LGU GENERAL SANTOS GOES FIBER OPTIC NETWORKING
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – With twenty-five (25) departments and ten (10) divisions under the City Mayor’s Office of General Santos City which are situated outside the main city hall building, there is a big challenge for the ICT Division to interconnect these offices for data exchange and transmission.
General Santos City Hospital and City Health are located around 3.0 km away from the city hall. City Engineer’s and General Services Office are likewise situated about 2.0 kilometers away. City Admin – Bulaong Terminal Office is more than 1.0 km plus other offsite offices like Civil Registry, Agriculture, Environment, Assessor’s, Population, Legislative, Public Library and even the ICT Division is not within the main building.
Thus with this setup, there is an apparent need to establish a comprehensive network to serve the IT needs of all stakeholders involved. Immediate and long-term needs can be addressed through a network backbone using fiber-optic technology. This plan has been included in the Executive-Legislative Agenda (ELA 2014-2016) and will comprise ICTD’s major final output under the new Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) of the Civil Service Commission.
What is a BACKBONE?
“In computer networking, a backbone is a central conduit designed to transfer network traffic at high speeds. Network backbones are designed to maximize the reliability and performance of large-scale, long-distance data communications. The best known network backbones have been those used on the Internet. Backbones typically consist of network routers and switches connected by fiber optic or Ethernet cables. Computers normally do not connect to a backbone directly. Instead, the networks of Internet service providers or large organizations connect to these backbones and computers access the backbone indirectly.”
What is a FIBER-OPTIC?
A fiber optic cable is a network cable that contains strands of glass fibers inside an insulated casing. These cables are designed for long distance and very high bandwidth (gigabit speed) network communications. Fiber optic cables carry communication signals using pulses of light. While expensive, these cables are increasingly being used instead of traditional copper cables, because fiber offers more capacity and is less susceptible to electrical interference. So-called Fiber to the Home (FTTH) installations are becoming more common as a way to bring ultra high speed Internet service (100 Mbps and higher) to residences.
Implementation is on-going now in Phases 1 to 3. You may refer to the following schedule.
PHASE 1: CPDO to CTO
PHASE 2: CPDO to AGRI to ICTD/WMO
PHASE 3: CPDO to ASSESSOR and AGRI to LCR
PHASE 4: 4.1. CPDO to CDRRMC to CMO
4.2. ASSESSOR to CPMO
4.3. ASSESSOR to CSWDO
4.4. CPDO to SP
4.5. CPDO to CITY HEALTH to CITY HOSPITAL
4.6. CPDO to CEO/GSO
4.7. CEO/GSO to CTO Public Market
4.8. CPDO to ADMIN BULAONG TERMINAL
4.9. CPDO to BOSS to LIBRARY
4.10. AGRI to CENRO
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