Say Good-bye to Scattered and Siloed Data in Telecoms
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by Melanie Gomersall
6h ago
Imagine stepping into the operations room of a telecom company. You’d expect a high-tech environment, streamlined operations, and data flowing seamlessly through the veins of complex network systems. Unfortunately, for many, this scenario is more of an aspiration than reality. Today we see firsthand the struggles that scattered and siloed data impose on our industry, particularly when entangled with legacy systems. The Twin Challenges: Scattered Data and Siloed Systems Scattered data refers to critical operational information dispersed across various databases and systems without any systemati ..read more
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MPLS and its Transformative Impact in Telecom Networking
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by Melanie Gomersall
2w ago
The telecom industry has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past few decades. From the crackle of dial-up modems to the lightning speed of fiber optic connections, the way we connect and communicate has fundamentally changed. At the heart of this evolution lies a technology known as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). While its name may not be as recognizable as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, MPLS has silently revolutionized how data travels across vast networks. So what is MPLS, and how does it work? MPLS is a routing technique in telecommunications networks that directs data from one node ..read more
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WDM – Shaping IoT Connectivity
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by Melanie Gomersall
3w ago
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes integral to various industries, ensuring the security of data transmitted across interconnected devices is a top priority. Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), known for its efficiency in data transmission, is establishing its self as a key player in enhancing the security of IoT networks. In this segment, we’ll explore the innovative ways in which WDM contributes to securing IoT data, safeguarding its integrity and confidentiality. We’ll also briefly explain what VC4-IMS is, and why it’s a suitable solution for WDM networks. Unpacking the Internet of ..read more
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OSS and BSS – The Dynamic Duo – Part 2
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by Melanie Gomersall
1M ago
In part 1 of this article we explored what both OSS and BSS are, their differences and the impact they have as a dynamic duo in the telecom sector. In this second part we explore the challenges of these two systems and how they affect Telecom infrastructure for the future. OSS and BSS – Challenges and Opportunities While OSS (Operation Support Systems) and BSS (Business Support Systems) are the invisible orchestra conductors of modern telecom infrastructure, their operation isn’t without its challenges. However, these challenges also present significant opportunities for telecom providers to u ..read more
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OSS and BSS – The Dynamic Duo – Part 1
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by Melanie Gomersall
1M ago
The modern world runs on data. Many say it’s a currency in its own right. From seamless video calls to lightning-fast internet browsing, our insatiable demand for connectivity is pushing the boundaries of telecom infrastructure. As service providers have to evolve and expand with ever-increasing bandwidth needs, they may find their traditional management systems are struggling to keep pace and they will soon be overshadowed by their competitors. Enter OSS and BSS and the conversation changes completely. OSS (Operation Support Systems) and BSS (Business Support Systems) emerge as the unsung her ..read more
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Final Impact:  WDM and OTN effect on Telecom Inventory Management
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by Melanie Gomersall
1M ago
We’re not talking about the 1990’s movie here, Final Impact, but rather the final effect that Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) has in modern telecommunications, enabling the efficient transmission of vast amounts of data over optical fiber networks. Its impact on telecom inventory management cannot be understated, as it revolutionizes the way network resources are utilized and managed. The telecommunications industry is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of advanced technologies like Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM). This innovation has revolutionized the way d ..read more
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Mastering Planned Work Impact Analysis with VC4-IMS
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by Mike Dorland
1M ago
Telecom operators reputations are what their brands and sales are built on, so maintaining network integrity and minimizing service disruptions during planned work activities are paramount to their success and longevity. VC4’s Inventory & Management System (IMS) provides a concrete Planned Work Impact Analysisfeature, designed to equip network operators with the tools they need to manage network changes efficiently while keeping their customers informed. This feature not only helps in planning and executing network upgrades, maintenance, or expansions with precision but also enhances custo ..read more
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Elevating Network Efficiency through Advanced IP Management
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by Mike Dorland
2M ago
IP address management is a less common talked about subject with most telecom operators, but not any less important, as it stands as a cornerstone for operators aiming to ensure seamless connectivity, enhance network security, and optimize operational efficiency. As the demand for internet services continues to skyrocket, the strategic allocation, tracking and management of IP resources become critical. In particular, the ability to reconcile IP addresses from live networks introduces a paradigm shift in how operators approach IP management, offering a suite of benefits that underscore the imp ..read more
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10 Technologies used in Implementing Leased Lines
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by Melanie Gomersall
2M ago
Leased Lines: Dedicated Pathways for Critical Data A leased line, also known as a private circuit, offers a predictable and consistent level of bandwidth that is exclusively reserved for the contracted user. This translates to guaranteed speed, minimal latency, and enhanced reliability, making them ideal for applications demanding high-performance data transfer. Several technologies can be employed to establish leased lines, each offering unique advantages based on specific requirements and environmental considerations. Let’s explore some of the Key Technologies used for Implementing Leased Li ..read more
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Leased Line Monitoring: Challenges, Considerations and Use Cases
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by Melanie Gomersall
2M ago
Leased lines, or dedicated telecommunication connections that link two points together, play a crucial role for both businesses and telecommunications providers by offering reliable, high-speed internet and data services. Keeping an eye on these leased lines is vital to ensure the quality of service, to spot and resolve issues before they escalate, and to maintain the security of the network. In this blog, we delve into the complexities and key factors to consider when monitoring leased lines, and we’ll share stories from two real-world scenarios where effective monitoring made a significant d ..read more
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