Reliance Globalcom engineers 30% cost savings while increasing
bandwidth for Aurecon
Local expertise and annual contract reviews deliver improved efficiency across Asia to the global engineering consultancy firm
Sydney, December 8, 2010 - Aurecon, the leading engineering, management and specialist technical services group realises 30% network cost savings across multiple Asian locations, while significantly increasing bandwidth to sites in New Zealand with Reliance Globalcom, a leading global provider of managed network and application delivery services for multinational enterprises, carriers and service providers. This was made possible through Reliance Globalcom’s unique Active Negotiation Process (ANP), which enables customers to review the entire network strategy and connectivity on a regular basis throughout the lifetime of the contract. With infrastructure and capacity prices on a general downward cost trend, and new suppliers and technologies constantly becoming available across all of the local markets in which multi-national companies like Aurecon operate, the ANP approach delivers real cost benefits.
The current global agreement extends to over 90 sites in 15 countries - including China, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Sites in South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and UAE have also recently been added to Reliance Globalcom’s global managed service for Aurecon.
For Aurecon’s 13 sites in New Zealand there was an opportunity for significant savings through the centralisation of Internet access and filtering along with a new hosted remote access service. Reliance Globalcom’s managed security service controlled the availability and integrity of connectivity to all New Zealand sites, while simultaneously doubling the bandwidth. All of this was achieved at a lower total cost for Aurecon, by using different, local service network capabilities that had recently become available.
“Through a regular review of our requirements combined with Reliance Globalcom’s knowledge of local market developments in all of our locations, we can make material cost savings,” said Dawie Kotzé, Global CIO – Aurecon. “Easily interchangeable technology options also give our business the scalability to always use the most appropriate of our expertise across all of our client projects.”
The vibrant nature of Aurecon’s business also created opportunity for Reliance Globalcom to deliver a 30% cost saving across the pan-Asian network, which more accurately matched the requirements of the vast spectrum of projects that Aurecon delivers. A consultative network review, replaced the regional MPLS capability, delivering increased global collaboration and sustainable business growth for both the companies, and the many communities in which Aurecon operates.
“Our global partnership with Aurecon has provided increased business agility to its core units, through utilisation of the most appropriate, local service and technology partners in each location,” said Tim Sullivan, Managing Director - Reliance Globalcom Australasia. “We enable business growth without borders, delivering the most cost effective network solutions, which are constantly refreshed by the latest market developments, wherever our customers need to do business.”
Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services to government and private sector clients globally. The group, with an office network extending across 23 countries, has been involved in projects in more than 70 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Formed through the merger of three leading consultancies, Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand, in March 2009, Aurecon employs over 6,000 professionals who offer in-depth local market knowledge combined with international expertise across six key market sectors:
Community Development & Infrastructure
Mining & Industrial
About Reliance Globalcom Reliance Globalcom, a division of Reliance Communications, spearheads the Global Telecom operations of India’s largest Integrated Telecom Service Provider. Reliance Globalcom brings together the synergies of Reliance Communications’ Global Business encompassing Enterprise Services, Capacity Sales, Managed Services and a highly successful bouquet of Retail products & services comprising of Global Voice, Internet Solutions and Value Added Services. The company serves over 2100 enterprises, 200 carriers and 2.5 million retail customers in 163 countries across 6 continents.
Reliance Globalcom owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning 65,000 kilometers seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ domestic optic fiber running over 190,000 kilometers, providing a robust Global Service Delivery Platform connecting 40 key business markets in India, USA, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. With its recent acquisition of eWave World (now Reliance WiMAX World), a pioneer in the global Wimax space, Reliance Globalcom has the capability to launch 4G services in over 50 countries. It has also acquired Vanco Group (now Reliance Vanco Group), enabling the company to provide managed services to over 230 countries across the globe. For further information, please visit www.relianceglobalcom.com
About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 64,000 crore (US$ 13.6 billion), cash flows of Rs. 13,000 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit of Rs. 8,400 crore (US$ 1.8 billion).
Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 124 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 4 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.
Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world's largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 277,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.