Isn’t it incredible how quickly time seems to pass us by? With each passing year, the excitement circulating within the broadband industry seems to grow exponentially. This excitement has a wonderful way of invigorating change and inspiring the many different players within the communications space: from telco and cable providers, to leading industry organizations, to software solution providers that constantly shift the communications landscape with next-gen technology. Continue Reading
It’s D-Day for IPv4. More than four years after first launching IPv6, North American regional Internet registry ARIN — the body in charge of handing out IP addresses in North America — has completely run out of IPv4 addresses, along with the RIRs in the Asia Pacific and Europe.
What does this mean for broadband service providers? Continue Reading
Slow. Expensive. Unresponsive. These are some of the common service complaints levelled at communication service providers — could your subscribers be thinking this too? Continue Reading
There’s more to deploying fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services than just making an infrastructure investment. As service providers shift strategies to fiber technology to accommodate an all-IP landscape where bandwidth consumption rates continue to rise, one constant remains: the need to provide a great quality of experience (QoE). Continue Reading
Worldwide, the transition to IPv6 has begun — but just how ready are communication service providers for this change?
ARIN recently joined regional Internet registries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific in exhausting public IPv4 addresses. Globally, this means that the number of remaining public IPv4 pools available for service providers to hand out to customers is running out, and most providers will need to seriously consider strategies for IPv6 — if they haven’t done so already — to enable future growth. Continue Reading
In last week’s blog, we explored the benefits of customer self-service; however, creating a valuable customer portal is not a simple task. Self-service has been part of the retail and banking landscape for years, but the broadband services industry faces a number of additional challenges: Continue Reading
Customer care is changing quickly in the broadband world. Today’s subscribers expect issues to be dealt with immediately and can be driven away by long wait times or multiple inquiries for the same issue. Clearly, substandard service is not good enough — but fast issue resolution involving phone calls and truck rolls can be expensive. How can you provide the level of customer service that subscribers expect and still keep costs down? Continue Reading
Key industry trends — like SDN, NFV, vCPEs, CCAP, TR-069, bandwidth congestion management, and converged service orchestration — are set to change the way communication service providers maintain operations throughout the world. With such constant change, keeping up-to-date and understanding all the latest innovations is starting to become a full-time job. And let’s be honest — introducing next-generation multi-service, multi-device hardware and software systems into existing operations is a confusing and cumbersome task. Continue Reading
In last week’s blog, we discovered the importance of customer experiences. We learnt that great customer experience not only keeps revenue flowing, it’s actually an efficient way to strengthen your incoming revenue stream.
In the 2014 American Consumer Satisfaction Index report, ISPs scored lower than all other related industries.
Don’t let this be an indication of your business. Here are 5 easy ways to improve customer experiences: Continue Reading
In 2015, mature markets like North America and Western Europe saw Internet penetration exceed 80% (with the United States nearing 90%). This high level of adoption has shifted the focus of service providers across these regions to heavily invest in customer experience management platforms instead of attracting new customers with advertisements. Continue Reading