FiberPlanIT Designer – FTTH network planning and design made easy

FiberPlanIT Designer – FTTH network planning and design made easy

August 21, 2019 3 By Bernardo Ryan


how do you design a fibre to the home network first of all you need to define the area which means you need to know which buildings need to have a 500 ohm connection and which roads can you follow to deployed cables of this fiber to the home network you also need to know the rules and material of your fiber to the home design what exactly are you going to deploy is point to point or point to multi-point which speeder settings are you going to use is it a direct buried cable or rule do ables be put in my product or will be an aerial network what will be the size of your cabinets which cables are you going to use and what will be the cost of all your equipment in the design as soon as you have defined your rules and material and your area you can start connecting this is a typical input of the network so we have our buildings and our streets enter lines and I now just have to calculate a network and this is a typical result of a fiber-to-the-home calculation by the fiber plant designer we can see that each building now has a specific color and buildings that are in the same color are connected to the same distribution point first of all the software will connect all buildings with a drop cable to a drop point which is located at a side of the street each drop point will be connected by a distribution cable to a distribution point which is located over here and then all the distribution points need to be connected with a feeder cable to a central office which is now located over here let’s say we want to make some changes and we want to move the location of the central office and then it’s very easy I can just select the central office and move it for example all the way up to here I also have to now lock this central office location and let’s say I want to move the location of this distribution point I can just grab the point and move it let’s say all the way up to here I save my changes and I can start a new calculation so the fiber kind design will look at my input will see my demand points and mesthri Center lines but also see that I’ve made some changes with respect to the location of the single distribution point and the pole it will look at my rules and material and design a fiber to the whole network fully automatically so all the cables and all the ducts will not be recalculate and this is the results so this is for about 800 buildings as you can see that was very fast to generate a new result so the central office has been moved to here so all my feeding cables and feeding ducts are now recalculated to this spot and also the location of this distribution point has changed as I have indicated so if I would have to do this manually this would take me a lot of time to redesign network and with a fiber plant designer it is quite easy the software will also create a bill of material so all equipment that is used for this calculation will be listed in the bill of material and this is for example the cost overview so we can see exactly the cost of our design the total cost of the project the cost of deploying the network and the cost of activating the network so with a fiber planet designer it becomes very easy to create a fiber-to-the-home design if you compare it to a manual design we can see that we have a 90% reduction in design time we also notice that we have a 7% reduction in the total deployment cost of a fiber to the home network as our software is an optimization software so reducing the total cost of the network rollout as it also generates a bill of material fully automatically so with the fiber plant designer FTTH planning has been made easy we also offer other software tools so please click on the website of fiber planet.com for more information about fiber planet