Telcordia, the software and services provider purchased earlier this year by Ericsson, has landed a new deal with JT Group. The company formerly known as Jersey Telecom has turned to Telcordia for the company's network planning, engineering and design platform to support the rollout of a fiber telecom network.
JT, which provides telecom services for the U.K.'s Channel Islands, has selected the Telcordia Plan-to-Provision for Fixed Broadband solution to support the replacement of its existing copper network with a newly-designed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure. The FTTH project, known as "Gigabit Jersey," means that all 90,000 people on the island will be able to access the fastest broadband speeds available by 2016, from their home or their business.
The Telcordia OSS solution, featuring Telcordia Network Engineer, will provide JT with a map-based tool to accelerate and optimize its FTTH planning, designing, documenting, and inventory management. Dramatic streamlining of the network planning processes and elimination of its manual system will enable the company to reduce the time and cost of its fiber build-out program, and allow for better tracking of the FTTH architectures needed to accommodate variations in housing density, Telcordia said.
"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 & 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."
JT will also use Telcordia's Total Perspective Planning business analysis solution which will allow decision-makers with the carrier to correlate all of their geographically referenced information in the form of interactive maps, reports and charts. Using these tools will help support JT in identifying crucial and sometimes hidden relationships, patterns and trends that can help improve network performance, accelerate service deployment, and speed service restoration, Telcordia said.