Property adviser DTZ buys global virtual WAN

DTZ Holdings has signed a deal with Vanco to supply a wide area network initially covering 35 countries in Europe and Asia. The London-based firm’s other 10 countries of operation will be added to the network at a later date.

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DTZ Holdings has signed a deal with Vanco to supply a wide area network initially covering 35 countries in Europe and Asia. The London-based firm’s other 10 countries of operation will be added to the network at a later date.

Under the deal, Vanco – a virtual network operator without telecoms assets that uses the infrastructure of other carriers - will design, install, manage and maintain the WAN for DTZ locations around the world. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.

Vanco will implement a scalable and flexible infrastructure based upon its MPLS Matrix solution that will allow DTZ to connect all of its locations.

Duncan Scott, chief information officer at 11,000-strong DTZ, said that Vanco was chosen for its scalable designs and ability to negotiate pricing between different carriers. Vanco’s other clients include British Airways, Accor Hotels, Avis Europe, Ford and Virgin Retail.

"Vanco's ability globally is ideally suited to the future growth plans of DTZ,” said Scott. DTZ is currently rolling out an enterprise resource planning application in its offices around the globe.

Seeing a fast-growing takeup of WANs, analyst firm Gartner recently advised firms to make the most of these networks by using optimisation products to boost bandwidth.

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