Migration from Copper to Fiber Access Network using Passive Optical Network for Green and Dry Field Areas of Pakistan
Umar Farooq1, Sajid Bashir2, Tauseef Tasneem3, A.Saboor4, A.Rauf5
1Umar Farooq, MSTN, Iqra University, Khayaban-E-Johar, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2Dr. Khawaja Tauseef Tasneem, HOD, Department of Computer Science, Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
3Dr. Sajid Bashir, Department of Computer Science, Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
4A. Saboor, Military College of Signals, National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
5A. Rauf, Military College of Signals, National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Manuscript received on August 14, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on August 28, 2015. | Manuscript published on September 05, 2015. | PP: 118-128 | Volume-5 Issue-4, September 2015 . | Retrieval Number: D2723095415 /2015©BEIESP
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Abstract: Passive Optical Networks (PON) technology brings an evolution in the industry of Telecommunication for the provisioning of High Speed Internet (HSI) and Triple Play bundled Services that includes Voice, Data, and Video Streaming throughout the world. In Pakistan most of the service providers are offering broadband services on traditional copper OSP (Outside Plant) network since 2000. Demand for the high speed internet and broadband is increasing rapidly, it is desired with great need to migrate from traditional copper based OSP network to PON – FTTx (Fiber To The x) infrastructure. Considering the geographical requirements in Pakistan a scalable fiber network is required which can be optimized as per the user’s requirements and demands with high speed bandwidth efficiency, involving the minimum losses and with ideal capital expenditure (CAPEX). In this work a platform for migration from copper to fiber access network with a scalable and optimized PON – FTTx infrastructure in green field and dry field areas of Pakistan have been proposed using Geographic Information system (GIS). In any developing country like Pakistan having the same cultural and geographical topology, this platform can be used to migrate from copper to fiber access network to provide the PON based telecom services. The developed platform for migration from copper to PON based fiber has been studied, planned, and then simulated on a selected geographical area of Pakistan with physical execution that showed better and efficient results with reduction in capital and operational expenditures. A factual plan without ambiguities assists the operators of Pakistan to analyze/forecast bandwidth requirements of an area, optimized network planning along with the in time and efficient deployment.
Keywords: FTTx, GIS, HSI, OSP, PON