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A Converged Intelligent Network Benefits Carriers and Customers

The information and communications technology industry is moving forward at light speed. Service providers are faced with the challenge of delivering advanced services, with higher bandwidth requirements, to more customers using advanced applications. In the majority of instances, their existing infrastructure is not meeting capacity demands.

Adding capacity to these siloed networks usually means opening existing buried fiber cable paths or overlaying aerial fiber cable, and replacing or modifying wireless sites. This is expensive, time consuming and disruptive to municipalities and customers. A better approach is to engineer for future needs and develop a holistic plan for network infrastructure that does more than simply add capacity to existing systems. The plan also must provide for growth without disruption to customers, municipalities and utilities.

Defining the Converged Intelligent Network

Today's service providers are faced with multiple variations of siloed network architectures and technologies that are not easily upgraded or expanded. That makes adding capacity, new services and devices difficult and expensive.

A Converged Intelligent Network is one that has been engineered and deployed to anticipate long-term capacity requirements for high bandwidth services, provide low latency instantaneous connectivity, and facilitate cross-platform Machine to Machine (M2M) data sharing in the cloud for smart city applications. It also takes advantage of intelligent network configuration and optimization technologies such as Self-Organizing Network (SON) and virtualization. 

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What’s Optimal for Converged Intelligent Network Deployment?

An approach to optimize the delivery of a Converged Intelligent Network is one in which traditional real estate, engineering and construction processes are holistically refined into a single process to implement a seamlessly interconnected, end-to-end network in a single deployment.

The Black & Veatch deployment process unifies and streamlines the real estate, engineering and implementation of network elements such as fiber optic transport, wireless and Internet of Things (IoT). We seamlessly deliver higher capacity and low latency connectivity designed to meet the rising demand for high-resolution streaming, augmented reality, home/business automation, security and smart city applications.

What are the Advantages?

Today’s customers measure satisfaction by being connected everywhere and anytime, using multiple applications and demanding faster service — all at lower costs.  Service Providers will save time and money by using the Black & Veatch Converged Intelligent Network process, therefore ensuring customer satisfaction while minimizing service outages. The converged deployment process also reduces the permitting complexity, resulting in improved operational costs because of reduced disruptions to the underlying infrastructure; and consequently, improved relationships with municipalities and utilities.

 

Subject Matter Experts
Ron Fangio, FangioRG@bv.com
Mike Bossom, BossomM@bv.com

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