Telcordia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson and leading developer of mobile, broadband and enterprise communications software and services, today announced that its network planning, engineering and design platform has been selected by JT Group (formerly Jersey Telecom) to support the rollout of a comprehensive fiber telecom network.
JT, the leading telecommunications provider for the UK's Channel Islands, has selected the Telcordia Plan to Provision for Fixed Broadband solution to support the replacement of its existing copper network with a newly designed fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure.
The FTTH project, known as "Gigabit Jersey", means that all 90,000 people on the island will be able to access the fastest broadband speeds available by 2016, from their home or their business.
The Telcordia OSS solution, featuring Telcordia® Network Engineer, will provide JT with a map based tool to accelerate and optimize their FTTH planning, designing, documenting, and inventory management. Dramatic streamlining of the network planning processes and elimination of its manual system will enable the company 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 density.