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Optimizing Telecom GIS for Effective Fiber Registration

18 January 2024
Mike Dorland

Trusted by:

Telecom Egypt
BC Hydro


National Grid
Open Fiber
TPX Communications
Ella Link
Red Iris
Surf Net

In the dynamic domain of Telecom GIS, the integration of robust fiber registration systems is essential for the strategic management of telecom infrastructure. VC4’s Inventory Management System (IMS) leads the charge in revolutionizing Telecom GIS, offering unparalleled capabilities for the meticulous registration and visualization of fiber and copper networks.

Harnessing Telecom GIS for Superior Fiber Registration with Network Map Features

VC4-IMS distinguishes itself in the Telecom GIS arena, not just through its sophisticated fiber registration capabilities but also by offering an interactive network map with a suite of advanced features. Telecom operators are empowered to register every individual fiber strand, while the system’s GIS-driven interface brings the entire fiber network to life. Users can take advantage of multiple map backgrounds, including OpenStreet Map, Google Maps, and ESRI-based maps, to contextualize their fiber infrastructure within the real world accurately.

The platform facilitates a seamless import and export of shape files, integrating with GeoJSON APIs for dynamic data exchanges. Detailed splicing diagrams become an integral part of the fiber registration process, providing granular control and oversight over fiber connections. With VC4-IMS, operators can effortlessly generate end-to-end cable route visualizations, which are crucial for both strategic planning and rapid issue resolution. This comprehensive approach ensures that from the broad expanse of point-to-point networks to the complexities of GPON configurations, every aspect of the network is meticulously documented, readily updated, and easily accessible within the Telecom GIS system.

Navigating GPON Networks with Enhanced Telecom GIS Visualization

 In fiber-optic communications, GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) technology forms the foundation for high-speed data transmission. Within the VC4-IMS Telecom GIS interface, the intricate dance between the active components of GPON such as OLTs (Optical Line Terminals) and ONTs (Optical Network Terminals), and the passive elements like fibers, splitters, and ODFs (Optical Distribution Frames) is intricately choreographed for maximum efficiency.

VC4-IMS delivers an end-to-end perspective that encompasses not just the physical layout but extends to the logical layers, including Ethernet configurations, VLANs, and service provisioning, all layered over geographical maps. These network maps are not merely static representations; they offer both geographical and schematic views, giving operators the tools to visualize the network’s structure and flow in a manner that best suits their operational needs.

Further enhancing the system’s capabilities, VC4-IMS is adept at automatic discovery and reconciliation with GPON Network Management Systems (NMS) or directly with the OLTs. This feature ensures that the Telecom GIS is always in sync with the live network, reflecting real-time changes and updates. By presenting a comprehensive view that integrates the physical and logical layers of the network, VC4-IMS ensures that operators have a holistic understanding of their GPON infrastructure within a unified Telecom GIS environment.

Telecom GIS and VC4 IMS GPON

WDM Networks and Telecom GIS Synergy, Simplifying Complexity

The nature of WDM networks demands a system that can handle both the physical and logical layers with precision. VC4 IMS’s Telecom GIS capabilities provide a detailed view of the OTS physical layer and extend to manage the logical layers, such as OMS, OCH, ODUs, and WDM client connections. This ensures that customer services, like 100GBE or 10GBE, and connections for other networks, such as MPLS, are accurately documented and easy to manage.

Enhancing Telecom GIS with Cross-Technology Visibility

VC4 IMS excels in elevating Telecom GIS by providing a holistic view that encompasses various network technologies. The platform’s robust Telecom GIS features are not limited to fiber registration; they extend to offer full visibility into GPON, WDM, MPLS and other networks. This cross-technology perspective ensures that telecom providers can maximize the efficiency of their networks, from the physical fiber registration phase through to the logical data transmission paths.

Final Thoughts

In high-speed digital communication, the synergy between Telecom GIS and fiber registration is pivotal. VC4-IMS is at the forefront of this synergy, delivering state-of-the-art Telecom GIS solutions that enhance the management of GPON and WDM networks. With VC4-IMS, telecom operators are equipped with a powerful Telecom GIS tool that ensures comprehensive fiber registration and efficient network management in the ever-evolving telecom landscape.