Hospitality Company Improves Network & Telecom Services Operation
An international hotel brand partners with CBRE and TPx to advise on telecommunications and network services.
After completing multiple acquisitions, the international hotel brand required a better understanding of their existing telecom agreements and guidance on how to cost-effectively upgrade network infrastructure across the enterprise.
With more than 275 locations in its expanding portfolio, the company also needed assistance consolidating internet, telephone, and television services to improve operational efficiencies and reduce expenses.
Results + Benefits
An international hospitality company with a 275-hotel portfolio.
Success by the Numbers
Combined total annual savings
Increase in bandwidth resulting from organization wide upgrade to SD-WAN network
Reduction in monthly voice expenses
CBRE’s Network Advisory Services team was engaged to perform a Network / IT Needs Assessment, Baseline Audit and devise a plan to optimize the organization’s network infrastructure moving forward. The initial assessment revealed that the company was utilizing MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) network infrastructure that was both underpowered from a bandwidth perspective and more expensive than newer technologies available on the market.
CBRE worked to create a detailed request for proposal (RFP) structured around the client’s specific criteria and geographic requirements, which ultimately helped the hospitality organization identify the most economically competitive approach.
To improve the end-user experience and consolidate vendors across the portfolio, the Network Advisory Services team recommended the company upgrade to TPx’s SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) technology. With the proposed SD-WAN technology, the hotel brand could benefit from guaranteed performance delivered over the cloud that creates seamless enterprise connectedness.
The international hospitality company implemented TPx’s SD-WAN technology and streamlined their telecommunications across their global footprint. By partnering with CBRE and TPx, the global hotel brand benefited from: n Increased operational efficiency at a lower cost.
- Combined total annual savings of more than $300,000
- Implementation of 160+ High Availability SD-WAN devices nationwide in less than 45 days
- 500% increase in bandwidth resulting from organization wide upgrade to SD-WAN network
- Upgraded 40 internet circuits to improve bandwidth while reducing monthly expenses
- Consolidation of voice vendors for approx. 25% reduction in monthly voice expenses
- POTs line aggregation resulting in $72,000 in annual savings