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  1. Smart city with IoT security and digital transformation

    Managing the “Human Side” of Digital Transformation

    A recent story about a group of hackers that gained access to a network of over 150,000 cloud-based surveillance cameras in hospitals, prisons, banks, and schools highlights some of the existing concerns over IoT security, safety, and the potential risks of the ongoing digital transformation of cities and communities. But it also highlights something else:…

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  2. Washington DC

    Revitalizing Government Networks with SD-WAN

    While the reverberations of COVID-19 will likely be felt for decades to come, a near-term consequence has been a renewed focus on preparing for the future. The pandemic has revealed bandwidth gaps and shortcomings across the government sector, as the system has been tested like never before. However, this has also provided an opportunity for…

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  3. Smart City IoT

    Four “Must Haves” for a Smart City Project Partner

    When you consider the fact that 89% of the U.S. population (and 68% of the world population) is projected to live in urban areas by the year 2050*, the need for smarter, more efficient technologies to help these areas manage city-wide operations is becoming more and more critical. There is a lot of talk right…

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  4. Digital Transformation

    Five Steps to Digital Transformation Success: Rotech Healthcare’s DX Journey

    Since 2019, Rotech Healthcare, a national leader in providing ventilators, oxygen, sleep apnea treatment, wound care solutions, and home medical equipment, has been undergoing digital transformation (DX) to become completely paperless in order to improve operational efficiencies and service patients more effectively. We defined a roadmap and strategy for our digital transformation and executed that…

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  5. From 5G To AI And Network Security Hot Tech Trend Tips For 2021 - person on laptop with digital trend graphic overlay

    From 5G To AI And Network Security: Hot Tech Trend Tips For 2021

    As we enter 2021, I’d like to briefly look back at the year that was to reflect on all that happened — and to gain insights into what to expect in the new year. I think it goes without saying that 2020 was a year like we’ve never experienced before. This year, the switch to…

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  6. Shaping The Next Normal Five Key Tech Trends That Could Drive Business Forward In 2021. Working remotely videoconferencing.

    Shaping The Next Normal: Five Key Tech Trends That Could Drive Business Forward In 2021

    2020 was a year marked by change as many of us adjusted to disruptions in both our work and personal lives. While the enormous impact of the pandemic was unexpected, it has acted as a catalyst for transformation across the workplace. By forcing businesses to become more agile and adaptable, the past year has accelerated…

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  7. Mapping the Pathway to a Successful IoT Deployment

    Mapping the Pathway to a Successful IoT Deployment

    With an estimated 24.9 billion internet of things (IoT) connections being made by the year 2025, organizations, as well as municipalities, seem poised to collect vast amounts of real-time, actionable data from virtually any device, piece of equipment, vehicle, or worker in the field. This developing technology has long held the promise of enabling more…

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  8. Preparing for 5G

    Beyond the hype: Preparing for 5G (if you need it at all)

    5G’s upside is great, but the downside lies in its misunderstanding and misalignment with business objectives. We’ve all heard the incredible promises associated with 5G – lightning-fast speeds, reduced latency and greater capacity, which will help to support an array of transformative new applications, changing the way we work and live. It’s easy to imagine…

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  9. Is AI really the answer

    Is AI really the answer?

    When considering where AI can make an immediate impact on IT operations, one application stands head and shoulders above others: hyperscale automation with intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been hailed as the answer to just about every IT problem, including eliminating the dreaded skills gap, supercharging productivity, securing networks and ensuring competitiveness. Its potential seems…

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  10. Mobility Survival Guide

    The 2021 MetTel Mobility Survival Guide

    Congratulations—you made it through 2020! You’ve learned to adapt to the “new normal” by working from home, managing employees remotely, and trying to drive efficiencies. Operationally, you’ve likely been challenged to reduce costs wherever you can. Enterprise mobility can be a key driver of cost-efficiency. Hundreds of federal and enterprise clients have turned to MetTel to…

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  11. Three Technologies That Can Help Improve Customer Experience Today

    Three Technologies That Can Help Improve Customer Experience Today

    New interactive technologies have the potential to intelligently transform the customer experience, delivering a deeper level of brand engagement. Despite these innovations, adoption for these solutions remains sluggish: A recent Microsoft survey (via AINews) found that U.S. companies are among the slowest surveyed globally to adopt AI technology. Given the seamless experience consumers expect with businesses…

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  12. Requiem for a Year to Forget and a Year to Remember “MetTel”

    2020: Requiem for a Year to Forget and a Year to Remember “MetTel”

    To say 2020 was an eventful year would be an understatement. To say “2020” is to use a metaphor and a meme for anything and everything that went wrong. The hardships were really hard, downright overwhelming. From a global pandemic that forced us to rethink how we work and connect remotely, to civil unrest and…

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  13. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services Names MetTel Leader

    Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services Names MetTel Leader

    Nearly a decade ago, we recognized that a new software defined WAN would be an integral part of all our customers’ digital transformation journey. We worked closely with partners and customers to develop and refine our WAN capabilities, even prior to the now ubiquitous term “SD-WAN.” While many of the bigger players in the industry…

