Connected2Fiber has unveiled an innovative software platform that enables network owners, buyers, project managers and procurement officers to go to market faster.
According to Ben Edmond, CEO and Founder of Connected2Fiber, "There is a lot of data regarding installed networks contained within hundreds of industry and government publications. However, it is difficult for a network owner to sift through all this data to find actionable information that is relevant to their location. Our software platform automates that process for our clients. Our customers include utility network operators, network aggregators, wireless Internet service providers and more."
“We have a firm belief that location matters in the
networking space,” said Mr. Edmond. “Our software
is the first of its kind in the industry that encourages
network owners and operators to think about location first in their go-to-market efforts.”
He said the software enables users to identify and analyze potential resources available in their local market. The software provides information regarding:
• Local Data Centers
• Central Offices
• Peering Exchanges
• Cable Landing Stations
• Cell Towers
• Wi-Fi connection points and who is connected to them
• Location of dark fiber
• Competitive information on market penetration
• Collaborative opportunities
"Our software platform appeals to network operators who want to grow their revenue," said Mr. Edmond. "They realize it’s a competitive environment and that our software is a unique tool that can help them grow." He said the software can also benefit network installers and equipment manufacturers in that widespread adoption could accelerate network buildouts.
“In addition to collecting information, the software analyzes that data,” said Mr. Edmond. “Using predictive algorithms, the program helps network owners determine the effect of a given business strategy. Should their company expand into a particular market territory? What are the costs? Who are the competitors and end users? What are the alternatives? The software helps answer those questions and more.”
Mr. Edmond said that the software enables users to be more engaged at the front end of the decision-making process. Users can utilize the software to determine what their real requirements are, as opposed to what they might perceive their needs to be.
Mr. Edmond said the software includes their Building List Management Tool, which enables network owners to track and manage locations connected to or passed by their network. The tool enables users to...
• Track and visualize fiber routes within connected buildings.
• View building tenants and competitive networks within the location.
• Distribute their building list to prospects, customers and partners.
“We have really good information and a lot of focus
on what’s going on inside of each building,” said Mr.
Edmond. “We can show who and where the tenants
are and who they’re plugged into.
“The company’s guiding mission is to use information and automation to improve how network operators go to market. Connected2Fiber has built a comprehensive system of record for the connectivity industry that provides a unique system of engagement. We built a better way to view, share, manage, learn and engage at a location level.”
For more information, go to www.connected2fiber.com