Interview with Daniel Kyburz, director sasag Kabelkomunikation AG
How easy was it for them to integrate the new solution?
BN did not promise us too much and the integration into our system landscape proved to be very easy.
Thanks to the open standard interfaces and the support of our parent company WWZ Telekom, we were able to successfully complete the integration within a few days. From conventional systems, we rather expected several months.
Do they need additional expertise for the new platform?
The Calix software-based access platform is easy to understand, deploy, manage and scales very well. This is incredibly valuable for a cable operator that has no experience with PON.
Isn't such a platform more expensive to purchase than conventional solutions?
The investment is comparable to conventional solutions. But for us, it's not just the acquisition costs that are of interest, but rather the total costs. And here, the reduction in operating costs due to simplified network architectures and automated processes has an extremely positive effect.
This has a direct impact on the profitability of the company in an environment where the price of the services offered is largely determined by the market. After all, cost leadership is a decisive competitive advantage.
What else is planned?
sasag is currently in the process of building a second technical site in the city of Schaffhausen. In the future, this site will be used to serve the northern part of the canton and city. We expect to put a second system into operation at this site as early as 2023.