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OFS FTTX cost modeling service optimizes network design

OFS today released the OptiCost FTTx modeling service to help service providers, home developers, telecommunication...


November 16, 2005  


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OFS today released the OptiCost FTTx modeling service to help service providers, home developers, telecommunication companies, municipalities and other network owners and operators identify optical network designs that fit their needs and enable low system and life cycle costs.

Models used to provide this service include guidelines for selecting solutions for single-family residences (SFR) and multi-dwelling units (MDU) as well as charts for splitter location and multiple cabinet planning.

OSF said they analyze a series of factors or “dynamics” that are unique to each provider such as capital budget constraints, anticipated customer take rate, served area geography, fusion splicing or connectors, centralized or distributive splitting, type of installation, contractor fees, and customer preferences, among others, and show the costs and attributes of different optical distribution designs for each configuration, that then can be compared to help find the most cost-effective solution.

“We realize that one fiber optic network design does not fit all,” said Jun Goto, head of OFS’ FTTx business unit. “Every FTTx provider has a different set of dynamics that are unique to its circumstances.”

The models also help providers gain an understanding of the complex relationship between all the costs of a network with graphical and numerical data that illustrate the tradeoffs associated with different design options.

OFS, formerly the optical fiber solutions division of Lucent Technologies Inc., is a division of Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd.