About 20% of Britons live in rural areas. However, these areas are still dense enough to deploy a full-fibre network. A complete FTTP network remains the only futureproof solution to cope with current and future bandwidth needs. In addition, rolling out a converged (FTTP+5G for example) network is a powerful strategy for companies to cover the needs of every customer, as their demands will change drastically in the coming years. However, planning these networks will become much more complex and that is why automation software is a valuable tool to assist network operators like CityFibre and engineering companies to plan and design these masterplans, and to build a healthy business case.

Raf Meersman, CEO of Comsof joined Total Telecom at Connected Britain 2019 to share his insights into the important topic of connecting rural areas with superfast internet. See below for the full video interview.

About Comsof:
Comsof is the world leader in creating intelligent network planning and design software. With more than 20 years of experience in GIS-based optimization, Comsof’s team of world-class engineers has deployed its solutions in over 50 countries.
The company’s flagship is Comsof Fiber, which has been used to design fiber networks covering more than 70 million homes. Recently Comsof also launched Comsof Heat, planning and design software for district heating and cooling networks. More pioneering solutions are underway. Comsof makes designs faster with their easy-to-use software offering more reliable results thanks to their superior algorithms. Create the field-proof designs you want based on Comsof’s interactive tools.
About Connected Britain:
Comsof joined Connected Britain 2019 as a Silver Sponsor, with Raf also joining on a panel on "Addressing the rural issue: connecting the hardest-to-reach". Connected Britain will return to London on 18th and 19th June 2020 at the Business Design Centre. Head to the event website to keep up to date with the conference.