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Source: iToolsOnline
GE, iToolsOnline and FiberPlanIT join forces for FTTx Network Operators
Solution to showcase at upcoming FTTH Asia-Pacific Conference & Exposition in Jakarta

JAKARTA, May 11, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - GE, iToolsOnline and FiberPlanIT have joined forces to create an integrated software solution for FTTx network operators needing to increase productivity and lower costs. The solution will be showcased at the upcoming FTTH Asia-Pacific Conference & Exposition in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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The conference is the largest FTTH event in the region and will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta from 19th to 21st May 2015.

Attendees are invited to visit the GE booth for a demonstration of the solution (contact mark.humphreys@ge.com prior to the event for more information).

- FTTx Design & Build - Better, Faster, Cheaper

The integrated software solution has been proven to deliver time and cost savings to FTTx projects.

It covers the end-to-end FTTx network management lifecycle - from planning & design, through to network build, and on to service fulfillment & assurance.

According to Mark Simon, CEO at iToolsOnline, many network operators are failing to achieve the results they need from their FTTx deployments. "Network builds are high-risk undertakings," says Mark. "Ill-prepared operators run the risk of overspending - on both CAPEX and OPEX - and failing to achieve the end-user uptake they need to deliver a positive ROI. Our partnership with GE and FiberPlanIT allows us to offer an integrated solution that helps operators avoid the pitfalls of FTTx deployments and make the best financial and operational decisions at each stage of the process."

Raf Meersman, CEO at FiberPlanIT, explains some of the other challenges being faced: "Operators know that upgrading to FTTH is no longer a matter of if, but when. However, with so many architectures and topologies, they're finding it difficult to select the most economical and future-proof network design. With FiberPlanIT, operators can fully prepare their strategic business case and design the FTTH network far more efficiently. FiberPlanIT delivers an 8% reduction in deployment costs and a 90% faster design time, thus enabling an easier switch to fibre."

- Strategic Partnership

Mark Humphreys, Software Growth Leader at GE, explains the rationale behind the 3-way collaboration: "Our customers have important decisions to make - which areas to serve, choices about network design, and what supporting infrastructure to use. Our job is to help them make informed decisions when planning their network, get the right information to the right people at the right time, and find the efficiencies when building and operating the network. Bringing our respective solutions together allows us to deliver a more comprehensive end-to-end solution for the operator."

About iToolsOnline

iToolsOnline builds software solutions for utilities and telecom operators looking to optimise their work management activities.

The iTools Telecom solution enables operators to achieve improvements in the speed, cost & quality of deploying and operating the network:
- Speed - Realize productivity gains from both internal teams and third-party contractors.
- Cost - Achieve process-driven cost savings by removing waste & inefficiencies from operations.
- Quality - deliver a better customer experience with right-first-time deployment & fulfilment.

The iTools Telecom solution supports both fixed and mobile networks.

About iToolsOnline: www.itoolsonline.com

About GE

GE's Digital Energy business delivers industry-leading technologies to solve the unique challenges of each customer. GE's Smallworld platform provides geospatial inventory management solutions to over 150 telecom operators and utilities around the globe. These solutions help solve the challenges of physical inventory management supporting the entire plan, design, build, operate and maintain network lifecycle.

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.

About GE: www.gedigitalenergy.com/Geospatial/catalog/smallworld_network.htm

About FiberPlanIT

Planning FTTx networks used to be challenging. Both in the strategic phase - when estimating costs, comparing technologies and maximizing the Return on Investment - and again during detailed planning - creating optimal to-build plans while integrating field survey data.

FiberPlanIT answers these challenges, making planning FTTx networks smart, easy and fast.
- Smart - FiberPlanIT's unique optimization algorithms calculate the most cost efficient network - enabling savings in Outside Plant (OSP) design of 7% on average.
- Easy - FiberPlanIT users are assisted throughout the whole planning process, from strategic planning down to detailed design, interfacing with the best PNI tools on the market.
- Fast - FiberPlanIT allows you to design the OSP for 7,000 connections in less than three days.

FiberPlanIT by Comsof: www.fiberplanit.com

About the Event

FTTH Council Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibition 2015 will gather Asia's leading experts in Fibre to the Home. It is the ideal platform for operators and vendors to meet, do business and learn about the latest innovations and strategies driving forward FTTH connectivity in Asia-Pacific and beyond. Over 500 delegates from 40 different countries will attend. For more information, please visit www.ftthconferenceapac.com/ehome/111344/home/.

More Information:

Mark Simon
Email: mark.simon@itoolsonline.com
Phone: +64 21 664 606


Topic: New Service
Source: iToolsOnline

Sectors: Media & Marketing, Cloud & Enterprise
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