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Aug 22, 2018 10:47:54 AM
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  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network design and automation
  • Telecom technologies

Fearless fiber

Designing, building and managing fiber networks can be an intimidating job, especially for organizations just getting started with fiber. While fiber networks may seem complex they play an important role in economic development. 3-GIS can take the complexity out of fiber management and design. At the 2018 TVPPA Expo in Chattanooga 3-GIS’s CEO, Tom Counts, gave a presentation on how to get fiber projects to your community faster. 

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Jun 28, 2018 11:33:11 AM
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  • Fiber network design and automation
  • Telecom technologies

The impact of machine learning on fiber network engineering

Fabion Kauker, 3-GIS Product Architect, presents the results of his research in a paper awarded at the 2018 Human Computer Interaction International conference as the best paper of the Human Interface and the Management of Information thematic area. The research looks at the trade-offs between three approaches that can be developed for fiber network planning to interpret satellite imagery and determine the location of residences or businesses.

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May 22, 2018 10:20:30 AM
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  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network design and automation
  • Telecom technologies

Let technology power your rural broadband project success

If your organization wins an RDOF block, you will need to come up with a plan to build and manage your new network in a way that will maximize its return. Building large networks in rural areas is a big job with a lot of potential risks. Embracing technology, specifically fiber network management and design software, can help reduce the risk and bring efficiency to all phases of the new network. Here are some of the ways the right software can maximize the ROI for RDOF projects:

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Feb 2, 2017 2:29:44 PM
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  • Telecom technologies

Improve network data using GIS

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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Jan 2, 2015 10:46:00 AM
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  • Telecom technologies

1996 called - it wants its network management system back

Over the past year I’ve come across several old cell phones and made a little museum of them in my office. It’s fascinating to think of how far we’ve come technologically over the past 20 years. From the bag phone to Motorola’s famed StarTAC, Blackberry, and now Apple - phones have changed a tremendous amount since the early 90’s. So what would you think of a company who asked their employees use StarTAC phones as their main method of communication with clients? No voicemail, texts, or emails, just good old 1996 technology.

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