Monday, 19 August 2019 – An emerging Australian construction technology firm has been named one of the top companies in the world involved in the rollout of fibre optic broadband.
Melbourne-based Render Networks joins industry giants AT&T, Fujitsu and Nokia on the much-sought-after FTTH Top 100 list.
The FTTH Top 100 recognises innovative firms that plan, design, engineer and construct fibre networks around the world. The list is published annually by America’s influential Broadband Communities magazine.
Render Networks’ Digital Network Construction tool streamlines large-scale telecommunications infrastructure projects by making geospatial data more accessible and manageable for network builders and construction crews on the ground.
The solution does away with old-fashioned paper-based construction packs by sequencing and optimising tasks and using predictive algorithms and mobile accessibility to dramatically improve project productivity. Real-time, geospatial data provides contractors and all stakeholders with a single, integrated view thereby increasing progress visibility & control.
As a result, clients have been able to deliver complex broadband deployments faster, more efficiently and at less cost.
Render Networks CEO, Sam Pratt, said:
“We are honoured to be recognised as a company that is leading the way in building a fibre-connected world. We took an entirely new approach to network design and deployment and it is paying dividends.
“Our proprietary technology has found a ready market in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. To date, Render has been an integral tool in fibre deployments to more than half a million homes and businesses.”
Render’s technology has been used in the rollout of New Zealand’s Ultra Fast Broadband rollout, Australia’s National Broadband Network and the United States Federal Communications Commission’s Connecting Regional Communities Program.
The Melbourne-based company recently opened a North American headquarters in Denver Colorado with the intention of driving further penetration in the United States. Its first network deployment in the US has delivered gigabit broadband to 20,000 premises in Arkansas. The use of Render’s technology helped deliver a 55% reduction in rollout timelines and significantly reduced construction costs.