Automating the Design of ftth Networks


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Automating the Design of ftth Networks

  1. 1. Automating the Design of FTTH NetworksESRI Europe Madrid ― 27 October 2011Laurie SpiegelTelcordia Product ESRI and ArcGIS are registered trademarks of Environmental Systems Research, Inc. Copyright ©2011 Telcordia Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. 1
  2. 2. FTTH Leading Countries vs. Europe 2
  3. 3. Access Network Timeline1850 1900 1950 2000 TodayFirst copper telephone line – 1877 Pair gain introduced – 1950’s Fiber optics introduced in access – early 1980s DSL introduced – 1988 Nearly 150-year old copper access network now being FTTx introduced – 1998 replaced by fiber at significantly faster pace Wide-scale deployment of FTTx – projects ranging from 3 – 5 years Copper Fiber 3
  4. 4. Fiber Rollouts Bring Big Challenges “Can I handle the new scale and complexity that FTTH imposes?” “Can I deliver in the aggressive timeframes demanded?” “Can I avoid massive hiring that may only be temporary?” “How can I build the best network with such a tight budget?” “How do I ensure Right-First-Time?” Service providers can’t afford NOT to automate. 4
  5. 5. How One CSP is Solving the Problem 5
  6. 6. Multi-faceted Physical Network Components Exchange Multi-Tenant Building Serving Terminal 6
  7. 7. Sheer Volume of Work for FTTH ProjectsA Fiber Serving Area is the area you want Typical FSA Characteristics to serve through a single access point 200 - 300 20 km homes / of fiber SMBs cable passed 300 pieces 3000+ of connections equipment What this means for each 1 million homes passed: 5,000 Work Packages 100,000 Km Fiber • workprints, schematics, wire runs, BOM • fiber type, size, routing, splice points 1,500,000 Equipment 15,000,000 Connections • equipment type, unit size, location • splicing and cross-connects 7
  8. 8. Using GIS Technology to Solve the ProblemAutomating the design of civil infrastructure, cable runs,equipment configuration, and fiber connectivity. Design Assistant Telcordia® Network Engineer ESRI ArcGIS® Enforces industry-standard and company-specific engineering design rules automatically – every time. 8
  9. 9. The Four-Step Engineering Process 9
  10. 10. How Design Automation Works Create Rules Rule Sets Design Wizards • Define planning policy • Apply wizards • Replicate wizard sets for • System aggregates demand, each scenario, technology, finds optimal route, places demographic features, makes connectionsAdministrator Designer Validate Trace Tool Stop & Assess Logical Stops • Run end-to-end trace to • Make changes/corrections insure design viability • Modify demand, change equipment location, modify path data, perform what-ifs Designer Designer 10
  11. 11. The Benefit of Automation FTTH Design Existing Network A design that is standardized, optimized, and fully connected ─ with minimal work … … saving €2-4M for every 100K homes passed 11
  12. 12. Realizing the Potential of Automation FSA design time accelerated by 40%Design Automation ─ from 120 hours to 70 hours 12
  13. 13. Positive Change to Many OrganizationsPlanning & Provisioning Service FinancialMarketing & Installation Management Management• Capital spend • Simplified • Faster trouble • Efficient capital predictability provisioning isolation asset tracking• Faster customer • Repeatable • Shorter mean • Accurate qualification processes time to repair reporting 13
  14. 14. ¡Gracias! 14