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Blockchain and Telecom
PUBLISHED: Jun 28, 2018
"Blockchain" is a word that's been in the news a lot lately, usually tied to well-known cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. So why are we talking about it here? Some in the telecom industry believe blockchain technology could make a large impact on our industry.

Over at FierceTelecom, telecom professionals Daniele Pe and Nicola Purrello believe the impact of blockchain on telecom could be huge.

"Blockchain has the potential to have a huge impact on the telecom industry thanks to the industry’s large customer base and internal processes.

There are numerous potential applications of blockchain in the telecom space, from voice settlement to mobile number portability.

Blockchain has ballooned in popularity in recent years mostly because of cryptocurrencies. Although they are two distinct entities, the buzz and hype around the technologies has led many to consider the two under the same umbrella. While cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptography for security and have a quite uncertain future—which is borne out by the volatility of prices in the last six months—blockchain is the technology that enables cryptocurrencies and is here to stay, regardless of cryptocurrencies’ destiny."

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HPA facilitates businesses in determining the best communications solution for their company. This involves voice and data networks, call centers and broadband applications. In addition, HPA manages the telecom expenses for businesses to get them the most cost effective telecom solutions possible. HPA also helps telecommunications providers and manufacturers with their marketing, sales and business planning.

Since HPA's formation in 1994, over 400 clients have contracted to HPA for services. HPA has planned, designed and implemented a variety of voice and data solutions that have enabled businesses to enhance their operations in a cost-effective manner. HPA has also audited telecommunications invoices and recommended changes to client’s telecommunications services that have resulted in millions of dollars in savings for HPA’s clients.

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  • Designed and implemented a complete new voice, data and security network for a regional bank and their branches. Results included improved customer service in their call center, improved communication between locations and redundancy at all locations including the branches.
  • Designed and implemented a new VoIP telecommunications network including new equipment and services for a Rochester based not-for-profit with over 15 locations.
  • Redesigned a not-for-profit organization’s telecommunications system in five cities by implementing new services and pricing and auditing telephone bills. The savings paid for all new telephone equipment in less than two years.
  • Manage the communications network for a regional hospital in central New York. HPA has lowered the costs for the hospital and at the same time implemented a more up-to-date network with more functionality and redundancy.
  • Designed and implemented a Call Center for a Benefit Company in Rochester. Project resulted in drastic improvements in customer service.
  • Planned and designed a new voice and data network for a Law Firm with six locations in New York State.

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