Case Study: Cable TV

How a cable television company unifies its physical network data, customer services and strategic planning through Mapbis’ easy-to-use, map-based system

Client: Türksat Cable Provider of cable television and internet services in Turkey; 1.5 m customers

Challenge: To unify diverse continually updated data, manage daily operations and provide for strategic growth. To be unified: customer services, physical network data, projections of network growth

Solution: Mapbis data environment, specially designed for managing cable television operational data

turksat

TÜRKSAT

www.turksat.com.tr

Mapbis’ Solution

To unify Türksat’s large, continuous flow of diverse data and complex daily operations, Mapbis designed a data management system with the following main features:

 

  • Desktop-based and tablet-based versions for management and field staff, respectively
  • User-specific authorization for data entry, access and analysis
  • Standardized data entry to maximize the reliability and usefulness of data for analyses
  • Intuitive, multiple-criteria search tools for doing analyses and generating reports

Technology used

  • MapInfo, MapXtreme .Net
  • Oracle Spatial
  • Oracle 11g
  • Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Devexpress
  • OpenLayers
  • Web Services (ASP.NET)
  • GeoServer

Advantages of Mapbis’ Cable TV Data
Management System

  • Clean, simple design combined with powerful analytic tools
  • Customized tools make it easy for users at all levels, from managers to field workers
  • Map-based design make it intuitive to use, and useful for addressing region-based challenges
  • Each data item is entered via standardized menus, maximizing reliability of data
  • Each user’s authorization level is password controlled, and file permissions can bemanaged to keep data reliable and safe

Example criteria for queries and analyses

  • Physical network component type
  • Customer characteristics
  • Maintenance status

Examples of data integrated geographically

  • PPhysical network: cable types, distribution
    boxes, fiber nodes, manholes
  • Customer characteristics
  • Maintenance status