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Partnership to optimize network construction in line with customer demand and priority service zones, capitalizing on forecasted ~$100B near-term investment in network infrastructure.

Denver, Colo. – January 28, 2021 – Communication Service Providers (CSP) across North America and global markets will now be able to harness real-time, geospatial data to streamline customer sign-up to connection experience and significantly reduce network build-out duration.

Today COS Systems, provider of market-leading software platforms COS Business Engine and demand aggregation platform COS Service Zones, announced a partnership with Render Networks (Render), an innovative Digital Network Construction platform, to optimize the end-to-end delivery of fiber and wireless networks.

With escalating consumer expectations for connectivity and the forecasted $100B near-term investment in network infrastructure, optimal delivery is critical. The industry is looking to efficiencies and ‘best-of-breed’ technologies to accelerate broadband accessibility. This newly formed digital alliance and fully-integrated approach break through traditional network rollout constraints with proven demand, deployment, and network services management technology.

Together, COS and Render enable CSPs to quantify demand, build dynamically in response to evolving priorities, and – with real-time geospatial insights – dramatically improve deployment durations and connection experiences.

The COS software suite provides a customer and revenue-focused approach to network rollouts. COS Service Zones covers everything from initial broadband surveying to driving demand with pre-sign ups that inform deployment priorities. COS Business Engine provides customer-centric delivery of services, from the initial installation of equipment to a self-service marketplace that supports True Open Access Network, increasing customer choice while maximizing network utilization and revenue.

Render’s Digital Network Construction platform converts network designs to sequenced tasks for field crews and enables construction teams to build based on optimal build scenarios without manual, paper-based processes. Accurate as-built data is progressively collected and readily integrated into downstream systems, including COS Business Engine.

“With skyrocketing demand for connectivity and bandwidth, our industry is looking for solutions to rapidly deliver network infrastructure. Previous regulatory and funding constraints have subsided, and it’s incumbent on us to collaborate and seamlessly integrate to enable CSPs to achieve their network objectives.

At COS Systems, we’ve spent more than a decade automating traditional network processes. By integrating with Render, the industry has a highly automated network deployment and operations solution generating significant efficiencies for fiber and wireless projects.” said Isak Finer, CMO & VP North America at COS Systems.

“Given the pace at which the industry needs to deliver these networks, the ability to dynamically build for the greatest potential return has never been more important or achievable with the integration of our respective innovations,”

“Customer expectations are rising, and a digital-first demand to delivery approach can achieve significantly faster network ROI. We’re thrilled to partner with the team at COS Systems to accelerate the delivery of critical communications infrastructure at a time when it’s needed most.” said Sam Pratt, CEO for Render Networks

Both organizations are founding members of the Digital Network Alliance; best-in-class technology innovators with a shared mission to make available an integrated, end-to-end digital value chain for communications infrastructure planning, delivery, and operations.

About COS Systems
COS SYSTEMS is a leading provider of software to plan, deploy and operate modern broadband networks that support services from one or more providers, using a powerful yet simple self-service interface. Specializing in True Open Access Networks, 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 at www.cossystems.com

About Render Networks
Founded in 2013 with a mission to build networks better, Render has a successful history of streamlining large-scale network construction for network operators and construction teams across Australia and the United States. Utilizing GIS, mobile and automation technologies, Render’s Digital Network Construction approach solves the complexities associated with network deployment by digitizing design and construction workflows and eliminating manual hand-offs. Render converts a complex network design directly into simple tasks, defined on a map-based interface and sequenced for optimal delivery, resulting in cost and time efficiencies of up to 50 percent. Real-time, geospatial data provides a single, integrated view of progress to all stakeholders, improving project visibility and control across network rollouts.

For more information about Render, visit www.rendernetworks.com and follow Render on LinkedIn and Twitter

For additional information contact:

Isak Finer
CMO & VP North America
COS Systems
+1 (540) 988-3224
isak.finer@cossystems.com
www.cossystems.com

The board of COS Systems Group, owned by Swedish private equity-fund Pivot, has appointed Mikael Philipsson as the new CEO. Mikael succeeds Peter Lidström who has for the past six years as CEO successfully implemented a comprehensive strategy that has resulted in a solid improvement of both operating profit and cash flow. Peter Lidström will continue as COO/CFO. Mikael Philipson will assume his position on February 15th.

