Moving a Telecom’s Network Asset Data to an Enterprise GIS
Deciding to move to an enterprise GIS is usually an easy decision, especially if the goal is to really achieve a full “end-to-end” model of all your network asset connectivity. If rolling out nationwide faster broadband is the frontier, then the need for a network asset connectivity model is no longer a decision of should you move to an enterprise GIS but how?
A large telecommunications company in Europe was planning to move to an enterprise Esri GIS. But, with most of their geographical and schematic data of the physical network, asset inventory, and additional data existing in raster images and paper records, they were clueless on how to do it? With over 5 million plans from over 5,000 exchanges containing over 10 million features and more than 80 million attributes, how can be especially daunting without an experienced partner!
With a long history and experience working with and migrating to an ESRI GIS environment, Avineon was one of the teams of experts engaged by the telecom company. The company wanted to ensure that all the different assets within the network would be represented accurately and transitioned to the new GIS. They were also looking for enhanced support to automate network planning activities including the move to nationwide faster broadband. Throughout a multi-year engagement, Avineon was able to deliver high-quality services and find additional areas to deliver further value to the telecom client.
Showing mastery in data quality, integration, and improvements, Avineon assisted the client with securing and enhancing asset data for the newly implemented Esri GIS. By liaising with the local client experts to frame a rule-based process, Avineon was able to resolve generic issues raised by various transformation teams. This further helped the client to overcome issues with data capture such as source discrepancies, rule conflicts, and missing information. To ensure all data was accounted for during the collection process, Avineon’s ground resources resolved issues directly with client business units.
Avineon’s experience with automation led to efficient methods of converting all source data for copper and fiber networks into the enterprise GIS from sources such as paper, spreadsheets, and legacy digital/spatial inventories. Processes were created to account for digitization, work order posting, and fiber enhancements. Transforming and updating this converted data for accuracy and completeness required Avineon to create centralized data stitching teams to overcome matching issues in the live Esri GIS environment. Within each phase of the project, Avineon maintained a process oriented and automation based strategy to deliver and exceed the client’s expectations both on the quality of delivery and cost.
With Avineon’s ability to scale onshore and offshore resources throughout the lifecycle of the engagement, Avineon was able to maintain a high quality of service and focus on adding value throughout the project.
Value added to many tasks included: