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."
UK mobile operator will use its 5G spectrum to launch a fixed wireless access (FWA) service in London in August and plans to have that offer, plus mobile 5G services, in 25 UK cities by the end of this year.
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.
The MDU market continues to face fierce competition among service providers due to tech-savvy residents (i.e., millennials), demand from building owners and management companies, plus the favorable economics of bulk contracts. However, no MDUs are the same, so service providers must use multiple technologies and inconsistent deployment models, increasing operational complexity and rollout costs.
The MDU market itself is evolving as residents adopt smart-home technologies, generating rising demand for smart apartments with built-in connected thermostats, keyless entryways and doors, and video doorbells. This evolution presents both new challenges and opportunities. In other words, service providers must consider innovative service-delivery strategies to compete and win.
In this Broadband World News and ADTRAN webinar, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will highlight emerging MDU broadband Internet trends and challenges. In addition, Kurt will outline the next-generation service creation and delivery platform, built on open standards, that allows service providers to connect millions of underserved MDUs, enables creation of user-driven services, and reduces operational complexity and costs.
Plus, special guest, Alice Lawson, Broadband and Cable Program Manager for the City of Seattle, will discuss Seattle’s B4B-Build For Broadband initiative that addresses best practices in planning for MDU telecommunication infrastructure.