Telecommunication infrastructure providers, e.g., fiber network providers, benefit from accurate knowledge of the network footprint. This disclosure describes techniques to automatically monitor fiber networks. Datasets of fiber network information are hosted on suitable platforms, and can be easily customized. Network footprint, including information about the handholes and their adjacent handholes, provided by the network planner is captured as a dataset. Network splicing data points are identified and stored per customer along with their duct/microduct and ring information as a dataset. A breadth first search technique is used to analyze the datasets and provide information about usage of pairs and cores. Such information can be used for further analytics and to optimize network capacity utilization. The techniques convert a network management problem into a large-scale data problem. The techniques enable cost effective network monitoring of the network and provide powerful analytics capability.
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Narayan, Bravishma, "Automated fiber network monitoring", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 01, 2017)