Step On The Box

Smart solutions for fibre optic network

We are looking for:
Students in Mechanical engineering (bachelor & master), Construction management & engineering (master), Civil engineering & management, Spatial engineering, Embedded systems, Geographical information management & applications

6 available
Registration deadline
29 Nov 2021
2 Dec 2021
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 111, 1021 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands, Remote
1. Description of the challenge

The challenge lies in the ground: how can we design and build our fibre optic networks smartly, quickly and accurately?

1. Focus on the data issue with regard to information about the roll-out area (students where data, AI, etc. play a role in the study), or:

2. Smart solutions for dealing with soil cover or different types of soil (perhaps more mechanical engineering, geo-related studies).

Why is this challenge important?

The large-scale roll-out of a national fiber optic network is a considerable job that takes years. We do this on a project basis and because no area is the same, it takes quite a bit of work.

Automation and optimization help us to do this smartly and quickly, but there are also activities where this proves to be very difficult. Consider, for example, the inspection of areas: what exactly will the buildings look like, how is the ground covered, and there is a lot of 'in the way' on the roll-out route. In addition to how it looks above ground, the soil itself (eg sandy soil, loess, clay) and everything that is underground (eg networks of other parties) is also important in the roll-out.

2. Expected outcome

Innovative solutions!

About KPN

As the network of the Netherlands, we work with passion on our secure, reliable and future-proof networks and services, so that everything and everyone is always and everywhere connected, while at the same time creating a more prosperous and cleaner world. Every day, for almost a century and a half.