Smallworld Network Inventory Gateway 5.1 at UPC Poland

Smallworld Network Inventory Gateway

First implementation of Smallworld Network Inventory Gateway 5.1 in Poland completed! Globema’s team deployed the tool at UPC Poland (a leading cable TV operator and a part of Liberty Global International and one of the largest Polish cable TV operators).

Our team implemented the network inventory system composed of Smallworld Physical Network Inventory (PNI) and PNI add-ons (Physical Route Manager, Optical Network Atlas, Cable-TV Design)  at UPC Poland in 2007. In 2014, PNI was upgraded to version 4.3. During migration to the new platform, Network Inventory Gateway (NIG) 4.3.0 was also implemented in order to provide internet and intranet access to data held within PNI. Later NIG was upgraded to version 4.3.2, based on Network Viewer Platform and Google Maps.

This year UPC decided to upgrade NIG further to the latest version 5.1 in order to gain features not available in the older versions. Globema conducted the upgrade and also migrated existing NIG extensions, implemented at an earlier stage, providing thin-client access to Optical Network Atlas and Physical Route Manager.

About UPC Poland

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UPC Poland, being part of Liberty Global, is the largest digital cable television and broadband internet provider within Poland. The company provides video, broadband internet, and digital (VoIP) telephony services to 2.9 million service subscribers (RGUs). UPC is also a leading provider of triple play services in Poland.

UPC Poland’s customers are located in regional clusters encompassing nine of the ten largest cities in Poland, including the capital city Warsaw and the cities of Cracow and Katowice. Its network is 98% upgraded to two-way capacity, with almost all of its homes passed served by a network with a bandwidth of at least 860 Mhz.

Key facts:

  • 3.1 million homes passed
  • 1.4 million customers
  • 2.9 million service subscribers (RGUs):
    • 1.2 million video subscribers, of which 980,000 are enhanced video subscribers. Enhanced video services include additional channels, premium channels, and SVoD.
    • 1.1 million broadband internet subscribers. Internet speeds range up to 600 Mbps
    • 619,000 telephony subscribers
  • 6,000 mobile subscribers
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About Network Inventory Gateway

Smallworld Network Inventory Gateway is a web-based front end application that provides thin-client internet and intranet access to data held within Physical Network Inventory (PNI). In order to provide NIG users with the easy access to the data and features of the commonly used PNI add-ons, Physical Route Manager (PRM) and Optical Network Atlas (ONA), Globema released new versions of these add-ons with NIG integration included.

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FIBER ROUTES AND OPTICAL SCHEMES FROM PRM & ONA IN NETWORK INVENTORY GATEWAY PRM & ONA – NEW FEATURES AND SMALLWORLD 5.1 COMPATIBILITY UNIFIED NETWORK INVENTORY AT UPC CEE
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