Managing the Development
Running a Network
After sorting out project management and contract details, it is important to be aware of the physical limitations and challenges of actually laying out and deploying the fiber. Different building sizes, locations and materials warrant different methods. Below you will find resources that strategies and approaches that address the different types of fiber deployments and installations.
Using Outside Consultants
Several consulting networking engineers and design-build firms offer their qualifications and views on the essential elements of planning, designing and building an ultra high speed network.
More outside FTTH consultants presenting their credentials, elements of the services they offer and what they see as the key stages and goals of a deployment.
Business Operations and Marketing
A manager from Bell Aliant discusses how the company transitioned from a telephone company into a provider of ultra high bandwidth services via FTTH. He covers Delivery Management leadership for the footprint, service development and operational readiness components.
David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, once said, “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.” Marketing, though typically the result of a single department, is everyone’s responsibility. Because at one point or another, everything that everyone in your organization does, will touch the customer. It’s these touch points that define who you are as a company and, ultimately, define the perceived value of the products and services you offer your customer. This white paper is a case study of how OmniTel Communications, a telecommunications company located in Nora Springs, Iowa, planted their $35 million fiberoptic project into their corporate culture with the expressed purpose of creating a more customer-friendly experience.
Deploying to Multi Dwelling Units
Multidwelling Units have their own set of challenges in regards to fiber deployment. This paper by examines creative methods for installing fiber in low-rise and mid-rise multidwelling units in an efficient, cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing way.
The business case of today’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments is often greatly influenced by the ability to deploy fiber effectively to the end user living in multidwelling units (MDUs). Reaching several customers by installing a single-fiber network for the whole building is surely attractive to obtain a quick ROI. However, there are some critical considerations to be made before the deployment starts and various challenges to overcome once the build-out has started. This paper will review the main factors influencing the decision to choose the right MDU architectures.
This paper will review the evolution of key network components which have influenced FTTH deployment methods, specifically in brownfield MDUs.
FTTH NetworksTelecommunications operators are investing billions of dollars for new high-speed broadband infrastructure – FTTH, 4G, VDSL2 – in order to support more services like IPTV, VoD, home management services, cloud storage and remote backup. However, many operators are still struggling to fill these pipes with incremental products and services that customers are willing to pay for because they are using an outdated approach to selling, ordering, and delivering services. To make the necessary transformation, they need a different yet reliable, way to sell and deliver services, generate increased ARPU and ultimately achieve an acceptable return on what is a massive capital investment.