8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum
               Meeting
               & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference


               Net...
Contents


   1       Business fundamentals

   2       Documentation approaches

   3       Back bone of network operatio...
Network design & documentation
A solid basis for a solid business

                                               Quality
...
Get it right first time


 Plan correctly
     − Know what you want to build
     − Know the components required
     − K...
And what is the key?


A network design documentation software solution
for the complete network life cycle
 Network desi...
What’s it going to cost?


There are two costs to consider:
1. Investment costs
   How much will the software put you back...
Investment costs


 Software licenses
 Software maintenance
 Is the software a bolt-on?
     − Platform costs & updates...
Operational costs


 How efficient is the software for network design?
     − Is it the right tool for the job?
     − Si...
Contents


   1       Business fundamentals

   2       Documentation approaches

   3       Back bone of network operatio...
Design & documentation
Traditional approach

 Design network section with spreadsheet application
  e.g. Excel, Lode Data...
Design & documentation
 The traditional way


                                                                            ...
Traditional design & documentation
The drawbacks

 Redundant tasks
     − Wasted manpower
     − Unnecessary costs
 Redu...
Traditional design & documentation
What are the consequences?

 Bloated manpower
 Possible issues regarding network perf...
What are today’s requirements?
Solution for the complete network life cycle
 Design (according to standards)
 Verificati...
Supporting operation &
maintenance

 Network operation
     − Interface to monitoring systems & visualization of alarms
 ...
Design & documentation
... the modern approach


                                                                         ...
Your documentation system
Your dynamic knowledge base
 Company-wide visibility
     − Easy access to data encourages part...
Contents


   1       Business fundamentals

   2       Documentation approaches

   3       Back bone of network operatio...
Modelling the network


 Accurate network simulation
     − COAX
        - Signal levels for complete spectrum
        - ...
Measurement and simulation
Trust is good, control is better

 Simulation is what you expect
 Measurement is what you hav...
Network monitoring benefits


 Reduce maintenance costs
     − Detect faults ASAP
     − Resolve network faults ASAP
 Ma...
Documentation & monitoring


 Interface to network monitoring systems (NMS)
     − Common cause failure trace
     − Tran...
Electronic red lining


 Main goals
     − Cut-out “paper traffic”
     − Improve efficiency
     − Reduce operational co...
Workflow for Documenter


 Hotspot overview of e-notes
 Single click to process
     − Technician name & contact details...
Thank you
              for your attention
              Diarmuid Kelly
              AND Solution GmbH
              www....
Do you want
              the perfect solution?
              Talk to me !
              Diarmuid Kelly
              dkel...
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Network documentation for the digital age

