In addition to satisfying all customer needs, a well-designed network should help maximize profits by placing value where you need it, eliminate unnecessary expenses and minimize operational costs, while providing a high quality service. Proper network design provides you with a plan based on your particular environmental conditions (budgets, geography, aerial or underground) and customer dynamics (single or multi-family units, businesses, building density, and take rates). As a part of our design, you will receive a planning drawing with cable routes, construction methodology, splitter locations, and a bill of materials required to serve your customers. This plan will provide enough detail to determine if you should invest in detail engineering and plan for construction
Fiber optic network design refers to the specialized processes leading to a successful installation and operation of a fiber optic network. It includes first determining the type of communication system(s) which will be carried over the network, the geographic layout (premises, campus, outside plant (OSP, etc.), the transmission equipment required and the fiber network over which it will operate. Designing a fiber optic network usually also requires interfacing to other networks which may be connected over copper cabling and wireless.
Next to consider are requirements for permits, easements, permissions and inspections. Once we get to that stage, we can consider actual component selection, placement, installation practices, testing, troubleshooting and network equipment installation and startup. Finally, we have to consider documentation, maintenance and planning for restoration in event of a future outage.
The design of the network must precede not only the installation itself, but it must be completed to estimate the cost of the project and, for the contractor, bid on the job. Design not only affects the technical aspects of the installation, but the business aspects also.