The telecom industry has witnessed rapid changes over the last few years. Advancements in technology have completely altered the market landscape for the telecom industry. Along with telecommunication network transition from 3G to 4G and now it is moving to 5G. In parallel, the network is rediscovered through fiber. Same time disruptive technology-based wearable, smartphones, and mobile apps have changed the way people consume telecom services. However, such disruptive innovations are posing challenges for the telecom giants as they are looking for means to stabilize their revenue streams. It is only in recent years that GIS has become widely accepted.
Telecommunications companies are increasingly becoming very large users of Geographical Information System (GIS) technology. Today GIS is extensively used to plan, build, and operate telecommunication networks and associated services. The applications of GIS include activities such as planning transmission capacities, locating cellular telephone transmitters, recording customer complaints and using geo-demographic information to find new customers.
Over the last decade, the bandwidth requirement for Internet services has grown explosively which forces Telecommunication carriers as well as Governments to understand the need for the implementation of FTTH/GPON based Fiber Networks. The Designing of the FTTH network is a complex and challenging process. Many parameters such as size, cost, scalability, etc. have to consider while designing the FTTH. GIS capabilities are becoming more relevant for fiber network development as operators need visual representations of their networks that they can easily maintain. Users can create data layers consisting of all relevant network elements, including cable spans and termination points. Sophisticated GIS platforms enable fiber network operators to quickly query network data and troubleshoot issues as they arise.