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  • MPLS - Short for Multiprotocol Label Switching.

    MPLS gives network operators a great deal of flexibility to divert and route traffic around link failures, congestion, and bottlenecks. This is very useful for a company with more than 2 locations.

    MPLS allows a business to have a fully meshed network where each location can communicate with one another without any additional charges, unlike Frame relay. You get the full bandwidth through Committed Data Rate (CDR) usually 1.5 mbps or more (could be up to DS3 speed at 45 mbps or OC3 speed at 155 mbps). The private network NEVER touches the Internet so it is completely secure. Internet is available via a separate, secure circuit or Internet port.

    With an MPLS solution, companies can talk on the phone on IP phones without any charges (local or long distance), in addition to conducting videoconferencing or VOIP through various class of service (CoS).

    In the next 3 to 5 years, it is expected that MPLS circuits will overtake frame relay and point to point circuits in popularity since it is a better technology which is now proven, more beneficial to businesses, and usually 10-40% more cost effective.

    The Business Advantages of a MPLS solution:

    1) Improve Productivity
    a. Better performance for existing applications
    b. Easier to add new applications/technologies
    c. Facilitates growing peer-to-peer paradigm
    d. Easier moves/adds/changes

    2) Improve Protection
    a. Eliminates public Internet security threats
    b. Supports disaster recovery

    3) Improve Profitability
    a. Lower Total Cost of Ownership

    Ask Us for MPLS Pricing, Call us Toll Free - (855) 472-2269 or click here.
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  • Q:What is T-1 or DS-1?
    T1 is a member of the T-carrier system. T-carrier is a communications system used for carrying voice and data transmissions in a digital format. T-1 meets the needs of businesses having multiple users on a system requiring fast speed and broad bandwidth. For a fixed monthly rate, businesses with 20 or more users can communicate via both voice and data. A Full T1 line can accommodate as many as 24 users working at 64 Kbps .

    T1 provides high speed, point-to-point digital transmission line (up to 1.544 Mbps). It is widely deployed and readily available in most regions. It is currently the most common way that large companies connect their LAN to the rest of the world.

    Q: How does T-1 work?
    T1 uses pulse code modulation and time-division multiplexing to deliver voice and data information simultaneously. T1 is a digital transmission service that can be divided into 24 voice channels for carrying voice and data. The entire 1.544 Mbps bandwidth, or any portion of this, can be used as a single high-speed data channel. A T1 line can carry both data and voice signals on the same line with the data part of the line continuously connected.

    Q: What type of service is a DS1 line?
    DS1 is a dedicated high-speed digital line.

    Q: Does T-1 have more capacity than ISDN?
    Yes, T1 has more than 10 times the capacity of an ISDN connection.

    Q: Are there any special equipment requirements for T1?
    Yes. To use T1-connection, you'll need a router with a built in T1 link and a Network Interface Card (NIC). You'll also need a CSU/DSU.

    Q: What is a CSU/DSU?
    T-1 is made up of 24 digital channels. This requires a digital connection device (CSU/DSU {customer switching unit/digital switching unit}) to connect to four wires to carry the information. All T-1lines require that a Channel Service Unit (CSU) be connected between your Data Terminal Equipment (DTE), i.e., a personal computer, and the T-1 line. A CSU serves both as a surge protector (to protect your equipment from voltage anomalies such as lightning) and a monitor of the line itself.

    A CSU is used to connect Non Data Terminal Equipment to a T-1 line. A CSU/DSU [Channel Service Unit / Data Service Unit] is a piece of equipment that connects a leased line from the telephone company to the customer's equipment (such as a router). It performs line encoding and conditioning functions and often has a loopback function for testing. If your DTE doesn't provide a "T-1 Out" for a CSU, then a combined DSU/CSU will be required. Many of these devices include sophisticated performance monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. For full T-1 service, you must provide a Channel Service Unit (CSU).

    Q: Does T-1 work with my existing phone wires and equipment?
    Yes, but it may require special jacks and connections, or changes to your inside wiring. Your service provider may need to install new wire.

