Skyline Communications’ DataMiner to Manage RTRN Network Content

DataMiner was recently selected by RTRN to manage one of the world’s largest DVB-T2 networks, bringing television to more than 120 million Russians.

Skyline Communications has announced that Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network (RTRN) has selected DataMiner to manage the most elaborate DVB-T2 network infrastructure spread across Russia. Skyline Communications provides end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, IPTV and mobile industry.

RTRN operates a state-of-the-art DVB-T2 terrestrial network, covering a huge geographic region. The network consists of more than 5000 digital transmitter sites that all need organization and operation in a single, synchronized manner. Nation-wide content is distributed over a satellite network, and content is regionalized in more than 70 regions. The sophisticated network transmits both national and regional content to the customers’ homes using a complex mix of best-of-breed equipment provided by specialist suppliers.

The scale of the RTRN network pushes the boundaries of any network management system. More than 40,000 different devices need to be orchestrated in a seamless manner 24x7, every day of the year, in order to assure service delivery to viewers. DataMiner was chosen because the platform scales from small networks to the world’s largest media networks. GUIs are localized and the automated configuration is based on centralized Network Inventory information. The DataMiner platform takes a central and strategic position in the day-to-day management and operations of a complex ecosystem.

DataMiner is integrated with over 4000 devices from almost 500 different vendors. Even with many different brands of devices in the network, DataMiner uniquely provides uniform views, controls and operations. The network has more than 70 regional headends, more than 5000 transmitter sites and well over 40,000 network elements. The system’s the powerful alarm correlation and root cause analysis are instrumental in keeping the network manageable. In the event of an outage, DataMiner instantly reports the service impact and automatically creates the relevant trouble ticket.

AMT Group will be acting as a system integrator of the project.

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