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"Home Run" for Rural America in Irby - Biarri Networks Partnership


"Home Run" for Rural America in Irby - Biarri Networks Partnership

PR Newswire

DENVER, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Biarri Networks, global provider of OSP fiber optic network design software and services, today announced an innovative partnership with with Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar, a leading electrical distribution and supply chain vendor based out of Jackson, Mississippi.

Irby named Biarri Networks as its fiber optic design and engineering partner following an extensive selection process with the key criteria being cultural fit, contribution to the industry, and a proven history of innovation in the telecom sector.

The impact of this partnership has been immediate, with an initial project realizing significant savings: 400 miles less fiber will be installed than originally estimated, with cost savings of around US $5.5 million. This is a direct benefit to a rural community of around 90,000 people.

The innovative Irby-Biarri approach uses geospatial data, along with pre-defined architectural and underlying business rules, then algorithmically automates and optimizes the design process--right from concept and high-level design through to the point of construction pack delivery.

"This partnership positions Irby to support the rollout of fiber optic networks to their customers and communities more swiftly and affordably than ever before," said Paul Sulisz, SVP of Americas, Biarri Networks. "It's a huge win for rural America."

Geff Smith, VP Technology and Communications for Irby said, "With Biarri as our design partner we have far better certainty of, and visibility over, the cost and revenue profile for our customers looking to build broadband networks."

"This level of clarity lets us balance budget costs with service delivery to improve our IRR (Internal Rate of Return)," he added. Having such a high degree of accuracy in a project's valuation so early on also supports critical CapEx investment decisions, such as grants, VC, RUS, and CAF II.

Biarri Networks focuses on a data-rich, rule-based approach to fiber optic network design. This enables far greater control and accuracy over design and engineering outputs that can be replicated to support any size fiber network deployment for municipalities, utilities, cooperatives, CLECs, ILECs, and regional ISPs.

"The innovation that we bring to OSP design and engineering really turns the traditional approach on its head, and allows for a focus on specific community needs and business outcomes. When we can make these key drivers, it's awesome to see the right networks built better, and delivered faster, all for a much lower cost," said Paul Sulisz, SVP of Americas, Biarri Networks.

About Biarri Networks

Biarri Networks helps organizations design and deliver better fiber networks sooner, improving the quality of life to residents while expanding business opportunities and creating a more connected community.

Biarri's telecom's team connects technology, analytics, and industry best practices to deliver tangible outcomes across the end-to-end delivery of fiber networks. To find out more go to    

About Irby

Irby was founded in 1926 and is based in Jackson, Mississippi. The company has 55 locations in 25 states. The employees of Irby serve customers with innovative products and services in four major market segments--industrial, contractor, commercial, and utility. To find out more go to

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