The key to defining the Technology Strategy is determining how “last mile” connectivity should be delivered to an end user, to accomplish the overall broadband network goals. Simply put, the Business Model directs the Technology Strategy – not the other way around. We analyze a variety of technology options while considering any current infrastructure in place. We design both active Ethernet and GPON Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) networks. We can also design network infrastructure that can support a minimum of 100 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth to every address on the network, with the ability to offer 1 Gbps connections to those businesses or residents who desire it. This provides the necessary bandwidth for supporting such services as HD videoconferencing, distance learning applications, e-Health, ‘On-Demand’ video services, data backup and storage, and high capacity private networks (i.e. VPNs), all on a single, shared fiber infrastructure.
This strategy also considers other technology options which can integrate into the broadband infrastructure, thereby providing additional uses and benefits. More specifically, FTTP could serve as the foundation for delivering a wireless overlay network, to offer mobility, community “hot spots”, public safety, and first responder applications. Utility organizations can also deploy AMR/AMI technologies over the broadband network for “smart-grid” and “green energy” uses.
Within our Technology Strategy, we define the complete equipment specifications and requirements. We also establish a comprehensive systems integration and interoperability model. Finally, we define the required installation and maintenance steps, complete capital budget for the system, and a detailed Bill of Materials.
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