GIS Network Planning & Management

Enabling rapid 5G fiber network build-out

Enghouse Networks enables rapid 5G fiber network build-out by providing a geospatial network planning, design and engineering platform that enhances workflow, reduces errors, improves productivity, and aids network operations.

Enghouse Networks provides a geospatial network planning, design and engineering platform that enhances workflow, reduces errors, improves productivity, and aids network operations.Fiber infrastructure plays a critical part in supporting the digital transformation of a telecommunication network, providing the bandwidth necessary to support backbone and access networks for 4G and LTE-A technologies, and facilitating 5G enablement through SDN, NFV, and C-RAN based architectures.

The continuous increase in demand for bandwidth, reliability, low latency of data transport, and FTTx services is driving the fiber network rollout to new heights in all markets.  It has become critical for Operators to plan, engineer, and operate this evolved infrastructure using proven solutions at all stages of the network lifecycle.

Map, Plan, Design, Build & Operate Fiber Networks

Map with Esri GIS

With the Esri family of tools, users can gain greater insights using contextual visualization and data analysis, and collaborate with others to share insights via maps, apps, and reports. Enghouse GIS Network Planning and Management utilizes Esri’s ArcGIS, which offers unique capabilities for applying location-based analytics to business practices.

Features

  • Esri Geospatial Enabled Mapping
  • Outside Plant & Fiber Inventory Management
  • Network Connectivity
  • Structures Management
  • Web & Mobile Enabled
  • Enterprise GIS Web Portal
  • Provisioning API

Plan & Design

Planning engineers and network designers can rapidly baseline a fiber network design and pre-build FTTH serving areas, including fiber counts and end-point connectivity, using automation functions based on business rules.

Features & Capabilities:

  • Network topology-based fiber design automation
  • Connection manager
  • Signal link budget tracing and validation
  • Distance to source
  • Bill of materials
  • Network proximity analysis
  • Cost estimation
  • Generate network schematic diagrams
  • Path tracing across hybrid networks
  • Interactive splice reports
  • Plan, assign and manage overhead and underground structures, poles & ducts
  • Blown fiber
  • Manage inside plant network locations and establish connectivity
  • Support easement and rights of ways
  • Address look up and geocoding
  • Search and navigate physical asset inventory

Operate

Operators can minimize network downtime by rapidly isolating and assessing the impact from network failures, as well as analyze field measurements or service degradations.  Enghouse GIS Network Planning and Management enhances productivity across all departments and roles that rely on high quality network data, such as management, marketing, sales, provisioning, and network operations.

Features & Capabilities:

  • Enterprise GIS web portal
  • Publish to the internet
  • Capacity and utilization reports
  • Work order assignment and tracking
  • Network faults tracing
  • OTDR tracing
  • Correlate network alarms
  • Analyze network service impacts
  • Asset auditing and survey tools
  • Network coverage polygons
  • Service qualification
  • Target marketing
  • Lease management
  • Ownership, life-expectancy and asset valuation reporting

Build

The Enghouse platform provides field teams, construction crews, and subcontractors with critical and accurate information in the field for network builds and maintenance.  Engineering variations in the field can be synchronizedwith a centralized repository to ensure data quality.

Features & Capabilities:

  • Redlining
  • Mobile viewer
  • Capture as-builts
  • Construction drawings
  • Map books and staking sheets

Comprehensive Services

Enghouse offers professional and consulting services to effectively manage your GIS platform:

  • System installation
  • Deployment
  • Training
  • GIS data entry and clean up
  • Data migration
  • Custom GIS reports

Enghouse GIS Network Planning and Management has been widely deployed by Operators that are building high speed 5G, FTN (fiber to the Node), fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the tower (FTTT), cable, and wireless LTE broadband networks.

Enghouse Integrated OSS Solutions

Enghouse offers a comprehensive range of OSS solutions including Workflow & Business Process Management (BPM), Network Inventory Management, Service Assurance, and Trouble Ticketing that can be readily integrated with the Enghouse GIS platform.