NGLine. Line Plant Management System
LPMS is a system for the management of the line plant inventory, its status, availability and configuration into customer routings. It is designed to be integrated with the customer care and Service systems to enable wire line network providers to manage their service provisioning tasks more efficiently.
The LPMS captures and maintains all line plant records, routes and management information regarding line plant in use in the corporation on the distribution side of the main distribution frame. Using artificial intelligence technologies, this data is used during application processing to automate the assignment of routes wherever possible. Requests that cannot be routed may be wait-listed or held, and automatically routed once appropriate line plant becomes available.
Planners, engineers and the commercial departments are thus able to streamline and improve the service level offered to subscribers and potential subscribers. Accurate records also facilitate more accurate forecasting, thus enabling the network operator to become more efficient thanks to the timely and accurate provision of telecommunications capacities.
LPMS has an open systems architecture designed to afford portability and scalability, enabling large and start-up operators to configure an appropriate operating environment secure in the knowledge that LPMS will accommodate business growth for the longer term.