Realize operational savings through FTTx network design optimization
Decisions made during the design of FTTx networks have a massive impact on the overall cost to construct the network. Inconsistencies and variation in design practices result in more expensive fiber deployments and inefficiencies in the field during construction.
In order to meet the FTTx deployment’s target, both in time and budget, it is vital that the design process is automated and generates standard, cost-optimized designs. The Smallworld Network Inventory solution provides an intelligent, automated design engine that can generate an architecturally compliant, least-cost optimized network in a fraction of the time taken to achieve the same result manually. This solution is rules-based, which allows CSPs to tailor it to meet their specific business and technology rules without requiring changes to the software itself.
Having the same set of rules across the organization ensures consistency and reduces variability when designing in-house and, more importantly, when the design process is outsourced to a third party. By using the Smallworld solution suite in both scenarios, CSPs can ensure data flows seamlessly into the network inventory to support downstream operational processes.
Despite the big improvements in computing power and AI, it is still impossible for an automated engine to get the final design right on its first iteration. To complement the engine, Smallworld brings enough flexibility to allow planners to enrich the input data or modify the design to take into account unique situations on the ground. For example, additional capabilities within Smallworld can help the designer by bringing the field to the desktop, such as having the ability to access Google Maps Satellite and Street View data directly in the application. However, in many countries Google is not available or does not provide the level of accuracy needed. For this reason, planners can choose to embed live feeds from solutions like OrbitGT and Cyclomedia that provide high-resolution 3D panoramic imagery to take accurate measurements for network design.