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Case study Eircom - FiberPlanIT

Case Study: Eir's (Former Eircom, Ireland's national operator)approach to fiber planning and design using FiberPlanIT. This case study was presented at the 2015 Fixed Access Summit in Berlin.

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Case study Eircom - FiberPlanIT

  1. 1. CTO - Networks 1 Case Study: Eircom's approach to fiber planning and design using FiberPlanIT David Renehan Senior Network Architect Raf Meersman CEO April 22, 2015 Fixed Access Networks Summit Berlin Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  2. 2. CTO - Networks Introduction to eircom’s NGA network • €260m invested in fibre access network • NGA passes 1 million premises • On track to pass 1.6 million premises by June 2016 • FTTC, Vectored VDSL, up to 100 Mbit/s • Work underway to bring FTTH to 66 communities • GPON with customer speeds up to 1 Gbit/s • Investment in GIS solution to support current and future requirements Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin 2
  3. 3. CTO - Networks Ireland’s National Broadband Plan • Delivering a connected society • State-led intervention for areas where it is not commercial for the market to invest • EU State Aid clearance will be required for the intervention strategy once finalised • Future proofed network with fibre at its core is intended to definitively address the urban rural divide • It is expected that the detailed procurement process will take place in 2015 3Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  4. 4. CTO - Networks FTTx Planning and Design Large Scale Project Huge Investment Competitive Market Scalable Fast Accurate Consistent Long Term Perspective ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Optimisation Automation KEY FUNCTIONS Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin 4
  5. 5. CTO - Networks Planning and Design Process Strategic Planning GO TO BUILD Initial Design Field Survey Finetune Design Detailed Design Network Build Network Inventory AS BUILT Powered By GE Smallworld Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin 5
  6. 6. CTO - Networks Planning and Design Process Strategic Planning GO TO BUILD Initial Design Field Survey Finetune Design Detailed Design Network Build Network Inventory AS BUILT Powered By GE Smallworld Powered By FiberPlanIT Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin 6
  7. 7. CTO - Networks FiberPlanIT GIS+Rules Automated & Optimised Design BOM+Costs Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin 7
  8. 8. CTO - Networks 8 Eircom - 4 Key Topics 1. Compare scenarios for FTTx? 2. Evaluate costs for FTTH across all areas 3. Create design for rural area (overhead / mix) 4. Create design for municipality (existing ducts / mix) Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  9. 9. CTO - Networks 9 1. Compare scenarios for FTTx – FTTH with varying sizes of Clusters • Immediate view on impact on costs and filling ratio of PON cards • [Finished analysis on one community] – FTTx • Evaluate Fiber to the Street/VDSL/G.fast options with varying max remaining copper distances • [Not yet executed] Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  10. 10. CTO - Networks 10 2. Evaluate FTTH costs across areas – For all rural areas covering 760.000 premises: • Accurate cost estimation for FTTH deployment per sub area • Ranking of sub areas / heatmap – Including effect of sharing feeder cable • To allow identification of ideal coverage for different objectives • [Ongoing] Example – not Eircom dataFixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  11. 11. CTO - Networks 11 2. Evaluate FTTH costs across areas 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 50%60%70%80%90%100% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 50%60%70%80%90%100% Example – not Eircom dataFixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  12. 12. CTO - Networks 12 3. Create design for rural area – POC • Rural area with typical ribbon structure – 158 buildings on 17km roads • Reconstruction of manual design • mostly overhead cables • [Done]: very close to manual design – New designs for 2 rural areas • Area 1: 610 buildings on 40km roads • Area 2: 120 buildings on 20km roads • [Ongoing] Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  13. 13. CTO - Networks 13 4. Create design for municipality – Large urban area – 13.000 homes • Initial Design by Comsof, then finetuning within Standalone Software by Eircom – 2nd community • Significant time savings on design process Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  14. 14. CTO - Networks 14 4. Create design for municipality Automatically generated initial design Finetuned by planner Always view on total cost Final design automatically pushed to Smallworld Proof of • Quality (matching numbers) • Flexibility (easy scenario comparison) • Efficiency (factor 2) • Optimisation (increased PON port utilisation)Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin
  15. 15. CTO - Networks 15 Benefits of FiberPlanIT for Eircom Accurate and Fast Business Info Increase Efficiency in Design Increase Uniformity of Designs Fixed Access Summit 2015 - Berlin

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