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NextGen Wired 103: Business, Margins & Markets

foundation for successThe third day of this program focuses on creating cloud and IMS services, and minimizing the risks of loss due to margin miscalculation. During the first half of the day, students will learn how to build and control the dynamic creation of cloud and IMS services that provide your telco with competitive advantage. The second portion of this day is dedicated to the approaches and controls that can be utilized to help management minimize the risks of loss due to margin miscalculation, as well as how to get the best pricing, product development and deal making controls.

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Part 1: How to Be a NextGen Wired Telco

Knowing about all of the different details that make up a NextGen Wired Cloud and IMS driven telco is not enough to make you successful at this new dynamic business world. The key to success is not only mastery of the parts, but mastery of the overall process itself. The dynamic building of cloud and IMS services, learning how to build and control strategic alliances quickly and learning how to shift focus based upon changes in conditions is the real key to success. Of course, without the detailed knowledge, you have no chance of succeeding, but given that information, you are ready to turn to the last and most critical part - the creation of teams of people who can continuously CRAFT solutions that provide you with competitive advantage.

foundation for successPractical Applications

  • Learn and utilize the key components and critical success factors that, based upon industry best practices and utilizing RA controls and methods, will enable you to run a profitable business. We will give emphases to the following businesses:
  • Wired Internet Service Provider
  • Wired/Cable Broadcast (video/audio)
  • Wired VOIP Provider Business
  • Wired custom cloud operation, or customer IMS service

Key Concepts

  • Industry standard controls for Wired ISP operations
  • ISP partner controls and protocols
  • Industry standard controls for Wired Cable Broadcast operations
  • Content provider and customer controls for broadcast
  • Industry standard controls of IMS/Cloud service offerings
  • The Cloud Portfolio Design discipline and how to apply it
  • Industry standard controls for WiredVOIP/IPPBX service offerings

foundation for successPart 2: NextGen Wired Margin & Market Controls

For the final session, we will turn our attention to the highest level and most critical of the NextGeneration Wired controls activities. This final half day will show students how the revenue assurance margin and market controls and approaches can be utilized to help management minimize the risks of loss due to margin miscalculation. Furthermore, we wll review industry-standard pricing, product development and deal-making controls. Focus will be put on the development of controls over the process of migration to the new technologies themselves, and on the initiation of controls over marketing, new product development and sales/cloud builders, in order to help management do the best job possible of containing risk and guaranteeing profits.

Practical Applications

  • Create effective controls around the measurement and monitoring of the margins generated (or to be generated) by NextGen Fiber, Cable and Cloud technologies and service offerings
  • Learn how to create and participate in the effective securing and assuring of the migration to NextGen Fiber, Cable and Cloud technologies
  • Initiate effective and efficient controls over the new product, new deal and corporate deployment processes for Fiber, Cable and Cloud technologies
  • Assure NextGen Fiber, Cable and Cloud pricing before and after launch

Key Concepts

  • Industry standard controls for NextGen Fiber, Cable and Cloud Margin
  • Industry standard controls for the Migration to NextGen Fiber, Cable and Cloud Technologies
  • Industry standard controls for NextGen Fiber, Cable and Cloud Pricing disciplines
  • Industry standard controls for NextGen Fiber, Cable and Cloud New Product Development
  • Industry standard controls for NextGen Fiber, Cable and Cloud Bundles, Deals and Corporate applications