ODN design integrated with GIS

ODN Design and GIS

Comsof introduces its solution for ODN (optical distribution network) design, combined with GIS: FiberPlanIT.
FiberPlanIT combines two kinds of input in order to roll-out the optimal network design. The result? The optimal topology of your network in GIS files, and a bill of material that lists the volume of the used equipment.

Example of input files: customers, streets in GIS files, mapped on a satelite image of the area.

Input for FiberPlanIT

  1. Rules & Material: This input defines the topology of your network. This input includes for example
    • PON or P2P topology?
    • centralized or decentralized spitter scheme: splitters at CO and/or at distribution point and/or in the basement of the building, ...
    • splitter ratio (1:2, 1:4, 1:8, 1:16, ..., 1:128)
    • number of homes per distribution point
    • which cables can be used (4F, 24F, 96F, xF, ...)
    • the size of the OLT cards
    • and so much more ... (including the cost of all your equipment)
  2. GIS data: This input is needed to know which customers need to be connected. Typically, this kind of data are shapefiles, but we can use any filetype. FiberPlanIT needs
    • Streets: all the streets in the area of interest. This kind of data can often be downloaded using OpenStreetMap.
    • Customers: the location of your customers. Typically, users are defined as buildings with the number of living units inside.
    • Other kind of input can be: location of central office, existing ducts, location of poles, ...

Output of FiberPlanIT

FTTH and GIS bill of material
Example of output files: Bill of Material and the topology of a network.

With these inputs FiberPlanIT calculates an optimal network design, using the equipment and rules you have defined.

  1. GIS topology: With a GIS viewer, you can inspect the network as you have a lot of information about the network: the location of distribution points, the routes of the cables that connect the central office with the customer, the amount of spare microducts, ...
  2. Bill of Material: All the equipment is also reported in a detailed Bill of Material (length of feeder/distribution cables, number of splices, length of the trenches, ... ).


If you are interested, just contact us. The FiberPlanIT solution is flexible, so it can be adapted to your needs. You can always request a demonstration of our solution.

If you want to know more about our solutions, you can download our brochure (after registration): FiberPlanIT Generial Info brochure, or browse our site.

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