Chelan County PUD’s open access network currently operates and maintains the fiber infrastructure for 15 ISPs who provide competitive services to both residences and businesses. The network has become increasingly complex to manage and legacy tools have now been outgrown. Extending coverage, adding additional ISPs or innovative services to expand economic development was neither easy nor efficient.
Chelan started offering wholesale fiber broadband in 2002 on an open access network and is now challenged to expand coverage to more customer/owners throughout the county, replace legacy tools to simplify management and increase operational efficiency while reducing operating costs.
Expanding network operations and accompanying management software must be focused on reliability and scalability, improving customer service, encouraging innovation and maintaining fiscally responsible to Chelan County PUD customer-owners.
ETI Software’s Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Digital Service Providers, based on TM Forum standards, provides a single, fully integrated management solution that is reliable, scalable and secure – all key concerns of Chelan PUD and its customer-owners.
By combining Microsoft Dynamic’s scalability, security, and reliability with TM Forum standards and our heritage in device, subscriber and network management, ETI Software provided a single, efficient platform across customer service, field service, and network operations that removed data silos and simplified operations of a complex open access network.
Business insight has improved and enabled better planning for growth and adopting innovative technology.
- Accommodates fiber network expansion from 76% to 90% coverage
- Facilitates new subscriber take rate increase from 49% to 55%
- Easily adopt innovative new services and devices
Benefits ETI’s solution provides business processes and tools sales, customer service, field service, network operations, lifecycle service orchestration, device and subscriber management tailored for smaller mid-tier telecommunications service providers. Microsoft Dynamics ensures that the solution is reliable, scalable and secure.
With zero touch provisioning, remote service activation and device management, Chelan County PUD can meet strategic goals of decreasing fiber installation service intervals and reduce costly truck rolls while increasing the safety of employees and subscribers.