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.
"The ability to automate what is a new and complex design process is critical to the business case and ultimately the success of this exciting broadband rollout," said Dave Newbold, Chief Operations & Technology Officer at JT. "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."
Telcordia's broadband rollout automation has proved extremely effective in supporting aggressive fiber rollout programs such as "Gigabit Jersey."
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. Using these tools will help support JT in identifying crucial and sometimes hidden relationships, patterns and trends that can help improve network performance, accelerate service deployment, and speed service restoration.