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Partner with an Ecosystem, Not a Company

Companies that adopt an ecosystem business model will grow 50% faster over the next two years than those who don’t, says IDC in its Worldwide IT Channels and Alliances 2019 Predictions. It’s a powerful metric. When you add to the...
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5G, SD-WAN & The Edge: Connected2Fiber’s 2019 Connectivity Review Ahead of #PTC20

As January flies by and we finalize our preparations for PTC, we’re thinking about how far the networking industry has come over the past year and heading to Honolulu with a few key topics in mind: 5G, SD-WAN, the edge....
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Location as a Foundation for Digital Transformation

It’s virtually impossible to find a senior executive in any industry who hasn’t heard of digital transformation. The concept of applying innovative digital technologies to solve critical business problems is disrupting all major verticals, from healthcare to manufacturing. While most...
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Powering Digital Transformation With Location Intelligence: 4 Telecom Predictions for 2020

Think back to what the telecom space looked like in 2010. 5G was $5,000, Over the Top (OTT) was a Sylvester Stallone movie about arm wrestling and the cloud was, well, weather. Over the last decade, we witnessed some of...
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INCOMPAS’19 Panel Preview – Connected2Fiber CEO

Mapping a Better Broadband Future: Panel Discussion Planning to attend The INCOMPAS Show next month? Be sure not to miss Connected2Fiber Founder and CEO Ben Edmond, as he participates in a three-part panel series at the upcoming event, taking place...
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Why Pricing Matters?

Back in the 1990s, Walmart went through a massive expansion in the U.S. that brought lower priced goods to all 50 states (Vermont was last in 1995). Not only did Walmart compel their competition to look at how products were...
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Why Targeting Matters

Connected2Fiber just celebrated its 3rd birthday two months ago and, as a startup, we are growing, experimenting, evolving, and learning every day. With experimentation on products and services with existing and potential customers comes learning, growth and great upside. However,...
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Why Participation Matters

In the past few years, the term “participation trophy” has entered our lexicon, typically thought of as something everyone is given for trying regardless of the outcome. As a two-time marathon finisher, I have been given a participation award for...
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3 Pillars of Growth in 2019

Why It Matters?As the leaves begin to turn from green to beautiful fall colors, talk of 2019 begins around many offices. Budgets, staffing, revenue and within each of those areas the main theme is growth potential and continued execution. This...
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Prediction 5: SD-WAN Catapults to Number One WAN Technology

SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) is a new technology that enables a network to be controlled by software instead of hardware. Historically networks were architected primarily with hardware intelligence and costly onsite deployments for each location. With the arrival...
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Prediction #4: B2B Market Segment Trumps Consumer

Historically, telecom carriers and service providers have focused on capturing growth in the consumer segment. Especially over the past decade, where the primary concentration to secure buyers in an oversaturated mobile market created an abundance of competition and staggering churn....
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Prediction #3: Edge Becomes New Destination

The “push to the edge” is the process of pushing content, applications and data away from centralized locations and closer to end users. Content, from the likes of providers such as Salesforce and Workday, is being consumed in massive quantities...
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Prediction #2: 5G Infrastructure Buildout Accelerates

The arrival of 5G, technology’s fifth generation of wireless technology, isn’t just about more bandwidth, faster speed capabilities and low latency, but also the densification of antennas and acceleration of fiber build-outs required to enable them. 5G will utilize a...
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Prediction #1: Hybrid Clouds Dominate the Enterprise Architecture

The shift of enterprise architecture to the cloud has been growing steadily over the last few years, and as businesses become more comfortable with adoption criteria like security and trust, its popularity has rapidly accelerated. Enterprises are realizing the benefit...
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Multichannel News: Connected2Fiber CEO Ben Edmond on Why Operators Should Think ‘Location First’

Connected2Fiber Founder and CEO Ben Edmond recently contributed a guest blog post to Multichannel News entitled “Why Operators Should Think ‘Location-First’”. The piece outlines the key trends that will transform the connectivity space and the way in which organizations in...
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Top 5 Predictions for the Connectivity Industry in 2019

There are several trends in connectivity that stand to greatly impact the industry in 2019. Each of these trends places an emphasis on the network and location intelligence… read more
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Location Matters – The Importance of Location Intelligence

Connectivity needs of today’s enterprises are constantly evolving. Organizations are increasingly moving workloads and communications online and into the cloud, in addition to connecting various mobile and IoT devices to their networks. This digitalization means enterprises require greater amounts of...
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Using Location Intelligence to Increase Revenue for Network Providers

As the world becomes more digitally dependent, businesses are turning to network providers for innovative solutions to their problems. As an example, cloud-based applications are becoming the popular choice for businesses seeking to enhance their efficiency and scalability. They require...
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Key Takeaways from ITW 2018

This past week, Connected2Fiber attended International Telecoms Week in Chicago. The conference was a huge success, drawing over 7,000 telecom professionals to network, collaborate, and learn about the latest technologies and trends that are shaping the future of the industry…...
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What to Expect at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2018

The Connected2Fiber team is excited to be attending this year’s International Telecoms Week (#ITW2018). This global event brings together leaders from the wholesale telecoms industry to build relationships, collaborate, and engage in discussions relating to trends having the greatest impact...
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