    Q: Is T-1 installed only on wire?
    No. T-1 can be installed on any of the following:

    • Twisted-pair copper wire.
    • Fiber optics.
    • Coaxial cable.
    • Digital microwave.
    • Infrared lighting.

    Q: Can I install T-1?
    Due to the complexity of the technology, T-1 is usually installed by your service provider.

    Q: I've heard T-1 referred to as DS-1. What does this mean?
    T-1 lines are frequently referred to as DS-1. "DS" stands for digital signal level, i.e., the actual speed of each T carrier service. Each flavor of T-carrier has a different speed. DS-1 is the entire bandwidth of the T-1 service, 1.544 Mbps. DS-0 refers to the speed of each of the 24 channels of the T-1 service, i.e., 64 Kbps.

    Q: Can I lease a portion of T-1?
    Yes. If your business doesn't require a full 1.544 megabit connection, then you can opt for a portion of T-1. This is called fractional T-1. You can get fractionalT-1 and then flexibly grow to the full 1.544Mbps as your network expands or as your needs change.

    Q: What can I do with T-1?
    T-1 lines are high-capacity lines used to carry voice and data, and access the Internet. These lines are also used to connect individual networks to the Internet. T-1 circuits are frequently used to link remote LANs . Also, T-1 can be used to bring Centrex service from the telephone company's central office (CO) to your business.

    Centrex is a telephone company central office-based service provided by a local service provider (i.e. your local telephone company). Centrex, brought to you by T-1, can route and switch your calls. It can give you PBX-like enhanced services such as conference calling, call forwarding, caller Id, and other vertical features. Using Centrex, you can save money since you don't need phone operators, administrators, and other resources needed to manage your phone lines. Another plus is that you do not need to use on-site switching equipment. With Centrex, some of the automated features that you can get include Direct Inward Dialing, Direct Outward Dialing and Automatic Identification of dialed calls.

    Q: Can I use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) with T-1?
    Yes. In conjunction with the proper software, FTP will allow your computers that are connected to the Internet to exchange files regardless of the computer platform. This will increase efficiency for your business.

    Q: Can I run my own servers?
    Yes. You can run your own Domain Name System (DNS), mail, or web servers.

    Q: What are some features of T-1?
    Fast Internet access, very high bandwidth and speed, reliability, "always on" service and increased security make it highly desirable for many businesses.

    Q: What are some benefits of T-1?
    T-1 is a cost effective solution for many small to medium sized businesses and has many benefits including the following:

    • It's efficient, very fast, and cost-effective for your growing business.
    • The connection is always on!
    • Multi-users can talk on the phone and use the Internet simultaneously on one phone line!
    • Multi-users can download files at a speed that will achieve all your business objectives!
    • You can host your own services (such as an Email, File transfer Protocol (FTP), or Web server).

    Q: Is T-1 more expensive than a standard telephone line?
    Yes. T-1 is a premium service. It is an extremely high-quality, state-of-the-art communications service. This increased expense will be offset by the increased productivity you'll experience.

    Q: How much does T-1 cost?
    T-1 is a very fast (10 times faster than ISDN) leased service and this may come at a premium, but it provides a cost-effective solution for many businesses. Setup and installation will probably be your biggest out-of-pocket expenditure. Click here to get Free Quotes .

    T-1 is an excellent solution for companies, especially those that can initially use fractional T-1. Although T1 service has been popular for many years now, small businesses have taken advantage of other bandwidth solutions available such as SDSL, cable or ethernet over copper (when it's available).

    Q: What if I want to know more?

    You can either email us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about this efficient, cost-effective way to communicate with your customers!

  • If a T1 service isn't enough to meet your needs, you can choose from the Tier 1 service providers' comprehensive T3 (DS3) service options. This high-speed line is offered in variables of up to 45 Mbps (from 3 Mbps to 45 Mbps or just 45 Mbps, depending on your needs) of continuous bandwidth so you can optimize the response time of your Web site, transfer large video files, or offer regional Internet access. Plus, there are many different service options to fit any budget or bandwidth needs. Back-up options are also available.

