How to keep your legacy Alcatel transmission network operational

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Is it possible to keep your legacy Alcatel Transmission Network working, alongside continuous support?

You can and you should!

If your network is still fully functioning and you are delivering services through it, Carritech is not only able to provide you with hardware, and spares and repairs, but can also support your operation team by providing Level 3 support; solving advanced issues that your team can not. Carritech also provides support on procedures for updates/upgrades, etc.

We support the entire range of former Alcatel hardware, including the Network Management System from release NR5.x to release NFM-T passing through 1350 OMS.

A little bit of History

Alcatel, before becoming Alcatel-Lucent and later Nokia, started to develop their transmission equipment, of SDH, DWDM, Microwave and Management Systems.

They brought several types of equipment to the market that could cover not only backbone needs but also customer needs, like the 1641SM, 1651SMC, 1661SM, 1664SM, 1641SX MDR, etc. Alcatel was able to cover PDH and SDH bandwidth till STM-16 or 2,5Gb which was needed at the time.

For ease of management, a management system was built for the operator to view the installed base of equipment, accessing this from a single platform containing all functionalities like the faults/alarms generated and access to configure the services.

With the market becoming more and more demanding, the OMSN (Optical Multi-Service Node) family of products were released. These include PDH, SDH up to STM-64, and Ethernet over SDH/MPLS with interfaces up to 1Gbps, being able to grant different protections, not only at card level like MSP but also to the services, MSPRING and new features in a simpler, friendlier, and comprehensive way of managing the equipment. These also include DWDM products like 1686WM, 1626LM, and CWDM 1692MSE or 1696ROADM for DWDM and CWDM

The Network Management System has suffered an upgrade, introducing several layers called ‘Instances’ to aid with equipment management, and providing graphical presentations of the physical connections, trails and services end to end. These instances are 1353NM, 1354RM, 1354BM-ETH, and 1354SY, amongst others that provide server redundancy, 1359HA, and communication with external Umbrella systems like 1359 IOO and 1359 ISN.

With new releases of equipment that required new features, made to decrease the Network Management System costs and utilise one base platform that can manage the transmission and also the IP, the network Management System adopted several names, first- 1350-OMS and nowadays- NFM-T.

In completion mode

Due to telecom evolution based on bandwidth and new application needs, many carriers started to change and upgrade their networks. Despite moving to new domains like SDN, NFV, and Cloud Services, they still possess what the OEM doesn’t wish to support any more: legacy or end-of-life equipment (EOL).

There are many carriers that for various reasons, don’t want to or don’t have the budget to follow the trend. These carriers still require the hardware and the support to manage and solve their day-to-day problems and needs for the fully working but deployed network.

For those that are moving with the trends, Carritech is a fantastic partner who can help with buying, reselling, or aiding with asset management, all whilst providing Level 3 support whilst the network remains active.

For those wishing to keep your current network, Carritech is a fantastic partner who can provide spares, repairing and refurbishing parts to enable you to keep your equipment and Network Management Systems working with the support of specialized engineers all over the world.

Yuliya Danilenko

Account Manager

Yuliya Danilenko has over four years of experience as an International Account Manager, specializing in Level 3 Remote Technical Support.

She assists large-scale multinational organizations, fixed and mobile operators, and leading equipment manufacturers worldwide in supporting legacy telecom equipment, generating additional revenue, and reducing operational expenses (OPEX).

In her leisure time, she loves travelling and exploring different cultures.

Javier Amado

Account Manager

As an international Account Manager for Carritech Telecommunications, Javier assists large fixed and mobile operators in supporting their legacy telecom equipment, particularly in Italy and LATAM. He ensures that the company delivers the best value to customers across all services specialized in legacy telecom equipment.

In his free time, Javier enjoys sports and is an avid fan of soccer and motorsports, including Formula 1 and MotoGP. He also considers himself a lifelong learner, seizing every opportunity for growth.

Aligned with the values of Carritech, Javier is committed to helping more operators worldwide achieve their environmental goals and continue to leave a positive footprint.

Christian Mekdad

Account Manager

Christian brings over a decade of IT industry experience and 5 years in the telecom industry to his role as an Account Manager at Carritech, with a focus on optical transceiver solutions and GPON technology.

As a trilingual person speaking French, Spanish and English, he manages operations in French-speaking countries and communicates with international traders from around the world. Christian will step outside his comfort zone to find the most effective solutions to your challenges.

In his free time, Christian enjoys playing rugby and trekking in the mountains of Madrid.

Luis Alvarez

Account Manager

Luis Alvarez brings more than 5 years of experience in the telecom industry. With a focus on optical transceiver solutions, he adeptly meets the diverse needs of Carritech’s international clientele, particularly in Spain and Latin America.

Known for his consultative approach, Luis ensures clients receive customised, effective network solutions.

When not enhancing telecom infrastructures, Luis enjoys working out, exploring scenic routes with his dog and participating in local events.

Shane Driver

Senior Account Manager

Shane Driver brings over 12 years of telecom industry experience to his role as Senior Account Manager at Carritech.

With a focus on Network Hardware Support Services, Shane meets the diverse needs of Carritech’s international clients, particularly in the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe. Known for his customer-centric approach, Shane ensures his clients receive support solutions that align with their unique requirements.

Outside of telecommunications, Shane enjoys swimming, playing golf, and spending time with his young family.

Yura Saskevych

Director of Global Accounts

Yura Saskevych has over a decade of vast experience in sales of telecommunication hardware and network services support. He is the Director of Global Accounts at Carritech and holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Having been focused extensively on transport (Optical and MW), Access and Core Networks, Yura has successfully helped customers worldwide extend the life of existing telecommunication networks, reduce expenses and meet their environmental goals.

With a strong background in the telecom industry, Yura will engage with clients with a customised approach, provide required solutions and ensure that their telecom systems are running smoothly.

Adept at working simultaneously on multiple accounts with the highest accuracy and professional salesmanship Yura collaborates closely with engineers, technicians, the procurement department and project managers to plan, adapt, and optimize customer network solutions.

Yura is passionate about delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions that meet performance, security, and quality standards.

When he’s not enhancing telecom infrastructures, he enjoys doing sports, gardening and exploring scenic routes.

Miguel Asín Barcos

Sales Director

Miguel Asín Barcos serves as the Sales Director at Carritech, where he focuses on driving revenue growth and enhancing customer satisfaction.

Based in Madrid, Miguel draws on his more than 20 years of experience in the telecom industry to lead and support his sales team.

Outside of telecommunications, he enjoys football, watching movies, and spending time with his family.

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