There's gold in that there ground!

Posted by Kyle Siniard on Aug 7, 2017 4:04:25 PM

Are you outfitted to extend your network to find the best routes and stake your claim?

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Topics: Fiber Network Design Automation

Construction Ride Out and FTTx Deployments

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 6, 2017 4:06:31 PM

3-GIS often times finds itself providing both consulting and implementation services to support construction rideout (CRO) activities.  Interestingly, many of our customers approach these activities using different workflows and processes to yield essentially the same result.  3-GIS outlines the methodologies to consider if you are interested in developing a FTTH deployment strategy. 

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Topics: Fiber Network Construction, Fiber Network Deployment, Municipal Fiber

Improve Network Data Using GIS

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 2, 2017 2:29:44 PM

New telecommunication networks are being created at a rate never seen in our lifetime. There is a rush to get things built and new clients online to generate revenue. This fast - paced world is pushing for new technology to be adopted while causing pinch points in some areas and over-building in others. The cost difference of installing a 48-strand cable verse a 96-strand cable is nominal, so many companies put in more than needed in order to generate revenue from the dark fiber.

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Topics: Network Management

Is Your Data Yours?

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 2, 2017 1:55:54 PM

Data ownership is a concern of most SAAS cloud customers and is made even more complicated if multiple entities are involved. If a customer transfers their data to a SAAS provider who then outsources its infrastructure to another storage or process provider, who is responsible if the customer’s information is unavailable, lost or corrupted? As with most legal concerns we can reduce our initial anxiety by looking closely at the positions stated in the relevant terms in our agreements and contract documents so let’s take a look at a typical scenario. 

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Topics: Insider, SAAS Fiber Management, SAAS, Cloud Based Fiber Management

FTTH Design and Engineering Standards - What Do You Need To Be Successful?

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 2, 2017 1:47:39 PM

Many of our customers are facing challenges as it relates to documenting specifications, data models and output required to support the end-to-end design and construction process for fiber to the home (FTTH). This is true whether you are considering utilizing conventional CAD based technology or leveraging a geographic information system. 3-GIS has faced these challenges head on with our customers and wanted to pass on some lessons learned for consideration.

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Topics: Fiber Network Construction, Fiber Network Design, Fiber Network Design Automation, Municipal Fiber

Municipal FTTH Planning - Do You Have All The Information You Need?

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 2, 2017 1:37:09 PM

Whether you are a city evaluating the feasibility of a fiber to the home deployment or are a city being inundated by requests to support a carrier’s network deployment, contextually understanding the costs and supporting information required to plan a network is critical to success. This understanding includes data to support planning activities and its impacts on costs and network layout across your constituents. 3-GIS understands this process and through 3-GIS Design Services we are providing our customers with the tools necessary to make informed decisions.

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Topics: Fiber Network Construction, Fiber Network Design, Fiber Network Design Automation, Municipal Fiber

Win The Race To The Pole With Intelligent Tools For Designing, Building and Managing Fiber Networks.

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 2, 2017 11:21:43 AM

In the past, telecom network management software has solely aimed to address managing and maintaining telecom networks. Over the last three years, however, the explosion in growth of new fiber networks has pushed developers to focus not only on the best ways to manage existing assets, but towards creating tools and workflows to assist in the planning, design and construction of new networks.

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Topics: Fiber Network Construction, Network Management, Fiber Network Design, Fiber Network Design Automation

Adapt or Die - How To Win The Game Before Your Competitor Even Knows You're Playing

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 2, 2017 11:14:27 AM

What speeds do you offer? That's the question telecoms are being asked daily. These speed demands are quickly increasing from 1- 5MB/s to 50MB/s, 100M B/s, and in many areas 1G B/s. Companies who aren't advancing their networks to provide faster services are quickly being out maneuvered in their own markets. Competition is increasing and telecoms are felling the pressure from wireless internet service providers and other telecom companies who can provide better services at faster speeds, and sometimes even lower prices.

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Topics: Network Management

3-GIS Fiber Network Solutions - An Interview With CEO Tom Counts

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 2, 2017 11:08:58 AM

3-GIS works with telecommunications and engineering companies worldwide to help them design and manage fiber networks.  Clients range from having one user in an organization to a couple of thousand.  Having such a broad customer base is a blessing but it often confuses some companies and organizations about the true scope of capabilities of the 3-GIS Network Solutions platform. 3-GIS President Tom Counts was the subject of a recent interview where he had the opportunity to address some of these common questions and misconceptions about the solution.

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Topics: Network Management

Throw Away The Road Map - Learn to Change Lanes.

Posted by Heather Hathaway on Feb 2, 2017 10:55:47 AM

We constantly get asked for our product roadmap - which we are glad to share, but in a lot of cases the expectations of what the roadmap will show are not in line with the way we use the roadmap internally. Many people are expecting to see a project plan that lays out the details of new functionality along with our timeline for each delivery. Our product roadmap looks much different. Of course, we have an internal development schedule that defines the functionality we are adding and time frames for each release, but that is much different than our product roadmap.

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