Capespan has signed a three year contract renewal with pioneering Virtual Network Operator, Vanco, for a new network able to support VoIP and video conferencing. Under the agreement Vanco will design, implement and manage a new MPLS network across Capespan’s sites in the UK, Belgium, Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Slovenia and Portugal. The network will be based on Vanco’s MPLS Matrix, with DSL or ISDN as a back up.
The Vanco designed solution will see home offices, customers, partners and suppliers connected to Capespan’s network. The scalability of Vanco’s solution makes it suitable for new applications and technology to be seamlessly integrated into the network, allowing the replacement of higher cost components of the communication infrastructure. The new network solution will also provide increased security including centrally managed firewalls from the two main hubs Antwerp and Sheerness.
In addition, an account management structure, representing the Capespan business, will be put in place enabling separate billing, service review and account reviews for the UK and continental Europe.
“Through Vanco’s network solution Capespan expects increased data centralization, process automation and lower cost solutions for voice and video communications due to the network expansion and lowering of costs of the international network,” says Tom Quets, IT Manager Capespan Continent. “Obviously, the continued development of Vanco’s network solution and services brings significant cost savings for both the physical network and the management costs.”
“Enterprises like Capespan expect reliable and secure networks with the flexibility to adapt the solution and add required technology such as VoIP during the lifetime of a contract,” says Andy Sumner, managing director Vanco UK. “Vanco’s VNO model gives them that flexibility to focus on their business operations and reduce the time and money spent on IT.”