“Peter Lidström has led COS Systems’ successful development over the past six years. Now, with a further emphasis on growth and international expansion, COS Systems strengthens the team capacity with the vast business- and technology leadership experience of Mikael, while Peter continues in the role as COO/CFO, ensuring the solid base of a well-run operation. Mikael Philipsson is one of the industry’s most qualified individuals and he has previously held the role as CEO of IP-Only. Mikael is an obvious choice to head COS Systems Group,” comments Stefan Georgi, Chairman of the Board at COS Systems Group since the acquisition by Swedish private equity firm Pivot.
He adds further: “The Board would also like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Lidström for his significant contribution to the company’s success so far”.

Incoming CEO Mikael Philipsson has extensive experience from large scale FTTH rollout of open access in IP-Only as well as from a global SaaS/service provider in Open Systems. At IP-Only, Mikael held the position as CEO, CTO as well as Sales and Marketing Director and most recently Mikael Philipsson was Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at Open Systems with a global responsibility for customer operations.

“I am very much looking forward to taking on the role as CEO of COS Systems Group. Together with the team, my priority will be to continue to spearhead the automation of fiber networks to further fuel and meet the demand of FiberToThe Home (FTTH) globally. Out of the box we enable our customers to dramatically improve the business case for FTTH projects as well as create a unique customer experience with an open access model.” comments Mikael Philipsson, newly appointed CEO of COS Systems Group.
He adds: “With over 10 years of history in the market we are now poised to become the leading global provider of business automation software for the fiber infrastructure industry. Our outmost objective, not least in times like these, is to support infrastructure stability and democratization of broadband on a global scale”.

 

About COS Systems
COS SYSTEMS is a leading provider of software to plan, deploy and operate modern broadband networks that support services from one or more providers, using a powerful yet simple self-service interface. Specializing in True Open Access Networks, 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 at www.cossystems.com

About Pivot
Pivot is a Swedish private equity-fund, investing in- and developing qualitative, high-potential companies in the Nordics, with a focus on development and growth initiatives. For more information, visit www.pivot.se.

 

For additional information contact:

Stefan Georgi
Chairman of the Board
+46 70-966 69 90

Mikael Philipsson
CEO
COS Systems
+46 70-843 10 43

 

COS Systems, the developer of software for fiber network builders and operators, has shown years of strong growth. This resulted in the acquisition of the company that was recently announced. Today, COS also received the DI Gasell (Gazelle) prize and earns a spot on the list of Sweden’s fastest growing companies.  

Umeå, Sweden, October 15, 2020 – The leading Swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri has since year 2000 recognized the fastest growing companies in the country with their DI Gasell prize. This year COS Systems was one of the companies meeting the criteria to be awarded with this prestigious prize. This was announced at a ceremony held in COS System’s hometown Umeå. COS Systems was founded in 2011 and after an initial focus on product development the company has expanded rapidly during the last five years. Today the company has a strong base on the Swedish municipal Open Access network market, customers on multiple continents and a majority of their customers in the USA.

Less than one percent of Swedish companies meet the criteria to qualify for this prize. In short, the company needs to show a track record of multiple consecutive years of significant profitable growth. The idea of Gazelle companies was developed by American economist David Burch who introduced the concept in his 1987 book, Job Creation in America: How Our Smallest Companies Put the Most People to Work. He meant that small fast-growing companies, despite being few, accounted for the creation of 70 % of new jobs.

“We do have growth highest on our agenda and I’m proud that we have managed to more than double over turnover in the last years, while increasing our profits significantly. It feels amazing to receive this Gazelle prize, as a receipt on a job well done. Our plans for the future are of course continued growth with new customers and markets, but also a large number of new recruitments. After all, that is what is expected by a Gazelle company,” says Peter Lidstrom, CEO at COS Systems

About COS Systems

COS SYSTEMS is a leading provider of software to plan, deploy and operate modern broadband networks that support services from one or more providers, using a powerful yet simple self-service interface. Specializing in True Open Access Networks, 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 at www.cossystems.com

 

For additional information contact:

Peter Lidström
CEO
COS Systems
+ 46 70 656 58 72
peter.lidstrom@cossystems.com
www.cossystems.com