Danish fibre co-op expands wholesale reach through OpenNet

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Danish fibre cooperative Norlys is expanding its market reach by connecting to the country’s open access wholesale platform, OpenNet.

The company, which supplies both electricity and internet to over a million addresses, has installed Cerillion software to enable this expansion.

Magnus Just Olesen, VP of net planning at Norlys, said: “Automating our fibre service fulfilment with Cerillion has created a highly scalable business model which allows us to focus on further network expansion.”

He added: Cerillion actively contributes with their telco expertise, for the benefit of our business development.”

Norlys says it is Denmark’s largest energy and telecommunications group. It owns broadband company Stofa and electricity company N1 and has locations in Aarhus, Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen, among other places.

The new connection into OpenNet makes the Norlys fibre network accessible to other Danish service providers through a standardised wholesale gateway, said Cerillion.

The vendor said it had deployed its enterprise BSS/OSS (business support IT system and operations support IT system) at Norlys, enabling the Danish company to expand its market reach through connectivity into the country’s open access wholesale platform. “The Cerillion solution automates service fulfilment for new fibre services, enabling Norlys to seamlessly grow its addressable market as it invests in further network rollouts,” said Cerillion.

“The structural separation of infrastructure owners from service providers has put Denmark at the forefront of the fibre broadband industry, driving network investments and delivering greater choice and better service levels to end customers,” said Cerillion CEO Louis Hall.

“Norlys is at the leading edge of this revolution, and we are delighted to be helping them to grow their business with our digital BSS/OSS solutions.”

The new system is also helping Norlys to grow its business by operating the networks of other infrastructure owners too, the company added, pointing to a recent agreement with Thy-Mors Energi to extend its network footprint into northern Jutland.

The deal opens up “significant new opportunities for us to grow and expand our infrastructure business”, said Olesen.