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Reduce Churn with Usage Based Retention Offers

As broadband markets mature, churn becomes the critical metric for network monetization. Studies have shown that cost and billing are a key churn driver, representing 40% of subscriber attrition. Other studies have shown that half of these subscribers feel they are not receiving “value for money” and hope to find that value by moving to another service provider. Continue Reading

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Experience is Paramount at the 2017 ANGA COM

Right as May turned into June, we joined thousands of attendees at the latest edition of ANGA COM in Cologne, Germany. If you stopped by our booth to say hi, or had a meeting with one of the representatives from Incognito, we want to say thanks for visiting!

Over the course of three days, I had the opportunity to listen and gain insights on the challenges faced today in the industry. Continue Reading

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Incognito’s Ronan Bracken Helps Win the Prize at TM Forum’s {Open}:Hack Hackathon

Incognito OSS Product Manager, Ronan Bracken, dusted off his coding skills and participated in the TMForum {Open}:Hack hackathon using the TMForum Open APIs. Joining a team of four other ‘hackers’ Ronan helped create a zero-touch provisioning solution to save city water. The solution used trouble tickets, service activation (5G slices), the Internet of Things (IoT), revenue management, and drone control APIs. Continue Reading

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Be Agile or Be Edged Out: “Live” from TM FORUM 2017

I like a conference that’s “Live”. Not just a lively crowd coalescing together to passionately discuss and debate matters of common interests, but more so in the sense of physical presence: things you can feel and touch. In the case of the TM Forum Live! 2017 event, held last week at Nice, France, it’s the Catalyst Pavilions where innovative solutions, best practices, and even exploratory experimentations were on full display. Continue Reading

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Need More Tools in Your WiFi Network Kit?

The growing subscriber appetite for mobility of IP services has caused worldwide WiFi-usage rates to reach unprecedented highs. A recent trends and analysis report predicted that by 2020, wired devices will account for 34 percent of IP traffic while WiFi and mobile devices will account for 66 percent of IP traffic.

The rapid rise of WiFi utilization is seen in two distinct areas: high penetration rates of service provider WiFi within the subscriber home and increased adoption of public WiFi hotspots. Continue Reading

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How Could Changes to Net Neutrality Rules Affect Broadband Providers and Their Subscribers?

Net Neutrality regulations within the United States have been a topic of much debate over the past decade, and it’s recently come to the front page of major news outlets again. With a new FCC chair in place, and already some Internet regulatory changes being pushed down the pipeline, broadband providers and subscribers alike are scrambling to discover what the future holds for Internet access and user rights.

Follow the link below to read commentary from Incognito CEO Stephane Bourque on what broadband providers and their subscribers can expect to see from the coming changes to Net Neutrality rules:

https://telecomreseller.com/2017/03/13/how-could-changes-to-net-neutrality-rules-affect-broadband-providers-and-their-subscribers/

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Gaining Better Network Edge Visibility with Automated IPAM

Large Communication Service Providers (CSPs) that provide transit to their customers need to pay special attention to those network segments to ensure that the IPs associated to them are actually being used. What happens should that customer move on or require more (or less) IP real estate? What do communication and management processes look like to ensure that all the various departments are aligned for rapid and seamless network configuration changes with no downtime? These are issues that you should rely on your IPAM solution to resolve; otherwise, what good is it? Continue Reading

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What Fixed Broadband Can Learn From Mobility About Fair Unlimited Services

Unlimited mobile data is seeing a resurgence, with all major carriers in the USA offering some form of unlimited services. Looking at these next generation unlimited services reveals innovation lessons that are relevant to fixed broadband providers who are attempting to address exponential growth in bandwidth consumption. Continue Reading

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