    A Dedicated Private T3 (DS-3) Circuit is the ideal solution for large companies, universities, and organizations that have a need for large amounts of bandwidth, such as an ISP (Internet Service Provider). A T3 circuit can normally be utilized by thousands of users simultaneously.

    A private dedicated full T3 circuit provides 45Mbps of bandwidth.

    A T3 circuit is made up of 28 T1s or 672 64Kbps channels. As with the T1, we can offer fractional portions of a T3 circuit.

    FACT -
    T3 (DS3) - The 44.736 Mbps speed of a T3 is actually the result of the aggregate-multiplexed signal of 28 T1s.

    A T3 line is physically run from your company through the telephone company "valve" that determines the amount of information that is able to travel through the pipeline.

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  • OC is short for Optical Carrier, used to specify the speed of fiber optic networks conforming to the SONET standard.

    Burstable OC3 is the ideal solution for business customers who seek ultra-fast connectivity for their mission-critical Internet needs if they currently have a DS3 and it's not meeting their needs. You can select from various bandwidth, from 45 Mbps to a full 155 Mbps of service from the various providers (AT&T, MCI, Sprint, Qwest, Savvis, etc).

    The Benefits you'll get by getting burstable OC3 are:

    Improves efficiency by utilizing the fastest connection speed available today

    Increases flexibility by allowing you to choose the level of bandwidth that suits your business needs and to order additional bandwidth at any time

    Maximizes bandwidth and reduces inefficiencies in data delivery via Packet Over SONET (POS) technology

    Manages costs with a fixed monthly charge based on port speed

    Increases Internet accessibility by providing the needed bandwidth available

    Increases sales by improving the interaction between your customers and your organization via the Internet

    The table shows the speeds for common OC levels.

    OC = Speed
    OC3 = 155.52 Mbps (100 faster than T1 connection, 20 times faster than T3 connection)
    OC12 = 622 Mbps (4 times faster than OC3 connection)

    OC48 = 2.5 Gbps (4 times faster than OC12 connection)
    OC192 = 9,6 Gbps (4 times faster than OC48 connection)

    Detail Service information click here.

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  • Ethernet or FastE or Fast Ethernet - is a term for a number of Ethernet standards that carry traffic at a rate of 100 Mbps (megabits per second), against the original Ethernet speed, which was slower, at 10 Mbps. Of the 100 megabit ethernet standards 100baseTX is by far the most common and is supported by the vast majority of ethernet hardware currently produced. For higher bandwidth, when available, businesses have started using gigabit ethernet connections which goes up to 1000 Mbps/1 Gbps.

    100BASE-TX runs over two pairs of wires in category 5 cable. A FastE/Ethernet connection is useful for a company that uses lots of bandwidth and needs more than 1 full DS3 line (45 mbps). The local loop can be costly if the location is far from the network provider central office.

    It is usually beneficial if it's in a colocation facility where the local loop is minimized and there may only be a small cross connect charge to install a FastE line. Lately, as there have been more fiber build out by the network providers, ethernet has become more readily available in major cities and starting to be available in more remote areas. The ethernet pricing when available, is oftentimes more cost effective than a DS3 or OC3 service.

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    Also see:

    T1 Line Promotion Pricing

    T3 Line or DS3 line Promotion Pricing

  • Q: What is Frame Relay service?
    Frame Relay is a digital connection-oriented data service that sends packets of data, called frames, over the network. This frame of data is transmitted through the network and checked for errors.

    Frame Relay is designed for cost-efficient data transmission for intermittent traffic between local area networks (LAN -to- LAN) and between end-points in a wide area network (WAN). It's a data network service bundled with leased line access for transmitting data between remote networks.

    Q: How does Frame Relay work?
    Frame Relay is a digital packet network service that provides all the features and benefits of a dedicated network service without the expense of multiple dedicated circuits. This data is carried in the form of packets and given an ID on a per packet basis. It is then sent across the network in a very efficient way. In a Frame Relay network, circuits are connected to a packet switch within the network that ensures that packets are routed to the correct location.

