As organizations grow and expand, the need for increased communication transport services also begins to demand attention. Managed Transport infrastructure refers the to full ecosystem of partners, data center hosted collocation facilities and other integration points that enable enterprises to do business. Imagine you purchase the voice transport services of three different telecommunications carriers, first one, then the following two quickly thereafter as the need arises.
As time goes by, you devote development cycles to integrate them into your network, while working with a variety of management portals – each of varying quality and usability. Some providers like Level3 don’t provide basic routing features in a convenient self-service portal without using the much more expensive call center platform. Companies like TSG provide this layer of control as a base component of the service, the MyOdyssey portal allows customers the ability to shape traffic routes, place orders with various carriers and much more.
If the provider you’ve lined up doesn’t offer a truly usable portal solution, you may end up devoting more time to integration than planned.
With the risks to organizations like the potential for impacting CAPEX with resource shortfalls and a diversion in priority, the case for Managed Transport Infrastructure becomes quite clear. Understanding how transport services can create problems for the organization in the future is of paramount importance. In several years time, will you be reaping the rewards of a strategic alliance that has enabled you to focus on developing your subscriber base or will you be devoting more and more to cost reduction?
TSG’s Managed Transport Infrastructure makes sense because we’ve made our powerful network, the Odyssey network available to enterprise customers, large carriers and other organizations. Leverage the proven and tested network that TSG offers and make huge strides towards creating new and disruptive products.