Client: Strategy Consulting firm serving Telecom

Our client is a Telecom and Media focused global strategy consulting firm. Metron worked with them to implement their algorithm-driven route planning and fiber optimization software for 5G telcos


Business goal

Build algorithm-driven network planning and optimization software for large telecom providers to enable 5G and fiber planning


Solution

Implemented a proprietary optimization algorithm in a cloud environment with parallel processing for super-fast optimization


Technologies

The core optimization was developed in Java. Other technologies used include Apache Storm, AWS, Nodejs, Angularjs


Highlights


Handled large datasets: Utilized entire US geospatial data on all households and businesses, road segments, fiber routes, network equipment, census blocks, and other marketing data

Fast computation: Computationally intense algorithms to plan fiber routes, determine coverage, and generate reports; completed optimization for the whole of US in just 5 days

Distributed processing: Architected the solution which utilized large datasets to run on distributed parallel processing clusters in the cloud


Outcome


This cloud based solution shortened the timeframe for completing the processing by 70% and drastically cut down computational costs

Implemented the optimization algorithm to run on AWS clusters. The fiber route optimization and report generation for the entire US - all households and all businesses – was completed in 5 days using 40 AWS instances