Greg Hough, Executive Vice President of Network Strategy at Global Capacity, will be speaking on the Network Procurement and Provisioning in Cloud Environments panel at ITEXPO 2012 in Miami on Wednesday, February 1st at 11am.
Networks are the essential part of any modern communications and must deliver reliability, availability and high performance. Access to these networks is where the rubber truly meets the road in the meaningful provisioning of telecom products and services. In order for telecommunications to work, networks must be accessible and provide a seamless connection, across town, or across the globe. The problem, however, is that networks aren’t seamless and they aren’t always easily accessible.
These realities are magnified when considering cloud-based applications and the ability to provide access to these applications, virtually, from anywhere. If the underlying infrastructure is fragmented, too small, or too expensive, cloud-based technologies can’t get off the ground. Often these critical networks are owned by multiple operators who may only control a fraction of the overall capacity. They can be uncharted and unknown. Therefore, managing the procurement and provisioning of access network interconnections remains one of the biggest sources of indigestion for cloud-based solutions providers.
The result is that many network dependent industry players today look at their current service territory as the last frontier – the only potential growth market outside of M&A. They look to their current footprint and try to figure out how to sell to the customers that line their existing local access relationships or the central offices in which they are already interconnected, effectively closing their doors (and profit potential) to markets and geographies that aren’t proximate to existing service territories.
Panelist Greg Hough brings 15+ years telecommunications experience to his role as Global Capacity’s Chief Technology Officer. He oversees the design and implementation of technology within Global Capacity’s product offering and network capability.
Other panelists at the Network Procurement and Provisioning in Cloud Environments session will include:
ITEXPO is the event with an educational program that teaches resellers, enterprises, SMBs, and Government Agencies how to select IP-based voice, video, fax, and unified communications to purchase or resell. It’s where service providers learn how to profitably roll out services their subscribers are clamoring for. ITEXPO is where buyers, sellers, resellers, and manufacturers meet to forge relationships and close deals.
Don’t miss the Network Procurement and Provisioning in Cloud Environments session, it promises to be a thought provoking and illuminating discussion. Register for ITEXPO 2012 today.
Originally published on Broadband Nation.