Most telecom companies operate on a 24/7 basis, so it is imperative that telecom systems feature high reliability, fault tolerance, availability, service life, and low recovery time.
High performance of telecom systems is achieved by incorporating two concepts:
- Design For Reliability
The deign process of telecom equipment should incorporate reliability analysis and design reviews. This can prevent expensive field failures and recalls.
BQR offers software and professional services for design error detection of electronic boards via circuit simulation.
Additionally, BQR’s software modules can calculate the expected reliability of equipment and networks.
- Design for Maintainability
As the size of data centers increases, maintenance becomes a challenge. Consider hard drives: it is not uncommon for a data center to have more than 1 million hard drives. Assuming Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) of 1 million hours for hard drives and a constant failure rate, one hard drive is expected to fail in the data center every hour. A similar estimate shows that a switch will fail in the facility every week.
Optimizing the maintenance strategy can save a lot of money and reduce downtime.
BQR’s professional services and software can help to optimize the supply chains, spare parts, inspections and preventive maintenance.