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FNT Cable and Outside Plant Management

Centralized Planning, Operation and Management of Passive Inside and Outside Plant Infrastructure

Data volumes are increasing, and network traffic is growing. These are the realities of the digital age. To keep up, service providers are scrambling to roll out more fiber and introduce new technologies. The result is increasing network complexity. Millions of physical assets, logical resources and connections in the cable network must be managed. Doing so is difficult but essential, as these networks are the foundation for delivering the services that keep businesses operational.

IT is spreading into all areas of life as both residential and business customers consume and generate massive amounts of data. Network operators must ensure their fiber-optic networks in the transport and mobile fronthaul and backhaul arena, FTTx infrastructures in access networks, and HFC networks can keep pace with traffic. They are therefore laying more fiber, connecting more mobile sites to fiber, and extending fiber closer to end users.

While operators are updating infrastructure to provide the capacity needed, they must also maintain full control over the network infrastructures. This is difficult given the diversity of the networks and resources involved and sheer number of connections.

FNT Cable and Outside Plant Management makes it possible to efficiently operate complex passive network infrastructures. It gives full transparency across the network to document, plan and manage any inside and outside plant cable network infrastructure. From a service assurance perspective, this is the best defense against service interruption. From a planning perspective, it ensures changes are based on accurate as-built documentation and that all changes are reflected in a centralized management system.

Document

FNT’s solution is based on a central data repository that provides a complete inventory of all network resource data of the passive infrastructure. It covers all physical end-to-end connections and assigns services to signal routes. This repository provides accurate as-is documentation to make cable infrastructure rollouts, extensions and changes easier to plan and more efficient to execute.

Plan

FNT facilitates network planning with a consistent approach to help ensure that moving, adding and changing assets is a fault-free process. Full-featured auto-routing functionality assists planning entire media-independent signal routes. Work orders are automatically created that can be distributed via workflow tools. Upon completion, documentation is updated automatically to ensure that infrastructure documentation is always current.

Manage

FNT’s solution helps operations teams deliver consistently reliable services and avoid outages. It helps fulfill redundancy requirements from service to cable layer and supports end-to-end signal tracing. It seamlessly works across all devices and cables. Cables and routes can be visualized via both schematic network and geo-referenced representations with integrated GIS capability. Users can create fully integrated geo-referenced visualizations of the infrastructure on corresponding maps and easily navigate between the maps and the graphical applications.

Using FNT Cable and Outside Plant Management and Telco Active Inventory solutions together enables management of the complete collection of network and service resources of an active telco transport network. All the hierarchically structured services and paths in FNT Telco Active Inventory can be assigned to the appropriate underlying resources in FNT Cable and Outside Plant Management.

Three Solution Levels

One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to software. All solutions are available in three versions of progressively increasing functionality. Choose the level of support that best suits your needs. Change your selection as your needs change.

BASIC

FNT’s introductory package contains all of the functionality required to fulfill the main purpose of the solution. It also covers all of the essential asset and configuration management features to maintain control of your infrastructure and to have every crucial information detail about your infrastructure at your fingertips.

STANDARD

FNT’s Standard package provides extended functionality including enhanced reporting, dashboarding capabilities, and features required to manage all provisioning and change workorders relevant for building up, operating, and maintaining your infrastructure to ensure you get the most out of your workforce resources. Other functional enhancements improve the execution of the additional use cases that the solution supports.

ADVANCED

FNT’s most comprehensive package provides all Basic and Standard functionalities, plus advanced tools to design the offerings of your IT organization as managed infrastructure services, manage them within a professional, customer-centric service portfolio, and fully automate all related processes. It also supports the execution of the primary and extended use cases with the highest degree of performance excellence.

Use Cases

Major Benefits

Accelerated Planning
  • Consistent documentation and planning supported by auto-routing
  • Automatic creation of work orders for field execution of planned tasks
  • Documentation is automatically updated as a result of planning
Increased Visibility
  • Full transparency across passive inside and outside plant resources
  • Schematic views as well as GIS based graphical network visualization
  • Improved efficiency in day-to-day operations supported by end-to-end signal tracing
Faster Impact Analysis
  • Reduced mean time to repair resulting in greater customer satisfaction
  • Optimized costs and process times
  • Reduced OPEX
Optimized Utilization
  • Better management of infrastructure capacities and available resources
  • Full transparency on capacity utilization across the network
  • Reduction of CAPEX
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