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Fiberside Chat: In Fiber Buildouts, the Devil is in the Details

  With the development of technology like 5G and fiber networks, society is moving at breakneck speed toward faster and more efficient ways of life. But what is it costing us? Tom Counts, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of 3-GIS, has noticed in recent months a strange and puzzling trend in the world of fiber – one that has given him cause for Read more

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Fiberside Chat: In Fiber Buildouts, the Devil is in the Details
  With the development of technology like 5G and fiber networks, society is moving at breakneck speed toward faster and more efficient ways of life. But what is it costing us? Tom Counts, Read more
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Connecting the World’s Broadband Deserts
  Consistent and reliable internet connections are critical for our modern economy. So, why, in 2021, are there still large swaths of the Americas without reliable internet access? Deb Read more
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It’s an Exciting Moment for Telecommunication Infrastructure Growth
It’s an exciting moment for the growth of telecommunication infrastructure, especially in places that aren’t New York City or Los Angeles. While the “big three” companies will continue to Read more
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Service Providers Adapting to Meet Today’s Needs
  Service providers of the past may have had the luxury of time. While new technologies constantly are emerging, implementing those technologies or streamlining their processes was Read more
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The Copper Network Retirement Party May Be Premature
  It may seem as if more and more networks are converting over to fiber and that copper is a thing of the past. But not so fast, fiber - copper networks are still very much a part of the Read more
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Fiberside Chat: Choosing the Right Software Solution for a Streamlined Digital Transformation
  When it comes time for telcos to pick a software solution to streamline or transform their digital transformation, the decision boils down to this question: Do they select a commercial Read more

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Fiberside Chat: In Fiber Buildouts, the Devil is in the Details
March 31, 2021
  With the development of technology like 5G and fiber networks, society is moving at breakneck speed toward faster and more efficient ways of life. But what is it costing us? Tom Counts, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of 3-GIS, has noticed in recent months a strange and puzzling trend in the world of fiber – one that has given him cause for Read more
Connecting the World’s Broadband Deserts
March 9, 2021
  Consistent and reliable internet connections are critical for our modern economy. So, why, in 2021, are there still large swaths of the Americas without reliable internet access? Deb Socia, President and CEO of The Enterprise Center, and Jimmy Hall, VP of Engineering & Product Services with 3-GIS, provided insights on where the United States stands Read more
It’s an Exciting Moment for Telecommunication Infrastructure Growth
January 6, 2021
It’s an exciting moment for the growth of telecommunication infrastructure, especially in places that aren’t New York City or Los Angeles. While the “big three” companies will continue to fight each other in urban markets, rolling out things like 5G and battling for the best densification, there’s enormous space for the hundreds of smaller companies who are Read more
Service Providers Adapting to Meet Today’s Needs
November 6, 2020
  Service providers of the past may have had the luxury of time. While new technologies constantly are emerging, implementing those technologies or streamlining their processes was something that could wait. In today’s marketplace, however, that simply isn’t the case, said Kyle Siniard, VP of Technology for 3-GIS “There’s no longer an appetite to wait Read more
The Copper Network Retirement Party May Be Premature
September 28, 2020
  It may seem as if more and more networks are converting over to fiber and that copper is a thing of the past. But not so fast, fiber - copper networks are still very much a part of the equation as 3-GIS’ Jerry Golden, Chief Operating Officer, and Michael Measels, VP of Product Management, explained. “Most customers, even today, still use copper in the Read more
Fiberside Chat: Choosing the Right Software Solution for a Streamlined Digital Transformation
August 31, 2020
  When it comes time for telcos to pick a software solution to streamline or transform their digital transformation, the decision boils down to this question: Do they select a commercial off the shelf (COTS) software or a custom solution? 3-GIS’ Kevin Noack, Director of Information Systems, and David Stoner, Director of Product Development, shared their Read more
Fiberside Chat: A Model Is Key for Present and Future Understanding of Your Network
August 4, 2020
  It may sound simple, but it’s something many telecommunications companies forget when modeling their network: It’s easier to plan if you have a deep understanding of what the current overview looks like. Too many telcos may not understand exactly where they have fiber, how close or far it is from their potential customers or how much they would have to Read more
Fiberside Chat: The Evolution of GIS in the Telecom Industry
July 10, 2020
  Fifteen years ago, the role of GIS in telecommunications networks was somewhat limited. Still, Michael Measels, VP Product Management, 3-GIS, and Patrick Huls, Senior Solutions Engineer at Esri, believe it’s a much different story. The migration from desktop-based to web-based operations took its time, but now the telecom world is ready to adapt Read more
Fiberside Chat: Discussing the Benefits of Automation in Network Planning
June 29, 2020
  Speed and efficiency. That’s what automation can bring to a process. Involving automation in network deployment is no different, said Michael Measels, Vice President of Product Management for 3-GIS, who has seen processes go from days-long to being measured in hours. “To design an area might have taken two and a half days with a CAD-like workflow. Then, Read more