CommsDay: Render Networks wins new fiber business in the US

Jul 8, 2020

6 November, 2019: CommsDay

Melbourne-based Render Networks, which provides a software platform for the design and construction of fibre networks, has made further inroads into the US market with a new customer win in Springfield, Missouri.

Render was co-founded by Dan Flemming, NBN Co's former head of construction between 2010 and 2013. The company has since cut its teeth on NBN Co work as well as contracts from other network infrastructure players including Chorus, Downing and Kordia.

Its latest win in the United States is with City Utilities of Springfield in conjunction with Las Vegas-based TBG Network Services. The two companies are using Render Networks’ work management software to enable construction crews to deliver fibre faster at a reduced cost.

The Springfield, Missouri project, which is being overseen by TBG Network Services, will upgrade Internet capabilities through the expansion of around 1600km of new fibre, passing more than 105,000 households and businesses.

Render anticipates additional contract wins as the Federal Communications Commission and state governments continue to underwrite the expansion of fibre broadband.

Render Networks CEO Sam Pratt, said:

“World-class broadband like that being deployed in Springfield is a game-changer for communities across America. As this project demonstrates, there’s an increasing appetite across the country to think differently about how these networks can harness technology throughout construction and drive new levels of efficiency.”

Render’s technology simplifies and digitises work in the field so that construction crews can deploy fibre quicker and cheaper.

The company is working with TBG Network Services, City Utilities, and Biarri Networks in delivering the connectivity for the latest project. TBG president Thomas Reiman anticipates that Render’s participation in the fibre network expansion will introduce operational efficiencies.

“While respecting the metrics inherent in any fibre network build, the Render platform introduces an innovative approach that addresses logistical complexities typically associated with projects of this scale.” 

The Springfield project follows Render’s previous involvement in the rollout of more than 8,000km of fibre to deliver gigabit broadband to 30,000 premises in rural Arkansas.

Render Networks has its US headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

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