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2018 Predictions for Communication Service Providers

Happy new year to all the Incognito blog readers. This year, we’ve partnered with our friends at Light Reading to publish my annual industry predictions article.

What lies ahead for service providers in 2018? Follow the link to find out my thoughts on Artificial Intelligence, Network and OSS upgrades, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Cloud Computing:

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Give Network Administrators A Zero-Impact Firmware Update Solution

Struggles with the firmware update process are well known by Network Administrators in the cable industry. The copious tasks required to complete an end-to-end firmware update are painstaking and error-prone, often making the investment not worth the time it takes to complete the work. These manual tasks generally include:

  • Discovering the device’s current firmware version
  • Identifying the accurate update path
  • Scheduling the update to ensure subscriber services aren’t interrupted
  • Administering the update
  • Verifying update success
  • Post-update actions, often including error resolution

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UI/UX: Why a Flexible Subscriber Dashboard is the Most Powerful Path Forward

For cable and telecommunication service providers, subscriber self-care dashboards are an essential part of an optimal customer experience. By giving subscribers the ability to adjust settings within the home network, such as WiFi passwords and parental controls, providers are saving operational time and money. However, not all subscribers arrive at a self-care dashboard with the same technical knowledge. This presents a new challenge for service providers, who often end up spending the saved resources on supporting their non-technical users when utilizing the features of a dashboard. Continue Reading

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How a DNS Proxy Service Can Reduce the Risk of VoIP Service Downtime

Consumers are embracing VoIP services now more than ever as they get used to calling over Internet application services such as Skype, Facetime, and Google Hangouts. Market Research Store predict that the global value of the VoIP services market is expected to reach above USD140 billion in 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate of above 9.1% between 2016 and 2021. Continue Reading

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Benefits of a Service Repository: Faster Service Configuration and Improved Subscriber Tracking

In the current environment of fast evolving market demands, service providers must be able to react quickly when deploying new services or they risk playing catch up with their competition. Subscribers will always want new dynamic service options as fast as possible, and having the ability to configure service offerings from an OSS platform within seconds ensures that operators are providing a high quality of experience. Continue Reading

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Webinar Invitation: How to Solve Firmware Update Challenges

New firmware images are released on a weekly basis to add new functionality, patch security holes, increase stability, and improve broadband performance. However, updating firmware on gateways is renowned across the broadband industry as a time consuming and error-prone process — often resulting in upset customers and increasing the number of complaints to the help desk.

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Enhancing Customer Care, Part 5: Make Purchasing a Frictionless Activity

In the last part of the series, we looked at the crucial aspects of accurate billing and transparent payment processes and the potential that both of these factors have on subscriber retention rates. But before services are even deployed and a billing cycle can begin, it’s equally important to ensure that the purchasing process is a simple and frictionless endeavour for the customer. Continue Reading

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Why Homegrown Subscriber ID Solutions Limit Problem Solving

Most service providers are aware that there needs to be a simple, fast way to identify subscribers. Unfortunately, in reality, mapping IP addresses back to subscribers for identification purposes —  such as lawful interception requests or acceptable use policy violations — can be complicated. It usually involves analyzing data sets, completing manual audits, or reliance on multi-step solutions. Continue Reading

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Get Your Guide to Broadband World Forum 2017

Are your ready for the most exciting telecommunications industry event of the year, Broadband World Forum 2017?

We’re thrilled to be attending this year’s conference, where we’ll be set up to show what the future of customer care looks like. Visit the Incognito Software stand, B110, to learn about enabling next-generation customer care experiences on your network and meeting the service activation and quality management needs of your customers. Continue Reading

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Announcing Incognito Network Monetization and Analytics Platform

Today Incognito announces its Network Monetization and Analytics Platform which will amalgamate the best of two existing product lines — Incognito Bandwidth Activity Reporter and Active Broadband, acquired in 2016 — into a single platform that includes network data collection, analytics and policy control. The platform will provide network operators with improved subscriber insights, data-driven capacity planning, congestion management and fair use data plans. All of this will be possible from one single platform, allowing network operators to deploy different solutions as their priorities and environment evolve.

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