Telecommunication Management for Utility Companies

Complex empty conduit networks can be documented and visualised in the ITS sector-specific data model TK VE. The solution is completely integrable into NRM standard sector-specific data models and can be used within the standard application. All Smallworld analysis tools are available.

  • Easy TK solution for utility companies
  • Consistent visualisation of complex empty conduit networks
  • Visualisation with profile views
  • Integration into NRM standard sector-specific data models
  • Topological Analysis of empty conduits
  • Interface for cable management systems

Product Description


The information age is made possible through wide-ranging radio, electricity and telecommunication networks. Furthermore, networks are required to cover a broader bandwidth. This requirement is met by installing optical fibres. In preparation of a grid expansion, utility companies are already installing empty conduit networks during construction projects to prepare for future smart grid and smart metering solutions as well as to expand in the telecommunications sector or to provide infrastructure to other cable networks. A primary prerequisite for achieving this goal is to fully document the empty conduit network.

The ITS sector-specific data model TK VE is aimed towards companies that document their sector-specific supply network in Smallworld GIS and want to apply the application’s functions and analyses on empty conduit networks. Using the ITS sector-specific TK VE data model, complex empty conduit networks can be managed by documenting routes where they and connected assets are installed. It is possible to document cables in empty conduits as well as in more complex variations, for example cables in empty conduit systems. Their location can be displayed in a profile visualisation. In addition, routes are documented in a detailed and overview map similar to other Smallworld sector-specific data models.

Whilst looking for an outage via a measured length or the GIS length, the location is displayed in a graphic window. The Current Flow Analyser service is available for SIAS. A new function of the Current Flow Analyser is the allocation of assets to a specific route and route branches. It is also possible to select adjoining branches and to add these to the route analysis. As a result, all cable sections are allocated to the route.

Route Documentation

The ITS sector-specific data model TK VE enables a consistent documentation of empty conduits, fittings, shafts, distribution boxes, connection points and cables. This means that occupation rights (e.g. renting empty conduits to external companies) or existing occupancies (own use e.g. optical fibre cables) are documented. It is possible to differentiate individual empty conduits in a profile visualisation through the use of colour. The pathway of individually installed empty conduits and cables can easily be depicted via mouse click. This includes detecting available and unavailable empty conduits in the profile view.

Data Model

The ITS sector-specific data model for TK VE includes an independent data model that can be supplemented with a sector-specific data model for electricity, but also with other sector-specific pipeline networks. In addition, the ITS sector-specific data model TK VE offers users an easy-to-use and future-oriented tool to document empty conduit networks within a short period of time.