    Q: What type of service is Frame Relay?
    Frame Relay is a digital dedicated service that is leased from a carrier. It is a switched service.

    Q: How fast is a Frame Relay circuit?
    Frame Relay's has a wide range of bandwidth with rates ranging from 56 Kbps to 45 Mbps. You can select the bandwidth you need for your business.

    Q: What is port speed and why is it important?
    Port speed is the speed of your physical connection to the frame relay virtual circuit. You cannot send or receive data at a higher rate than the port speed.

    Q: Can a Frame Relay solution be installed on the wiring that currently exists at my business?
    Yes. it can be installed on the twisted pair copper wire that you are currently using. It can also be installed on fiber optics, coaxial cable, digital microwave, and even infrared lighting.

    Q: What can I do with Frame Relay solutions?
    Frame Relay is a data network service used for LAN-to-LAN connections, remote access, and connecting to the Internet. It is used for carrying voice, data and video at fast rates. Video conferencing can also be accomplished using Frame Relay. A more advanced technology that is gaining more popularity is MPLS.

    Frame relay is well suited for intra-corporate communications. It is also ideal for centralized applications such as client/server or terminal-to-host. However, it has been replaced with MPLS over the last few years.

    Q: Why should I consider selecting Frame Relay or another technology as a solution for my business?
    Frame relay is no longer a cost-effective solution for businesses that have multiple sites in locations that are far apart. Businesses that need a high degree of connectivity and flexible communication between sites are now migrating to a more cost effective solution - MPLS connections.

    Q: What are some special benefits of Frame Relay services?
    A Frame Relay network is managed by a service provider, not the end-user. Fewer modems and multiplexers are required at each location than that used for private, dedicated networks.

    Q: How much does Frame Relay cost?
    Frame Relay is a premium-leased line for exclusive use by the user. It is not billed on a distance-sensitive basis.

    It is a reasonably priced solution for data networks in which the traffic level changes from very low to very high in a short time-period. If your business sites are far apart, it can be cost-effective but an even more cost effective solution is MPLS. It is very useful and cost-effective for networks that require connections to multiple locations or multi-site retailers.

    Q: What if I want to know more?
    Frame relay is becoming less and less prevalent and more network providers are phasing the frame relay solution out of their product offering and replacing it with MPLS services.

    To get quotes on MPLS services, Call us Toll Free - (855) 472-2269 or click here.

    We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this efficient, cost-effective way to communicate with your customers!

  • Q: What is Bandwidth?
    Bandwidth represents the amount of data a network can transport in a certain period of time. For digital devices, bandwidth is usually expressed in bits or bytes per second. For analog devices, bandwidth is expressed in cycles per second, or Hertz (Hz).

    Q: Why is there a tendency for small- and medium-sized businesses to buy more bandwidth than they need?
    The first reason is that Internet bandwidth is so inexpensive. For less than 5,000//year, a small company (up to 50 employees) can get all the bandwidth it might need. However, if the company does a lot of data transfer, they may need more than one T1 line.

    The second reason is that ISPs are glad to sell high-speed connections, especially to companies that don't consume much bandwidth. In fact, the amount of bandwidth a typical customer really uses is a well-kept secret among ISPs. One ISP's chief technology officer revealed that his company provisions its network assuming that the typical client will use less than 64 Kbps of bandwidth, 24 hours a day-a profile that most clients would fit unless they're hosting something like a specialized, high-traffic website.

