If your company has gone through the process of conducting an RFP for a Multi-Protocol Label Switching network and then decided on a provider for services, what happens next? MPLS is a sophisticated service that requires synchronizing the installation of several circuits, at multiple locations, that work in unison with other voice and data services and equipment. In this blog post, our telecom experts talk about the process of Multi-Protocol Label Switching installation.
The process of Multi-Protocol Label Switching installation starts with the planning phase by assigning a telecom consultant and a project manager to engage with the carrier representatives and your company’s IT and telecom people. Your priorities will be identified during the planning phase and will drive the scheduling and implementation.
After the Project Plan is approved, the installation will commence with the placement of network and equipment orders. You’re expected to assist in coordination of circuit installation. Network and equipment testing will be conducted prior to cutover. Your Project Manager will maintain an Outstanding Issues Log to ensure the accountability of team members, and to assure that open issues are followed through to completion.
The Cutover Plan was created during the planning phase of the project and it outlined all the tasks required to transition to your new network services. This plan identifies each party necessary to make the conversion. Your Project Manager will coordinate conversion schedules with the carrier, vendors, and your personnel so cutover will occur when you specified. Contingency plans are established in the event that prior service needs to be restored.
The Cutover Plan includes testing procedures for your new services and CarrierBid will work with you to determine the level of post-cutover support you require.
Upon completion of the installation your CarrierBid Project Manager will review the first invoice for each new service to verify accuracy.
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