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IQGeo announces 2024 EMEA Customer and Partner Innovation Awards

Cambridge, 05 June 2024 - IQGeo (AIM: IQG), a developer of geospatial software that is “Building better networks” for telecom and utility operators, today announced the winners of its EMEA Customer and Partner Innovation Awards. This years’ winners for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA) are, Deutsche Glasfaser, Deutsche Telekom and FiberGrid.

The IQGeo Innovation Awards recognize the contribution outstanding software project deployments make to delivering broadband digital equity and creating a greener energy future for communities around the world.

IQGeo has been honoring customers and partners with its Innovation Awards for the last five years, and in 2024 the company expanded these accolades to highlight EMEA winners. Presented on June 4th at the IQGeo EMEA Meetup in Cambridge, UK, the three telecommunication and utility industry winners were selected for their exceptional project innovation using the IQGeo network management software. The winning use cases range from tactical applications that optimize specific operational processes, to strategic deployments designed to support the entire network lifecycle.


Comprehensive lifecycle management
Winner: Deutsche Glasfaser (Germany)

Deutsche Glasfaser (DGF) is one of Germany’s most ambitious regional broadband operators, having passed more than two million homes with their fiber network. They are using IQGeo’s Network Manager Telecom software as the strategic foundation for a complete network lifecycle management strategy that can evolve with their changing business and technical needs. The DGF team focus on standard software components and capabilities to construct a highly robust and supportable software infrastructure that is used by office and field staff to connect and integrate its Plan – Build – Operate processes. 


Outstanding automated fiber planning
Winner: Deutsche Telekom (Germany)

IQGeo’s Comsof Fiber automated planning and design software plays a vital role in Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) country-wide fiber rollout strategy. DT’s FTTH Factory team has plans to pass and connect millions of homes every year and have embraced automation across its entire technology stack. Its planning innovation ranges from initial AI-based surface classification and trench calculations to virtual exploration and digital construction support. Comsof Fiber’s automation capabilities sits within DT’s FTTH innovation chain, delivering the high-level structural data needed to accelerate business ROI.  


Agile fiber network management
Winner: FiberGrid (Greece)

One of IQGeo’s newer Network Manager Telecom customers, FiberGrid has plans to rollout fiber infrastructure to three million homes in cities and rural communities across Greece. As a small group, it’s critical that the FiberGrid team deploy an efficient and low maintenance fiber network management solution and it is collaborating closely with IQGeo to create a very agile system of record. The solution makes use of existing OSS / BSS data through application integrations and is focused on achieving aggressive fiber rollout timetables.

Raf Meersman, General Manager, EMEA at IQGeo said: “While I work with our customers every day, I am constantly impressed by their innovative use of our software and what they have achieved for their businesses. Our mission is to ‘Build better networks’ with our customers and partners to deliver digital equity and a greener future, and this years’ IQGeo Innovation Award winners exemplify this important ambition. It’s inspiring and rewarding to work with such creative and dedicated people and I congratulate them on their impressive achievements.”




Topics: Fiber to the home (FTTH), News, Telecommunications, Fiber planning and design, Fiber

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