Fiber optic networks continues to multiply exponentially, and, in several regions, one every two homes already have an FTTH connection.
Several hundreds of millions of connections within the “Access Network” link the customer to its correspondent port within the Telecom Operator Headend.
Most Telecom Operators rely on contractors to deploy their fiber connections to the home. And though everything is well planned and executed, it is not rare to see customers not connected to the right port. Leading to differences from the documentation generated during the FTTH deployment planning and what is finally built.
These deviations are difficult to detect because the Network Management System will register and provision the services (HSI, IPTV, VoIP) to that customers as if they were in the right position.
However, when a customer not connected to the right port, call to the customer service for support or decides to move to another Service Provider — it will be difficult to find out where it is finally connected and provide the appropriate maintenance.
A situation that could be affordable for one user but as the number grows, it becomes a REAL NIGHTMARE for Installation and Maintenance (I+M) technicians leading to an uncontrolled OPEX.
Telco’s needs urgently to improve the Quality of their deployments. As there was not any proper tool for FTTH deployment auditing, most of the current alternatives have been designed Ad-Hoc. Some goes from the basic validation of the physical infrastructure by using power meters, OTDRs to others more complex involving the OSS and I+M departments, but………there was a demand for a SIMPLE and EFFICIENT tool for network auditing.
GPONDoctor autofinder is our answer. It is a handheld Test tool developed to be used by Fiber to the Home –GPON I+M Technicians.Fully designed for GPON deployment auditing. Its main advantage is the independency of the Installers that can get all installation details without the need to involve the FTTH Operator OSS department.
GPONDoctor autofinder allows to identify one of the most common problems during FTTH network deployments, “Cross-Connections”. Through an easy to use GUI, it is capable to identify, in less than a minute, where any Fiber Termination within the PON distribution network (ODN) is connected to.
All the data collected by the GPONDoctor autofinder can feed any Cloud to complement all the data provided by the OSS. This will enable to have all the information required to identify any deviation from the planned deployment in order to get an “As-Built” documentation.
GPONDoctor autofinder aims to satisfy the common claim from installers: an AFFORDABLE, FAST and EASY to use Test tool that provides them in Real Time all the information possible at the installation site.
- RX Power meter (as precise as standalone power meters)
- ODN branch attenuation (how much power has been lost between the OLT and the Point where the measurement is taking place)
- PON port where this Fiber termination is connected to
- Geolocation of the Point of measurement
- RE power/ Optic Class used
… and forget about complex GUIs, use your SMART PHONE, TABLET or LAPTOP and get the data directly from the GPONDoctor autofinder (either through WIFI or USB-C).
GPON Doctor autofinder is your Professional Test tool for FTTH network auditing and make Cross Connections become problem of the past