Case Study-Network Design

Construction Management Company

Company Profile: A leading, award-winning professional firm offering engineering, architectural, planning, environmental and construction management services.

Challenge: Client has 41 locations with multiple carriers for voice, internet, and data including: Verizon, Centurylink, Windstream, Level 3, XO, Masergy, Surewest, Comporium, Telware, Time Warner Cable, and Comcast.  Client needed a large internet bandwidth increase to support their engineering drawings but was concerned about the complexity of fiber, the confusion of their multiple carriers and the additional cost.

Solution: 4TelecomHelp inventoried all their existing lines, circuits and usage to uncover what design was being used at each site and the actual need at site.  Each site needed a voice circuit and large internet bandwidth. 4TelecomHelp negotiated master agreements with Centurylink for 10-20Mg Ethernet over fiber, a cable aggregator for backup data, and Windstream PRI’s for voice.  The new design included removing many pots lines used for voice by porting them as DID’s to the PRI’s, removing the data T1.5 circuits, and eliminating most miscellaneous carriers.

Result: The client was able to increase their internet bandwidth by more than 10 times, reduce their number of bills by 30%, and decrease their overall costs by 12%.  In addition, when their Centurylink fiber contract came up for renewal 4T was able to get an increase to 100mg a site without additional costs.