Enhancing Network Management: How Vertix Consulting Helped a Top 4 US Wireless Carrier Increase Its Speed to Deploy 4G/LTE
Building a New Network Deployment Model: How Vertix Consulting Helped a Top 4 US Wireless Carrier to Self-Perform Key Network Deployment Activities
Challenge: Client was using a state-of-the-art network deployment system, but traveling project managers working at sites with intermittent or no internet access had difficulty updating data while on site or while traveling, yielding out-of-date management reporting. Vertix developed a front-end PC client application to enable off-line use and simplify project manager data entry and reporting.
Result: Significant increase in field productivity and overall program management as data accuracy and timeliness improved dramatically, and project management meetings were able to focus on exception management rather than status updates. Client adopted the tool for all network deployments.
Challenge: Client’s site deployment vendor base had become fragmented, difficult to manage, and needed to be rationalized in advance of a technology-intensive expansion and upgrade program.
Result: Streamlined, standardized process using total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis tools improved vendor selection and performance management, saving of over $90M (30%+ relative to base case).
Challenge: Client’s IT organization was facing pressure to reduce its operating and capital expenses while improving service levels.
Result: Developed base case model covering present and future IT needs, RFP and contract with effective vendor management tools realizing $140mm ( 20%) savings over base case. Assisted client in structuring vendor management organization, transition, and performance monitoring.
Challenge: Outsourced IT application development and testing provider was not meeting productivity and QA requirements, while costs were exceeding the agreed contracted blended rate. Client sought assistance terminating contract and taking the capabilities back in-house
Result: Brought 1,000 previously transferred employees and 400 subcontractors in-house and implemented improved management process achieving significant quality, delivery time and cost performance improvements.
Challenge: Client needed to consolidate 15 different business units to reduce costs and release capital to invest in expanding businesses.
Result: Developed shared service model and organizations for Finance, IT, and Customer Care enabling consolidation to 3 business units. Transformation implementation services enabled client to synchronize operational, IT and infrastructure consolidation without disrupting operations.
Challenge: Our client was outsourcing the Network and IT functions across several international business units. Differences in roles and processes between each unit and the outsourcer's structure and processes were blocking migration to the outsourced model, and the client needed a means to transfer the function without impairing operations.
Our Approach: We conducted a differential analysis of functional structural and staffing, business processes and unique business requirements in each country. By leveraging our knowledge of industry best practices and effective models for managing outsourced operations, we were able to map out options to standardize each function.
Result: We developed a much more efficient centralized management structure and standardized functions and processes in all countries in a way that met all business requirements while aligning with the outsourced model. The new model enabled a 10% annual efficiency gain and the successful migration of all business processes to the outsourcer with no operational disruptions for significant operational savings while growing the business across all markets.