If an aging network HLR is proving too costly to maintain, a new HLR/HSS database can replace the HLR completely and be responsible for storage of 2G/3G/LTE/VoLTE user data and support services for the IMS, CS, PS, and EPC domains. However, a cutover can be challenging; network security and a quick fallback must be ensured if problems emerge.
Reliability is a key factor for telecom networks. However, the aging infrastructure of many existing telecom storage solutions endangers the safety of the valuable equipment they house, posing potential disruption to network communications.
Technology is changing rapidly
Today’s consumers hover at the brink of a major telecommunications upgrade as powerful 5G data networks are undergoing field testing to be launched worldwide. The increased capabilities offered by 5G will allow the creation of seamless digital ecosystems, reshaping the way people live, work, and interact with each other.
However, a lack in the needed fiber infrastructure nearer to end customers affects America’s ability to take full advantage of 5G’s potential. Revamping technology infrastructure provides the flexibility to take advantage of new business initiatives and processes to keep up with changing market conditions.
In short, a targeted infrastructure upgrade strategy allows stakeholders to meet both current and future needs.
Upgrading your infrastructure regularly should be a business priority
Perceiving it as costly and/or disruptive to operations, some businesses delay upgrading their telecom infrastructure while others simply shelve the task until it’s eventually forgotten.
There are, however, a number of significant benefits to upgrading infrastructure regularly. For one, as data volume grows and needs change, antiquated infrastructure is less likely to keep pace which can lead to slow performance or interrupted processes.
In addition, outmoded security protocols of aging operating systems or physical structures, such as telecom shelters and cabinets, make it easier for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities. By upgrading systems regularly, companies can ensure improved efficiency, productivity, sustainability, and above all, security.