Sweden based investors Ekstrom Invest and PartnerInvest have jointly invested in COS Systems to propel the company’s on-going success in the US. COS Systems develops software and cloud based tools for internet operators and network owners on a global market and during the last year tripled their customer base in the US.

The world’s first, cloud based demand aggregation system, COS Service Zones, empowers service providers, operators and network owners to engage the community and sign up subscribers before deployment, where after they can plan and build their networks where customers demand it and financial targets are met. The COS Service Zones solution has been recognized by international market analysts as well as both hardware and software vendors/integrators in the industry.

In Scandinavia, COS Systems is known for its BSS/OSS software COS Business Engine, which is used to operate and manage large fiber optical Open Access networks in Sweden. New international customer deployments can be found in both North America and Africa, continents now experiencing a rapid growth in new network deployments.

The investors Ekstrom Invest and PartnerInvest have a history of investing in Swedish tech companies and see great potential in COS Systems’ products and the company’s international market expansion.

“COS Systems has the expertise and proven solutions for network owners to plan, build and operate networks with market leading efficiency and profitability. Combined with the experience and capital our new investors provided, we will accelerate our international expansion leveraging our unique position in the industry” says COS Systems CEO Peter Lidstrom

For additional information, contact:

COS System AB

CEO, Peter Lidstrom, peter.lidstrom@www.cossystems.com, +46 70 656 58 72

CMO, Isak Finer, isak.finer@www.cossystems.com +46 73 751 99 38


Ekstrom Invest AB

CEO, Sofia Ekstrom, +46 73 520 08 82

Chairman of the board, Gunnar Ekstrom, +46 70 573 84 90


PartnerInvest Ovre Norrland AB

Investment Manager, Ingela Lidstrom, +46 624 42 52

This time we are hoping to see you in Las Vegas on October 10-17 for the Wispapalooza 2015 conference at The Rio Hotel. We are attending both the major event and the Fiber Weekend on Saturday and Sunday 10th-11th. It will be a great event with already over 100 exhibitors and 1000 attendees registered. http://www.wispa.org/Events/WISPAPALOOZA-2015

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet us there! We’re in booth 218. No matter if you are expanding your Wireless network or going Fiber, we are as eager to show you how easy you can run you own Fiberhood campaign using our demand aggregation tool COS Service Zones to sign your customers up before deployment.

Are you attending the Broadband Communities Magazine conference, Fiber For The New Economy, in Lexington, Kentucky, September 15-18? http://www.bbcmag.com/lexington/ We are!

Meet us there and learn how you can run you own Fiberhood campaign using our demand aggregation tool COS Service Zones.

Ideatek is a Kansas fiber provider using COS Service Zones to deliver high-speed internet to customers when they want it.

Customers showed a demand for broadband, and Ideatek is meeting that demand providing an ultra fast, reliable internet service, using a win-win system.

BUHLER, KANSAS – The self-described “Rural Kansas geeks” at Ideatek have been helping customers access the web at desired speeds since the team started in the market in 1999. All across Kansas, businesses and private consumers seek fiber connectivity as soon as possible, and Service Zones™ is helping Ideatek discover and meet that demand. Customers in urban areas and in rural communities are turning to Ideatek for fiber connectivity, expanding the company’s market and increasing access statewide at the same time. Read more

“We could take Service Zones out of the box and make it work on day one. All we needed to do was add data, and we were off and running.”

Fast-growing South African firm says in Broadband Communities Magazine that COS Service Zones has made the search for customers in neighborhoods smarter and has boosted the company’s growth

Wanting to get away from the “build it and they will come” model of fiber-deployment, Vumatel used COS Systems Service Zones to pinpoint areas in communities across South Africa where demand was high. It’s been a critical part of the firm’s expansion in areas that have been underserved when it comes to Internet speed for years. Vumatel has already engaged more than 42 gated communities and suburbs in Johannesburg and Cape Town using Service Zones. Vumatel CEO Neil Schoeman aims to bring fiber to 200,000 homes in just a few years.

