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Fully Automatic Mass Provisioning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131942D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 5 Issue 12A (2005-12-25)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 238K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Juergen Carstens: CONTACT

Abstract

Along with the deployment or rollout of xDSL (Digital Subscriber Line of any type) problems can occur with the time and effort spent between the customer service acquisition and the real equipping of the service in the operator facilities. Until now the service is equipped as described as follows: - The customer buys the service together with a router modem (as a kit) and informs the service provider (SP) about the service activation. - The SP contacts the operator who owns the physical facilities to configure the service for its clients. - The operator configures specifically the cross-connection for that customer in the corresponding DSLAM (opex. effort). - An operators' technical staff is sent for physical installation of the equipment (to plug the copper cable into the respective DSLAM splitter). - The operator informs the SP about the completion of the service configuration. - The customer is informed about the service activation by the SP.

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Fully Automatic Mass Provisioning

Idea: Elvino Rodrigues, PT- Amadora

Along with the deployment or rollout of xDSL (Digital Subscriber Line of any type) problems can occur with the time and effort spent between the customer service acquisition and the real equipping of the service in the operator facilities. Until now the service is equipped as described as follows:

- The customer buys the service together with a router modem (as a kit) and informs the service provider (SP) about the service activation. - The SP contacts the operator who owns the physical facilities to configure the service for its clients. - The operator configures specifically the cross-connection for that customer in the corresponding DSLAM (opex. effort). - An operators' technical staff is sent for physical installation of the equipment (to plug the copper cable into the respective DSLAM splitter). - The operator informs the SP about the completion of the service configuration. - The customer is informed about the service activation by the SP.

Problems occurring in this context are:

- the specific and manual provisioning of the cross-connections with the access DSLAM

   (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) - the specific request of operators' personnel for the physical installation of the equipment

        (by plugging the copper cables in the DSLAM) - a not sufficient direct relation between operators' personnel and customer - a not sufficient "adjusted" behavior of equipment provider and SP - the manual configuration of billing and services systems To solve the abovementioned problem a further solution is proposed. This contains the following functional blocks:

- PHYSICAL COPPER LINES MULTIPLEXER (RELAY OR ELECTRONIC BASED)

   This functional block is for solving the problem with the physical plugging of the copper lines in the equipment. It should be capable of multiplexing the copper lines within the available ports of DSLAM splitters and can be implemented as a connections matrix as represented in Figure 1. - MODEM PLUGGING LINE DETECTION AND LINE TRAINING

   This block should be implemented in the DSLAM. It should be capable of detecting the client modem plugging as well as train the line with a minimum fixed rate to allow...