Open Access Explained, Part III: What the Local Transport Provider Does

The local transport provider has several important roles and responsibilities in providing a high-quality experience for both providers and their customers. The LTP provides professional day-to-day management of the network, offloading that work from the service providers. Typical work activities include

  • Monitoring and supporting the network.
  • Managing and repairing the outside plant.
  • Managing switches and routers.
  • Tracking and managing assets.
  • Adding, changing and removing circuits.
  • Setting up new customers.
  • Supporting trouble and service tickets.
  • Provisioning new services.
  • Installing and configuring equipment.
  • Tracking customers and providing billing information to service providers.
  • Attracting and managing service providers.
  • Producing reports on customers, revenues and network performance.

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