Windstream Wholesale, an advanced optical technology solutions provider, introduced what it is calling a “game-changing” network intelligence tool within its iconnect customer portal. This release specifically empowers users to design their own wavelength routes.
The Route Creator tool elevates customer control, granting a clear landscape of accessible wave routes on the Windstream Intelligent Converged Optical Network (ICON). Customers can evaluate up to five wavelength route options in order to enhance their network management capabilities.
Customers can also view information on mileage, latency and number of network hops aligned to each route option. The route tool also allows the user to customize route options by selectively adding, as necessary, route diversity. Plus, its seamless integration into the iconnect customer portal can convert the desired design into a quote, making the process faster and more efficient.
Another noteworthy feature is its capability for exporting available route options to KMZ files, thus empowering network planners to download route designs for operational review and business coordination.
The Route Creator will be available to Windstream Wholesale customers at the end of January.
“Windstream Wholesale is dedicated to shaping the future of technology and network intelligence,” said Joe Scattareggia, President, Windstream Wholesale. “Equally important is our commitment to eliminating barriers and service obstacles for our customers. We ensure complete network visibility and expedite connections based on our customers’ needs.”
Windstream Wholesale delivers high-capacity optical services over its ICON, which provides open and disaggregated networking infrastructure to select unique custom routes, maintain operational insight with Windstream’s Network Intelligence functions and place networks closer to the edge to better serve end users.