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