The telecommunications industry is currently the fastest growing industry, driven by technological advances in wireless technology and the development of Internet technologies. Accelerating the pace of design and construction of new networks, modernizing the existing infrastructure and improving the quality of network service are the main tasks in the field of telecommunications infrastructure management.
The basis of an effective management and development system, as well as network design, is the implementation of geographic information systems and geospatial data.
The needed geospatial data for solution of range of tasks in the telecommunications industry:
spatial analysis of existing networks and the environment;
spatial analysis and modeling in network planning;
selection of appropriate calculated area for cellular antennas, PCS radio ports, fiber nodes, repeaters;
determination of the optimal cable laying route, taking into account the central lines of streets and railways, as well as various underground communications;
determination of the optimal location of radio relay lines, taking into account the surface profiles;
optical visibility from certain points (antenna locations);
simulation of radio wave propagation and analysis of their coverage areas;
obtaining geographically referenced measurements of the magnitude of the electromagnetic field (GIS + GPS) and its analysis;
spatial data (physical network, land use, etc.) as an integral part of the operational database system.