Profitable areas in large-scale FTTH network optimization

Mateusz Żotkiewicz , Mariusz Mycek , Artur Tomaszewski


We present an optimization platform for Fiber-to-the-Home network design. The platform is capable of minimizing the capital expenditures (CAPEX) of network deployment by optimizing locations of optical equipment, signal splitters and cable cabinets, optimizing cable routes and types of cables as well as the number and types of optical cards and splitters. We present the architecture of the platform, the design process it implements, and the algorithms it deploys. The platform is used to indicate the parts of the design process that require complex optimization with dedicated algorithms and those that can be left to appropriately crafted engineering rules. We indicate that while keeping the computation time acceptable, much of the CAPEX savings can be obtained when locations of optical equipment are thoroughly optimized, cable routes are determined with plain engineering rules, and finally, signal splitting patterns are optimized carefully to lower the fiber count and thus the cost of cables.
Author Mateusz Żotkiewicz IT
Mateusz Żotkiewicz,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Mariusz Mycek IT
Mariusz Mycek,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Artur Tomaszewski IT
Artur Tomaszewski,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
Journal seriesTelecommunication Systems, ISSN 1018-4864 [1572-9451 (electronic version)]
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in EnglishFTTH · Access networks · Network design · Simulated annealing
projectDistributed optical access network optimization. Project leader: Żotkiewicz Mateusz, , Phone: +48 22 234-6189, application date 17-10-2012, start date 28-06-2013, end date 27-06-2014, IT/2013/badawczy/37, Completed
WEiTI Projekty finansowane przez MNiSW
The Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy, , Phone: +48 22 234-7232, start date 27-04-2015, end date 31-12-2016, IT/2015/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
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Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.542 (2) - 2016=1.502 (5)
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