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The Kenton Group Launches New CPE Provisioning Portal for UK Operators and ISPs

Global network access specialist, The Kenton Group, today launches its CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Provisioning Portal to simplify product configuration and the delivery management for the supply of CPE for operators and ISPs across the UK and Europe. The new portal streamlines the supply chain to the end user, is cost-effective for configuring routers and layer 2 CPE, simplifies and centralises the order processes and is key to effective inventory management.

The Kenton Group's provisioning portal offers a single unified interface for the provisioning of all CPE and serves as a front end to all the back-office systems involved in the procurement and delivery process. It has been specifically designed with operators and ISPs in mind, saving time and providing a fully auditable solution that integrates seamlessly with existing automated ordering systems.

Lee Palmer, Commercial Director at The Kenton Group, explains: "With the complexity of having to deliver individually configured CPE to end users, the cost in resources and time can often escalate out of all proportion for our customers. Our provisioning portal provides operators with a simple, efficient and cost effective process that meets their needs and directly increases the service profitability. Also, it cuts out the cost of manual on-site installations, while conforming to the operator's Service Level Agreement requirements."

Key features of the CPE Provisioning Portal include report generation (both for finance and order details), user management functionality, IP address management, order management and online order delivery tracking. The portals are secure (running on The Kenton Group's HTTPS web server using the latest 256bit SSL encryption conforming to ISO 27001) and each is customised to meet individual needs and the specific configurations requirements for each customer. Operators also have the ability to place and track orders through the portal at any time of the day, as well as request report generation at any time.

"Our new portal re-enforces our commitment to giving our partners and customers unparalleled technology and the best service in the industry," concludes Mr Palmer.

For more information about the CPE Provisioning Portal, please visit The Kenton Group's website or call +44 (0)1322 552 000. Alternatively you can keep up with industry updates by following @thekentongroup on Twitter.

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About The Kenton Group
Kenton Research was established more than 30 years ago to offer research design and development of telecommunications products supporting various industry standards. Kenton Research is now part of The Kenton Group which delivers network access, demarcation and connection products and solutions for carriers, operators, service providers, enterprise and government throughout the UK and EMEA. Offering bespoke development for organisations' unique requirements, either via its specialist in-house development team, building products to required specification or utilising best in breed technology from its partners. The Kenton Group strives to deliver access network growth through innovation and partnerships.

For media information please contact Proactive PR Account Manager Dana Corson at [email protected] or on +44 1636 812152 (office) or +44 7795 615466 (mobile).

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