A global giant engaged an independent Integrator to help address the challenge of integrating the network of a new acquisition. Because an agreement with an incumbent service provider for network services through a single-source relationship was nearing expiration, the client wanted to assess sourcing options as well as trends and best practices for network management to evaluate future alternatives.

The client sought a network solution that combined the strengths of a network sourcing integrator with the use of best-in-breed local broadband (internet access) providers in countries where the client operated.

Specific objectives included:

 Identify and understand relevant network services market trends

 Review transition options

 Gain agreement on transition and path to move forward

 Validate architecture and design for new concepts

 Negotiate an agreement


The client requirements were clear:

■ Understanding of market trends

■ Assessment of sourcing options

■ Speed to market


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