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Nova Incepta Announces New FTTH Group To Bring World-Class Expertise For Support On Next Generation Architectures

Global telecoms engineering consultancy group Nova Incepta has announced today the launch of its Fibre to the Home group, created to provide advice and support to operators world-wide in the implementation of their FTTH projects. Headed by John Enoch and Dr Paul France, two of the leading global experts in the design and implementation of next generation access architectures, the group will focus on delivering powerful, least cost, end-to-end solutions based on providing the highest quality advice, consultancy and support from initial concept through to deployment, operation and customer satisfaction monitoring.

Nova Incepta operates globally to provide people and skills for telecoms projects world-wide. The company delivers a proven range of engineering, operations, regulatory and sales consultancy services to the telecoms industry, in areas such as network transformation, repairs, network interconnect, optimisation and security, legacy technology support and training & education.

Managing Director, Richard Kendall, comments: “Meeting the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth is an on-going test for operators. It was always our aim to provide a comprehensive set of services and solutions, backed by unrivalled expertise and real-life, leading edge experience of FTTH projects. We are delighted to have secured the expertise of two such highly experienced people to head up our FTTH team in Paul France and John Enoch.”

Dr Paul France – expert in optical technology, broadband and FTTH architecture design and deployment
Paul France has over 35 years’ experience in the field of telecommunications and IT and is a leading authority on optical technology with an extensive background in broadband IP networks and services. He is a pioneer in optical fibre development with over 10 patents and 100 papers published in the field. He is also the author of three books, including ‘Local Access Technologies’ published by the IET. His previous roles have included BT General Manager for Solution Design of broadband services and as BT Programme Director for major broadband initiatives: FTTH and ADSL2+.

John Enoch – expert in access networks including NGA technologies such as FTTH
John Enoch has 34 years’ experience within BT from apprentice to senior manager, followed by 10 years as the UK Vice President of a telecoms equipment supplier. He has advised several telecoms manufacturers about their FTTH operational strategy. Undertaking the role of General Manager Access at BT, he had national responsibility for a multi-million pound capital spend and a brief to implement a “World Class Access Network.” He also led a team of BT senior managers carrying out a strategic study of the Access Network requested by the BT Main Board, and he was BT District Manager Access for East Anglia serving 3M customers, with a team of over 2000 people and exacting Quality of Service targets.

Nova Incepta has worked on a number of high profile projects including advising an incumbent network operator on optimizing the design of its FTTH network and advising STC on many aspects of its FTTH programme in Saudi Arabia.

Nova Incepta’s end-to-end capability in FTTH spans a whole range of activities from concept to customer satisfaction monitoring, covering business case development, tendering, planning, design, implementation and maintenance. The FTTH team provide comprehensive advice and hands-on support from designing open architecture solutions that deliver least cost deployment, provisioning and maintenance. They can prepare a detailed Business case that compares the cost and benefits of different options and support the operator in negotiations with government bodies and other institutions.

The company has invested in the development of a detailed model that has been proven to be over 97% accurate when compared to actual costs. This allows Nova’s team to provide highly beneficial advice through Capex Cost Simulation Models, RFP production and tender adjudication, advice on procurement strategy, planning policy and detailed planning, Installation Guides and Customer Experience Monitoring that will benchmark the operator’s performance against competitors, and against international comparisons.