Development of a Decision Support System for FTTH Installations

In preparation for increasing its deployment of last-mile fibre, TELUS has engaged the University of Alberta to study the most efficient and cost-effective installation methods for Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployment where there are no existing telecommunications rights of way. The methods we will explore are divided into two categories: 1.) Direct Buried Methods (micro-trenching, Horizontal Directional Drilling, piercing and plowing. 2.) Utility Sharing (installing optical fibre via existing utility lines). Final recommendations and know-how will be reported in a Decision Support Guide transferred to TELUS. This important research will assist the telecommunications industry in Canada with scientifically backed knowledge and procedure for optical fibre installation projects.

Mohammad Rezaee, Leon Gay, Hediyeh Vaseli & TBD
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Alireza Bayat