Esri Expert to Discuss Resilient Cloud at TM Forum Management World

May 22, 2012
Telecom Service Providers Will Gain Insights on How to Preempt Threats

Redlands, California—May 21, 2012—As mission-critical applications move to the cloud, telecommunication service providers remain mindful of the need for security and survivability. Randy Frantz, telecommunications and location-based services manager for Esri, will join other industry leaders for "Resilient Cloud: Maintaining Service in the Face of Developing Threats" in a Catalyst Project at TM Forum Management World, to be held May 21–24 in Dublin, Ireland.

"Most network alarm and management systems are only able to react after network performance has been compromised," said Frantz. "When lives are at stake, it is crucial to have a system capable of sensing impending threats and reallocating resources as needed. At TM Forum, we will explain the ways that GIS technology from Esri can help."

            Frantz has 29 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet industries. Before joining Esri in 2005, Frantz was vice president for Cox Communications' new product operations. Prior to that, he worked as director of network design for Bell Atlantic International. In the public sector, he served in the fellowship program at Brookings Institution and on the staff of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Asia Pacific Subcommittee.

            Frantz and other Esri experts will also be on hand at TM Forum Management World in booth no. 24, where they will host live demonstrations to illustrate how Esri can help organizations become more marketable.

            Esri technology is becoming a telecommunications industry standard because it enables operators to collect and analyze all key data, access a real-time view of network performance, and plan networks that maximize revenue.

            TM Forum Management World attendees can schedule an appointment with Esri experts by visiting


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