Proposed features/Telecom local loop
|Telecom local loop|
|Status:||Draft (under way)|
|Tagging:||telecom=[[Tag:telecom=<tt style="background:#EEF;">central_office, telecom=connection_point, telecom=outdoor_dslam, telecom:network=local_loop, connection_point=*, telecom:medium=*|central_office, telecom=connection_point, telecom=outdoor_dslam, telecom:network=local_loop, connection_point=*, telecom:medium=*]]</tt>|
|Definition:||Introducing new values to depict the telecom local loop, with some keys to map this network in a consistent way.|
This proposal aims to introduce new values to describe the telecommunication local loop, especially with the telecom=* key. After introducing man_made=street_cabinet last year, there is a need to describe more precisely the different kinds of street cabinet and for which kind of network (optical, copper,...) they are reserved. The central offices are also an important part of the local loop, this is why a tag will also be proposed here. This document will describe a common tagging scheme to specify the telecom local loop.
Many different kind of infrastructures of the local loop can be seen in the streets. There is today no tag to correctly define a central office, an outdoor DSLAM or a connection point. Moreover, different types of central office and connection points exists, for instance with copper (xDSL services) or fiber (FTTx services). This services cannot be distinguished with our current tags.
A central office is a building, a part of a building or in some countries a street cabinet which connect a subscriber's home with the provider of a line. A lot of switching equipments are located in central offices.
|telecom||central_office||The central office should be mapped as for those which are located in a dedicated building. For the others (recent ones in street cabinets, part of building,...), a should be used.||mandatory|
|building||yes||When located in a dedicated building.||optional|
|man_made||street_cabinet||When the central is a street cabinet.||optional|
|street_cabinet||telecom||mandatory with man_made=street_cabinet|
|telecom:medium||<medium type>||The type of local loop it is used to. See below for possible values.||recommended|
|operator||<operator>||The name of the company that operates the cabinet.||optional|
|owner||<owner>||The name of the organization which has the ownership of the building (State or local administritive organisation for example)||optional|
|telecom:medium||copper||When the connection is with copper for the final user. Typically for xDSL offers.|
|telecom:medium||fiber||When the connection is with fiber for the final user. Typically for FTTH or FTTO offers.|
|telecom:medium||coax||When the connection is with coaxial cable for the final user. Typically for FTTB or FTTLa offers.|
Near from central offices, owned by telecommunication operators, these street cabinets are used with copper networks and host dslam.
|operator||<operator>||The name of the company that operates the cabinet.||recommended|
|owner||<owner>||The name of the organization which has the ownership of the building (State or local administritive organisation for example)||recommended|