best possible solutions. EXFO Context has proven to be an impactful contributor to better manage our networks by tracking our active network assets and ensuring that defined change management processes are adhered to.
Source: The Fast Mode