With AXOS, the central Kansas-based communication service provider (CSP) ensures always-on service levels as it expands into competitive markets. As IdeaTek quickly turns up new residential and business subscribers, the AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System enables automation of workflows and establishes common service definitions across the entire network, eliminating unnecessary truck rolls. Additionally, IdeaTek has access to the AXOS Diagnostics Toolbox, which provides the network self-healing and troubleshooting capabilities necessary to maintain connectivity while significantly reducing operational costs. Thanks to AXOS, IdeaTek's next generation network is not only more powerful but also simpler to operate.
IdeaTek enhances the subscriber experience with managed and whole home Wi-Fi by offering GigaCenters and 804Mesh satellites -- all managed by Calix Support Cloud. IdeaTek now has the analytics necessary to remotely manage the network and proactively address subscriber issues before they require truck rolls.
"IdeaTek was founded on the mission that every American deserves access to ultra-fast, reliable internet," said Daniel Friesen, chief innovation officer and co-founder of IdeaTek. "Partnering with Calix not only arms us with the tools to deliver on this brand promise to our subscribers but also ensures that our network services surpass those of much larger competitors."
Based in Buhler, Kansas, IdeaTek's commitment to the rural communities it serves has made it one of the top E-rate providers in the area and a major CAF-II recipient. In addition to the homes, farms, and local businesses making up most of IdeaTek's subscriber base, the CSP also supports an eclectic mix of non-traditional customers including local colleges, healthcare facilities and sports organizations.
"By partnering with Calix, IdeaTek is building the right foundation to scale its network and service offerings with the speed and agility necessary to meet subscriber demand both today and in the future," said Skip Hirvela, sales VP at Calix. "AXOS is enabling IdeaTek to simplify their operations to realize significant cost reductions. The complete end-to-end solution of AXOS GPON and GigaFamily products, all managed by Calix Support Cloud ensures a consistent subscriber experience, aligning perfectly with their brand promise of providing fast and reliable service."
More than a half-million Irish residents expected to have fiber broadband by 2020. But Ireland's National Broadband Plan has not even begun — and government officials today postponed any agreement again.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
Just when you thought the answer to your next technology direction question was clear, the noise around multiple new technology options fills the Internet and airwaves. Multiple 5Gs are being deployed; there's CableLabs' 10G initiative; the ITU and IEEE are toiling around 50G PON – and we haven’t even talked about Wi-Fi6 yet! Is any of this real, do you have to pay attention or can you just let the dust settle and then decide?
Since waiting is often not the best option, let’s demystify technology options, their impact on your business, and how to prepare for whatever the future brings.
In this webinar, Service Providers will learn:
Current state of 5G and how it affects everyone, not only mobile network providers.
Latest technologies being developed and how they will benefit their networks and subscribers.
How to prepare their networks for the future – whatever it may hold.