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Broadband | Consulting

By: Mike Saur
April 29th, 2022

Automation can be a tough noun to wrestle with. Negative connotations quickly come to mind, such as being expendable, or employees being replaced by software. Yet, it is important to understand how adopting network automation can accelerate your company’s efficiency and growth without creating collateral damage to your culture. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) or Network Automation may sound new—but it really isn't. Many forms of automation tools and techniques have been around for 10 years or more, and Linux server admins were using automation tools years before that. Network automation is truly the only way to effectively scale an organization, yet there is still a lot of hesitancy to adopt even a basic, white belt type of automation solution. This isn’t about reducing headcount, but rather, it’s about doing more with what you have.

Consulting

By: Stu Lahti
February 22nd, 2022

Building a network always comes down to a single factor: ROI. Service providers and operators who are building a new network will be seeking the best rate. By receiving a good rate, they heighten their return on investment. There’s a difference between building or enhancing a network to deliver what the service provider wants now versus building a scalable network with long-term motivations. A new network should not need upgrades two years later, where a provider forks over more money and adds on to their initial investment.

Security | Cybercrime | Consulting

By: Evan Rice
August 13th, 2021

Cybersecurity is recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology markets globally. According to Gartner, enterprise spending on cloud security solutions is predicted to increase from $636M in 2020 to $1.63B in 2023, attaining a 26.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

Broadband | Consulting

By: Bill Halvorsen
July 16th, 2021

Approaching a multi-dwelling unit (MDU) property owner (or manager) to update their network infrastructure can be a challenge for service providers. This scenario can be especially difficult when the MDU is not receiving any complaints from tenants and their occupancy rate is 100% at any given time. The old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” applies here. The service provider needs to motivate change. But how?

Multi-Dwelling Unit | MDU | Consulting

By: Bill Halvorsen
July 2nd, 2021

Existing network infrastructure is the #1 problem service providers face when trying to serve multi-dwellings units (MDUs). Oftentimes, MDUs are bypassed because they present an infrastructural inconvenience. Plus, it is common for the network components to be outdated. Knowing full-well an MDU will be difficult from the onset, there is a certainty that more obstacles will be encountered along the way.

Broadband | Consulting

By: Mike Saur
August 5th, 2020

Flat revenue, tightening budgets and increasing traffic are rapidly driving the need for network automation. While tier one service providers have largely begun the journey of network automation, the initial investment and programming expertise required has been a barrier for rural and mid-sized operators.