The communication lines of ownership and operator continue to blur as cable broadband operators deploy bandwidth-hungry applications and race to fulfill end-users’ insatiable appetite for content.
A recent report by analyst firm Vertical Systems Group finds that for the first time, MSOs have installed more new Ethernet ports than incumbent carriers over a six-month period. This growing trend highlights the growing importance of Cable multiple systems operators (MSOs) on the communications infrastructure and their requirements and capabilities to serve the needs of end-users.
A recently published case study written by Global Capacity explores the growing demand by Cable MSOs for high-speed data services – not only to support triple-play bundles for consumers, but also to deliver high capacity files such as media, applications and video.
The case study illustrates the costly endeavors required to build-out a network to meet these demands and the challenges on achieving the optimal Return on Investment (ROI) required to do so. The regional focus of cable MSOs further complicates this matter due to the limited number of network operators to choose from and challenges to procure solutions both within their customer footprint and beyond. Network reach, accessibility and cost competitiveness are the key challenges to cable MSOs seeking to expand their networks while reducing interconnection complexity and cost.
Interconnection Complexity Solved: One Marketplace
Needless to say, interconnection complexity is… complex. Finding ways to cost-effectively monetize both used and unused network assets is challenging. And the more stagnant assets a company has, the more it costs them. Global Capacity’s case study highlights a key solution to this problem: One Marketplace.
Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform provides MSOs the opportunity to reduce costs of operating off-net extension services while increasing revenue opportunities by ensuring quick turnaround of competitive quotes for services. By streamlining the procurement process with a single vendor, One Marketplace provides MOSs the ability to order, provision, and provide network management assurance on all of their off-net services.
Simplifying interconnections and streamlining vendor relations while gaining ubiquitous access is a win-win for Cable MSOs.
For more information about Global Capacity’s cable MSOs solutions, visit www.globalcapacity.com/solutions/cable-mso.
To download the case study in its entirety visit http://info.globalcapacity.com/download-cable-case-study.
Well I did. TeliaSonera International Carrier’s (TSIC) recent launch and support for whatisIPX.com is a step forward for any beginner and professional alike. TSIC has brought together an expert panel that includes independent analysts and commentators – all focused to promote better understanding of IPX, including responding to your specific questions.
The site contains multiple interactive resources to aid visitors in what IPX is, what it is not, what it’s capable of, and what it means for the future of communications. There are contributions from a growing panel of experts that include equipment maker F5 networks and independent analyst Innovation Observatory.
The site’s slides take visitors, step by step, through the platform’s concept, components, capabilities and its implications for emerging IPX-based services. The IPX blog features insights from thought-leaders including Simon Dodsworth, VP Voice and Mobile, TSIC; Bernd Hoogkamp, Director of Product Management Voice and Mobile, TSIC; Simon Sherrington, Founder, Innovation Observatory; and Peter Nas, Solution Engineer, F5 Networks.
The panel of “IPXperts” provides answers to your specific questions, although many of my questions I found had already been answered.
I learned that there are currently 206 4G-LTE networks in 79 countries, a substantial uptick since the first 4G-LTE networks were launched in 2009. But today those 4G-LTE users largely ‘default’ back to 3G when roaming. IPX, first proposed the GSM Association, enables the industry to meet the rising demand and expectations of these new mobile customers who expect the same high-quality service they experience on their home network anywhere and everywhere they go.
TSIC, part of the TeliaSonera group of 17 mobile operators, is a leading provider of fiber-based network infrastructure and services. The company owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones which encompasses 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) throughout Europe, North America and Asia (including Russia).
Think of how frustrating it feels when you are having an emergency and your go-to store for the product you rely on has gone out of business, or is closed. As a consumer, it is easy to feel completely stranded when there is nowhere to turn for an immediate solution to a critical problem.
Unfortunately, this scenario has become a major problem for IT executives as of late. Large-scale consolidation, bandwidth price compression and job cuts have created an unstable market in the data center space. As a result, end-users and network providers are often left with fewer options to choose from when searching for network solutions. Likewise, the options that are available are typically of lesser quality.
As the adage goes, however, the show must go on. When a required network solution is mission-critical, there is no time to wait. Equipment failure and downtime due to cable or server malfunctions can have astronomical financial implications and can leave both employees and consumers in a state of panic. IT executives cannot wait for network solutions that require immediate attention.
This is where MOD Mission Critical comes in. MOD provides a complete set of network solutions designed to address the needs of data centers of all sizes. This includes wholesale IP, layer 2 and 3 network access, international private lines and submarine cable capacity. Additionally, since the company purchases access assets, customers can enjoy reduced prices that average commodity carriers cannot otherwise provide.
MOD will go the extra mile to provide both parts and services to networks to ensure uptime when it is needed most. While the state of the network hardware industry might be in a state of fluctuation, MOD offers a stable solution that organizations can rely on to perform necessary network tasks. To learn more about the company, visit www.modmc.net.
When a network is declared mission-critical, it means that there is no room for failure. That is because even a few minutes of downtime in such an environment is enough to cause catastrophic losses for the organization that relies on it.
Networks, however, are complex entities. They require constant maintenance and oversight in order to remain functional. Servers, switches, routers and cables must all be monitored and maintained in order to ensure constant uptime. That’s where MOD Mission Critical, a network service provider, comes in as it combines facilities and non-facilities-based assets to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, mission-critical network solutions.