I was recently in a meeting with colleagues when we
started reviewing schedules. Someone said they’d be “out of pocket” for a few
days and immediately received a look of pity from my co-worker in China. What
was meant as “unavailable” became “broke.” She was ready to hand over a wad of
cash! We got a laugh out of it, but it taught us all a lesson that every-day
sayings and phrases can have very different cultural meanings.
Now imagine you’re a growing global multiple-system
operator (MSO), rapidly expanding your subscriber base in additional countries.
The network architectures and even standards practices vary drastically around
the globe. How would this organization be efficient, yet comply with all the
The answer is simplicity AND flexibility. It’s easy to
spend money on overhead and time spent on dealing with important but niche
issues. Turns out, network standardization starts with cabinets that needed to
accommodate coaxial and fiber cables, cable management, power and active
The project turned into a great success story, and the
MSO was a happy customer. We’d love to tell you more in this case study. Learn what was done and how all the challenges were met head-on. And we’d love
to hear about the challenges your global company has with its networks.
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