4D - Belgium Vs UK, Incumbent VS Alternative Provider: A comparative story of two network operators and their experience with planning and design automation
15 September 2021
FTTH is a fundamental part of the digital economy that is benefiting from a post-pandemic push towards broadband connectivity around the world. Each FTTH project has a specific context comprised of different variables that greatly influence processes and outcomes. Geography, labour pricing, outsourcing, open access regulations, to name a few, all play a part in defining the guidelines of an FTTH rollout. Two network operators will share their experiences in scaling up FTTH rollouts in a very short time.
Proximus, Belgiums’ incumbent, are currently in a 4 million homes connectivity journey. CityFibre, UKs’ largest alternative provider, is aiming for 8 million homes passed in a highly competitive and regulated setting. Comsof, Yungo and Fifthnet are supporting the operators with automation tools and professional services in design, engineering and construction. Together, they will compare main project enablers and barriers, share lessons learned focused around the processes, resources, and tools that help them reach their ambitious roll-out targets.
- Kelly Fournier, Head of Client Acquisition, Comsof
- Pablo Rosso, COO, Yungo
- John Franklin, CTO, City Fibre
- Pieter Vissenberg, Head of Fibre, Proximus
- Raf Meersman, CEO, Comsof