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As technologies change, communities grow and customer needs evolve, Finley Engineering has remained successful by mastering the latest practices and staying on top of innovation in the industries of Energy, Telecom, IP Services and Broadband. Download our whitepapers for access to the most current expert information.


Network Monetization Strategies In An IP World

Today’s broadband carrier is tasked with maximizing revenue, while also reducing cost to keep pace in a changing business marketplace. It’s critically important in an environment where next generation IP-based services generally have smaller margins than legacy TDM services. These tasks are achievable, but you must know where to look. Both revenue and cost reduction opportunities exist and can be derived through a comprehensive analysis of a carrier’s technology, its services and bundle design, and its operations.


IP Networks: Are you Ready?
As broadband networks continue to migrate away from older technology such as copper and transition to new solutions like wireless and fiber to the home, the industry and our customers are realizing more exciting new opportunities for IP network services than ever before.



SDN and NFV: What Are They and Can They Help Small Broadband Providers?
At first glance, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) may seem like redundant terms for the same thing: virtualizing network elements using commodity servers and switches to lower costs and simplify operations. But they are separate technologies, complimentary in many ways, but unique in origin, purpose and function.


5G Whitepaper

  5G: It Will Be Here Before You Know It
Activity regarding the next generation of wireless, 5G, is building significant momentum. Several tier one carriers have already announced pre-standard trials and there are projections that 5G will be widely available by as early as 2020 – just 3 ½ short years away.
There are applications for both fixed and mobile broadband in 5G, with the fixed wireless broadband option expected to arrive first. The arrival of 5G creates a variety of implications for wireline and wireless providers alike, including backhaul opportunities, competitive factors, and spectrum management.
 is your NW growth straining margins    

Is Your Network Growth Straining Your Margins?
Expanding broadband services to new markets often requires new operations maturity. Maintaining a high-quality customer experience is critical to this expansion process, and keeping your network healthy is key. Unfortunately, staffing a highly qualified NOC is a huge expense that accounts for the vast majority of cost to provide services.


  DDoS Attacks are not an IF, but a WHEN. Are you Ready? Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are the internet’s largest and most sophisticated type of attacks. When they first appeared they were being run from hacked web servers utilizing a portion of their internet bandwidth. Now they have increased in scale and sophistication which has made their advent a turning point in security on the internet.
  Wi-Fi Goes Gigabit: Next Generation Wi-Fi Opportunities As broadband carriers expand bandwidth capabilities to residential and small- to medium-sized business customers up to a full Gigabit, Wi-Fi technology must follow suit for end users to reap the full benefit of all that bandwidth. Fortunately, next-generation Wi-Fi, officially known as 802.11ac or Gigabit Wi-Fi, is enabling complete end-to-end ultra-high bandwidth solutions.
  Mainstream Networking Equipment It’s easy to walk into any electronics store or office supply store and see new technology for sale that advertises low cost and similar capabilities to mainstream industrial networking manufacturers. The question, “Why should I pay more for something that will do what I want it to do?” easily enters your mind.
  Knock Knock, 802.11AC is Calling 802.11ac is the emerging IEEE wireless networking standard that could change broadband service businesses significantly. While this may come in part through higher capacity and higher performance outside plant wireless access networks, the real game-changer for many providers will be inside their customers’ homes


  How IPv6 Can Help Service Providers Build the “Smart Network” IPv6 is the next-version Internet Protocol that will replace IPv4. The driving force behind the urgency to adopt this next-generation Internet Protocol is the depletion of our current IP address space, which is based on a size of 32 bits. The new IPv6 address space is based on a size of 128 bits.


  Cybersecurity for Telecos Cybersecurity has always been an important issue for telcos, and is becoming more so as a result of an increasing number of threats and increasingly more complex and serious threats. An Executive Order is also around the corner, and legislation is continually on the plate in Congress.


  Getting to Operational Excellence: Ten Questions From a customer perspective, every service you provide should work every minute of everyday, regardless of holidays, what time it is or who may be on vacation. Customer expectations also likely include wanting the service provider to be proactively monitoring the network to prevent any issues as opposed to the alternative: reacting when the customer calls to report a problem




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