With a history of success as DOD contractors, FAE was part of building training courses for users. One example is the early application of MIMIC. This network simulator-based product was used by General Dynamics to deliver network training to the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon, GA.
FAE’s President and CEO led the sales effort of the program and closed the sale on its use and deployment. This was an early lesson in using Simulation for training users. FAE’s senior management was part of the direct management at Gambit when this project was sold and implemented at Fort Gordon, GA., in 2000.
Due to this long history of use and understanding between the principles of Gambit and FAE Telecom, we decided to seek outside investment funding for the power industry application. Our goal is to scale fast and reach wide into the Industry, requiring funding beyond our resources.
FAE created and evolved an “All Purpose Transport Network” (APTN) approach working on networks in the utility and DOD markets. We saw a need for better planning tools.
With our history in design and planning networks, we evaluated tools, many times, to address these issues. Already very familiar with the idea of network simulation, to address many of these challenges, FAE approached Gambit proposing to use their MIMIC product, and adapt it to the specific needs of the power industry.
Our team is built around a core group of industry veterans with a deep knowledge and understanding of the issues, and a profound willingness to help our customers stay up to date and “in the know” with their infrastructure.
The communications industry is entering a period of disruption; SDN, 5G, and global cloud computing are playing a part in this evolution.
- Telecom and enterprise markets are converging on Software Defined Networks (SDN).
- The prerequisites of the 20th century networks are table-stakes in the 21st
- It’s a software world for planning and testing
- Virtualization is in the ascendancy – less physical and more cloud-based.
- The rules are new and different for evaluating, designing, implementing and monetizing networks and no company has all the answers.
- The market is ready for the entry of new and disruptive players with innovative ideas and solutions.
FAE Telecom and its All Purpose Transport Network (APTN) approach, with Simulator-as-a-Service (SaaS) GridSimNet is the disruptive player the industry is looking for.