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Suez Consulting is a French consultancy firm tasked with creating FTTH network designs for all of France.
The Suez team uses Comsof Fiber optic network design software to create FTTH designs.
Comsof Fiber makes it is easy for Suez Consulting to integrate the government-mandated Grace THD ruleset into their FTTH designs
SUEZ Consulting has a lot of experience with the creation of FTTH network designs. However, in the past, they focused on small projects, and network design was done manually.
A few years ago, the French government decided to deploy a countrywide FTTH network and Suez Consulting was tasked to create the network designs. To be able to cope with the enormity of the work this opportunity brought them, the Suez team needed an automation tool that also used GIS. The team at Suez Consulting is highly skilled in GIS, so they were confident they could make this leap.
They realised they had two choices: they create their own in-house tool, or they look for a proven existing tool. The Suez team chose the latter, as their core competence is not in creating fiber optic network design software, but to create fiber network designs.
The Suez Consulting team knew they needed to search for a fiber-optic network design software they could trust and who would offer them ongoing support.
“Before buying software such as Comsof Fiber, we needed to have total trust in this new tool, as we wanted to tackle larger projects. And we required excellent support, ‘said Vincent.
They had previously met Comsof several years ago, and after a demonstration of the software, they were convinced. “The Comsof team presented their tool honestly and clearly. The demo was easy and straightforward, which gave us trust,’ said Vincent.
After the demonstration, the team had all the information they needed and decided to start their new adventure with Comsof Fiber.
Comsof Fiber allowed the Suez team to standardize their fiber network designs.
They discovered the software allowed them to design quickly and efficiently, and they were able to digitize other processes to get more detail.
“With Comsof Fiber we estimated to save half of our design time. And reduce costs by 30 percent. The result was above expectations. The software works great, and it is powerful, “said Vincent of the software.
When the French government launched its plans for full FTTH coverage in the country, it introduced the Grace THD standard for FTTH networks. Thanks to the time saved because of Comsof Fiber, Suez Consulting was able to tackle this issue in a timely manner and create low-level designs which corresponded with this complex new requirement.
“We estimated to have save 50% of our design time and reduced costs by 30%. The result was above expectations.”Vincent Duros, Suez Consulting
Looking to the Future
When asked what the future holds for Suez Consulting, Vincent replied “It has been a great adventure. We were able to realize the biggest FTTH network designs in France. Thanks to both our skilled team and Comsof Fiber. We hope this is only the start of an even bigger adventure.”
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