Magyar Telecom (First Pest Telecom, EPT) – HIR

Network Information System

HIR is the network registration system of EPT’s symmetrical copper access network. The system stores all the essential static technical data in an integrated database. HIR manages all the data and associated documents in close co-operation with other integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP) and Custom Service Systems (OSS) operated by the Customer.
HIR integrally handles the data of symmetrical copper access network, routes and public call boxes. Apart from basic data registration, HIR also supports all the essential work related to the network operation, such as providing technical data for the establishment of service access points (searching for free pairs), providing technical data for maintenance work and for the design of new connections and dispatch, completion of authority tasks, support of economic and financial systems with technical data and provision of technical statistical data.

Apart from the Smallworld GIS application software, the following software packages can be found on the server: Model.it application, adapted from the Smallworld Telecom Application Package to meet EPT’s special requirements, and SQL Anywhere server in order to receive data from OSS interface.
HIR applications have a graphical user interface. The system users at the client workstations work with application system modules set on Model.it basic software. The HIR application installed at the client’s workstation possesses a graphical user interface corresponding to the authorisation of the current user.
The completed database, finished by the end of project, is the most valuable part of HIR. HIR registers the telecommunication network of three EPT-serviced districts of Budapest. Owing to the importance of the integrity of the database, a multi-level protection had been applied, including standard fault-tolerant hardware tools, authorisation checking at operation system level and at HIR application, the continuous checking of input data on a rule-based logic, the registration of changes occurred during the transaction, together with frequent archiving.