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  14. SD-WAN Key Piece of Digital Transformation

    SD-WAN: The Key Piece in Your Customers’ COVID-19 Digital Transformation

    In the post COVID-19 environment, business leaders are quickly realizing the benefits of building more agile, efficient and adaptable operations that can thrive in a rapidly changing and unpredictable environment. Although digital transformation (DX) has been a hot topic for the past few years, the pandemic has made clear the DX benefits to be captured as businesses work to accommodate the needs of a largely remote…

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  15. Three Ways Underappreciated IoT Is Delivering For Businesses Quietly

    Three Ways Underappreciated IoT Is Delivering For Businesses, Quietly

    Over the past 20 years, advances in mobility-enabling technologies have driven a slow and steady revolution. The poster child for this revolution has been the smartphone, which as we know has transformed everything from dating and socializing to working and shopping. While the impact of the smartphone has been well documented, there’s also been another…

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  16. The First Wave of the 5G Revolution is Here

    The First Wave of the 5G Revolution is Here

    While we’ve all heard the hype about 5G for many years now, many businesses have yet to experience any benefits. So is 5G just another overhyped technology? The truth is, the promise of 5G is enormous, but all the benefits won’t be immediately realized today. Partners in the 5G revolution As the first step toward…

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  17. Tips for smart metering in your city

    Tips for Future-Proofing Your City’s Smart Meters

    What is a Smart Meter? A smart meter is a device that records data, including the consumption of utilities such as natural gas, water, and electricity. What differentiates smart meters from traditional meters is that they provide two-way communication between the meter onsite and the utility’s central controls. Meters installed in homes give regular updates…

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  18. Journey to MetTel Robert Dapkiewicz Federal Government

    My Journey to MetTel

    When I started in the telecom industry almost three decades ago, the world of telecommunications was nothing like it is today. In the early days (well, my early days, at least) analog signals were still the norm, call billing used very archaic measurement tools and the first U.S. 1G network was as good as it…

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  19. Smart City IoT business telecom provider

    Answers to Three Common Smart City Questions

    Smart city initiatives are a way for communities to respond to challenges of sustainability and efficiency. With the world’s population expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 60% of this population living in urban areas, cities are facing unprecedented pressures. Smart cities have implemented tech in innovative ways to overcome these challenges. 1. What…

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  20. remote learning technology –child working on school work on laptop

    Remote Learning this Fall: Three Overlooked IT Concerns

    U.S. students wrapping up their 2020 summer vacations face uncertainty—remote learning or in-person classes? While early optimism envisioned schools returning to normal by the end of summer, COVID-19’s continued spread has meant the start of the school year will look very different than previous years. Many schools have decided to begin the year with virtual…

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  21. Video conferencing, working from home

    How to Adjust Your Business Development Plan During a Pandemic

    As many American workers have transitioned to a new remote reality in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, often-overlooked core operations have increasingly come back into focus for businesses across the spectrum. With so many employees working from home and beyond normal controls – and new business slowing to a crawl – companies may be…

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  22. Application Mobility Is Key To Business Continuity In The Crisis Economy – Ed Fox

    Application Mobility Is Key To Business Continuity In The Crisis Economy

    For businesses, the world has never been as fraught with risk as it is right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we work and do business, and for some industries, it’s shut them down altogether. And even as we deal with the fallout from the pandemic, we can’t forget that other threats have not…

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  23. Transforming IT communications can lower your cost base, save your organization in 2020

    Transforming IT communications can lower your cost base, save your organization in 2020

    Who would have thought a virus, an invisible germ, would infect our modern, globalized economy? The current battle plan for the majority of businesses is one of survival – tread water and keep afloat until calm and normalcy return. We’ve survived crises before and we’ll get through this one. The Congressional Budget Office projected the U.S….

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  24. SD-WAN: The Backbone of Digital Transformation

    SD-WAN: The Backbone of Digital Transformation

    Some version of this statement is everywhere you turn these days: “Cloud computing, 5G, mobility, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are transforming the ways we work, collaborate and live.” There’s a good reason we hear it everywhere: it’s true. These technologies are radically reshaping not only the way we do business but also…

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  25. Diana Gowen, General Manager & SVP of MetTe's Federal Program

    Diana Gowen Tribute

    On Thursday, May 28th, MetTel, along with the government telecommunications industry, lost an industry legend. Diana Gowen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of our Federal Practice, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Diana was a remarkably strong and revered veteran of government telecommunications. Under her tireless leadership, she built a powerful federal…

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  26. SD-WAN Provides Increased Bandwidth, Flexibility

    As Businesses Grapple with COVID-19, SD-WAN Provides Increased Bandwidth, Flexibility

    Digital transformation (DX) has been on everyone’s lips for the past couple of years, but now with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re seeing that the necessity of DX has been greatly accelerated, as many businesses attempt to cope with the demands of a remote workforce and customers. Digital transformation (DX), of course, can mean many different things,…

