FiberLocator was designed to make network planning as fast and easy as possible. That’s why the network planners at FiberLocator equipped telecom pros with the industry’s best suite of telecom research and data-gathering tools when they created it.
Below is a list of the top tools and features in FiberLocator’s online platform, as reported by users themselves. Take a look and see how they might streamline your network planning and research process.
1. Do an address search for commercial buildings
Our user-friendly interface makes it easy to locate and pull data from 299 standard and non-standard carriers, nearly 450,000 lit buildings and over 6,700 data center listings, complete with info on carriers with fiber in streets at the locations you click. Search by city, state or landmark and even request network validations to confirm connectivity at locations.
2. Use map controls to pan and zoom around a map
Access over 340 map layers within seconds, including long-haul, metro and submarine networks, using FiberLocator’s pan and zoom tools. To simplify the research process, you can click on carrier names to highlight and confirm their location and even turn map and building layers on and off to ensure you’re only viewing the information you need.
3. Get carrier data and request pricing
Click on a fiber line or on a lit building list to receive a summary of which providers have networks or services at that location. You can also request network pricing information for a specific network, lit building or data center by clicking on the “Request Network Pricing” link at the bottom of your “My Workspace” panel.
4. Use the “Measure” and “Radius” tools to plot distances
FiberLocator’s measurement tool equips you to pinpoint your research and network planning down to the foot. Just zoom in, point and click to measure exact distances and confirm locations with street-level detail. Use this tool to estimate the length of potential builds from site to site. You can also utilize the radius tool to locate providers with networks within a specific area.
5. Export a map
A simple export process enables you to quickly save and collect your telecom data. Save maps as PNG or PDF files to create fast and easy visual tools for your research and decision making throughout the network planning process. You can even customize maps by uploading an image or logo.
6. Use the batch upload feature
Locate the fiber networks nearest to your location by uploading a list of specific addresses. You can upload as many as 200 unique addresses and get results for the nearest metro and long-haul networks as well as the closest lit buildings – all you need is a .csv file to collect data on providers at or near your locations.
7. Change map view to satellite view
In addition to equipping you with hundreds of map layers, FiberLocator also enables you to customize your viewing experience to meet specific mapping requirements. Use Roads View for street-level detail, or select Aerial Images with Roads View to broaden the physical details of your location search.
FiberLocator Gives You Options
The best part of using a telecom database and online tool designed by network planners for network planners is that you get options, from online access to an API for custom integration with data sets. No two enterprises have the same network or research requirements. Whether you have a one-time project or require larger, ongoing data gathering and network planning support, FiberLocator has the tools and professional services to align with your specific needs and drivers.