Render, VETRO partner to integrate platforms for fiber network construction, management

June 26, 2023
The combination of Render Networks’ geospatial network construction platform with VETRO’s cloud-native fiber network planning and management system will accelerate customer connections as well as improve infrastructure quality, the companies maintain.

Render Networks and VETRO have announced a partnership that will see the two companies integrate their respective software platforms. The combination of Render Networks’ geospatial network construction platform with VETRO’s cloud-native fiber network planning and management system will accelerate customer connections as well as improve infrastructure quality, the companies maintain.

Render’s platform is designed to automate scope creation and work management while providing real-time performance insights that streamline network construction and maintenance. Meanwhile, VETRO says its platform also can be used to support network design, building a bridge between GIS mapping and fiber operations and supporting seamless data sharing and integrated workflows to enable operators to better plan, design, build, and manage fiber networks.

The combined platforms will offer two-way information flows and real-time geospatial data to eliminate construction handover efforts, maintain 100% network data integrity, and reduce time-to-connect, the new partners say.

"Network operators need to streamline everything as they rush to build the highest-quality long-term fiber infrastructure in a new wave of integrated digital efficiency. We're taking this concept to the next level by turning our designs outward for pick up and actioning by construction management solutions and round tripping changes and as-builts back into VETRO as the system of record," said Will Mitchell, CEO at VETRO. "This partnership between VETRO and Render is exciting because it means network operators now have end-to-end visibility across the lifecycle to create their best network and continue to operate at optimized levels."

"Our and VETRO's ideology and approach is open and best-of-breed. By bringing our respective network construction and fiber management solutions together and utilizing class-leading API infrastructure, operators now have a superior and proven alternative to 'jack of all trade, master of some' and custom-developed solutions." added Sam Pratt, CEO at Render Networks. "Our collaboration and active partnership with VETRO dates back to 2018, and both companies are incredibly proud of the customer outcomes that have since become benchmarks for the industry. With this latest integration, we can confidently and efficiently enable the next generation of networks, significantly reduce cost to build and operate, and most importantly - connect communities in record time."

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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