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  27. Ubiquitous Connectivity - IoT

    Ubiquitous Connectivity is Here

    Ten years ago, businesses were just beginning to come to terms with the smartphone revolution, as iPhones and Blackberries were becoming mainstays in offices throughout the US. Just as the Internet and personal computers transformed business in the decades before that, the smartphone upended traditional operations and provided a powerful new productivity tool. Now as…

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  28. featured image – 10 Predictions For A New Decade: How 5G, Digital Transformation And Cloud Will Impact How We Work – Woman on high tech screen

    10 Predictions For A New Decade: How 5G, Digital Transformation and Cloud Will Impact How We Work

    As we begin a new decade, it’s useful to spend a moment reflecting on how far we’ve come over the past decade and look ahead to see what’s on the horizon. In technology, this is an especially important exercise, as the advancing rate of change in capabilities is dizzying — which in turn lends itself…

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  29. The Future of 5G: All Human Activity Will Be Digitized – Innovation Summit - Michio Kaku

    The Digital Future of Humanity (and Business)

    “All human activity will eventually be digitized,” said Professor Michio Kaku, noted physicist and successor to the great Albert Einstein. If that doesn’t sum up the overall impact of Digital Transformation (DX), I don’t know what else possibly could. We were honored to have Michio as our first keynote speaker at MetTel’s Innovation Summit 2020 on February 25…

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  30. Featured blog - Innovation Summit 2020: Preparing for a New World Order - Lori Thomas

    Innovation Summit 2020: Preparing for the Digital New World Order

    Digital Transformation (DX) can be a loaded term; it means different things to different people. Even when you ask organizations that are measuring it what DX means, such as Gartner and IDC, you might get different definitions. However, no matter what our own definition is we can agree that the we all share the same…

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  31. Featured blog - iphone lite coming to market in 2020 - smiling businessman looking down at smartphone

    “iPhone Lite” Coming to Market in 2020

    Details about Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup are starting to make headlines, and if to be believed, it will be a busy year for Apple.  Reports indicate that the new phone, what Forbes calls the “presumptively-named iPhone 9…is going to be the biggest departure for Tim Cook’s Apple in many years.” Looking out a bit further,…

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  32. Bringing the benefits of software defined to mobility - people holding smartphones

    Bringing the Benefits of Software Defined to Mobility

    When it comes to being productive on the job, beyond our laptop or desktop, few would argue that a mobile device is our most relied upon productivity tool. However, as more and more businesses provide company-owned phones or allow personal phones to connect to the network, so too, does the risk for increased security breaches….

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  33. Enabling a new digital future with SD-WAN

    Enabling A New Digital Future With SD-WAN

    Technologies like cloud computing, 5G, mobility, artificial intelligence (AI), and internet of things (IoT)-enabled devices are transforming the ways we work, collaborate and design for the future. While these technologies often dominate tech news, software-defined networking (SD-WAN) is the unsung hero in the background enabling all these technologies. In much the same way virtualization has…

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  34. MetTel 2019 Year in Review

    A Look Back at 2019 & A Hint of Things to Come

    How MetTel & Our Customers are Transforming CommunicationsDigital transformation was top of mind for many of our customers and partners over this last year. As cloud, IoT, SD-WAN, and 5G continue to dominate the discussions we’ve had over the last 12 months, enterprises are increasingly asking us for solutions—and partners are turning to MetTel to…

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  35. Navigating the 5G hype cycle-image

    Navigating The 5G Hype Cycle

    I have little doubt that 5G will be a catalyst for incredible innovation in how we live and work — but not for every industry, business or function. 5G certainly is getting its share of headlines, from carriers rushing to announce commercial availability to promises of being able to download a full-length movie in seconds, beaming avatars into meetings and…

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  36. 11-01-blog-e-sim-image

    eSIM into Cross-carrier, Cross-network Connectivity Right on Your Smartphone!

    Max Silber VP of Mobility MetTel Over the past several years, the balance of power has shifted from the seller to the buyer as the digital consumer took to the Internet and took control of the transaction process. Armed with Apple’s iPhone.

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  37. MetTel working with City of Phoenix to Achieve Zero Waste by 2050

    Like many cities across the United States, the city of Phoenix is looking for ways to deliver efficient, cost-effective and safe public services. As the fifth largest city in the U.S., Phoenix is challenged with managing and conserving 270 million gallons of tap water and treating 135 million gallons of wastewater daily. Water is the…

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  38. You are the New Mobile Enterprise

    We’ve all been there….in a car, on a train or even a plane. You get on a call with your colleagues to discuss an important presentation but typically spend 5 minutes just looking for that email with a key attachment among all those other hundreds of emails you receive. With TrueUC, that search is not necessary…

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  39. To BYOD or Not to BYOD? The “Two-Minute Drill” is the Answer

    Over the past several years, the balance of power has shifted from the seller to the buyer as the digital consumer took to the Internet and took control of the transaction process. Armed with Apple’s iPhone, the first true consumer smartphone arriving in 2007, retail and other B to C industries were forever turned upside…

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