    Q: How do I determine my bandwidth needs?
    One approach to determining your bandwidth needs is to conduct the following four-step analysis:

    • Determine baseline usage : First of all, measure current network utilization levels and traffic patterns. Network performance management software can monitor and measure network activity levels, report this data in easy-to-interpret formats, and help estimate future demand. However, avoid conducting quick baseline studies that don't measure traffic patterns for a full business cycle-it may be necessary to measure activity for an entire quarter. Without collecting data for a full cycle, you may not capture all the information you need.
    • Benchmark competitors : Compare your utilization levels and traffic patterns with your industry peers or companies with similar business patterns.
    • Perform modeling/forecast analyses : Using your findings from the baseline and benchmark analyses, determine technology requirements under various scenarios by using modeling programs. These programs enable you to test alternative bandwidth solutions, estimate relative costs, and decide on the best course of action.
    • Assess your processes : Process assessment involves determining how to optimize the performance of your network(s) and ensure cost-effective bandwidth utilization. Often, the most important aspect of network and systems management involves process assessment rather than purchasing additional technology.

    Q: What if my bandwidth requirements change frequently or don't remain constant?
    When you need more capacity, you often have to buy it in the next available increment, which may end up costing more than you want or can afford to spend. Worse yet, with current, "bursty" application requirements, the need for additional bandwidth can often be as temporary as it is critical. By providing flexible capacity, or "bandwidth on demand," service providers can help customers deal with variations in traffic, and with avoiding a high fixed monthly payment. True bandwidth-on-demand services should allow for a wide range in capacity.

    Q: What does Quality of Service (QoS) mean in the context of bandwidth management?
    Because different applications have varying requirements for bandwidth, delay, and jitter (variances in delay), Quality of Service provides network managers with the mechanisms to monitor and control these performance factors. For example, voice applications have stringent delay requirements and can tolerate minimal packet loss. Alternatively, an FTP file transfer may be minimally affected by delay but very sensitive to packet drops.

    Q: What is a service level agreement (SLA)?
    A service level agreement is a contract that sets performance goals as well as penalties for failure to meet these goals. In other words, an SLA commits a service provider to sharing responsibility for service reliability. Though SLAs often come with their fair share of hype and fine print, some do credit customers with a refund for every hour or portion of an hour of disrupted service. Providers may also offer credits if they miss a delivery date or don't report an outage promptly.

    You may want to incorporate some additional provisions in your SLA, such as:

    • Negotiate a more reliable connection that includes alternate routes for your data.
    • Create on-call backup circuits.
    • Attempt to specify more stringent penalties for service provider failures.

    Because the terms of an SLA are negotiable and can vary significantly, they should be discussed up front with the provider.

    Q: What types of provisions should be addressed in a service level agreement?

    • Outage duration : The amount of time in minutes that service is unavailable
    • Degraded service : Service which is slower than the performance specified in your contract
    • Defects per million : Minutes of downtime per million minutes of service
    • Mean time between failures (MTBF) : Average amount of time, typically in minutes or days, between outages. (The target figure depends on your negotiated total-service-availability rate.)
    • Mean time to restore (MTTR) : Average amount of time, typically in minutes, required to restore service
    • Maximum time between failures/maximum time to restore : A cap on the total number of minutes for restoration of service
    • Trouble rate : How often technical support needs to be contacted. (This should be limited to five times before escalation is mandated.)
    • Average round-trip latency : The time required for the first transmission to be completed. (The target should be less than 100 msec on the backbone and up to 130 msec longer from end to end, depending on the type of service being contracted for and on application requirements.)
    • Average round-trip delay : The time it takes for routine transmission after the first transmission establishes the connection. (The target should be the same as the average round-trip latency.)

    Q: What additional guidelines are recommended for negotiating a service level agreement?

    • Expect wholesale prices to fall at least 50 percent per year on competitive routes.
    • Avoid long-term "IRU" or capital-type leases unless the lease payback is less than three years.
    • Include regular benchmark price reviews in contracts longer than one year.
    • Look for contracts that allow you to buy network capacity and that offer discounts for larger volumes, but which also allow you to alter the routing later at little or no cost.
    • Monitor prices and availability of dark optical fiber (unused fiber-optic cable), especially on terrestrial routes.

    Quality and Reliability:

    • Avoid multiple, service provider supply chains unless no alternative exists or the financial benefits are substantial.
    • Find out to what extent the network fiber is actually owned by the provider. If it's not, request information on its type and performance.
    • Inquire about and continue to monitor emerging bandwidth-on-demand products that might help you meet unexpected peaks in demand.

