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Why FBN?

  • Freedom to select the equipment vendor, technology and value mix most appropriate to your business
  • Over 60% less time onsite, including half as many site visits
  • Eight times more auditing & testing to provide a better performing network
  • Ninety-four percent of quality defects detected during factory testing
  • Team empowerment via hands on network training
  • Predictable installation schedules
  • Fifty percent faster project timelines
  • Network monitoring to assure your services are delivered to your customers as intended; all contributing to 65% reduction in customer staff requirements and associated cost to deploy a new network
  • Results in expedited network use and revenue generation

With LightRiver’s patented intelligent Factory Built Network (iFBN)® process, customers spend significantly less to support a network deployment – the equivalent of up to 9% of total project cost.

  • Purchasing, project management and logistics management are simplified, with no risk of lost equipment.
  • Early equipment failures are mitigated in real time, with no impact to schedule, as 94% of product defects are discovered during Factory testing.
  • Sixty percent less time on customer sites, eliminating much of the expense for escorts, and improving predictability.
  • Extensive test and performance baselining putting the network into service much faster, reducing project timelines by up to 50%

Faster Deployments, Better Results

Equipment is sourced & managed centrally

Equipment is staged, configured, tested & burned-in in our Factory

Equipment is custom crated & shipped worldwide

Equipment is installed, tested, & certified in the field

The advantages of LightRiver’s Factory Built Network are real, with better performing, more reliable transport networks delivered to operators in record time.

In example, LightRiver recently delivered a multi-year, multi-vendor statewide network solution, deploying multiple technologies (DWDM, Carrier Ethernet, SONET, TDM, EMS, NMS, Timing) across 150 locations via FBN.

LightRiver was contracted to provide a turnkey solution, including all pre-deployment, procurement, deployment, automation and post-deployment services – system engineering & design; equipment sourcing, fiber re-termination and characterization; equipment hot staging; factory acceptance testing; installation; training; circuit migration; maintenance & support.

The network was delivered two years ahead of schedule, in approximately 50% of the expected time.

The customer enjoyed minimal impact on its employees and operations with lower project support costs.

Importantly, the operator enjoyed the benefits of its new transport network two years sooner than planned.

The benefits of a Factory Built Network are significant:

With the centralized management of material and work, the focused expertise of the best specialist for each step of the process, enhanced testing and operator enablement, LightRiver can build in its “factory” and deliver to its customers the…

  • Best-engineered, most reliable transport networks
  • Benefits of its new system sooner
  • Lowest cost and least disruption along the way
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