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FTTx literally means Fiber To The x. This x could be home (FTTH), premise (FTTP), building (FTTB), node (FTTN) etc. Fiber cables enable the supply of utility services such as internet and telecom. A fiber cable is the one which carries the service from the central office (or the origin) to the client / user. The service is taken up to the premises of a user, through fiber cable via various structures like the cabinet, splice closure, toby box etc. A systematic network is designed to lay down the fiber cables from the origin to the user premises.

GIS Support for FTTx

GIS (Geographical Information system) is a technology, which plays a significant aspect in the design and maintenance of FTTx networks. Leading software platforms used for FTTx projects are

  • ArcFM
  • 3-GIS
  • ArcMap (ArcGIS in Citrix mode)
  • Smallworld

It is important to design the route of the fiber cables to be laid down along the streets. There are different rules and criteria to be followed to design and route the fiber cables. Fiber network designing helps the service provider to lay down fibers in correct routes to all its customers / users.

Key GIS-enabled services related to FTTx include,
  • Preliminary network design
  • FTTx network design and drafting
  • FTTx network update
  • Cabinet update
  • Telecom FTTx network planning
  • Electrical utility FTTx network design
  • FTTx / Fiber cable routing

For additional information on FTTx networks please visit our page: http://www.aabsys.com/insights/aabsys-specializations/fttx-network-design

What are the pain points you face while designing FTTx networks? Please let us know.

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