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How Old Is Your Network?

Now is the time to review your network and take advantage of network and equipment upgrade promotions. Cisco and other network vendors know the network equipment deployed 8 or 10+ years ago is outdated and much of it has in fact reached end-of-life milestones.
Written by James Kovaly at 00:00

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Broadband Demand on the Rise

The number one demand by end users is a rapid increase in broadband. People now have multiple devices and are streaming more video with services likes Netflix and Hulu, along with a strong push from gaming consoles such as XBox One and Playstation 4. For service providers this has resulted in demand not only for pure last mile bandwidth, but the additive factor places stress on the upstream fiber capacity, electronic equipment and connection to the cloud.
Written by Sam Harlan at 00:00

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What's Your IP Evolution Plan?

Today’s rural networks contain a well-orchestrated blend of legacy equipment such as TDM switches and older access gear alongside softswitches, high-capacity optical rings, complex routers and gateways. With such a blend, planning the evolution of the network in a cost effective manner that meets the growing expectations of customers has become a significant challenge. Even the most modern networks will retain a significant amount of previous capital investments.
Written by Gary Knee at 00:00

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Monetize Your Network

How often have you heard the phrase “monetize your network”? The meaning may seem obvious, but the “how” is where the fog rolls in. Everyone “knows” the term monetize is the responsibility of sales and marketing. Then there is the billing system required to support the effort. Yet, if you were to roll out a new product to a retail market, the sales process would point out exactly what the capabilities of your new product are. So if that is the case, then why isn’t it the responsibility of monetizing the network led by the Plant department?
Written by Eugene McCord at 09:00

We Are Not Just The Telephone Company Anymore

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.
Written by Rick Overman at 09:00