Mobile operators continue to develop strategies to increase their market share and compete head-to-head with fixed-line providers. The challenge is to control the costs associated with network build and the on-going operation and maintenance.
The European Council’s Digital Agenda for Europe targets will have a profound effect on the telecoms industry. Recognizing the need to support quick, cost-effective design, GE has added an FTTH planning module to its Smallworld Network Inventory.
This paper discusses the challenges facing the electric industry, both managing the existing network and moving towards a more advanced infrastructure. It highlights the role an advanced asset management solution will play in managing the network.
NetCologne’s deployment of Smallworld Network Inventory has been key to managing and operating their network, and has resulted not only in a dramatic improvement in their planning, but the process of resolving network faults.
The Smallworld system is a critical element within PERN’s IT landscape, resulting in effective operation of the networks. Integration with the optical network system has resulted in significant reductions in time needed to identify network events.
EXATEL successfully deployed GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory solution to revitalize its network inventory initiative. The project’s goal was to develop an end-to-end telecommunication services infrastructure management solution.
Chorus selected Smallworld Physical Network Inventory in the 90s as their physical inventory platform. By 2005, legacy systems were migrated into Smallworld, providing a centralized inventory of the entire copper and fiber network across New Zealand.
The potential rewards and challenges facing network operators as they transform their networks to a next generation access network are staggering. A geospatial network system integrated with other operational support systems is critical.
National Grid achieved a huge industry milestone with the energization of the first SF6-free 420 kV gas-insulated line in their Southeast England network. National Grid used g3: Green Gas for Grid as the environmentally friendly alternative to SF6.