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2018 Telecom Preview
PUBLISHED: Dec 29, 2017
Last week we reviewed some of the top telecom stories from 2017, and with 2018 just a few days away, today seemed like the perfect time to take a sneak peek at what may lie ahead in the new year. 

As part of it's 2018 preview, FierceTelecom looked at the big topics facing telecom next year and has honed in on one in particular: dark fiber. The author, Sean Buckley, believes dark fiber will be focused on serving three audiences: wireless operators, school districts, and content providers. 

"One operator that's mandating dark fiber for fronthaul and small cell backhaul is Verizon," Buckley writes. "In anticipation of its upcoming 4G and 5G deployments, Verizon is taking a multipronged fiber expansion approach: deploying its own fiber, renting facilities from a partner or purchasing regional assets like XO or WOW’s Chicago assets."

Be sure to check out FierceTelecom for more of their 2018 preview, including discussion about the wireless, cable, and telecom industries.


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HPA Consulting Group, Inc. (HPA) is a privately owned consulting firm headquartered in Rochester, NY providing specialized consulting services in Voice and Data Communications. HPA was founded in 1994 by Bill Hughes and Tom Phelps. Together, the HPA Team has over 200 years of experience in many facets of voice and data communications.

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.

Finally, HPA has performed work in a variety of areas for Local Exchange, Wireless, CATV, Long Distance Companies, Manufacturers and Software Providers.

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Some HPA Projects Include:

  • 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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