  1. 1. 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age Presented by: Diarmuid Kelly, Director Sales International AND Solution GmbH Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age October 2010
  2. 2. Contents 1 Business fundamentals 2 Documentation approaches 3 Back bone of network operation & maintenance Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  3. 3. Network design & documentation A solid basis for a solid business Quality Design OPEX CAPEX Fundamental Requirements Quality Quality Maintenance Build Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  4. 4. Get it right first time  Plan correctly − Know what you want to build − Know the components required − Know the effort & resources required  Build to plan − Bin the trial & error approach − Cut out unnecessary site visits, a.k.a. “truck rolls” − You get what you expect Result:  Improved productivity & efficiency  Reduced expenditure, increased profits Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  5. 5. And what is the key? A network design documentation software solution for the complete network life cycle  Network design & build  Operations  Maintenance Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  6. 6. What’s it going to cost? There are two costs to consider: 1. Investment costs How much will the software put you back? 2. Operational costs What will the software cost to actually use? Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  7. 7. Investment costs  Software licenses  Software maintenance  Is the software a bolt-on? − Platform costs & updates?  Customization − How many consultants? − Time to deliver?  IT environment − Hardware, operating system & database  Integration with business/operation systems − Standard interfaces available (SOAP, WMS, etc.)? Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  8. 8. Operational costs  How efficient is the software for network design? − Is it the right tool for the job? − Single solution or various modules? − In-house network design included? − Integrated engineering or do you need external solutions  How efficient is the software for amending & updating?  How much training will be required? − Days? Weeks?  How intuitive? − Does the software require specialist users? − Is the software worker bee friendly? Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  9. 9. Contents 1 Business fundamentals 2 Documentation approaches 3 Back bone of network operation & maintenance Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  10. 10. Design & documentation Traditional approach  Design network section with spreadsheet application e.g. Excel, Lode Data  Using design results sketch network on paper  Draft network via CAD tool e.g. AutoCAD, Visio  After build completion redraw in separate GIS (documentation) Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  11. 11. Design & documentation The traditional way Further yes network changes? Excel / Lode Data Bill of material BillBil of DTH Network Fibre Engineering Coax Network Update calculations GIS Build Network network AutoCAD draft Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  12. 12. Traditional design & documentation The drawbacks  Redundant tasks − Wasted manpower − Unnecessary costs  Redundant data − Data divergence risks − Liable to transcription errors − Version management issues  Inefficient workflow − Sequential activities − Difficult to encourage inter-communication  Lack of integration − Island solutions Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  13. 13. Traditional design & documentation What are the consequences?  Bloated manpower  Possible issues regarding network performance & reliability  Profit affected by unnecessary expenditure − CAPEX − OPEX  Negative influence on − Time to market − ROI Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  14. 14. What are today’s requirements? Solution for the complete network life cycle  Design (according to standards)  Verification & approval  Generate BOM  Construction support  Verification & acceptance  Design Documentation Applies to:  New builds  Upgrades  Extensions  Repairs & maintenance Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  15. 15. Supporting operation & maintenance  Network operation − Interface to monitoring systems & visualization of alarms − Interface to business systems, e.g. CRM − Interface to map and address management systems  Network maintenance − Detailed information when on-site (components, addresses, customers) − Interfaces to test equipment − Red lining facilities Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  16. 16. Design & documentation ... the modern approach Further network changes ? Network yes Documentatio n Design network changes CRM Verify design Generate BOM Build / modify NMS Verify build network Merge to documentation Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  17. 17. Your documentation system Your dynamic knowledge base  Company-wide visibility − Easy access to data encourages participation  Empowers staff with relevant information  Enables staff to reach strategic decisions  Self-policing − Prioritization − Synchronization − Work discipline  Well defined roles for all Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  18. 18. Contents 1 Business fundamentals 2 Documentation approaches 3 Back bone of network operation & maintenance Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  19. 19. Modelling the network  Accurate network simulation − COAX - Signal levels for complete spectrum - Powering - Distortions − Fibre - Optical budgets  Single network approach − End-to-end HFC, RFoG, FTTx networks − Allows signal tracing through network Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  20. 20. Measurement and simulation Trust is good, control is better  Simulation is what you expect  Measurement is what you have  Compare simulation with measurements − Verify builds, upgrades & modifications before deployment − Maintenance support: locate problems through mismatches Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  21. 21. Network monitoring benefits  Reduce maintenance costs − Detect faults ASAP − Resolve network faults ASAP  Maintaining reliable multimedia networks − Comparison with incumbent telcos − Keeping customers online, keeping customers Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  22. 22. Documentation & monitoring  Interface to network monitoring systems (NMS) − Common cause failure trace − Transponder monitoring − Statistical analysis monitoring − Others  Visualise alarms in network documentation − Alarms generated by NMS − Alarms manually generated by CRM  Alarm hotspots − Geographical overview of current alarms Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  23. 23. Electronic red lining  Main goals − Cut-out “paper traffic” − Improve efficiency − Reduce operational costs  Report and audit functions − Components − Cable and trench routes  Easy-to-learn, easy-to-use − Applications for smartphones, PDAs & notebooks − 15 minutes learning curve Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  24. 24. Workflow for Documenter  Hotspot overview of e-notes  Single click to process − Technician name & contact details − E-note data  Double click − Opens network documentation  Update documentation Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  25. 25. Thank you for your attention Diarmuid Kelly AND Solution GmbH www.and-solution.com Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age
  26. 26. Do you want the perfect solution? Talk to me ! Diarmuid Kelly dkelly@and-solution.com Tel. +49 (89) 743533-901 Mobile: + 49 172 6070200 Network Design & Documentation in the Digital Age

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