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VC4 IMS: Revolutionizing Utility Telecom Network Inventory Management

12 June 2023
Melanie Gomersall

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Telecom Egypt
BC Hydro


National Grid
Open Fiber
TPX Communications
Ella Link
Red Iris
Surf Net

With the modern world becoming increasingly interconnected, it’s no surprise that utility companies are at the forefront of managing some of the most crucial networks on which we rely. These organizations are tackling the monumental task of modernizing their grid networks, and a key component of this effort lies in managing their telecom networks.

VC4 IMS: Revolutionizing Utility Telecom Network Inventory Management

The Challenges Faced by Utility Companies

Utility companies worldwide are transforming their legacy telecom networks, upgrading to newer technologies such as Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Fiber networks. The endeavor is a challenging one, as telecom networks play an essential role in effectively managing the power grid.

These transformations aren’t the only hurdles they face. With increasing global warming and escalating climate conditions, utility companies are often grappling with mother nature. Fires, hurricanes, storms, heavy snowfall, ice rains – these are regular events and their frequency is on the rise. These disasters can lead to utility network disruptions, and hence, effectively managing and monitoring these telecom networks becomes critical.

VC4 IMS: A Comprehensive Solution for Utility Telecom Networks

Here is where VC4’s Inventory & Management System (IMS) comes into play. VC4 IMS is designed to help utility companies manage their telecom networks, from legacy systems to the latest technologies like WDM, MPLS, and SD-WAN.

Our comprehensive solution enables you to manage both the physical and logical aspects of your networks, providing a complete view of your network topology.

VC4 inventory management

VC4 IMS is armed with functionalities critical for managing power grid telecom networks:

  1. Geographical Information System (GIS): Enables visualization and analysis of data in a geographic context.
  2. Impact Analysis: Helps in predicting and analyzing the effects of network changes and outages.
  3. Workflows: Facilitates streamlining of processes and operational efficiency.
  4. Trouble Tickets: Assists in tracking and managing network issues.
  5. Leased Line and IP Management: Supports tracking of leased lines and efficient IP allocation and tracking.
  6. Reporting and Dashboard: Provides a bird’s eye view of the network performance.

In addition, VC4 IMS has the capability to interface with live networks for Automatic Network Discovery and Reconciliation. This feature is vital in keeping network inventory data up-to-date with the daily changes in the network.

Expertise in Data Migration

As telecom experts, the VC4 team excels in migrating data from legacy network inventory applications. This proficiency ensures a seamless transition and deployment of VC4 IMS, making it a smooth and efficient process for your utility company.

Power up your organisation with a new solution

The challenges faced by utility companies in managing their power grid telecom networks are many, but with VC4 IMS, these organizations can have complete control over their utility telecom network inventory. Our system is designed to help utility companies keep pace with the ever-evolving demands of the modern world, helping them better serve their communities and manage their networks more efficiently. By choosing VC4 IMS, utility companies can stay ahead of the curve and navigate their network management journey with confidence.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about how VC4 IMS can help manage your utility telecom network inventory.