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Cable Technology Feature Article

February 22, 2011

Cariden MATE Network Planning Tool Picked by Cox Communications

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Cariden’s MATE network planning tool has been selected by Cox Communications, the third largest U.S. cable TV company.

Cox (News - Alert) said that it selected Cariden MATE because of its ability to support planning, engineering and operational workflows with unmatched visibility into the network.

Officials with Cariden Technologies said that MATE is being used to analyze and confirm that existing and proposed network designs can withstand a variety of network component failures without causing any impact to client services.

According to company officials, MATE is also being used to provide visibility into the network's MPLS paths and statistics, allowing engineers to understand end-to-end traffic patterns and find unexpected contributors to traffic spikes.

"Our Operations team now has the ability to see, in a very organized manner, all our network interface and LSP statistics in real time. With this information we can isolate and react to problems much quicker than before, as well as be proactive in many circumstances to potential or upcoming problems," said Torryon Coleman, director of technical operations for Cox.

Arman Maghbouleh, president of Cariden said that Cox is recognized as an innovator and technical leader in delivering IP-based services. Cariden is privileged to work with Cox as they continue to deploy world-class products and services to the marketplace, he said.

Cariden Technologies is a software company serving telecommunications providers worldwide. Founded in 2001, the company has maintained steady growth and profitability with its industry standard software for IP/MPLS capacity planning and traffic engineering.

Back in September of 2009, Tinet, formerly the carrier arm of Tiscali (News - Alert) Group and a global carrier exclusively committed to the IP and Ethernet wholesale market, announced that it selected Cariden as a strategic partner for network discovery, simulation, planning and optimization solutions.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf