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Predictions for 2018
PUBLISHED: Jan 03, 2018
The ball has dropped in Times Square and businesses are re-opening after holiday break, setting their sights on what 2018 may have in store. Telecom Ramblings has a few predictions for what may occur in the next year. 

Some of Telecom Ramblings guesses for the future include:
  • More chaos for net neutrality
  • AT&T abandoning its attempts to purchase Time Warner
  • Verizon rolling out 5G in the US
Predictions are always tricky, so be sure to save this one and check back in next December to see how many came true.

In a bit of actual news, FierceTelecom reports that voice and data communications provider Windstream reached into its wallet during the waning moments of 2017 to aquire MassComm. The New York-based MassComm provides telecommunications and connectivity management, consultation, and development solutions for voice, data, and networking technologies. 

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Windstream believes the purchase will give it a broader portfolio of services to deliver.

“The combination of MassComm’s innovative services and customer base with Windstream’s larger CLEC operations and fiber network will enable the combined company to increase its competitiveness by expanding its portfolio of services, generating efficiencies that benefit customers, and serving more customers over its own facilities where it can,” Windstream said in an FCC filing.
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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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