Deutsche Telekom selects DataMiner for IPTV

Jörn Krieger | 10-03-2014

German telco Deutsche Telekom has deployed the DataMiner multi-vendor network management platform from Belgian network management solutions provider Skyline Communications for the end-to-end management of the TV headends of its IPTV platform Entertain in Usingen and Ismaning.

The DataMiner deployment is part of Deutsche Telekom's overall strategy to move away from its previous-generation legacy management platforms towards an open architecture, independent end-to-end multi-vendor network management platform.

The DataMiner platform currently already spans across more than 50 different types of devices, supplied by a variety of industry vendors including both operational devices and quality of service monitoring products. It provides operators with a comprehensive consolidated cross-vendor overview of the status of all systems and full remote control of all components via a single user interface.

"DataMiner enables operators such as Deutsche Telekom to quite fundamentally redefine how they manage their ecosystems which are typically very heterogeneous, complex and always evolving," said Glenn D'Haene, business development manager at Skyline Communications. "The consolidation of multiple legacy network management systems brings along considerable benefits such as a reduction of operational cost and – even more important these days – an increased overall quality of service."