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Jun 14, 2021 3:36:48 PM
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  • Fiber network construction
  • Fiber network design and automation

Checkpoints to confirm constructibility

Engineering firms aim to put their best resources on their most complex design projects. That is, they assign their top notch engineers and best software to meet the time and cost requirements. But even the most experienced design engineers need a few good rules of thumb to ensure the constructibility of the deliverable. We’ll share four of our team’s checkpoints that help deliver projects that streamline the processes to service activation.

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Apr 30, 2021 7:43:45 AM
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  • Fiber network construction
  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network industry and markets

SSP easily starts your change to better network management with 3-GIS

Schneider Electric’s Fiber Manager was first introduced as a product about twelve years ago.  Since the original version, it has been enhanced to offer multiplexing and enhanced circuit management, but overall, the user interfaces and experiences are basically the same as when first introduced.  

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Apr 27, 2021 10:55:48 AM
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  • Fiber network management
  • API

APIs: ditching swivel chairs and embracing interoperability

APIs are continuing to shatter the past misconception that they are exclusively for the tech giants. Harvard Business Review1 emphasizes that APIs can enhance operations for small to midsize companies of all industries; a point further proven by the 24,000 APIs listed in Programmable Web’s API directory2 in April 2021, a stark increase from the 12,000 offered in 2015.1 With the growing popularity and availability of APIs, CSPs may become increasingly interested in the suitability of API integration in daily operations. However, equally important to deconstructing API suitability, is understanding how using APIs in conjunction with your network management system can boost your bottom line. 

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Mar 26, 2021 3:54:56 PM
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  • Fiber network construction
  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network design and automation
  • RDOF

Five reasons why you need an asset management system for your RDOF fiber network deployment

While there are many challenges that arise during any fiber optic deployment, construction and reporting requirements and deploying fiber in rural areas bring some unique challenges to RDOF projects. One of the most important actions that you can take to meet these challenges is to invest in an asset management system that can meet your current needs and scale with your changing business operations. 

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Mar 12, 2021 1:14:18 PM
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  • Fiber network management

3-GIS Alignment with the Esri Utility Network in 2021

When SSP announced the acquisition of 3-GIS in January, one of the key identified synergies was to bring SSP’s market leadership around the Esri utility network to the 3-GIS line of telecom products. Prior to the era of the utility network, 3-GIS’s products were already built using cutting-edge web-based technology and were not tied to the legacy geometric network. This allowed 3-GIS to create an extremely scalable and performant outside plant management (OSP) system while allowing any user to access the connected model via a web browser.

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Feb 24, 2021 1:03:42 PM
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  • Utility Telecom Networks

Matching your network management system with your fiber future

Bringing your physical plant into the digital age

Industry experts agree data governance is necessary to move communication service providers into using their outside plant data for business decisions. The data management strategy must help recognize the value of assets, while allowing for the establishment of policies to ensure data quality, consistency, and availability.1  In turn, the network management system must allow for the implementation and maintenance of this strategy to advance the business.

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Jan 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM
  • Fiber network management

Service Providers are adapting to meet today’s information needs

Kyle Siniard, VP of Technology for 3-GIS, outlines an innovative business process framework for service providers and their engineering vendors that deliver in real-time the network data to activate services faster. 

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Jan 4, 2021 10:28:30 AM
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SSP Announces 4th Acquisition: 3-GIS

Skye Perry, SSP Innovations
Dustin Sutton and Tom Counts, 3-GIS 
SSP Innovations, along with our financial partner, Warren Equity, has been active in the M&A space over the last several years focused on adding competency to our company around our key utility and telecom verticals. This trend has continued into 2020 and we are truly excited to announce that on December 23rd, 2020, SSP Innovations closed a deal to fully acquire 3-GIS thus adding the company’s industry-leading telecom products, people, and customers to SSP’s portfolio.

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