Wireless LAN for Large Financial Institution
Business Challenge: To provide reliable wireless service to a variety of older building structures.
Comm-Works Solution: Wireless network implementation with pre- and post-installation analysis.
Business Result: Comm-Works successfully deployed a Wireless LAN at various locations, allowing our client to meet their goals.
As one of the oldest in the United States, this financial institution is the leader in investment banking, financial services, commercial banking, transactions and asset management. Operating with over 240,000 employees in more than 60 countries, they serve millions of customers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional, and government clients.
Comm-Works uncovered some unique challenges upon the start of this project. Many of the sites were located in older buildings with thick walls and high ceilings. There were also variations between each building, which made planning installations at multiple locations more difficult.
To begin, Comm-Works conducted a detailed discovery meeting with the client, documenting their specific WLAN requirements and addressing the challenges of the project. Additionally, pre-installation and on-site analyses were conducted to review the different floor plans and assess the physical and logistical requirements for each building. This allowed Comm-Works the flexibility to design a wireless solution that met the coverage and traffic needs for each unique location. Finally, a post-installation analysis was completed on-site, along with the client, providing an overview of the entire deployed wireless LAN in a production environment.
Results & Value
Initial installs for this project were completed in November 2014. Based on the successful implementations at these locations, additional installations were accelerated to 12 sites per night in February through June 2015. Although our client had very little experience with IEEE 802.11 standards, we were able to guide their project managers through each complex building situation by deploying several experienced engineers. Our supporting team had a long history and good rapport with the client and they provided a great deal of trust in our employees and solutions. By overcoming the challenges proposed by the various building structures, Comm-Works was able to successfully deploy a preferred Wireless LAN in multiple locations, allowing our client to meet their goals and timelines.
Comm-Works is an established IT leader providing 24/7/365 support to over 150,000 customer locations. With a network of 20,000+ technicians worldwide, we can provide on-site support in 4 hours or less. Our repeatable project management, deployment and installation process is designed for success on a global scale.