Subsea data network planning

When planning a subsea cable installation, there are a number of considerations that will affect both the price and the design of the network.

OSI supports the network planning process with:

  • Business case analysis to consider traffic intensity and system capacity, reliability and grade of service requirements, operational benefits of a fiber-based subsea cable network balanced against CapEx and OpEx budgets
  • Development plans and partner identification to assess opportunities to share network or maintenance costs with other organizations, which potential partners exist, and which present the best fit for short and long-term network priorities
  • Lease block architecture review to leverage cost sharing opportunities, ensure operational efficiencies are optimized, engineer for in-field infrastructure needs and network protection requirements
  • Lifecycle planning to address the beginning- and end-of-life cost modelling, bandwidth demand, network reliability and network maintenance requirements for current needs and for a fully future-proofed digital oilfield solution

OSI’s team has been created from a carefully selected group of subsea cable experts. Team members have experience as investors, owners, operators, installers and maintainers of submarine and terrestrial ‘backhaul’ fiber optic networks. The company has an intimate understanding of the role each party plays in network development and brings the right people together to create a project team designed solely to maximize success and protect the clients’ interests.

Contact OSI today for the planning, design, delivery and operation of your offshore communications network.