Fusion Networks Case Study

fusion-networks-blogFusion Networks is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) based out of New York. The were established in 2014 and have grown drastically since. With this growth came a huge influx in demand for voice-over IP, which is something they didn’t provide at the time.

In order to please their customers and remain competitive, Fusion Networks decided to partner with Bicom Systems to solve their problem. The main reason why Fusion chose Bicom was the flexibility, says Philip Simunek. Bicom’s solutions were easily customizable for their needs. Another key selling point was that Bicom provided “a great feature-set without nickel and diming you for everything.” Bicom’s competitive pricing also helped seal the deal, as Fusion would now have a competitive resale price. Implementation was fairly simple, with no need to halt operations as it was done remotely by simply installing the app onto the local servers.

Ever since adding VoIP to their already well-established set of offerings, Fusion Networks has been able to continue its growth.

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Telco Service Providers Network

telco service providers networkThe Telco Service Providers Network is the place for Service Providers, CLECs, and all other kinds of Telcos to come together and discuss everything from how to get more sales to how to reduce costs to how to run your business more efficiently.

Whether you are hosting with someone else, trying to create your own software, renting, or invested in a large system, this is the place to find new ideas.

Join the network today and we will start a discussion with any questions or ideas you have. We can’t wait to see you there!

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3 Reasons to Become a CLEC

clecThanks to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Internet Service Providers can become CLECs (Competitive Local Exchange Carriers) relatively easily. Becoming a CLEC has several benefits, including:

1. More Profit – By becoming a CLEC your customer base will increase, thus increasing sales and profits.

2. Access to More Services – CLECs have access to all of the same services as ILECs, leveling the playing field.

3. Discounted Rates – Similarly, CLECs can get services at a discounted wholesale rate just like ILECs

In short, becoming a CLEC opens the door for growth and gives you a competitive edge over other ISPs and the ILEC. If you are interested in becoming a CLEC, download our CLEC Product Package or contact us today!

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The Changing World of CLECs

clecAs the communications industry has evolved, CLECs have had to adapt and embrace new techniques to stay ahead in a competitive market. First they controlled their numbers, then transport, but what is next for Competitive Local Exchange Carriers?

While many changes seemed like insurmountable obstacles, CLECs have always found a way to keep up. More often than not, this is due to the local advantage. No matter how much technology advances, many customers will always value a local presence.

CLECs can add value and maintain a local presence with our Unified Communications suite. Tools like a Class 5 Softswitch, a Provisioning Platform, and Security/Monitoring apps integrate together seamlessly to form a powerful solution. Our Unified Communications app gloCOM is the icing on the cake.

Download our CLECs brochure to learn more.

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CLECs: How to Grow Your Market

clecCLECs (Competitive Local Exchange Carriers) are less discussed online than ITSPs or other kinds of Telecoms, but they are no less important. We were glad to see a post from No Jitter (Uncharted Territory: How CLECs Can Expand Their Footprint) about how CLECs can expand their market.

In summary, they described three considerations to growth:

1. Resources – According to No Jitter, the first step to growing a CLEC is considering the available resources. It is important to prepare all of the equipment, staff, etc. before expanding. They recommend an external provider to make the process smoother.

2. Timetable – The second recommendation is to allow sufficient time to expand the CLEC’s market. Think about all of the logistics involved in the process and create a timeline that is reasonable and not rushed.

3. Service Offerings – Finally, it is important to maintain or exceed the status quo of service offerings in the new geographic area. Research the current offerings and find a way to surpass them before entering the market.

To learn more, visit the No Jitter article or see our CLEC Product Package.

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