In the last Geospatially Enabling Telecom blog we discussed Network Transformation and the impact 5G will have on communications networks. To support Network Transformation, Esri and its Partner's solutions can be categorized into 4 main business offerings; , , , and . While, the main focus of the previous blog was around Network Design & Asset Management solutions, this blog will take a look at the other solutions in these Network Transformation offering areas.
Strategic Planning Tools
Big Data Toolkit
A new deployment option for the Strategic Planning Tools solution that has recently gained a lot of attention from ArcGIS users is the Big Data Toolkit. This toolkit contains core ArcGIS spatial analysis tools that can be deployed into big data environments like Hadoop, and are run through Spark jobs. This allows analysts to bring ArcGIS spatial analysis tools directly to large datasets, distribute analysis across nodes in a cluster, and perform spatial operations without spatial indexing, drastically improving performance and speed.
Getting Started with Strategic Planning Tools
To deploy the Strategic Planning Tools within your organization, you have 3 main options, including Big Data Toolkit, depending on the analysis workflow and size of the datasets:
- ArcGIS Pro and ArcPy Python spatial libraries (core ArcGIS tools typically ran within a desktop environment)
- GeoAnalytics Server and Spatiotemporal Data Store (big data spatial analysis, bring the data to ArcGIS)
- Big Data Toolkit and ArcGIS (big data spatial analysis, bring ArcGIS to the data)
For more information on Esri's Strategic Planning Tools, check out this Story Map. https://arcg.is/1H1XH4
Desktop & Walkout Surveys
Demo Video: Desktop & Walkout Survey Demo from Esri UC 2019
Getting Started with Desktop & Walkout Surveys
To get started and for more information, check out this story map: https://arcg.is/1zKbbX
Project Tracking & Monitoring
With the increased number of network build outs to support Network Transformation, project tracking and monitoring is more important today than ever before. Engineers are designing networks on top of each other and in near real-time, and sales and operations teams need to know when projects will be completed. So in order to make timely and accurate decisions, access to underlying data in an easy to interrupt format is a business necessity. Esri's Project Tracking & Monitoring solutions allow for visualizing data on a map or dashboard to better understand activities, projects, and operations. ArcGIS integrates existing data, metrics, and operational and analytical layers in a way that produces information valued by decision makers. Ensure all of your network transformation projects stay on time and on budget.
Getting Started with Project Tracking & Monitoring
To get started and for more information, check out Network Transformation at esri.com/telecom.
Network Transformation: Modeling Fiber - Part 1
In the next Geospatially Enabling Telecom blog we’ll expand upon the second blog of the series and further discuss the simple network management capabilities and workflows available today, and the advanced network management capabilities and workflows coming with the addition of Object Classes in the utility network and the release of the Industry Configuration for fiber. We'll also do a deeper dive on the first preview release of the fiber asset package data model. We'll follow up the 'Modeling Fiber' blog with additional blogs on the other Esri business offerings that support network transformation.
Please feel free to comment below on anything covered in this blog, and to provide feedback or offer suggestions on functionality you would like to see in any of the Esri network transformation business offerings, and for more information on all of Esri's solutions for telecommunications visit Esri.com/telecom.
- Esri Telecom Team