Viavi Solutions’s Optical Network Monitoring System (ONMSi) has been selected by Openreach, the United Kingdom’s largest digital infrastructure firm, to accelerate its Full Fibre broadband deployment and enhance the quality of its build and experience for customers across the U.K.
Peter Bell, Director, Network Technology, Openreach “Having a fast, reliable broadband connection matters more than ever, so we’re proud that our network has played a crucial role in keeping the U.K. connected during the Corona virus pandemic. We’re also convinced that our new ultra-reliable and future proof Full Fibre network will be a major catalyst in helping the U.K. to build back better. This year, our nationwide build program has been gathering pace – passing 42,000 premises every week – and we’re determined to match that speed of deployment with the highest quality of build standards. 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 fiber testing will help us monitor and accelerate our network build whilst making sure we continue to deliver a great experience for customers.”
Manuel Mato, Vice President, EMEA, 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 program.”
Openreach selected ONMSi for the platform’s ability to address networks – from validating new construction to performing preactivation checks, to monitoring ongoing service – remotely, reducing the need for costly engineering visits.
ONMSi has proven to be an efficient, reliable, and fast certification platform across the network lifecycle. Full Fibre build monitoring processes are fully centralized and automated with Openreach OSS and Field App requirements.
This solution drives actionable insights across the field and contractor labor workforce to establish a traceable, guided process that results in high-quality, error-free network build, reducing the element of risk and with robust governance and compliance processes in place.