E.ON Infrastructure Upgrade
E.ON manages one of Europe’s major electricity networks, so it requires first class communications. When E.ON decided to upgrade its infrastructure to operate on the latest technologies, telent was the natural choice for service provision.
telent supports E.ON’s critical communications network upgrade
E.ON Group, one of the world’s largest energy service providers, operates the German electricity network. The company is headquartered in Bayreuth and has more than 32,600 km of power lines from Flensburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, one of the main electricity networks in Europe. It employs over 1,800 people at more than 40 sites, and it has its own network to control power distribution and support its telecommunication services.
In 2007, E.ON was looking for a partner to provide a full service for the maintenance, support and upgrade of its communications network in Germany. It needed one based on Internet Protocol (IP) that would provide enhanced features and reduced operating costs.
Based on our expertise and understanding of E.ON’s objectives, we looked to upgrade the company’s existing Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) network to next-generation SDH systems. This has enabled E.ON to migrate its TDM-based communication traffic to ethernet and IP-based services.
The OMS-based platform that telent provided enabled flexible configuration, both as a cross-connect for traditional TDM services, as well as for broadband data transmission units. The future proof solution will allow E.ON to further upgrade its network when it needs higher bandwidth capacity (STM-64) and WDM in the future.
telent has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with E.ON GmbH for more than 13 years. The quality of this relationship, and our vast experience of building, commissioning and managing mission critical networks have allowed us to meet E.ON’s requirement for a new, more efficient network with lower operating expenses.
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