The "Edge" and how it benefits Our Connected Edge Partners

Property Owners' and Carriers' Need for "Edge" Connections

The common goal of both carriers and property owners is that both parties want to serve the best interests of customers (in the case of carriers) and tenants (in the case of properties owners), both of whom, ironically, are one and the same occupants in commercial and retail buildings.  Connected Edge Partners’ patent pending approach meets this goal by partnering with both of these divergent parties.  We do this by first addressing the immediate needs of carriers for network expansions that connect to new customers for new sources of revenues.

Further, all carrier network expansions dictate that a cooperative environment exist between them and commercial and retail property owners. These network expansions apply to both the traditional Local Exchange Carriers or LECs, as well as to any one of the emerging Cable Operators (MSOs) that have been capturing large shares of the Small Business and Enterprise market as they expand their network footprints. 

All needed cooperation must take many forms and traditionally starts when the carrier needs network access to commercial and retail private properties from neighboring public rights of way via a Right of Entry (ROE) agreement that grants the carrier permission to enter upon such properties for the purposes of both 1) installing and operating its equipment and 2) providing its broadband services to tenants and other occupants located thereon.  

To assist property owners in understanding the "Edge" we are providing this Glossary of "Edge" related terms

Cooperation Fulfills "Edge" Connection Needs

One of the key problems in securing Right of Entry agreements today is the tendency towards not understanding and appreciating the respective separate and vested interests of carriers and property owners, along with all the needed ROE-related assurances and promises that must exist between the parties.  This can create impasses and unnecessary tensions that are difficult to resolve and can sometimes lead to adversarial relationships.  Unfortunately, all these business dynamics tend to create the impression that there has to be “winners” and “losers” in the carrier and property owner interactions that lead to the execution of the Right of Entry agreement.  

At Connected Edge Partners we recognize and acknowledge this business dynamic by creating “bridges” of partnerships between itself and the carrier community and between itself and the commercial real estate community.  In doing so we create a new cooperative business environment where there are no “losers” in an ROE attainment “power struggle” - only the winners of both carriers and property owners.   Our cooperative new patent pending win-win ROE attainment approach is a speedy workable solution that meets the vested interests of both property owners and carriers.

What Connecting to the "Edge" Means

The "Edge" is the exciting new location-based realm of data processing and computing that is a distributed information technology (IT) architecture in which customers’ (e.g. tenants’ and tenant's visitors’) data and/or digital moments are processed faster and safer at the periphery of carrier networks, as close to the originating source as possible. The move toward the "Edge" from a centralized cloud ("the Cloud)" is driven by many things, but predominately by the pending nationwide deployment of tens of thousands of small cell 5G sites, the expectation of massive increases in mobile computing, the decreasing cost of computer components and the sheer number of networked devices in the internet of things (IoT). 

With Connected Edge Partners' promotion of MPOE/Colo-based infrastructures we address the site challenges faced by our carrier partners as they strive to find the best "Edge" sites for time-sensitive data processing of hundreds (if not thousands) of nearby intelligent devices and for edge computing, all near their point of origin, with their needs for intermediary servers located in close geographical proximity to end-users.  Data that is less time sensitive is sent to "the Cloud" for historical analysis, big data analytics and long-term storage. 

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