JT selects Telcordia OSS for roll out of Gigabit Jersey

Telcordia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), says its network planning, engineering, and design platform has been selected by JT Group (formerly Jersey Telecom) to support the rollout of a comprehensive fiber telecom network on the island.

Telcordia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), says its network planning, engineering, and design platform has been selected by JT Group (formerly Jersey Telecom) to support the rollout of a comprehensive fiber telecom network on the island.

JT Group, the telecommunications provider for the UK's Channel Islands, has selected Telcordia’s Plan-to-Provision for Fixed Broadband product to support the replacement of its existing copper network with a new FTTH infrastructure (see "Jersey Telecom connects customers in FTTH trial").

The FTTH project, known as "Gigabit Jersey," aims to provide all 90,000 people on the island with access to the fastest broadband speeds available by 2016, from their home or their business.

Telcordia says its OSS offering, featuring Telcordia Network Engineer, will provide JT with a map-based tool to accelerate and optimize their FTTH planning, designing, documenting, and inventory management. By streamlining of the network planning processes and eliminating its manual system, the operator can reduce the time and cost of their fiber build out program, and allow for better tracking of the FTTH architectures needed to accommodate variations in housing density.

"The ability to automate what is a new and complex design process is critical to the business case and ultimately the success of this exciting broadband rollout," said Dave Newbold, chief operations and technology Officer at JT. "The Telcordia solution proved to be uniquely capable in providing the necessary detail, design automation, and ability to handle the complexity of this process to the level we require. The designs will conform to our standards, thereby saving us costs with more consistency for our newly hired field engineers, and we also expect efficiency gains as we continue our FTTH deployments across our operating markets."

JT will also use Telcordia's Total Perspective Planning business analysis software, which will enable JT decision-makers to correlate all of their geographically referenced information in the form of interactive maps, reports, and charts. Using these tools will help enable JT to identify crucial and sometimes hidden relationships, patterns, and trends that can help improve network performance, accelerate service deployment, and speed service restoration.

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