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    ZSmart NPD Accelerates Your OSP Network Rollout

     

    Background

     

    Are you working to strengthen your position in access network? Are you strategically targeted to upgrade ultra-fast broadband for better penetration of emerging customer services? Have you tried to speed up the Outside Plant (OSP) network plan and design work? Find a resolution on how to improve passive resource accuracy? if any of those comes to your company strategy, ZSmart Network Planning & Designing (NPD) tool is the right solution to solve your problem.

     

    Whale Cloud believes that digital broadband connection will have a profound effect on the future direction of telecom industries around the world. ZSmart NPD solution is right targeting at digitizing legacy-asset-based and “demand driven” network expansion and network upgrade with “no-regret” network plan and design, ultimately working as part of CSPs’ digital transformation journey.

     

    Value Proposition

     

    Rolling Wave Requirement to Ensure Return of Investment

    Gathering and analyzing of marketing demand combining with company developing strategy, ZSmart NPD provides multi-source rolling wave requirement management. The strategic planning capability allows integrating with CRM and self-service portal to analyze potential target coverage region; analyzing customer scale and comparing with existing network to estimate the appropriate network access method; analyzing competitor network coverage and access technology to assess competition; and leveraging various data sources to decide network designing strategy to improve ROI.

     

    Unprecedented Efficiency

    Network design is never an isolated task of designing engineers, but a complex operation process involving multiple operational departments. So online seamless data sharing and data transfer is extremely important. ZSmart NPD provides online process management to coordinate all relevant parties to improve working efficiency. It also provides online design which is capable of reusing legacy infrastructure and network resource to reduce capital expense and improve design accuracy.

     

    Centralized Repository

    Unified and centralized platform makes the best of resources and improves productivity. ZSmart NPD combines pre-phase analysis and plan, mid-phase network build, and later operation to effectively collaborate survey, plan, design, rollout, audit operations and provides visualized progress control.  Moreover, through a unified platform, ZSmart NPD supports the developing requirements of all layers of resources: infrastructure, copper, fiber and Docsis.

     

    Better Customer Perception with Better Network Insight

    With better control of network capability, utilization and designing projects, Communication Service Provider (CSP)s are more confident to make business commitment to customers. By integrating with CRM and self-service portal through network feasibility check API, customer can easily know network accessibility, which builds trust and helps CSPs keep and win customers, and eventually take effect on customer perception.

     

    Features

     

    What You See Is What You Get

    Based on the professional GIS platform, ZSmart NPD allows the planners and designers to perform visualized plan and design on either imported map or online map, and store the design results in a relational database to facilitate convenient exporting and sharing.

     

    Fast Service Readiness

    The planning & designing results will be synchronized to network inventory system accurately, which ensures the fast service readiness. Together with fulfillment modules, ZSmart solution allows CSPs to speed time to market by greatly shorten the network rollout time and then rapidly provision service for customers.

     

    Instant Reflection on Inventory

     

     

    Build-in and Extendable Rules Make Design Easier 

    ZSmart NPD provides a suite of pre-defined design principles and auto-design rules, in terms of standardizing and constraining design behaviors and reducing re-working rate to meet target project milestones. Also, with embedded principles and auto-design suggestions, CSPs can lower the requirement of skilled designers, which turns out to reduce operational expenses.

     

    Seamless Linkage of Imported HLD

    Knowing that many CSPs have outsourced HLD to network vendors or other 3rd party, ZSmart NPD provides HLD import function which mainly supports KML and SHP formats, and allows continuous LLD design based on external HLD result. Validation can be taken during import to ensure HLD quality.

    ZSmart clustered HLD model provides a layered structure for central office, feeder network and distribution network to properly size the network in the medium and long term. Auto-design can also be used to make a draft estimation of BOM, BOQ and budget.

     

    Batch Operation to Simplify Tedious LLD

    There’s numerous and repeating work in network LLD, which requires comparative patience and attention, ZSmart NPD supports batch operation such as model selection, connection and termination to help improve design efficiency­. Designers can also use pre-defined or extended automation rules to automate these operations. Template setting is another option for designers to use even in-building design to turn complicated repetitive work into simply copy and paste.

     

    Rich Output to Improve Rollout Efficiency

    ZSmart NPD provides abundant output options, generating drawing picture, infrastructure, routing diagram, termination diagram, connection relationship etc. in different data formats to provide accurate guidance for construction engineers to ensure rollout efficiency. And it is also able to generate bills of material (BOM) to integrate with ERP system for precise assess utilization management.

     

    Auxiliary Mobile Application

    The auxiliary survey function of mobile application can be applied in different types of mobile devices to facilitate plan, design and rollout. In planning stage, marketing team collects distributed customer and marketing requirement into the platform; in designing stage, engineer captures landscape and infrastructure information, building structure and capacity information to improve design efficiency; in rollout stage, the tool is then used to record any differential between construction and design, to improve data accuracy.