While planning for network expansion projects such as onboarding new greenfield areas, network operators are faced with many technology and architecture options.
Such planning is often done in a siloed atmosphere with a short-term view. This often results in plan that is sub-optimal in the long run that fails to accurately predict budget and resource requirements.
When you are creating network expansion plans
At the end – leverage planning tools, such as AP-Jibe, to perform integrated planning while you are fine tuning the business strategies.
An ever-growing array of access technology options are available to service providers to deliver state-of-the-art broadband service. With all these choices, service providers are faced with increasingly complex deployment decisions. Planning deployments with only a short-term view, or by using a simple blanket guidance, can lead to sub-optimal results with regrettable investments in the long run. This is particularly true when planning for network expansion projects such as on-boarding new greenfield areas.
In this paper we have outlined a methodology to identify deployment choices that are optimal for your greenfield expansion plans, which can be seamlessly operationalized. The paper also provides insights into some of the key factors that should be taken into consideration while planning greenfield expansion projects:
In order to demonstrate the importance of taking a long-term integrated approach while planning network expansion, we have used our access network planning tool JibeTM to tackle three typical footprint expansion use cases service providers face:
Jibe is used to analyze these use cases. The details and insights gained through integrated long-term planning are presented in the appendices.
NOTE: The results shown in the example use cases are specific to the assumption used in these scenarios and should not be interpreted as a blanket solution preference in all cases.