The challenge of managing Fiber Optic Infrastructure in FTTH
Challenging Access fiber deployment ROI prompts variety of operator actions, addressing both cost and revenue. Operators strive to reduce initial deployment and ongoing operation costs. Network sharing models are implemented to boost revenue. Access fiber may be shared by service providers, by fixed access and backhaul, by business and residential, or by some combination of these. TeliSwitch AODF modularity is prime network sharing enabler.
New markets, with converged fiber access
AODF could be managed by a single organization providing dark fiber to various service providers. AODF could be also managed by few organizations, such as fixed and mobile operations which have not converged. To this end TeliSwitch EMS supports network segmentation, where every organization controls exclusively resources allocated to it.
Residential service take rate by service providers is uncertain and varies over time. Therefore, resources allocated to any provider need not be fixed. Instead, TeliSwitch recommends a two-stage solution, where a CO-deployed AODF serves the first stage, equipped with point-to-point or low split ratio plates. This stage will effectively re-allocate remote AODF resources between service providers, as respective take rates vary. Two-stage solution allows service differentiation by oversubscription and rapid response to bandwidth consumption changes.
Benefits of Automation with AODF
- supported by dependable assets information
- in no-time & any time
- TX/RX confusions are eliminated
- Without local support
- With “partitioning” of the fiber layer in “domains”
- Can be integrated as part of the Lab management framework
- All connections are managed inside AODF: no need to clean before changes of configuration; no cleaning time
- No poor connections interfering with test process/results