Bay Networks has teamed up with five other networking vendors to offer a range of services to telecomms carriers, Internet service providers and cable TV operators.
Called Optivity Services, the package is built around Bay?s Optivity Enterprise, a network management platform for large networks, plus a range of customised services.
The other companies involved are Syndesis, with its customer service system; MIL 3, which provides network simulation and visualisation tools; Desk Talk Systems, manufacturer of large scale data collection systems; Wandl, which develops network planning and analysis applications; and Anite Systems, which offers billing systems.
Optivity Enterprise runs with Bay?s 5000 Multiservice Switch, a range of backbone and access node routers, plus cable modems. On the software side, Optivity Services also includes the Baystream multiservice software platform for suppliers of virtual public networks. The software runs on Bay?s backbone and edge networking devices and supports IP and frame relay as well as SNA traffic.
Mick Scully, vice president at Bay's Internet/telecomms business unit, said: ?Optivity Services enables providers to differentiate their services by offering their customers managed services for their router/Wan, segment/Lan or desktop environments.?
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