Rick Overman, Head of Strategy & Industry
One of my greatest skills is to state the obvious. Those of you
who know me understand that I am the one in the meeting that
listens to everyone else, then makes a statement that is
intuitively obvious. So, that will likely be the theme of my
blogs: "Deep Thoughts from Mr. Obvious".
So, my "obvious" comment of the day is that telecommunications
companies have to transform themselves from "The Telephone Company"
to a "Broadband Company". Again, the obvious is that this
transformation is not only changing your network, but changing the
entire culture of your company.
Of course, the culture part is the more
difficult of the transformation. During the network evolution you
will need a migration path and work plan to provide advanced
broadband services. The migration plan should
outline a move from the current network to a broadband
based network that will support higher speeds demanded by
The Broadband Evolution Plan (BEP) should
define the baseline network for switching, transport, access,
distribution and customer premises equipment. From the baseline
network, you should develop a BEP that provides
for an enhanced network infrastructure capable of supporting more
bandwidth and additional revenue producing services.
To support your Broadband Evolution Plan, our
experts can perform a Network
Analysis of the portion of your network including a
review of network diagrams and documents, along with a physical
inspection of the network elements, logging into equipment in order
to view configurations and other information and interviews with
network staff. After the analysis is complete, we will evaluate all
results and develop a set of change recommendations, should any be
required, to address potential problem areas.
The Network Analysis will focus on areas such
as overall network architecture, redundancy, bandwidth and link
utilization, equipment (routers, switches, voice, optical, NMS,
etc.) and other aspects of the voice, video, data and IT
To inquire about a Network Analysis or to find out more info
contact Rick Overman at 713.351.5111