From paper to pods: Revolutionised fibre planning process at Deutsche Telekom AG with FOSS4G components

Torsten Drey, Emmanuel Belo, Marc Jansen and Markus Neteler

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Compared to other industrialised countries Germany [ranks rather low]( when it comes to the availability of broadband internet via fibre. In order to change this and to cope with the needs for the new mobile standard 5G, Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) revolutionised the planning of fibre networks. The main goal is to shorten the time to market dramatically by automating processes. A brand-new world comprising lots of geodata and heavy geoprocessing is needed to substitute previous manual tasks.

The newly developed SDI shall respond to criteria, such as:

* Best of breed software
* Flexibility and adaptability
* Deployability via automated pipelines as well as scalability
* Sustaining a pluridisciplinary team working in an agile environment (SCRUM and SAFe)
* Security

DTAG selected open source components such as geOrchestra, SHOGun and Actinia to be deployed on a docker orchestration system. A large team of open source contributors were brought together to enable the launch of this major SDI.

This talk will present how FOSS4G components and teams can be effectively bundled together in order to achieve industry specific goals.