MediaHub Australia’s FibreHub strengthens network operations with DataMiner
October 19, 2020
Skyline Communications, the leading global supplier of AI-powered, end-to-end, multi-vendor network management and orchestration software solutions for the broadband & media industry, proudly announces a new deployment for MediaHub Australia, a large-scale broadcast playout services provider based in Ingleburn, New South Wales. The goal of this project was to provide MediaHub Australia with a solution that allows complete monitoring and control of their “FibreHub” optical network infrastructure from a single pane of glass. And that unique solution is called DataMiner.
Skyline’s DataMiner solution at MediaHub now enables them to benefit from a rich graphical visual overview that shows the real-time health status of their vast network in a simple, efficient, and scalable manner. However, this isn’t the first time MediaHub has turned to Skyline. A few years ago, Skyline also completed the DDA (Digital Distribution Australia) project, which involved the integration of DDA’s broadcast transmitter sites, backbone network links, as well as critical backhaul for the New South Wales Government Radio Network. All this critical communication infrastructure was monitored in DataMiner from a single pane of glass (a “Manager of Managers”), cutting across all vendor and technology domains within that operation. That project was what made MediaHub fully realize all the advantages DataMiner has to offer.
“We recognized our operations could further benefit from the use of DataMiner,” commented Scott Jolly, MediaHub Executive Head of Operations. “It was clear that with Skyline we could also extend and enhance the monitoring of our “FibreHub” optical network, which we recently expanded. With such a large DWDM network, it is critical to have the capability to control and monitor it in an efficient way.”
“Expanding the network is one thing, being able to stay on top of it is another,” added Michael Kennedy, MediaHub MCR & NOC Manager. “We keep on adding new technologies and services every year, so we really needed a future-proof solution that can keep up, and that is where we could see the strength of DataMiner.” MediaHub’s view is in line with that of the entire media and broadband industry. It is vital for any leading company to deliver high-quality services in order to keep their customers happy and, moreover, to keep up with ever-increasing demands. There is no longer room for any failures or errors in this fast-changing world.
“Skyline’s unparalleled technical solution and strong local presence has enabled us to meet the challenges associated with this landmark project. Kudos to the team at MediaHub Australia and to the technical team at Skyline for the achievement. We are excited to continue the journey with MediaHub as the platform grows. And we are certain that our multi-vendor end-to-end DataMiner solution will keep on living up to their high standards,” said Albert De Witt, Regional Account Manager for Australia and New Zealand at Skyline.