GIS AS TOOL FOR TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT
Enaruvbe, G.O. & Adagbasa, G.E.Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) OAU Campus, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Outline of Presentation Introduction GIS in Telecommunication management Telecommunication Network Architecture GIS in network Infrastructure Management
Introduction Since the first operating license for the telecommunication service was issued by the Nigeria Communication Commission about a decade ago, the Nigeria telecom industry has witnessed a rapid expansion
Introduction contd Many of the facilities are being deployed to support broadband digital network for ubiquitous, high bandwidth, digital connectivity to end users as the basis for high-speed, digital, interactive, multimedia services
GIS in Telecommunicationmanagement The use of GIS in the telecommunication network management is informed by; Rapid expansion of telecommunication infrastructure in the urban environment Increasing dependant of social and business transactions on information communication technologies Need for effective management of the infrastructure Increased market competition Need for efficient and effective service provision
Telecommunication NetworkArchitecture The fixed wired technology is particularly useful for provisioning of high-speed data services This is because it is implemented using the fibre optic technology which is not affected by weather conditions.
Telecommunication NetworkArchitecture contd The high-speed data network is composed of fibre optic cables which forms the backbone of the network It connects major cities and allows the network to function as a unit Fibre optic cables are also used within the city in linking MDFs
Telecommunication NetworkArchitecture contd The MDF could be described as the core/access network interface The cross connect cabinet (CCC) is considered as the segment between primary and secondary cables The Distribution Point (DP) is the last point before the subscriber home
GIS in network InfrastructureManagement Geographic information system is used as network inventory and infrastructure management tool in the access network It correctly represents the network elements in the form of maps Captures all attribute data of the elements Fault localization Report generation
GIS in network InfrastructureManagement contd.
GIS in network InfrastructureManagement contd. useful in managing network resources planning for network expansion Minimize downtime resulting from cable damage and equipment failure