“We are incredibly pleased Vumatel has found COS to be so instrumental in its growth. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with the ambitious firm, and we thank them for sharing their experiences in the BBC.”

says CMO Isak Finér. Read more

COS Service Zones enables Sonic to create buzz and aggregate demand for high-speed fiber in Bay Area

BRENTWOOD, California – COS Systems, a leading provider of software to plan, deploy and manage modern fiber today announced that Sonic, the largest independent ISP in Northern California, deployed COS Service Zones as part of its plan to build out Gigabit Fiber-to-the-Home Internet in the City of Brentwood, California. Sonic selected COS Service Zones for its ability to document demand, engage community leaders, and assess potential subscribers’ current Internet access speeds and desired services.

Sonic verifies communities’ demand for Gigabit Fiber Internet through the COS Service Zones Zone Analyzer. Targeted neighborhood-by-neighborhood surveys help Sonic understand future subscribers’ willingness to purchase Internet service, analyzing which neighborhoods have the most densely packed interest. Potential subscribers are also able to check the rate of interest in their neighborhood and receive updates about the build-out from Sonic.

COS Service Zones enables Sonic to engage with the Brentwood community and rally them for a fiber network. Sonic recruits and mobilizes “champions” who volunteer to spread the word about Sonic’s Gigabit Fiber Internet to increase their neighborhood’s level of interest. Through the software’s functionality, Sonic is able to send materials to champions and communicate via email with updates and events.

“Sonic is one of the most respected ISPs in the U.S. with a long history of delivering Internet connectivity at fair prices with great customer service,” said Isak Finér, Chief Marketing Officer, COS Systems.

“We are proud that a company with such vast experience and dedication to great customer service has chosen our solution to support them as they now move into the Gigabit fiber business. With COS being a young and up-and-coming company, we love working with ambitious entrepreneurs such as Dane Jasper and the Sonic team.”

About COS Service Zones

“Build it, and they will come?” Now, there’s a better way to roll-out fiber – with committed customers. No more deploying from one end of town to the other – then chasing customers.

  1. Draw multiple competing zones across your city or town.
  2. See demand build in real-time as customers signup using your branded website.
  3. Deploy, once target take rate is reached, to accelerate profitability.

Our mission: Subscriber-backed, successful fiber, and no more failed projects. COS Service Zones brings broadband to homes all across the globe. Let’s discover the demand in your community.

About COS Systems

COS SYSTEMS is a leading provider of software to plan, deploy and manage modern fiber networks that support services from one or more providers, using a powerful yet simple self-service interface. COS Systems takes customer needs and delivers innovative software solutions that streamline operations, accelerate revenue and deliver more satisfied subscribers. Learn more about COS Systems on www.cossystems.com and the new innovative product COS Service Zones at www.servicezones.net.

About Sonic

Based in Santa Rosa, Sonic is the largest independent ISP in Northern California, with a mission to offer every home and business in America access to fast, affordable Internet and home phone service. Sonic was one of the first ISPs to build Gigabit Fiber Internet networks in the U.S. and continues to lead the way in making new access and hosting solutions available to the public. For more information about Sonic please email pr@sonic.com.


For additional information, contact:

Tara SharpSonic
Isak Finér
COS Systems AB
+46-737 51 99 38


Branded website helps make the case for fiber in rural Itasca County

Blandin Community

In the very rural areas surrounding Grand Rapids, Blandin hopes to help lure infrastructure investment by collecting data in COS Service Zones™ surveys.

ITASCA COUNTY, MINNESOTA – In rural Itasca County, Minnesota, many residents lack the high-speed Internet access they need to stay connected and power their businesses. The Blandin Foundation wants to help. Using COS Service Zones™, the foundation is supporting county efforts to pinpoint demand and help to rally communities around fiber.

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‘Bing Maps offered the best interoperability with COS Service Zones reporting software, which reduces time-to-market. And its ease of use appeals to service providers and homeowners alike.’

“We’re honored COS has been selected by Microsoft as a way to highlight their products’ functionality, Bing’s mapping features and Azure’s hosting power have been so helpful for us in our goal of making it easy to find and meet demand for broadband”

said COS Systems CMO Isak Finér.

In the case study, COS Systems Chief Executive Officer Peter Lidström describes how Microsoft helped lay the framework for the Service Zones™ solution.

“High-speed fiber networks are becoming as important as highways,” Lidström said. “We set out to build a web-based solution to help communications providers, communities, utilities, and network planners deploy high-speed networks when and where it makes good economic sense.” Read more