Strategy, Feasibility, Planning, Implementation
EntryPoint began its first consulting project in Ammon, Idaho in 2010 and has continued providing services to date. Currently, EntryPoint is providing consulting services to cities, towns, and counties from California to Maine, with populations ranging from 3,000 people – 700,000 people. EntryPoint is focused on planning and deploying the most innovative and advanced fiber networks nationwide.
The scope of work for EntryPoint consulting engagements is tailored to the specific needs of each client – but often includes these elements:
Implementation & Project Management
Finance, Design, Deploy, Grow, Stabilize
EntryPoint focuses on providing clients an end-to-end solution with sophisticated planning, consulting, and project management. These steps are important but still a means toward the larger goal of building successful networks.
Automated Open Access Technologies
The goal of an Open Access system is to lower costs and improve services by enabling choice and competition
EntryPoint’s Automated Open Access model divides the infrastructure and services into two separate systems, with the infrastructure being shared by multiple service providers like road systems and airports. Many Open Access systems enable choice but are not organized to drive down costs down through dynamic competition. It is important to promote choice and competition.
EntryPoint pioneered the concept of integrating the Open Access model with software defined networking and can now demonstrate that this model delivers lower costs and greater reliability to consumers.
Automated Network and Service Provisioning
- Creates a marketplace of ISP’s
- Creates a marketplace of private networks for any service
- Enables self-service (subscribers can switch service providers in less than 40 seconds)
- Lowers the barriers to entry for service providers
- Makes it easy to deploy new services
- Incentivizes service providers to use automation to lower operating costs and service fees
- Simplifies the task of being a network operator
In legacy hardware-defined networks, the network is siloed, and you must build a new physical network segment for every problem you want to solve or service you want to deploy. With a Software Defined Network, solutions are less expensive, faster to implement, and more efficient.