Case Study: Upgrading an Existing Fiber Network Shows Significant Savings
Multiprotocol Label Switching Network Installed Over Existing Infrastructure.
Waste not, want not.
A major municipal energy corporation in Texas, providing service to more than 352,000 natural gas customers and 840,00+ electricity customers, needed an experienced technology partner to help develop and deploy a secure and sustainable Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network using an existing network infrastructure. Their goal was to allow local city services to run their own emergency radio system on this new network, thus saving the city an enormous amount of money in infrastructure costs. Obstacles included a tight timeline set by the local city government and limited IT staff to meet requirements.
Design and deployment from a dedicated team
Netsync provided qualified pre-sales design resources and gained the organization’s trust with their wealth of knowledge about MPLS, optical solutions, and other Cisco technologies integral to the project. The client knew that Netsync was the only partner who had a dedicated Optical team with in-depth experience building out large-scale optical networks.
Netsync provided the necessary resources to design and implement a secure, reliable, sustainable, and scalable MPLS network quickly and within budget. While the project was originally scheduled to take place over six months, it was completed in four, thanks to the ability to use and adapt existing fiber to current needs.
What’s old is new again
Using the existing fiber network to build out the MPLS network resulted in significant cost savings to other municipal services organizations already using the established network. As well, it supported the ability to include additional city organizations as tenants and created future opportunities to expand the services footprint to other nearby organizations outside the city.