Author Archives: Randy Frantz

Randy Frantz
Randy Frantz is the global telecommunications solutions manager for Esri. He has over 29 years of experience in the telecommunication industry and has served as VP for Cox Communications' new product operations in Arizona and director of network design and deputy trade representative for Bell Atlantic International in Asia.

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Telecommunications Technology Revolution

Optimizing the network investment

Today’s telecommunications networks involve a growing number of choices of technologies for use in the outside plant. To accommodate varying technologies, engineers need new tools for planning and design. Fiber optics and wireless technology have revolutionized the local telecommunications network. Over the last two decades, fiber has transitioned from backbone and long-haul transmission lines to the local loop and become critical to delivering broadband. Wireless continues to evolve into a replacement for traditional landline service, and with the explosion of smartphones, wireless itself is becoming a medium for broadband data delivery. Continue reading

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