Avoid extinction: modernize your project management processes in the era of network densification

65 million years ago dinosaurs once roamed and ruled the Earth. Suddenly, everything changed. When a meteorite hit, the climate changed, the world changed, and the dinosaurs went extinct. Unable to adapt from their place atop the food chain, they were wiped out while smaller animals, including mammals, turtles, crocodiles, and frogs, evolved and survived.  The telecom industry is facing a similar cataclysmic event right now network densification. Extinction level event: Network Densification Network Densification is an extremely powerful force that will shape the telecom industry and mobile networks over …

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Predictions for 2019 and beyond from the FierceWireless Next Gen Wireless Networks Summit

“2019 will be the most interesting year in this industry that we’ve seen in a long time.” If you were at the FierceWireless NextGen Wireless Networks Summit in Dallas, Texas last week, you know that big changes are coming. After a packed day of insights on the state of telecommunications infrastructure today, the evening’s dinner featured a panel of industry analysts offering their predictions on the future of the industry. The panelists included: Mike Dano, Editor-in-Chief, FierceWireless Iain Gillott, President, iGR Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director Analyst, Mobile Ecosystem Joe Madden, …

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The new era of network densification requires operational excellence

Explosive growth in mobile data traffic means companies must make an important choice about their operations. According to the latest Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, mobile data traffic has been growing 60% to 100% per year and total traffic will increase sevenfold by 2021 from 2016 levels. Growth in network traffic is straining capacity and driving demand for network densification, resulting in an increase in the volume, velocity, and variety of projects and assets to be managed. Unfortunately, this is also happening at a time of …

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Customer success:
our best investment

Connect X is always a whirlwind and 2019 was no exception. With our booths packed and our schedules full, there was a lot to be excited about. But in all the buzz of the conference, a more intimate moment stands out. I found myself in a discussion with a pair of old friends who I had just met. One of the two was a Sitetracker user and one, though she didn’t know it yet, would be. Our customer spoke so positively about his experience with the platform and customer success …

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The secret to having
a great time at
Connect X 2018 was…

Community. Warmth — both the kind the comes with a southern, coastal state and the kind I’d call hospitality — marked our whirlwind stay in Charlotte, North Carolina. The telecom industry is full of lifers, a community of people who see each other year after year at Connect X, actively creating the unstoppable forward momentum of an increasingly connected world. Sitetracker has attended the Connectivity Expo (Connect X, formerly PCIA) for the past few years, but this year was different. The industry — from carriers to tower companies and engineering …

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Drinking our own champagne: how we use Sitetracker to manage customer implementations

We built Sitetracker as a customer-focused platform, understanding that asset-based project challenges are different from other project types and require a unique approach. Customers can customize their Sitetracker platform specifically for their needs and my team always looks forward to setting them up for success. But, to make all of this possible for our customers, we built our own version of Sitetracker that’s custom made to handle a scope-based project. One of the most exciting things I do as Director of Implementations is kicking off new customer implementations. Many customers …

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