About us

We empower to create

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.

Our History

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…

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.

2004

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.

2008

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.

2011

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.

2015

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.

2018

In December, Comsof Americas moves to a larger office to make room for more engineers. Another proud moment in 2018 is the launch of Comsof Heat, software to plan and design district heating networks.

Comsof keeps on investing in innovation. As we aim to become the go-to company for smart planning and design software for future-proof fiber and utility networks.

2019

In January, we launch our new website and FiberPlanIT is officially rebranded to Comsof Fiber. In this same month we release a new version of the software.

Comsof is always one step ahead, that is why it partners up with Siradel to plan & design 5G networks.

We keep on growing and investing in our enigineers. Six new people join our teams in Ghent and Toronto this year.

2022

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.

Read the press release.

Jonas Van Nieuwenberg

“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.”

Jonas Van Nieuwenberg
Head of R&D

Read about the career of Jonas at Comsof