Vancouver, Washington – (The Hosting News) – June 11, 2007 – Wholly owned subsidiary of EarthLink Inc., New Edge Networks, has been chosen by Satellite Shelters, for its MPLS Network, as it deploys a new enterprise resource planning program, to enable staff with instant access to design, sales, order, and delivery information on demand from anywhere.
At a gathering next January, the network administrator for Satellite Shelters Inc., Tad Williams, says he expects to ”hear lots of good things” about how the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company is improving sales, customer service and overall operations as part of the company’s strategy to be ”First in Space.”
A key component of Satellite Shelters’ business growth strategy is deployment of a new wide area network based on MPLS technology, short for Multi-Protocol Label Switching. Williams has been directing the design and installation of the new network, powered by New Edge Networks, the EarthLink Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) subsidiary based in Vancouver, Wash.
Mr. Williams continued, ”We tripled our capacity, replaced 10-year-old network equipment, outsourced network management to New Edge, and didnâ€™t pay a dime more than what we were paying for a legacy frame relay network. But the real value from our new MPLS network will come from improved efficiency and productivity when it is fully operational this summer. Our network will extend our competitive advantages.”
Satellite Shelters also plans to move forward with VoIP so its employees can take advantage of long-distance call savings and improved efficiency, such as four-digits dialing, managing voice mail from their personal computers, and knowing when someone is on or off the phone before dialing their number.
Mr. Williams continued, ”Helping our employees save a minute here and a minute there makes a huge difference in their ability to better serve our customers. We become more efficient plus we cut costs in time saved, which translates into more value for our customers.”
Under terms of a two-year agreement, New Edge Network will manage and maintain the MPLS network for Satellite Shelters. This includes network monitoring, reporting, and trouble ticketing. Satellite Shelters will have online access to a network dashboard.
Greg Griffiths, Vice President of Marketing for New Edge Networks added, ”An online network dashboard puts Satellite Shelters in the driver seat. They will be able to see and have access to real-time network use and performance without the cost and complexity of managing multiple carriers and technologies.”
Satellite Shelters is a national provider of mobile and modular buildings. Satellite serves customers in diverse markets including construction; education; healthcare; finance; refineries and commercial applications.
New Edge Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of EarthLink Inc. (NASDQ: ELNK). New Edge Networks builds and manages private networks for businesses and communications providers. Through its nationwide backbone network with almost 900 switches and Internet routers, New Edge Networks uses any blend of network and access technologies (MPLS, frame relay, ATM, xDSL, cable, wireless, and satellite) for providing high-speed connections at any business address in the United States. Network options include any combination of access, network management functions, and on-site installation services.
To learn more about Satellite Shelters, please visit: www.satelliteco.com.
For more information, please visit: www.newedgenetworks.com.