    Q: Is the cost of bandwidth decreasing?
    The market forces that so profoundly affected voice prices and service in the 1980s and 90s are being brought to bear on data and multimedia in this decade. If bandwidth supply continues to outstrip demand, as is currently the case, bandwidth prices will have no place to go but down.

    In the past couple of years, the average price for transmitting a megabyte of data over domestic or international lines fell by 25 percent on average according to market data from an online bandwidth exchange vendor. However, in some remote locations, prices have not changed much since the local loop charges have remained constant.

    Q: How do I avoid overspending on Internet bandwidth?
    The following four basic guidelines will help you avoid overspending on Internet bandwidth:

    • Understand how much bandwidth you really use. For instance, use the SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) statistics from your router to monitor usage.
    • Buy a usage-sensitive connection. Being able to accommodate bursty traffic at times is fine, but if you're only going to use 64 Kbps, then that's all you should be paying for.
    • Find an ISP that will offer you a flat service, which you will know the flat fee you're paying instead of the burstable service.
    • If possible, instead of having one "large" connection, consider buying two smaller connections for disaster recovery and load balancing reasons.

    Q: What tools and technology are available for managing bandwidth?
    Aponet Inc., CheckPoint Software Technologies Ltd., and Concord Communications are among the companies that offer bandwidth management solutions. The move to high-bandwidth switching architectures can also bring new management headaches, which has led to the introduction of specialized monitoring and troubleshooting tools such as Fujitsu Software Corp.'s NetPrism and RiverSoft Ltd.'s OpenRiver.

    Increasing volumes of network traffic spilling over onto WANs are also causing more Frame Relay and other data networking service customers to monitor their traffic patterns and usage volumes. A variety of mechanisms are available for monitoring traffic:

    Enhanced CSU/DSU (channel service unit/data service unit) products that monitor usage and generate reports

    • Bandwidth managers that shape and prioritize traffic
    • Carrier monitoring and reporting services
    • Carrier customer network management systems (CNMS) that enable customers to make changes to their service on the fly

    Q: Is managing network usage an option for managing bandwidth?
    Yes, and this can be accomplished through usage-based chargeback, an idea gaining favor as organizations realize that as long as bandwidth is perceived as being free, users won't have any particular motivation to conserve it. Systems such as NetCountant enable IT departments to tariff utilization by volume, protocol, and other parameters.

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  • What is Cloud Services?

    Cloud Services are for users on demand online from a cloud computing provider. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider.

    A cloud service can dynamically scale to meet users' needs quickly and efficiently. Since the cloud service provider supplies the hardware and software needed for the service, there's no need for a company to provision or deploy its own resources or allocate IT staff to manage the service thereby cutting a lot of upfront costs. Some examples of a cloud service are online data storage and backup solutions, Web-based e-mail services, contact management services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and much more.

    Why Cloud Services have become popular?

    The main reason Cloud Services have become so popular is because hardware and bandwidth pricing have come down significantly the last few years enabling more affordable cloud services options. This has opened up more market participants. However, it's not just for small to midsize businesses that can now take advantage of these lower priced services, as large businesses can also implement applications which were too costly to use before. Cloud Services can be slow and at times insecure; however, the price can not be beat.

    Who should you use Cloud Services?

    Cloud Services can be used by any businesses that are looking to implement cost effective solutions.
    When are you able to get the Cloud Services?
    As soon as you sign up for the service, you'll be able to use the service the same day or the next day.
    The reason it's so fast is because everything was already set up beforehand.

    What type of cloud services available?

    There are various types of Cloud Services available. The most popular ones are:

    1) Software as a Service (SaaS)

    2) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

    3) Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    4) Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

    We can assist you with choosing the right Cloud Service for your needs out of the many options that are available.

