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Telecom Notes from CES
PUBLISHED: Jan 15, 2019
The Consumer Electronics Show stole the headlines last week, and while most of the chatter centered on the new tech gadgets like a roll-able television (seriously, check this thing out), there was also some telecom news mixed in.  

Here are the highlights:

- 5G is moving closer and closer to reality, with D-Link launching a 5G home router to be available soon, and Sprint announcing a 5G Samsung device set for a summer debut

- AT&T announced an additional 50,000 square miles of its LTE coverage, which works out to around a million more people

- BlackBerry is scaling its BlackBerry Secure technology to help the IoT market after finding that 80% of its customers don't trust their current internet-connected devices and 58% would pay more to feel more secure


- T-Mobile is going all in on its anti-scam efforts with the launch of caller verification technology. Customers with the Samsung Galaxy S9 already have access to the tech, and T-Mobile says it has already flagged nearly 9 billion calls as "scam likely" for its users and blocked more than 1 billion calls

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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.

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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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