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WE’RE HIRING: Employment with ASG

August 30, 2019

Looking for an opportunity to join a growing company? ASG is looking for talent to join our team! Reach out today to learn more about our company’s innovative culture, services and employment opportunities. Contact TA@asginc.us for more information or visit our career page

Pillars of Success: Our Customers

Our Customers
August 27, 2019

This week, ASG is highlighting Our Customers. As part of our Pillars of Success, we believe in putting the customer first always, and our employees use this approach across all service sectors. An ASG employee, Bruce S., commented, the importance of maintaining positive professional relationships with our clients to deliver the best possible service: 

“Without our customers we wouldn’t be here! That is why it so important to keep in mind that with every interaction we maintain our professionalism, respect and responsiveness to earn their business every day.” – Bruce S.

Fiber Splicing Training

ASG Fiber Splicing Training
August 23, 2019

ASG prides itself with offering employees the tools and resources to succeed. This week, we brought in industry experts from Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) to provide hands on training and review the proper fiber splicing procedures. As we expand our fiber splicing services into new markets, we will provide our employees with the necessary training to succeed. Our growth is credited from our devotion to drive leadership, development and education. Our employees show a passion for learning and acquiring the necessary skills to ensure that all projects run efficiently.

Pillars of Success: Our Core Values

Our Core Values
August 21, 2019

ASG is committed to providing our employees with the resources they need to achieve success. In early 2018, ASG launched the Pillars of Success program, a platform that brings our employees together through work and shared goals. The central pillar at ASG is “Core Values.” At ASG, we define these values as Honesty, Integrity, and Respect, not only in our professional lives, but in our personal lives, as well. ASG employee, Marc S. discusses how these three values have guided his career development: 

“Upon my arrival at ASG, I quickly learned that I was surrounded by a team of individuals who have demonstrated nothing but respect and professionalism. Our company culture has expanded beyond our walls and has truly become part of my lifestyle.”

Top 10 companies to watch in 2019

July 8, 2019

Last week, ASG was announced as one of the Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2019 by the Irish Times. This is just one example showcasing the bright future ASG has in the Telecommunications industry. You can click the link below to check out how the article highlights our expansion into Sligo and Waterford, Ireland!

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ASG SPOTLIGHT: COO Patryk Mielnicki

Patryk Mielnicki, COO
April 27, 2019

For this week’s ASG Feature, we highlight our Chief Operating Officer, Patryk Mielnicki, who has been with the company for over five years and oversees day-to-day operations. In addition to supporting ASG’s growing team, Patryk meets with clients to confirm that expectations have been surpassed. We are lucky to have individuals like Patryk as part of our leadership team here at ASG!

ASG Offers Eco-Friendly ‘Micro-Trenching’ On Cable Installs

ASG Offers Eco-Friendly ‘Micro-Trenching’ On Cable Installs
March 28, 2019

Did you know that conventional trenching can be quite costly and be an eyesore for nearby residents? Trenching techniques typically include ripping up a road or sidewalk before laying cables, and the procedure, along with the road restoration, can really add up. It also has a deep impact on the community/environment. Unlike that method, our team often uses “micro- trenching,” an environmentally-friendly process that allows experts to install cable by creating a narrow and shallow trench on an asphalt roadway. This is one of the less-disruptive installation methods being utilized by contractors to bring fiber networks to consumers, and we are pleased to offer it!

WE’RE HIRING: ASG Searching for OSP Engineer in Georgia

March 20, 2019

Allstate Sales Group is pleased to expand our hiring in the Southeast! We are looking for a full-time OSP engineer to work with us in the Atlanta, Ga. area. For more information on this opening, as well as many others, check out our website: https://lnkd.in/eiw9pn7

Transformative Technology: 5G and What It Means

February 5, 2019

By Don Durden, Vice President of National Operations at Allstate Sales Group

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about telephony, along comes 5G.

We’ve all been hearing and anticipating the introduction of 5G into the cellular world and now it’s becoming a reality. Because there’s not a single definition of 5G, I won’t bore you with all the technical stuff.

Let me try to address the major problems with 4G that the new technology is trying to overcome. The four biggest problems that 5G is designed to overcome are speed, latency, capacity and poor service. The speed difference between 4G and 5G is the difference between a drinking straw and a firehose. The maximum transfer speed currently with 4G is 100 Mbps in ideal conditions while the transfer speed with 5G is estimated at 10Gb/s. In simpler terms, that means a HD movie could be downloaded to your iPad in about a second. 

The next issue is latency. Latency is what we might call “delay,” but it’s really the time it takes for your voice or data to go from your cell phone to the tower, through the network and end up on someone else’s cell. The current network strives for latency of less than half a second. 5G is less than one millisecond. This opens additional opportunities for telemedicine, autonomous driving, gaming, content delivery and industrial automation. 

The next issue is capacity. All cell coverage operates in a limited number of shared “bands,” which can cause congestion and system failures in high volume times. 5G uses millimeter wave (mmWave) bands that are in the radio spectrum.  

Without a physics lesson, let’s say that this allows the carriers more “space” on the bands that are available and will avoid the problems of congestion, at least for now. 

Finally, is the issue of coverage. Because the higher frequency mmWave bands need smaller antennas, the technology is adapting to smaller cell sites commonly called “micro-cells.” Rather than a huge pole with multiple antennas, there may be one small antenna and transmitter on an existing phone or power pole. 

This lets the carriers do more, with less cost, and lets them expand to rural areas that haven’t had coverage before. 

5G will offer us new opportunities as the technology is rolled out.  Programs like Smart Cities, Intelligent Video, intelligent Traffic, and Micro-Cell installation are just the beginning of how ASG will be a player in this new and exciting world.

Don Durden is the Vice President of Compliance at Allstate Sales Group (ASG). ASG was founded in 2008 to support IT and communication companies. Since that inception, the business has grown into an international firm with over 500 full-time employees, delivering everything communication companies need, from engineering design and construction to right of way to running the “last mile” of cable. 

Celebrating Team Service: ASG Announces Work Anniversaries

January 29, 2019

The growth of our company is a direct result of our valued employees. Today we celebrate Jessica Nieves and Diane Simon for seven years of service at ASG, and Sarah Falzone, Dennis Neil and Richard Rischetti for six years. Hats off to Jesse Davidson, Laura Dressler, Brian Hart, Michael McVey, Karolina Roszkowska, Nicholas Velez, Marek Matusziewicz and Artur Filipek for five years with the firm. We are pleased to have each and every one of you on the team!