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IoT-enabled centre in India monitors cell towers remotely

Steve Rogerson
January 3, 2018
Operations management services company Cyient has opened an IoT-enabled tower operations centre at its headquarters in Hyderabad, India, to monitor and manage all passive network components of cell towers remotely.
The Tower Operations Center (TOC) provides round-the-clock surveillance and remotely monitors all passive assets in cell towers across multiple locations. Its architecture enables communications between sensors and an integrated, cloud-based analytics engine to extract and analyse asset data for actionable insights.
This results in increased tower uptime, reduced operational costs and improved site security and intrusion detection, and improves energy and power management. Additionally, integrating trouble ticketing, along with field force management, will improve the efficiency of field operations and optimise asset use.
"We are excited to unveil the new Cyient IoT-enabled Tower Operations Center," said Sanjay Krishnaa, senior vice president at Cyient. "This integrated TOC facilitates tower and infrastructure companies to perform real-time monitoring of all active information from remote sites. Field engineers can now pro-actively manage network assets by utilising data analytics and digital technologies, such as IoT, cloud and mobility. Further, the TOC helps tower and infrastructure companies centralise real-time monitoring of alarms and manage key performance indicators of the critical passive infrastructure of cell sites. This has garnered significant interest with global CSPs."
Cyient provides engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management services, leveraging the power of digital technology and analytics capabilities, along with domain knowledge and technical expertise, to solve complex business problems. It has nearly 14,000 employees in 21 countries.