21712 - SCTE Broadband Nov2022 COMPLETE v1

28 Vol. 44 No. 4 - November 2022 Issue Member Spotlight: IQgeo As the fibre roll out continues across the UK, synergies and partnerships are springing up all over the country to facilitate the transition. Often the number of parties involved are substantial and the complex supply chain includes the existing private investment, the existing network, local authorities, altnets and software designers right up to private landlords and tenants. Upp is working with GE Digital and IQgeo Fibre to design its FTTx networks. IQgeo’s auto design software, integrated with the GE Digital Smallworld Network Inventory solutions, enables Upp to automatically design an error- free network, speeding up the rollout process and keeping build costs low. Real World Systems are designing the architecture and providing trouble-shooting diagnostics throughout the process. Upp is deploying a full-fibre network to one million premises by 2025 in eastern England, offering Next Level Broadband to consumers and local businesses. The solution provided by IQgeo and GE Digital means that Upp can roll out their network, unhampered by the shortage of fibre network designers in the UK. IQgeo fibre is an automated fibre-optic network design software that delivers advanced calculations and output. Its AI-based algorithms, coupled with its flexibility, allow fibre-optic network planning to rapidly scale. Part of GE Digital’s Smallworld Geospatial Asset Management suite, Smallworld Network Inventory provides a spatially-based, end-to-end view of the network. This solution combines the fully connected inside and outside plant of the physical network with the ability to integrate logical inventory to deliver an integrated inventory capability. By Melissa Cogavin, Managing Editor, SCTE (formerly Comsof) from the industry Kelly Fournier IQgeo Colin Waterworth GE Digital Alex Marshall Upp Gillian Kendrick Real World Systems