Customizable Element Management System (EMS) for Wireless Networks: CWM
20060719 - 20071218
Dr I Chih-Lin
This project consists of two phases of development. Phase I: (first 8.5 months) 1) System Specifications and High Level Design (HLD) documents. 2) Release 1 Development: Design documents and software deliverables including MNE generator and Fixed WiMAX equipment support. 3) Release 1 System Testing: System test plan and test reports for Release 1 software deliverables. 4) Release 2 Development: Design documents and software deliverables including Performance Management Features. 5) Release 2 System Testing: System test plan and test reports for Release 2 software deliverables. 6) Review milestone: Project team will report to TR panel as soon as additional 7.5% industry contribution secured and reviewed by TR panel. The project Phase II will be continued with review milestone achieved. Phase II: (next 8.5 months) 7) Release 3 Development: Design documents and software deliverables including Management Features (QoS Management) specifically for fixed WiMAX. 8) Release 3 System Testing: System test plan and test reports for Release 3 software deliverables. 9) Release 4 Development: Design documents and software deliverables including mobile WiMAX equipment support and mobile WiMAX QoS & RF monitoring. 10)Release 4 System Testing: System test plan and test reports for Release 4 software deliverables.
Altai Technologies Limited [Sponsor] Cascade Limited (PCCW Company) [Sponsor] Jupiter Technology (Wuxi) Co Ltd [Sponsor] Omni-Present Communications Limited Proxim Wireless Networks (Hong Kong) [Sponsor]
This project aims to develop an Element Management System for Wireless Networks (CWMS) that enables rapid and cost-effective customization to support WiFi and WiMAX network equipment. In addition, this project will research and develop advanced management features for WiMAX networks. The market lacks such an unique Element Management System (EMS) solution. With minimal effort and cost, CWMS can be customized and deployed to manage WiFi and/or WiMAX networks of any scale. Local Network Equipment Vendors (EV) have shown great interest in providing infrastructure equipments and solutions for WiFi and WiMAX applications, for example, Wireless Access Points (AP), Base Stations (BS) and Wireless Bridges. To fulfill the requirements of Network Operators, the Equipment Vendors would have to provide an Element Management System (EMS) to monitor and manage their network equipment. However, small/medium Equipment Vendors, typically based locally or in Greater China Region, are generally not capable of developing such EMS due to limited expertise, time, and resources. The technologies and software system developed in this project will help the local equipment vendors to strengthen their competitiveness, and offer total solutions to address larger scale of deployment, differentiated products, to increase market shares with improved profit margin. A number of equipment vendors have expressed interest in ASTRI’s CWMS capabilities. Jupiter Technology (Wuxi), a subsidiary of Microelectronics Technology Inc (MTI), has agreed to contribute US$35,000 (2.5% project budget) for this project. Nanjing ZCOM Wireless is in discussion with ASTRI in contract terms. With enhanced features developed by this project, more customer engagements are anticipated.