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Three Important Issues the Telecom Platform Deployment Industry Faces
By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor
Not fully grasping the concept of what NEBS standards actually entails could cause adverse affects to your organization and your overall telecom platform deployment process.
NEBS stands for “network equipment-building system” and is evaluated with rigorous guidelines for network facilities-located equipment. In most situations, telephone companies usually place a great amount of network equipment from multiple manufacturers that need to seamlessly integrate with each other in their central office buildings. To ensure that these different types of equipment can interoperate successfully, the FCC (News - Alert) and numerous national and international trade and standards worked together to create NEBS.
First, when people hear “NEBS”, they sometimes don’t understand the fact that it is in reference to Level 3 NEBS. Each level of requirements comes with its own set of guidelines and definition, and it is crucial to understand which level is being referred to. “Level 3 is aimed at meeting requirements that service providers need in all types of environments, including harsh ones like earthquakes and fires,” according to the blog.
Second, when equipment is deemed ‘NEBS Certified’ this means that equipment has successfully passed a set of rigorous tests that are performed in a certified test lab. The tests are utilized to determine if equipment will be able to withstand harsh environments while still functioning properly.
Third, even if a solution has been designed with NEBS-compliant parts, the end product must still pass NEBS testing to be determined compliant. If a change is made to the equipment once testing has been completed, a new round of testing may be required.
Eliminate the confusion related to your telecom platform deployment through working with NEI. The company has been in the space for a number of years and boasts the experience needed to help your organization successfully do away with all types of compliance-related obstacles.
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Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca