For network & utility operators and construction teams, it's never been more important to build a business case focused on doing more with less and embracing technology to deploy today's network faster while reducing margins, risk and construction costs.
Each year, Broadband Communities magazine prepares a Top 100 list of the organizations they believe are best advancing the cause of fiber-based broadband across the FTTH ecosystem.
Just over a year after our entry into the US market, Render Networks is thrilled to announce that we have secured a place on the 2019 list. To be ranked amongst peers, partners and industry leaders including Century Link, The Broadband Group, CommScope and VETRO Fibermap to name a few is both humbling and motivating for our growing team.
Broadband Communities’ criteria for inclusion highlights the ‘game-changing potential’ of Render’s Digital Network Construction platform to innovate the way fiber networks are deployed.
So what does seemingly limitless consumer demand for connectivity mean for FTTH in 2019?
With the expected demand for 5G globally and US government commitment to deliver high-speed broadband to all communities across America comes an unprecedented need to invest in fiber networks and supporting infrastructure.
Render was founded in Australia, delivers projects in New Zealand and a year ago migrated focus to the United States, introducing our Digital Network Construction approach which solves some of the key challenges associated with deploying distributed networks. These markets have a great deal in common however idiosyncrasies abound; here’s a few of the learnings from our first three fiber deployment partnerships and few hundred conversations we’ve enjoyed to date across southern and midwest USA.
As nbn Co closes in on its goal of delivering high-speed broadband to 8.1 million Australian premises, Render Networks and Decon Technologies have formed a strategic partnership to ensure the final stages of the complex, large-scale Fiber To The Curb (FTTC) rollout are delivered with industry leading technology to de-risk and vastly improve construction durations and cost.
We are thrilled to welcome Markus Giesen as Chief Product Officer of Render Networks.
Markus and his team are focused on designing the processes and services impacting Render customers and employees, and leveraging design thinking to further innovate Render’s global Digital Network Construction platform.
Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation (CECC), founded in 1937, is an electric utility distributing power to eight counties in rural Northeast Arkansas, USA. Their mission is to responsibly deliver reliable, high-quality services to 30,000 members at the lowest possible price. In 2017, CECC initiated a $110 million project to modernize the grid with a communications network that will be leased to CECC’s wholly owned subsidiary, ‘empower’, providing desperately needed high-speed broadband services across the community. The project, delivered in partnership with Irby Utilities, will roll out close to 5,000 miles of fiber optic cable across rural Arkansas.
We sat down with CECC’s Fiber Assets Manager, Jeremiah Sloan to talk through the project and understand how Render is helping them achieve a 55% reduction in production timelines while significantly reducing construction costs.
Our collective appetite for data and bandwidth is seemingly insatiable, and according to Cisco, the trend is set to continue with data consumption and broadband speeds globally set to double by 2021. Such demands have already validated the business case for 5G networks, which will itself accelerate data consumption rates and unleash unprecedented potential to build digital ecosystems and further connect the way we live, work, and communicate.
The challenges faced in building a new network to meet today’s communication needs are complex.The complexity arises due to the fact that decisions are required to optimize build cost, the speed of deployment and future operational costs while at the same time accurately forecast and manage the delivery of large-scale networks to time, budget and quality constraints.