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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.
There are many reasons why businesses turn to Ethernet access for achieving improved application performance and business productivity. In fact, in a previous post, we discussed the top 10 factors for choosing Ethernet connectivity, including availability, performance and bandwidth scalability, among many others. Now, let’s take a look at the top 10 applications that benefit from connecting with Ethernet and why.
- Layer 2 VPNs for IT Infrastructure: Ethernet Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) maximize the performance of existing IT infrastructure increasing network control.
- Cloud Computing: The deterministic and dynamic service attributes of Ethernet benefit the way cloud computing is used and consumed.
- Site to Site Access: Provides added performance and higher bandwidth levels along with service standardization at all locations.
‘Tis the season for giving thanks. Many – including business execs and decision makers – are taking this time to reflect on what they are most grateful for this holiday season. Among the many things businesses should be counting their blessings for this holiday season is Carrier Ethernet.
Here are 10 reasons why:
- Ubiquity and simplicity: Most companies today are well-aware of Ethernet due to its simplicity and proven performance in the LAN. They are familiar with the capabilities of Ethernet networks and, because of this, look to extend their existing service to cover wide area and multi-site networks.
- High performance and bandwidth: Channel Partners’ “Ethernet Services & The Channel: State of the Market 2013” report shows that Carrier Ethernet is becoming a must-have option for meeting expanding bandwidth demands in a cost-effective manner.
Discover more reasons why you should be thankful for Carrier Ethernet; view this post in its entirety by visiting the Global Capacity blog at http://blog.globalcapacity.com/blog/bid/354347/Top-Reasons-to-be-Thankful-for-Carrier-Ethernet.
This week, hundreds of Tier 2, 3, and 4 service providers will converge at TelcoVision as this year’s conference looks to set the course for innovative new services, revenue and profit growth in an all-IP broadband future. Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, will be among them. The conference is taking place at The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino from October 23-25.
Mary Stanhope, Global Capacity’s Vice President of Product & Marketing, will participate on the panel ‘Emerging Technologies and Services – Planning for Next-Gen Access Services,’ speaking alongside Wilf Sullivan from Alcatel-Lucent; Eric Presworsky from Zhone Technologies, Inc.; and Ross Ferson from Ninestar Connect. The session, taking place Thursday, October 24th at 2:30 PM local time, will be moderated by Andy Mitchell of TelcoVision.
The speakers will give their input on how Gigabit-capable networks in rural communities are being developed for economic benefits, along with data centers operating in these regions, as well as weigh the economic impact they will have on these communities. Ms. Stanhope will draw upon her 23 years of industry experience and expertise in business development, product marketing and systems implementation to explore how local operators can respond to rising customer demand and compete with larger providers.
Through its award-winning One Marketplace platform, Global Capacity offers local network providers the ability expand their footprint more competitively than their regional or local carrier counterparts while simplifying the process of designing, quoting, and ordering ubiquitous network connectivity solutions. One Marketplace customers benefit from automated, real-time pricing and access to competitive market rates, the capability to source multi‐vendor Ethernet & TDM access services through a single interconnection, and streamlined, consistent service delivery for the best customer experience.
To learn more about TelcoVision 2013 or to register, visit www.telcovisiononline.com/lasvegas.