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What is the Taper Report?

Jake Anderson - Nov 29, 2022 2:00:00 PM

One of the most widely used reports in fiber network management is the Taper Report which provides a detailed view of the utilization of individual fibers within a specific cable. This report is valuable for many reasons and essential to successful network management and growth as it supports several different operational functions.

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Ten reasons to choose OSPInsight from our users' point of view

Jake Anderson - Jul 13, 2022 6:00:00 PM

Over 25 years ago the first version of OSPInsight software was released. OSPInsight was built to help fiber optic customers organize their data and better utilize their network assets.

We started to make our own list of why customers choose OSPInsight, but we thought that it would be more compelling to use what our users' have said to create this list.

The following are unsolicited comments from some of our OSPInsight users.

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What is the Span Summary Report?

Jake Anderson - Jul 7, 2022 6:00:00 PM

What is the Span Summary Report?

One of the most valuable tools for fiber optic network developers is the Span Summary Report which is also referred to as a Cable Span Analysis (CSA). A Span Summary Report, which is part of the Reports Add-On, provides a real-time view of how much open capacity exists across the cables within a fiber network, all of the way down to the individual strand.

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OSPInsight Operations Support

Jake Anderson - Jun 29, 2022 6:00:00 PM

What is Operations Support?

Even after fiber networks have been designed and installed, they require ongoing care and management. Much like gardens need careful attention, fiber networks need to be actively maintained to flourish. Without a clear understanding of the current state of affairs, it’s difficult to manage existing operations and plan for future growth.

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What is the Splice Pro tool?

Jake Anderson - Jun 22, 2022 6:00:00 PM

As fiber networks grow, maintaining a track record of cable splices becomes more and more challenging. Without an effective way to organize splicing information, network developers and field technicians are left in the dark when it comes to making changes or updates to existing cables.

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What is fiber optic technology?

Wade Anderson - Jun 15, 2022 8:15:00 PM

Fiber optic technology has improved dramatically in order to keep up with skyrocketing data demands and Internet usage, leading to a modern digital age where information travels at nearly the speed of light. In this brief article, we want to help demystify how this happens, at least on a surface level, and highlight a few helpful resources where you can learn more about the technology and what career paths exist in the fiber optics space.

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OSPInsight: Your fiber management software

Wade Anderson - May 19, 2022 5:00:00 PM

There are over 300 million internet users in America. 

Every single one of them wants high-speed, reliable, and secure access to the web. Keeping up with this demand means laying down hundreds of miles of new cable, an expensive endeavor riddled with regulatory oversight and challenging logistics. 

In a competitive field with a demanding customer base, you need a platform to help you manage your fiber optic network and outperform your competitors. 

You need OSPInsight. 

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Introducing the Support+ Package

Wade Anderson - Mar 15, 2022 10:00:00 PM

Managing a System of Record (SoR) for your fiber network presents significant business advantages to your organization. The advantages do come with unique challenges because each organization has data processes and setups that may be unique. Data imports, integration with other systems, and hosting solutions are among the many possible variables for OSPInsight customers to consider when they are setting up their SoR, and it can be difficult to know what the best solution is.

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What Opportunities or Threats do internet service providers face in 2022

Wade Anderson - Jan 31, 2022 3:48:10 PM

From high-resolution graphics to virtual reality platforms, internet consumers are invested heavily in high-tech, immersive media. According to data, bandwidth consumption is skyrocketing as the internet takes charge of multiple aspects. Internet providers need to understand that broadband demands will only increase as time progresses.

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Introducing the Network Readiness Assessment

Wade Anderson - Sep 13, 2021 3:30:00 PM

I’ve written recently about the Network Operator Maturity Model and the importance of fighting against fiber record entropy to achieve network operational excellence. Network operators find value in the implied action steps and goals the maturity model presents. Today, I’d like to introduce a tool for Network Operators to understand their position in the maturity model called the Network Readiness Assessment.

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