IP1 Project Overview

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IP1 Project Overview

  1. 1. Project Overview Project: IP1 Company: Marconi Australia Pty Ltd Customer: IP1 (Australia) Pty Ltd Project Manager: John Chambers
  2. 2. Project Goals <ul><li>Ultimate goal of project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a viable terrestrial network alternative to the two existing networks, for the provision of high speed data communications services between Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, through to Brisbane </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercially in service by December 2002 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Project Description <ul><li>A 3,875km $160 million broadband fibre optic cable transmission network linking Melbourne and Perth </li></ul><ul><li>The network was funded by a $160 million finance package, with equity from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ABN AMRO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$90 million in debt from ANZ Banking Group Ltd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre Solutions - a subsidiary of the Zurich Group, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a minor component made up by vendors </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Project Description <ul><li>Marconi </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transmission product & services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product >$36m </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design, installation & commissioning of 9 sites Melbourne to Adelaide and 32 sites Adelaide to Perth >$6m </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Design & Construction (NDC) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Site Acquisition & Environmental Design (SAED) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre roll out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Site build & deployment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Technology <ul><li>Technology used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne - Adelaide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marconi SmartPhotoniX  PLx40 /80 DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) equipment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide - Perth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marconi soliton-based UPLx160 DWDM equipment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capable of 160 wavelengths at 10 Gigabit/sec </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service On Optical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UPLx160 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Removed the need for repeaters to convert and retransmit electronic signals over distance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enables quick and easy capacity upgrades </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Major Milestones 14 months May 2001 Perth – Adelaide 9 months Sep 2000 Melbourne – Adelaide Construct Time Start Date Route
  7. 7. Schedule IP1 Network Design & Construct Melbourne - Adelaide PLx40/80 Procurement PLx40/80 String Testing Fibre Construct PLx40/80 I&C Sep 2000 Adelaide - Perth May 2001 Dec2002 Jul 2001 Aug2002 UPLx160 Procurement UPLx160 String Testing UPLx160 I&C Mar 2001 Fibre Construct Performance Testing
  8. 8. Team/Resources <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Design Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>String Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 Network engineers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation & Commissioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Installation 4 teams of 2 people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commissioning 2 teams of 2 people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product manufactured in Coventry UK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Primary locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>String test facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote network access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote site communications </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Risks & Issues <ul><li>Leading edge technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not previously deployed over the distance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New fibre cable installation & Greenfield sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment installation & commissioning dependent on fibre and site readiness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remote locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 30% of sites in remote locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dead on Arrival replacement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendor stakeholder acting as Superintendent’s Representative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to competitor infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delays to achieving final completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure technical issues </li></ul></ul>

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