  • We offer the following services for our clients:

    Invoice and Contract Analysis, Telecom Bill Audits

    We compare your current telecom bills (phone/voice, data, and Internet) to your contracts. This ensures you are being charged for exactly the services you signed up for, at the rates you agreed to pay. We check to see that no added services, fees, or surcharges magically popped up on your bill. Network providers often charge extra fees to the bills and many companies are not aware and just overpay. The telecom bill audit & inventory will save you from 10% to up to 40% of your monthly recurring bills.

    Before offering you options for a new service connection, we check that you are meeting your minimum usage requirements and contract with your current provider. We review your contract(s) and address any early termination fees before recommend a solution for you to ensure that it is a good time to change. In some cases, a new provider may offer to buy out your old agreement.

    Telecom Inventory Building

    Some clients come to us with phone and data bills, often from several different network providers and don't know what services they have especially if they have various locations spread out throughout the country. While focusing on growing their business, they don't have much time to review telecom bills. This is where we can come in and add value.

    We can build a telecom inventory that outlines all phone numbers, circuit IDs, Internet services and more. This complete blue-print of the internal communications network helps forecast future needs as well as reveal existing services that may have been forgotten.

    Telecom Service, Equipment and Needs Audit

    We determine the services and equipment you have and compare the capacity and usage of your network. We then analyze what is used in phone calls and data traffic. From that data, we establish your future needs and develop a package of services that address those needs. Our goal is to ensure your network is robust enough to function properly while allowing you to focus on growing your business.

    Telecom Refund Procurement

    Telecom providers often bill customers incorrectly. We often find mistakes made by the telecom /network provider. These can often be costly and time consuming to resolve. Our team has over 25 years experience and a great track record in procuring refunds for erroneous charges.

    Ongoing Monthly or Quarterly Management

    Since we value long term business relationships with our clients, we provide a variety of account management services. We can be a single point of contact for anything related to your telecom (voice, data or wireless)as well as energy services for some parts of the U.S.

    Network carriers, wireless providers, equipment providers, and software vendors will sometimes point fingers when service goes down. By working directly with all involved parties, we can resolve issues as quickly as possible. Our industry experience allows us to resolve most outstanding issues much faster than the clients themselves since we know the right people to get things resolve more quickly.

    Wireless Phone Rate and Pooling Plan Review

    Each telecom contract is analyzed to determine the best cell phone plan to meet your business needs. Usages are examined to ensure the plan reflects your carrier agreement. Wireless rate plans and pooling plans are reviewed and buckets of usage are examined and compared throughout your company. These include pooling plans, roaming usage, text, SMS, Data Cards, and International usage. Our goal is to present accurate findings to our clients that maximize service and decrease monthly spends.

    Telecom RFQ/RFP Management

    We will help you prepare a Request for Quote (RFQ) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) for submission to multiple carriers. We will present you all of the options and discuss the strengths and weakness of each. Each provider offers unique solutions and we will help you determine what will be best for your business.

    Utility Audits

    We charge no up-front costs or fees. Most companies simply pay their utility bills each month without questioning what they've been billed for or analyzing cost breakdowns. Our no-cost services offer your business a risk-free way to save money by reducing your monthly expenses. We typically find savings of 10% up to 30%+ on your recurring expenses. We find cost-saving opportunities and we negotiate for you to get the most savings on utility services such as electricity, gas, water, sewer, recycling. We work to save you money two ways; recovering overcharges and reducing future operating expenses.

    Lease Audits

    A lease audit is a comprehensive analysis of lease terms and validation of charges to ensure that amounts billed are correct. It involves a disciplined review of lease documents, invoices and various other materials. It can also include a review of the property manager’s books and records as well as public records and other data. Most leases place the burden on the tenant to identify errors and bring them to the landlord’s attention, and to do so within a limited time period. Most tenants don’t have the time or resources to do this so they simply pay their bills as rendered. This can often lead to consistent overpayments. This is where we come in.

    We work with a team of auditors that consists of experienced accountants, engineers, architects, attorneys and property managers to perform no-cost lease audits for our clients. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized service for every lease and every portfolio we review.

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