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Aug 1, 2019 2:47:28 PM
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  • Esri
  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network design and automation
  • Fiber network industry and markets

3-GIS CEO Tom Counts is on set

3-GIS CEO Tom Counts was interviewed for a video series called GIS Cafe at the 2019 Esri User Conference. During the segment Tom gave his thoughts on the future of telecom, the importance of a system that can scale and the direction of 3-GIS’s product development. Watch Tom’s interview below.

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Jul 18, 2019 3:12:42 PM
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  • Esri
  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network design and automation
  • Fiber network industry and markets

Esri puts the spotlight on 3-GIS

As winner of Esri’s Expanding to the Cloud award 3-GIS was featured in an Esri Spotlight video. Watch to hear CEO Tom Count’s take on how fiber will change our everyday lives and how 3-GIS is leading the way for faster fiber deployments and better network management.

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Dec 19, 2018 2:23:09 PM
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  • Fiber network industry and markets
  • Telecom technologies
  • Internet service

Restore outages faster, your reputation depends on it

Ever have to send the service interruption letter and have your PR team explain the situation to the news media? In November 2018, internet, cable tv and phone customers across 3 southeastern US states received one of these letters from their service provider. The cut fiber line left affected customers without service for nearly one full day, leaving the provider with the unenviable task of apologizing to unhappy customers.

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May 22, 2018 4:12:12 PM
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  • Fiber network industry and markets

5G will only be as powerful as the fiber networks supporting it


What is expected

5G is the highly anticipated next generation of wireless service that will blow the doors off 4G in terms of bandwidth, data capacity and latency. It must be fiber first before 5G. Because of the nature of 5G, the difference in propagation of the networks that will be built on that 5G standard means that having a low and tight design for the array of cell sites, small cells, DAS, as well as FTTH is resulting in new and denser fiber plants as the foundation for supporting the architecture of the next-generation networks.

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Apr 11, 2018 11:34:43 AM
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  • Fiber network industry and markets

Keeping up with the growing demand for fiber

The demand for data across the globe has been steadily gaining speed. According to a Cisco report, global internet traffic was 26,600 GB per second in 2016, compared to 2,000 GB per second in 2007. That trend is forecasted to continue. The networks that will deliver the bandwidth needed will be built with fiber. Fiber is the top choice for network cable for several reasons; its transmission is faster and has less signal loss than copper, and fiber optic cables are less likely to break. Signs of new fiber deployments can be seen all over the country as well as signs of significant growth from fiber manufacturers announcing large fiber orders in terms of footage. 

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Mar 2, 2015 11:08:00 AM
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  • Fiber network industry and markets

3-GIS fiber network solutions - an interview with CEO Tom Counts

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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