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Jan 5, 2023 3:22:09 PM
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  • Fiber network management
  • Telecom technologies
  • GIS
  • App modernization
  • Communications service providers

Shifting OSP network management in the face of system obsolescence

I started my career supporting utilities and their GIS programs, specifically migrating their legacy CAD-based technologies to the latest in Esri-based GIS platforms.  Interestingly, a successful migration was not necessarily predicated on a better user experience; but rather, success was measured by the vision and commitment of the customer to change.  They knew, for instance, that user adoption would be a slow and painful process and that efficiencies gained would be measured by the operational impact, as opposed to the individual user experience.  Enabling the larger organization with the data it needed to make clear and concise decisions was going to be critical in either maintaining a competitive advantage or, for the public utility, delivering quality services at an affordable price. While this change has not been easy, GIS-based technologies are now a critical component to most if not all utilities around the globe. 

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Dec 30, 2022 10:13:00 AM
  • Cloud security
  • Press

Along the Path: How can we boost our fiber deployment plans for 2023

Welcome to the Q4 edition of Along the Path. In this edition, we focus on ways to boost our fiber deployment plans for 2023 as we wrap up 2022.

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Dec 15, 2022 9:54:22 AM
Article Article
  • Fiber network management
  • Configuration
  • 3-GIS | Admin

Three ways to use self-service configuration to gain more from your fiber network data

System setup…this tedious, daunting, but somewhat overlooked process is the lifeblood of any enterprise software solution. And, with the accelerating pace of designing and building out fiber, an asset management system that you can just “set and forget” no longer exists. Processes change. People change. You need to be able to adapt your network management solution quickly and with little to no downtime for your user base.  

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Oct 4, 2022 8:40:54 AM
  • API
  • Press

CDG introduces 3-GIS integration for MBS

Champaign, IL – Communications Data Group (CDG) is pleased to announce the recent integration between CDG’s MBS consumer and enterprise billing and OSS solution and 3-GIS’s fiber network management software. The initial phase of the integration allows MBS clients utilizing 3-GIS software solutions to manage the address structure creation and ONT equipment creation and removal in 3-GIS through MBS, while the 3-GIS Patch Panel assignment to the address is managed in 3-GIS and then automatically generated in MBS. Additional phases to expand the integration and create 1-click access between the two systems are planned for the future.

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Sep 30, 2022 4:27:00 PM
  • Cloud security
  • Press

Along the path: What you need to know about cloud security

Welcome to the 2022 Q3 edition of Along the Path. This edition focuses on cloud security, lift and shift best practices, and how desktop and cloud deployments compare.

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Sep 25, 2022 10:29:59 PM
  • Press
  • FTTH

3-GIS lands on the Broadband Communities Magazine FTTH Top 100 list

For the seventh year in a row, 3-GIS has been chosen for the Broadband Communities Magazine Fiber-to-the-Home Top 100 list. The magazine’s list honors leaders and innovators of high-speed internet projects servicing homes and communities across the United States. 3-GIS, a leader in fiber design and management software and services, was selected as one of the leading companies to watch out for among all other fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) players in 2022.

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Sep 25, 2022 7:32:03 PM
  • As-built
  • Press

Along the path: Achieving better as-builts

Welcome to the 2022 Q2 edition of Along the Path. In this edition, we review tips to increase velocity during fiber engineering and construction, maintain operational efficiency, and achieve better as-builts.

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Aug 16, 2022 8:30:00 AM
  • Fiber network management

Stop the status quo: Rethink your fiber network management strategy

Here is a conundrum: if fiber technology is ever-changing, why would you ever embrace the status quo for your long-term fiber network deployment and management strategy?

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