Carriers continue to get pressure from regulators, consumers, and competing services. In recent years, Ethernet services have become a big new potential for growth. These require extra infrastructure and can provide a large amount of profit. There are a few main ways to get the most lucrative possible Ethernet Service Revenue.
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Meeting Customer Service Analytics Expectations
Carriers are becoming more sophisticated with data and analytics operations. They are investing in staff and tools to understand their sales and future revenues. For that reason, they need access to in-depth tools to analyze their new Ethernet revenue. Self-service analytics provides raw data in CSV format to companies. This way they can do their manipulation of the underlying information. They can create visualizations or examine historical trends. Over time, they have a better idea of where they can put their resources.
Best of all, carriers can produce real-time data for Ethernet services. That allows clients to change their promotions and communication on the fly to get the most revenue out of their service.
Standardized performance visibility
Another important feature is the ability to track and understand Ethernet service performance. Enterprises want to know everything. When the network goes down, the uptime percentage, any spotty service, the speed of the service and any other interference. Additionally, they need to know if there have been any infiltration, theft or hacks in real-time. Allowing companies performance visibility helps them to know these facts.
Adopting SDN Protocols
Software-defined networking (SDN) creates efficient networks that are much better than manual ones. That is because the software automatically adjusts to performance issues and optimizes performance. The programme does it by distributing communication to the right nodes. Furthermore, there is much tighter control over a unified interface. System administrators can monitor the software activity while not actively slowing it down. But neither interfering with optimal performance. Best of all, SDN reduces costs, so the same investment gets a much larger network than traditional Ethernet service.
Automating service provisioning and activation
One of the greatest costs of providing Ethernet services is the customer service. Enterprises often need to create administrative centers with a lot of personnel and management. Carriers that offer automated and activation services can reduce the need for these centers. Thus they can reduce the number of personnel in large quantities. The associated costs savings are well worth the tiny investment in automation.
Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVCs)
EVCs are powerful ways to connect different Ethernets from two or multiple points. That allows a single enterprise to create one Ethernet across its entire network. This is applicable whether the firm has two locations down the street or many locations around the world. The interface can be the same as all the associated analytics, service and management tools.
For wholesale users that want a direct connection to the External Network Interface, carriers can use the E-Access tool. It is the physical demarcation point between interconnections. This makes communication easier. But it also eliminates some of the burdensome login requirements for retail users. Wholesale customers appreciate the convenience and speed of this service.
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