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Network Expansion Lessons For CSPs Learned On the M&A Battlefield

Conventional wisdom says there is strength in numbers, and communication service providers (CSPs) have taken that wisdom to heart lately in the form of several recent, high-profile mergers. Yet CSPs would be wise to remember another time-tested saying about counting their eggs as it relates to their newly “acquired” subscribers. As CSPs have learned the […]

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New eBook: Planning for Network Transformation

Network transformation is on the minds and roadmaps of many CSPs as they offer new services, expand into new markets and try to cut costs to save money. Yet CSPs also need to exercise caution, as network disruption can result in costly delays, poor customer experience and, ultimately, lost customers. Neustar’s new eBook, Network Transformation: […]

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Five Things You Should Know Prior to All-IP Network Transformation

Over the next few years, most communications service providers (CSPs) will find themselves in some state of network transformation as they look to reduce costs and migrate voice-centric TDM technology to IP-based voice/video/data equipment. Driving this transformation is the expensive reality of running multiple networks. CSPs often expend valuable resources—particularly capital and operating expenses—to support […]

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IP Network Transformation: Waiting Costs More Than You Think

Few CSPs would dispute that IP-based mobile communications are the future. But some still see little reason to replace TDM switches that, on the surface, cost them little beyond energy and housing expenses. At the recent Neustar Interactive Insights Summit, telecommunications experts Jennifer Pigg, Vice President at Yankee Group, outlined the conundrum—and revealed the cost […]

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Free eBook: Optimizing Network Transformation

The transformation to all-IP networks is well underway for communications service providers (CSPs). Each week brings news of mergers and acquisitions that require network consolidation, progress reports on network upgrade projects and the retirement of network elements and systems no longer needed or used. Yet despite the fast pace of change, network transformation is far […]

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Everyone Should Have a Voice in the FCC’s LNPA Proceeding

A short time ago, I explained why the FCC is barred by its own rules from naming an equipment manufacturer as the next LNPA. In fact, the industry as a whole should be concerned if a telecom network equipment manufacturer with a close relationship with one service provider were to become the LNPA and thereby […]

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Six Communications Technology Takeaways from IIS 2014

A big THANK YOU to everyone who recently participated in the Communications Technology track at Neustar’s Interactive Insights Summit (IIS) 2014 in Carlsbad, California. There was a lot of energy at the Summit this year and a good deal of conversational buzz generated by the interesting topics, which covered everything from personal clouds to the […]

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The Risky Business of Fraud Management

According to the CFCA’s (Communications Fraud Control Association) 2013 Global Fraud Survey, fraud cost communications service providers (CSPs) over $46.3 billion in lost revenue last year—a 15 percent increase from the previous year. As criminals get smarter and data gets bigger, many CSPs find it harder to catch and prevent fraud, which can cost CSPs […]

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An Update On The LNPA Vendor Selection Process

The NANC LNPA vendor selection recommendation forwarded to the Federal Communications Commission on April 24 made it clear that Neustar is competing with Ericsson, the giant Swedish telecommunications equipment manufacturer. By forwarding its recommendation to the FCC, the NANC moved the vendor selection process into a new phase, permitting Neustar – and Ericsson – to […]

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CSPs: Four Ways Neustar Could Save You Millions in 2014

For years, communications service providers (CSPs) have invested in data analytics to help them reduce costs and capture more revenue. So why are so many CSPs still losing up to 15% of revenue each year in undiscovered inefficiencies? The answer: while CSPs are looking in all the right places, they’re aiming at a moving target. […]

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