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The Power of Leased Line Management: Simplifying the Complexity of Leased Lines and Dark Fiber Management

5 June 2023
Melanie Gomersall

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In today’s interconnected world, effective network management is crucial for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). One of the key aspects of this is managing leased lines – connections leased from other telecom operators when a CSP lacks the necessary infrastructure for specific locations. 

The Power of Leased Line Management: Simplifying the Complexity of Leased Lines and Dark Fiber Management

Leased Line Management, a potent functionality of VC4’s Inventory & Management System (IMS), enables CSPs to efficiently manage these connections, their contracts, and costs. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how VC4 IMS simplifies the complexities surrounding leased lines and dark fiber management.

Leased Lines and the Value of Efficient Management

Leased lines are the lifelines of many businesses, providing dedicated, high-quality connections between multiple locations. However, managing these lines, their contracts, installation, and monthly costs can be a daunting task. Enter VC4’s Inventory & Management System (IMS). The Leased Line Management feature in VC4 IMS is specifically designed to handle this complexity, helping businesses manage their leased lines effectively.

One prominent example of leased lines is dark fiber, a leased fiber connection used when a CSP doesn’t have its fiber infrastructure to a particular site. In such scenarios, the geographical route of the fiber can be stored in VC4 IMS if the operator receives the KML or Shape files from the leased line provider.

A One-Stop Solution: VC4 IMS Leased Line Management

What sets VC4 IMS apart is its ability to register both the networks owned by the CSP and those leased, allowing for the registration of relations between the two networks. This holistic approach is crucial for a complete understanding of the overall network infrastructure, which subsequently drives better decision-making and cost efficiency.

A significant feature of VC4’s Leased Line Management is the ‘leased line invoice check’. This powerful tool electronically scrutinizes the operator’s invoices, identifying potential redundant connections or price discrepancies, thereby potentially saving millions of dollars. VC4 has completed several projects with clients to overhaul their leased line inventory using this function, resulting in substantial cost savings.

The Impact of Dark Fiber Management

When it comes to dark fiber management, VC4 IMS shines with its ability to manage these specialized connections alongside regular leased lines. By having a single, integrated solution managing all network connections, CSPs can benefit from improved efficiencies and streamlined processes.

Return on Investment (ROI) with VC4 IMS

The ROI with VC4 IMS is straightforward. By efficiently managing and cleaning leased lines and dark fibers, CSPs can save significantly on their expenses. The success stories of VC4 clients, who have saved millions of dollars through VC4 IMS’s Leased Line Management, are testament to the software’s potency and value.

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The devil is in the details

To summarize, the world of leased lines, whether conventional or dark fibers, can be complex and challenging to navigate. Yet, with VC4’s IMS and its powerful Leased Line Management functionality, CSPs can seize control, streamline their processes, and realize significant cost savings. The future of effective and efficient network management is here.

Remember, the key to effective network management lies in the details. With VC4 IMS’s Leased Line Management feature, your network is in good hands. Find out more about how we can revolutionize your network management today.