Announcing Sonar

Simon Westlake

Simon Westlake

 | 29 September 2015

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The WISP industry is changing.

While there are still thousands of WISPs around the world deploying products at every scale imaginable, there is a larger drive towards improving WISP networks to the point that they can compete with traditional carriers, in both service offerings and size. Fiber build outs are becoming commonplace. This push is driving acquisitions, network overhauls and rearchitectures all across the industry.

This rapid pace of innovation is driving the need for better software. To keep up, you want a platform that can scale, you want a platform that can provision and integrate with any manufacturer, and you want a platform that you can reliably grow with.

Announcing Sonar.

Today, I'm excited to announce Sonar - the future of ISP billing & OSS. It's wonderful to be back as part of WISPA and I'm very happy to be able to finally talk about what Jacob, Devin and I have been working on for the last few months.

We've been developing a next generation of billing and OSS that we're confident will bring a new wave of opportunities to the WISP market. We've designed a system that will serve everyone, whether it's a startup with a handful of customers or an ISP with millions of accounts.

Sonar is built on the latest technologies, which we've used to create a scalable, flexible, and powerful management platform that will bring a level of intelligence and automation to the billing and OSS industry that doesn't currently exist. We are working closely with many of the major vendors in the marketplace to integrate their products and services into Sonar.

Helping you grow. Helping you manage that growth.

Some of the challenges we're solving are at the business level. Sonar makes it exceptionally simple for you to acquire another network and integrate it, from both a billing and provisioning perspective. Sonar takes the headache out of taxation, because it can assess, charge, and file all your taxes for you, whether you're selling voice, data or any other communications service. Sonar has a CRM and billing system will make your employees more efficient and that your accountant will love, not complain about.

Sonar also has highly sophisticated network controls, which can provision whatever hardware you want to use, however you want to use it. It provides a complete platform that will help you plan and understand your network as it grows and give you all the tools you need to manage it - from monitoring to IPAM to alerting and more.

We're not forgetting about the rest of your team - Sonar provides a powerful inventory system, ticketing, work force management, customer portal, and more. Some of the things we're doing haven't been done before in the WISP marketplace, and we're very excited to show them to you as time goes on.


We'd love for you to be part of this.

We're currently bringing a small number of participants into the Sonar Early Access Program to begin using the platform and giving feedback. If you're interested in learning more, please visit our site at sonar.software and register to be automatically included on the early access list. We'll be bringing in more participants over the coming months, and we'd love for you to be one of them. You can also visit our forum at sonar.community where we'll be sharing information, screenshots, videos, and more.

I can't wait to share this platform with all of you, and I'd love to hear your thoughts. Visit sonar.software today and let's start talking!