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Logical Provisioning Enables Bandwidth Mapping at Tri-State

Tri-State logical provisioning

Logical Provisioning with ArcFM Fiber Manager™ Enabled at Tri-State

Status: Ongoing

This logical provisioning solution starts with a four-state utility. Tri-State Logical Provisioning SSP ProjectTri-State Generation & Transmission generates and transmits electric power to 43 member coops, who in turn power more than a million customers across four states. The massive G&T needs to efficiently manage bandwidth across a huge and complex network of telecommunications devices that span these four states. 

Better Logical Provisioning Solution Needed

Previously, Tri-State managed its telecommunications network with a legacy, homegrown application. The application was not geospatially enabled, which left Tri-State unable to take advantage of the power of its GIS. 

Tri-State wanted a solution that provided this complex logical bandwidth provisioning while directly consuming ArcGIS data. In looking for a solution, they sought an established, supported product with an existing user base — from a solution provider who understood both their industry and the technology behind their needs. 

Why SSP for Logical Provisioning?

SSP demonstrated superior knowledge of both logical provisioning and geospatial enablement. SSP presented a two-phase project that assessed the utility’s current circuit management state, including legacy data. They offered an application design for the future, a large-scale data conversion, and the technical leadership to execute on both. 

The final product will be a combination of ArcFM Fiber Manager™, Esri ArcGIS and a custom software build.  SSP has already brought all telco assets into the GIS. It will also eliminate the legacy system and achieve logical provisioning on the established ArcGIS platform.