Surviving the LTE Tidal Wave
By Marc Hayden
It’s prophetic that I find myself at 30,000 feet over rural America in the clouds — flying from CTIA in New Orleans to Interop in Las Vegas to speak on mobility in the cloud.
Rural carriers across the country are faced with the overwhelming onslaught of LTE — finding themselves awash in eroding access lines and crushing competitive pressure. How does the independent carrier remain afloat?
The self-determined nature and inherent agility of the ILEC will prove to be two of the most advantageous attributes for survival. Rural providers are actively aligning their organizations with peers and strategic partners to stand in the face of adversity and succeed. Dynamic new business models and rapid adoption of innovative services such as cloud and managed services to surgically mitigate cost and drive new revenue prove that rural independents are a force to reckon with.
As a mobile cloud network enabler, CHR is helping to lead the charge for rural carriers with cloud solutions and a comprehensive Managed Productivity Suite, including white label managed services and managed IT. The LTE tide is great but the rural independent is well positioned to the meet the challenge.
Marc Hayden is executive vice president, sales and marketing, CHR Solutions.
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