Telecom Lead Europe: Telcordia, a subsidiary of Ericsson,
announced that its network planning, engineering and design platform has been
selected by JT Group to support the rollout of a fiber telecom network.
JT, a telecommunications provider for the UK’s Channel
Islands, is using Telcordia OSS solution to support the replacement of its
existing copper network with a newly-designed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)
Featuring Telcordia Network Engineer, the Telcordia OSS
solution will provide JT with a map-based tool to accelerate and optimize their
FTTH planning, designing, documenting, and inventory management.
“The Telcordia solution proved to be uniquely
capable in providing the necessary detail, design automation and ability to
handle the complexity of this process to the level we require. The designs will
conform to our standards, thereby saving us costs with more consistency for our
newly hired field engineers, and we also expect efficiency gains as we continue
our FTTH deployments across our operating markets,” said Dave Newbold, chief
operations & technology officer at JT.
The company said that streamlining of the network
planning processes and elimination of its manual system will enable JT to
reduce the time and cost of their fiber build out program, and allow for better
tracking of the FTTH architectures needed to accommodate variations in housing
The FTTH project will allow all 90,000 people on the
island to access the fastest broadband speeds available by 2016, from their
home or their business.
JT will also utilize Telcordia’s Total Perspective
Planning business analysis solution which will allow JT decision-makers to
correlate all of their geographically-referenced information in the form of
interactive maps, reports and charts.
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