In a world of radically evolving technology, meeting both end-user demands and your business goals can be challenging. While every situation is unique, taking these considerations into account while you’re planning can help you confidently and cost-effectively build or evolve your existing network for the future. Take a few minutes to browse the seven most critical considerations when it comes to your network design. Feel free to complete the form below if you would like more information on how Corning can solve your network challenges.
Be sure to take the time to map out strands for the entire network. Without a complete map, during installation or scheduled maintenance, fiber assets allocated with live traffic could be disrupted. This could increase labor costs by requiring restoration of active customers and equipment. It could also lead to credits, lost revenue for business customers, and damage to your customer relationships.
50 percent of the cost of building out a network is labor. Consider what combination of skill levels your workforce will need and how that will affect the materials you’ll need and the total worker hours.
Details add up. Take everything into account when calculating expenditures, including truck rolls, maintenance, overtime, customer credits, dispatching efficiency, fleet management, and tools.
The Future of Cable TV
(Starting at section 2.1.3 is great information on fiber and reduction of Opex and Capex.)
Assess the effect outages could have on your customers’ experience and your budget. Consider installations, repeat trouble calls, and your mean time to repair (MTTR). Outages can also impact new customer activations–causing reschedules, revenue loss, customer dissatisfaction, and workforce backlog.
The industry is changing from TV to streaming and on demand. Headends are becoming more like data centers, delivering data instead of video. To successfully transition to this new service model, you’ll need to develop even more detailed plans than in the past to stay on track.
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