News and perspectives from the world of fiber optic networking

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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 13, 2021 2:32:15 PM
  • GIS

Achieve faster network deployment leveraging geospatial intelligent ecosystems

The hard and soft costs of changing to real-time data management

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Jun 22, 2021 11:17:27 AM
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  • Fiber network management
  • Telecom technologies
  • GIS
  • Podcast

The value of GIS in the telecom enterprise

Telecommunications is one of the fastest-growing GIS markets in the world.  So fast, in fact, it has a forecasted compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0% from 2021-2026. A large part of this growth is due to the need for stakeholders to understand the network structure on a near real-time basis.

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