Openreach, the United Kingdom's largest digital infrastructure firm, utilizes the VIAVI Optical Network Monitoring System (ONMSi) to accelerate its Full Fibre broadband deployment across the UK. This will further enhance the quality of its build and experience for local customers.
According to Openreach, they selected ONMSi for the platform's ability to address networks remotely – from validating new construction to performing preactivation checks, as well as monitoring ongoing service – that reduces the need for costly engineering visits.
Peter Bell, Director of Network Technology at Openreach said, "we want to maintain our position as the U.K.'s leading Full Fibre network by working with world-class partners, and VIAVI's innovations in remote fibre testing will help us monitor and accelerate our network build whilst making sure we continue to deliver a great experience for customers."
ONMSi has proven to be an efficient, reliable, and fast certification platform. In line with this, the Full Fibre build monitoring processes are fully centralized and automated with Openreach OSS and Field App requirements. Thus, this solution drives actionable insights across the field and contractor labor workforce to establish a traceable, guided process that results in high-quality and error-free network build. As a result, it mitigates the element of risk, with robust governance and compliance processes in place.
Openreach has set a target to deliver 20 million homes passed with fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) by the mid-to-late 2020s. As the leading provider of Full Fibre broadband infrastructure to communications service providers in the United Kingdom, the company is on track to reach 4.5 million premises by the end of March 2021.
Manuel Mato, Vice President of EMEA at VIAVI said, "VIAVI has a longstanding relationship with Openreach, whose deployment and maintenance teams are utilizing our test solutions for their existing broadband networks. Over the last two years, we are pleased to have extended our partnership with Openreach to include the ONMSi platform, which proved to deliver significant improvements in scale, speed, and quality of FTTx networks. Moving forward, the ONMSi platform has been trusted to continue to drive further efficiencies and support Openreach's Full Fibre programme."