Subsea cables are the backbone of the global economy, delivering 95 percent of IP voice and data traffic across the world. Because these cables are so important, they must be monitored for quality and performance at all times and this requires the service of a full-time network operations center (NOC).
This week at PTC’17: Changing Realities in Honolulu, INOC, a leading NOC and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring and support services, announced new NOC services for subsea cable companies across multiple disciplines, including documentation, organizational procedure, event monitoring, customer on-boarding and quality control.
Moving forward, INOC subsea customers will be supported by the Optical NOC (ONOC), which is dedicated to optical network technologies. The ONOC is sensitive to low latency network requirements and short outages, and it works to reduce the Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) for incidents.
INOC has an excellent operational foundation for this expansion, as the company is known for being a leader in optical transport. INOC will have no issue tackling the varied and complex challenges associated with subsea cable management.
“Many subsea cable owner-operators that do not want to incur the substantial expense of building and operating their own Network Operations Center often look to external NOC solutions,” said Prasad Ravi, CEO of INOC. “Our engineers possess in-depth, practical knowledge of coherent optical systems and advanced modulation techniques, an acumen that translates easily from the terrestrial to subsea network domain.”
INOC now offers a full suite of NOC services for subsea cable companies including the monitoring and management of wet plant, Data Communications Networks (DCNs) and facility access control. INOC also supports terrestrial network segments, and offers tools for power, temperature and moisture management. INOC is an ISO 27001-certified company, which means the company can guarantee information security across all processes and technologies.