Alsbridge Report Reveals The Expensive Truth About International Network Contracts
Alsbridge releases new report on The Expensive Truth About International Network Contracts.
Dallas (I-Newswire) January 2, 2014 - Award winning benchmarking, sourcing and transformation advisory firm, Alsbridge, Inc., today announced a new report - The Expensive Truth About Your International Network Contract.
Through the convergence of Voice and Data brought on by MPLS services, Data networks now represent most companies' largest telecom expense category. Interestingly though, a large component of this spend is often ignored when negotiating WAN networking contracts. According to the report by Alsbridge, no carrier has the ability to truly be able to provide enterprises with full end-to end service entirely on their network. Instead, they purchase these circuits from local in-region PTTs, incumbent telcos and competitive providers. The telecom carriers have for some time proffered the notion that the rates charged for these local access loops represent merely a pass through charge for them. This is hard to believe coming from a group that charges surcharges for everything from their cost of collecting and remitting USF to their real estate taxes. That said, even if they are taken at their word, there is still a large area of potential, and based on Alsbridge analysis real, cost variance here.
"In your networking contract, require that your telecom carrier conduct access optimization on an annual basis," advises Alsbridge CEO, Chip Wagner. "Their network reach in foreign countries is always changing and a year or two later may allow for shorter more logical loops." In addition, the more open international markets see natural price compression from competition much the same as the US does. "Make sure that you've got install charges waived and circuit term minimums of 12 months or you may not be able to take advantage of these cost savings," adds Dieter Thompson, President Alsbridge. Finally, check on the availability of Ethernet Access in international locations. Ethernet availability is greater in most countries than here in the US and is usually more cost efficient.
For further details access the complete report The Expensive Truth About Your International Network Contract.
About Alsbridge Inc.
Alsbridge is a global consulting firm that helps companies transform and optimize the way they purchase, manage and leverage technology and business processes. We have over 175 team members on 4 continents serving over 200 clients a year including more than 40% of the Fortune 500. Alsbridge has helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors. Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your service providers. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, network carrier services, hardware and software, application support and development, business processes and cloud services.
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About Alsbridge, Inc.
Alsbridge is a global consulting firm that provides data-driven sourcing advisory and benchmarking s More..ervices for IT, Finance and Sourcing executives. We've helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors. Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your vendors. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, software and maintenance, application support and development, business processes and cloud services. Alsbridge was ranked the #1 outsourcing advisor in the world by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) based on the value delivered to clients. This commitment to delivering value to our clients has made Alsbridge a distinguished member of the 2010 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America.Less..
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