GDCATV will utilize PBN’s NMSE software to manage optical transmission equipment at over 70 headend facilities in four cities in Guangdong Province

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December 23, 2013, Beijing China - Pacific Broadband Networks (PBN) announces that GDCATV will utilize PBN’s NMSE smart network management solution to manage optical transmission equipment from multiple manufacturers at over 70 headend facilities. The first phase will cover four cities in Guangdong province - Guangzhou, Foshan, Shaogun, and Zhaoqing.

The rapid expansion of the transition program to deepen the fiber network in Guangdong Province has resulted in an explosive growth in the total number of optical platforms. At GDCATV, the headend equipment is extremely complex due to the number of equipment and diversity of components from different manufacturers. Currently, GDCATV lacks a comprehensive integrated optical network management software capable of performing routine maintenance, investigating network failures, monitoring for problematic network issues, and that can automatically manage alarms at the headend.

PBN’s NMSE focuses on organizing information to make it easy, manageable, and user-friendly, providing a comprehensive network management system that can be used for network development. NMSE is highly compatible and adaptable to various network architectures, supporting both centralized systems and widely distributed networks. NMSE can operate on multiple operating systems maximizing deployment flexibility by using a web-interface for management, maintenance, and monitoring. It makes use of a variety of visual models to display the network’s tree topology, GIS topology, logical link topology, and supports GIS tools such as Google Maps, ArcGIS, MicroStation, and Super Map. PBN’s NMSE seamlessly integrates with OSS systems and offers extensive compatibility with multiple protocols.

Jian Li, the Sales Director of South China, states “[China’s cable network architecture is developing in increasingly sophisticated ways and it needs better management. Better software management can help cable operators reduce costs, improve network management efficiency, and ensure reliable HFC network transmissions. PBN is very proud of the project in Guandong Province. We can promote the development of smart cable networks with one of the biggest MSOs in China.]”


The GDCATV is formed from the Guangdong Cable Radio and Television Network Co. Ltd., the State Administration of Radio, and the Guangdong Provincial People’s Government. It was established on December 28th, 2000 and is responsible for the construction, development, maintenance, operation, and management of Guangdong’s cable network.

The GDCATV provides comprehensive network security systems, broadcast security systems, optical fiber backbones, customer service systems, digital TV platforms, and broadband data services. It provides fiber lines to 21 provincial cities, with the longest stretch of cable spanning 4500 kilometers, with over 15 million radio and television customers served. In Guangzhou, the 750 MHz bidirectional HFC network consists of more than 900 optical nodes providing CATV service to over 900,000 subscribers.

July 2018