We are proud to be the world leader in creating intelligent network planning and design software. With more than 20 years of experience in GIS-based optimization, Comsof’s team of world-class engineers has deployed its solutions in over 50 countries.
Comsof was founded in 1998. As a spin-off company of the world-renowned Intec information technology department of Ghent University. Today our team of over 30 engineers serve our clients from our offices in Gent, Belgium and Toronto, Canada.
Our flagship is Comsof Fiber, which has been used to design fiber networks covering more than 100 million homes. Our newest addition is Comsof Heat, planning and design software for district heating and cooling networks.
Make designs faster with our easy-to-use software. Get more reliable results thanks to our superior algorithms. Create the designs you want based on our interactive tools. And stay in full control during the whole design process.
Here’s what happened since 1998…
Comsof is founded with the idea of developing intelligent and innovative planning software for telecom networks. In those early days of rising internet traffic, capacity of backbone networks was being extended rapidly with the introduction of WDM (wavelength-division multiplexing). Comsof creates its first network planning tool, called WDMNetDesign, that can automatically design and optimise these networks.
Fiber-based superfast internet access networks is the future. The Comsof pioneers, one of them being our CEO Raf Meersman, realise this very early on. That is why in 2004 Comsof starts research on how to automate the planning and design of FTTx networks, shifting its focus from backbone to the “last-mile” networks.
After intense research, Comsof FiberPlanIT is born and Comsof completes its first successful international projects. Originally, the software is a tool for cost-modelling simulation. But its capabilities grow exponentially during the years after.
In 2011, Comsof showcases its first product demo during the FTTH Conference in Milan. And in 2012 we have our big breakthrough, with the launch of Comsof FiberPlanIT in Munich as a stand-alone software. This heralds our international expansion.
In 2015, we outgrew our office and move to our current location at Dok Noord in Ghent. In July 2016 we open our American hub in Toronto, Canada.
We keep on growing and investing in our enigineers. Six new people join our teams in Ghent and Toronto this year.
In August, Comsof was acquired by IQGeo. The Comsof automated planning technology will continue to be sold as an independent, stand-alone solution. It will also be integrated with IQGeo’s geospatial software to create a unique network management capability for those customers and partners looking for complete telecom and utility lifecycle solutions.
“In a mere three years I grew from consultant to developer and then to lead developer. And it doesn’t stop there. We are developing several other software solutions, for district heating for example, and smart grids.”
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