FBA: Tell us about your organization: What should people know about you?
Biarri Networks: Biarri Networks develops end-to-end tech solutions that accelerate the design and deployment of fiber, broadband and 5G networks. We simplify and accelerate the work of upgrading and building telecommunications networks across the globe. Our team aims to break down the complex problems of large-scale telecom network engineering, beginning with data gathering and design and ending with final deployment.
FBA: What are you currently bringing to the market?
BN: We bring two different solutions to the market.
Our first is FOND Design Pro, which is a web-based software developed specifically for professional telecom designers and network planners. FOND Pro enables engineering teams to create, customize, adjust and optimize fiber, broadband and 5G network designs.
The second is our Engineering Services. We partner with consultants, telecom companies, cooperatives, ISPs and other companies to prepare data, develop efficient and scalable network designs and provide project management services for new fiber, broadband and 5G network construction projects.
FBA: What do you think is going to be an important trend/issue in the next five years?
BN: Considering these unprecedented times, those organizations that already have a head start, or can pivot to delivering (digital) design and engineering “virtually” as well as construction management solutions, through globally distributed teams – will be called upon to collaborate more than ever for an ever-growing number of customers seeking a way to get connected.
FBA: What do you think are going to be the biggest challenges?
BN: There are no silver bullets, and every network deployment is at least subtlety different. Notwithstanding, being able to establish and execute a “rinse and repeat” approach at speed and scale is now a proven methodology – the focus will now fall on the longest poles in the tent that act as handbrakes in the end-to-end deployment of networks.
Appropriation of federal funding will be key, as well as finding the most suitable funding models for each deployment will continue to be challenging for at least a two to three years as everyone, including those governing that spend, have sufficient data to drive efficiency and appropriate oversight into those economic pathways.
FBA: What are you most looking forward to as a premier member of the Fiber Broadband Association?
BN: Helping others in the FBA with their deployments, helping dispel myths surrounding the digital, or data-driven approach, and ultimately working as part of a broader community of industry innovators, pioneers and leaders since we all share a common goal — getting this country connected.