Automated FTTX Network Planning and Cost Calculations Combined with Demand Aggregation Secures Fiber Broadband Business Case
Comsof and COS Systems announce that FiberPlanIT, used for automated FTTx network planning, and COS Service Zones, used for Demand Aggregation, have been verified to be used collaboratively to enable fast and accurate fiber plans and deployment cost estimates based on actual customer demand.
Ghent, Belgium – The starting point of every fiber network build-out is to decide which addresses to serve. These addresses to connect are needed to generate automated fiber network plans with FiberPlanIT, developed by Belgian software company and fiber deployment experts Comsof. FiberPlanIT creates network designs in a fraction of the time required to do it manually with a layout that minimizes the long and short term deployment and maintenance costs. Its advanced algorithms take in all the geographic information of the area and in the blink of an eye provide a detailed network design connecting every serviceable location at minimum cost compliant with the desired network architecture.
In the industry, the addresses to connect have traditionally been chosen based on estimates on where demand will be greatest or where deployment costs will be lowest. Now, with COS Service Zones you can instead choose a customer centric approach by targeting your future subscribers neighborhood by neighborhood with a demand aggregation campaign to pre-sell the fiber connections. With neighborhoods reaching take-rate thresholds and addresses where customers have already signed up as input for FiberPlanIT’s algorithms you can be sure to design a network that will start generating revenue from day one after deployment.
With the deployment cost calculations from FiberPlanIT and the revenue from subscribers pre-signed up in COS Service Zones as input your will have a complete Business Case to base your deployment decisions on.
“We have verified that the COS Service Zones data fits perfectly with our network design platform. The first step in a fiber project is to decide your target area, for this you need address information. Now we can propose a tool for them to use to get that address list from the most reliable source - their future subscribers. We are excited to help deliver not only well designed networks, but also networks with subscribers from the start, which guarantees profitability,” says Comsof CEO Raf Meersman.
“So many fiber projects have failed due to the wrong decision on where to start the build-out. We developed COS Service Zones to eliminate these unprofitable networks. But knowing the future revenue is only a part of the picture. FiberPlanIT will ensure that deployment costs are kept low and will give you the important cost component needed to make an optimal deployment decision. We look forward to see our customers build profitable networks designed with the help of FiberPlanIT,” says COS Systems CEO Peter Lidstrom.
FiberPlanIT is a software solution that turns FTTx network planning into profit by lowering planning and design time, avoiding design errors, and reducing construction costs. This is made possible thanks to FiberPlanIT’s unique automated and optimized design capabilities based on GIS data.
Learn more about FiberPlanIT at www.fiberplanit.com.
Started in 1998 as a spin-off company of the internationally recognized Department of Information Technology (Intec) of Ghent University, Comsof keeps in close touch with the state-of-the-art in ICT.
The success of Comsof is based on a team of highly-skilled professionals who combine an extensive technological knowledge concerning telecommunications, computer networking and multimedia with a broad experience in software development.
About COS Service Zones
“Build it, and they will come?” Now, there’s a better way to roll-out fiber-optics by beginning with committed customers. No more deploying from one end of town to the other only to chase customers after. Just follow these steps:
1. Draw up multiple competing zones across your city or town.
2. See demand build in real-time as customers signup using your branded website.
3. Wait until target take-rate is reached before deploying to accelerate profitability.
Our mission: Subscriber-backed, successful fiber, with no more failed projects. COS Service Zones brings broadband to homes all across the globe. Let’s discover the demand in your community.
About COS Systems
COS SYSTEMS is a leading provider of software to plan, deploy and manage modern broadband networks that support services from one or more providers, using a powerful yet simple self-service interface. COS Systems takes customer needs and delivers innovative software solutions that streamline operations, accelerate revenue and deliver more satisfied subscribers. Learn more about COS Systems on www.cossystems.com.
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